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Honoring Black Poets for Poetry Month

Honoring Black Poets for Poetry Month 

This jubilant post proudly celebrates the annual April Poetry Month by looking back at the 32nd Annual Celebration of African American Poets and Their Poetry in February of 2022.

On February 19th, 2022, on Zoom, a global reading of poetry from across the globe took place from those whose ancestral heritage derived from the continent of Africa. 

The 32nd Annual Celebration of African American Poets and Their Poetry is an annual poetry reading in the East Bay, formerly hosted by the West Oakland Library. Each year for the past 10 or so years we have adopted the yearly theme selected by Association of African American Life and History (ASALH, founded by Dr. Carter G. Woodson). This year the theme is African American Health and Wellness. We are dedicating this program to the late Al Young, CA Poet Laureate and bell hooks, womanist, scholar, writer, activist.

The following link is to the Zoom recording of the event: https://www.facebook.com/641666915/videos/531262678165878/