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AZ Poets Speak: Black Lives Matter

July 17, 2020 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

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AZ Poets Speak: Black Lives Matter: A Digital Poetry Event

Friday, July 17 @ 6:30-7:30 pm MST
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Skin, scars, hair, eyes: our bodies offer clues to our history, but how others interpret those clues are often out of our control. Join us as we explore the body as history with three Phoenix poets. Read more about the poets below.


Jabari Jawan Allen, a Chicago, IL native, has received fellowships and scholarships from Tin House, Community of Writers, Kenyon Review Writers Workshop, the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown, VONA, among others. Along with Jari Bradley and Willie Kinard III, he is a member of the Black queer gospel trio The Upper Room Collective. A Pushcart nominee, Allen’s poems either appear or are forthcoming in Colorado Review, Hayden’s Ferry Review, Vinyl, Virginia Quarterly Review, Wildness, the anthology The Impossible Beast: Queer Erotic Poems, and elsewhere. An Arizona Commission on the Arts grant recipient, Allen currently lives in Phoenix. (Author Photo: Jia Oak Baker)


Raquel Denis is an Afro-Latina writer and musician based in Phoenix, AZ. She graduated from Arizona State University with a B.A. in Creative Writing Poetry. She is a teaching artist and library assistant. Her work explores complex family relationships, the politics of blackness, and historical legacies passed down through migration and diaspora. (Author Photo: Shaunte Glover)


Erin Noehre is an MFA candidate in Creative Writing at Arizona State University. She has received fellowships from the Graduate College at Arizona State University, as well as the Virginia G. Piper Center for Creative Writing. Her work is featured or forthcoming from Pidgeonholes, Sonora Review, and Passages North.


July 17, 2020
6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
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