One Poem, a Protest Reading in Support of Black Lives

Tuesday, August 18, 2020, 5:00 pm
Poster for One Poem, a Protest Reading in Support of Black Lives, with photos of 21 poets

The founding members of the Poetry Coalition present broadcast live via Crowdcast and YouTube (closed captioning available). Free.

Poets include

  • Prisca Afantchao
  • Sojourner Ahebee
  • Kazim Ali
  • Kimberly Blaeser
  • Jericho Brown
  • Meera Dasgupta
  • Kwame Dawes
  • Tongo Eisen-Martin
  • Safia Elhillo
  • Martín Espada
  • Sesshu Foster
  • Kimberly Jae
  • Raina J. León
  • Mwatabu Okantah
  • Alberto Ríos
  • Terisa Siagatonu
  • Matthew Thompson
  • Emma Trelles
  • Nikki Wallschlaeger
  • Monica Youn
  • avery r. young

The Poetry Coalition

The Poetry Coalition is a national alliance of more than 25 organizations dedicated to working together to promote the value poets bring to our culture and the important contribution poetry makes in the lives of people of all ages and backgrounds. Members are nonprofit organizations whose primary mission is to promote poets and poetry, and/or multi-genre literary organizations that serve poets with disabilities and of specific racial, ethnic, or gender identities, backgrounds, or communities. All members present poets at live events. Each March, members also present programming across the country on a theme of social importance. The Poetry Coalition is coordinated by the Academy of American Poets and is grateful to the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation for its support of this work.

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