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Oct 12 2021


11:00 am

Poetry and UK Black History Month

 In collaboration with The Poetry Archive

Facilitator/Poet Adrian B Earle (UK)

Poets: Rachel Long (UK), Nick Makoha (UK), Roger Robinson (UK)

The Poetry Archive is a charity based in the UK, that is wholly dedicated to the production, acquisition and preservation of a unique digital collection of recordings of poetry read by the poets who created it. In the Uk, October is Black HIstory Month, and in this session we will get an insight into the work of Poetry Archive and what black history month means to poets. Poet Adrian B Early joins T S Eliot Prize-winning poet Roger Robinson, poet Rachel Long, founder of the Octavia Poetry Collective, and poet Nick Makoha, founder of the Obsidian Foundation to talk about the importance of protecting legacy and being aware of poetic lineages. Join Adrian for a zoom into the recent developments in poetry by black writers, their challenges and successes, as they look forward to the future.