The Poetry Project


homegoing — language’s capacity to bridge

triple yam - public offering (2021) © Ego Ahaiwe Sowinski

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How can friendship, care, and craft provide us with the personal power to spiritually exceed the limits of grief and despair that face Black people during these times? In this poetic exploration, we show how collaboration, conversation, play, and poetics come together as Black feminist spatial praxes by creatively archiving new/old ways to not belong within and across shifting formations of age, culture, and place in Black life? Join us in an evening of virtual collage through sound capture, image, and poetry, to make public love through the sacred archetypes of the yam, the feast, the altar, and the Black mermaid.

Curated by Bryn Evans

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