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Reading Against Racism-Poetry, Take 2!

September is Poetry Month, Take 2! During our April meeting for Poetry Month, we had a wide-ranging conversation. Folks who didn't think they liked poetry developed appreciation for the medium. Two poets gifted us with readings. Others were inspired to write their own. This Fall, Charleston's Reading Against Racism Book Group will revisit the list co-curated with The Unspoken Word.

Local leading poets Marcus Amaker and Matthew Foley co-curated a list of poems with CRAR founder Kat Morgan for us to read and reflect on. We will view videos of the poets themselves and other poets reading and performing them aloud and we'll discuss poems we didn't talk about in April, so don't worry if you can't read them in advance. You're also welcome to bring another poem you've written or another you love that addresses racism and resonates or stirs you. Each of us will be asked to share why the poems move us. 

We'll have a special guest: local poet Gina Mocha will share her poetry with us!

To see the poems, visit this Google Drive folder:
To see videos of some of these poems, visit the FB event for our April meeting:

In addition, if you have extra time, you're encouraged to read Claudia Rankine's award-winning book Citizen: An American Lyric. 

If you want to deepen your understanding of racial injustice, racial identity, and racism, and engage in meaningful conversations with others, please join us. Whether you're a poet or a poetry lover, or new to poetry, this will be a special evening.

Earlier Event: September 10
Folly Beach Farmers Market
Later Event: September 17
Folly Beach Farmers Market