Toledo Library Hosts Poetry Speaks! African American Poetry Read-In

Daily Dose  |  02/02/2018 1:00 pm

African Americans have profoundly influenced American poetry, from Phillis Wheatley to Paul Lawrence Dunbar, through the poets of the Harlem Renaissance, Langston Hughes and Jean Toomer, to the Black Arts movement of the 1960s with Imamu Amiri Baraka and Audre Lorde, to Maya Angelou and Rita Dove and into our own twenty-first century explosion of brilliant new poets.

In celebration, the Toledo Lucas County Public Library is excited to invite you to an evening of African American poetry. 

Members of our community will read favorite poems or excerpts by African American poets in a staged reading emceed by Rhonda Sewell, Toledo Lucas County Public Library's External and Governmental Affairs Manager.
Poetry Speaks! African American Poetry Read-In
Feb. 14, 6 - 8 p.m.
Main Library
Toledo Lucas County Public Library
325 N. Michigan St., Toledo

Free parking is available in the Main Library’s underground parking structure.

Readers to include:

Clifford Murphy
Ramona Collins
Jim Ferris
Imani Lateef
Holly Monsos
Brett Collins
Hunter Prey
Tankeeya Butts
Jonie McIntire
Sandra Gill
Dr. Imelda Hunt

And many more!