5/12/22: Black Fire

May 12, 2022, 5:30pm
Black Fire—This Time

A Virtual Reading Sponsored by the Daly City Public Library and San Mateo County Poet Laureate Aileen Cassinetto

Join us in celebrating the release of Black Fire—This Time, an anthology on the history and legacy of the Black Arts Movement. In a foreword by Ishmael Reed, poet and MacArthur fellow, Black Fire—This Time is described as a 21st century “update” on the state of Black writing arts, building upon the traditions of Alain Locke’s The New Negro (1925) and Amiri Baraka and Larry Neal’s Black Fire: An Anthology of Afro-American Writing (1968). Edited by Dr. Kim McMillon and with an introduction by Dr. Margo Natalie Crawford, the theme of this anthology is “Black is Beautiful, Black is Powerful, Black is Home.” 

*Judy Juanita, award-winning author, educator, and former editor-in-chief of The Black Panther, the newspaper of the Black Panther Party
*Tureeda Mikell, visionary poet, story medicine woman and Poet-in-Residence at the Museum of the African Diaspora (MoAD)
*Elijah Pringle, poet, actor, and artivist
*C. Leigh McInnis, poet, short story writer, and educator
*Venus Jones, actress, writer, inspirational speaker, and educator & 
*Tongo Eisen-Martin, educator, movement worker, and Poet Laureate of San Francisco

This event will be moderated by Aquarius Press publisher Heather Buchanan, with anthology editor Dr. Kim McMillon.

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