The Poetry Project


homecoming — language’s capacity to guide

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Sula returning to the Bottom / Beloved birth / fully
dressed / old skin / oceans in her skirt / tadpole
in her eye / a tree / planted by the waters / lift
ev'ry voice & / say my name / shining /

Toni Morrison flows: "All water has a perfect memory and is forever trying to get back to where it was.”

If language, like water, has the capacity to return, how might it also serve as a guide?

Channeling memory and spouting survival, four poets join in a fluid reading of works that engulf, drizzle, and spill over and across the theme of homecoming. Featuring Jayden McClam, Natachi Mez, Tan Paylor, and Mandy Wagnac.

Curated by Bryn Evans

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