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*DIGITAL* Lucy Terry Prince: Witness, Voice, and Poetics within the American Tradition
February 2, 2022
St. Johnsbury Athenaeum
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.Register for this free talk
Partner: The National Endowment for the Humanities – A More Perfect Union Initiative
Underwriter: Anne Commire Fund for Women in the Humanities
Photo of statue of Phillis Wheatley by Sharon Mollerus via Flickr.com
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