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*DIGITAL* Lucy Terry Prince: Witness, Voice, and Poetics within the American Tradition

February 2, 2022
7:00 pm


St. Johnsbury Athenaeum
Statue of Phillis Wheatley
Note: due to the Covid-19 pandemic, this talk will only be offered online, via Zoom. Advance registration is required for this event. Register for this free talk.

Beginning with Vermonter Lucy Terry Prince, the first known African American poet in the U.S., poet Shanta Lee Gander explores creative lineage within poetics. Surveying the work of Phillis Wheatley, Paul Laurence Dunbar, Rita Dove, and slam poet Dominique Christina, Gander considers the poetic arc from the past to the modern moment.

About Shanta Lee Gander

Shanta Lee Gander is the 2020 recipient of the Arthur Williams Award for Meritorious Service to the Arts and was named as Diode Editions’ full-length book contest winner for her debut poetry compilation, GHETTOCLAUSTROPHOBIA: Dreamin of Mama While Trying to Speak in Woke Tongues.

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Partner: The National Endowment for the Humanities – A More Perfect Union Initiative

Underwriter: Anne Commire Fund for Women in the Humanities

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Photo of statue of Phillis Wheatley by Sharon Mollerus via Flickr.com

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Robert Joly
Phone:
(802) 748-8291

Venue

St. Johnsbury Athenaeum
1171 Main St
St Johnsbury, VT 05819 United States
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Website:
http://www.stjathenaeum.org/