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ConsenSIS for The Clearing, a public poetry reading
July 30 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pmFree
celebrating Black women and femme poets on Saturday, July 30, 2022 at Awbury Arboretum
Helmed by Trapeta B. Mayson, 2020-2021 Poet Laureate, and Yolanda Wisher, 2016-2017 Poet Laureate, ConsenSIS strives to create space for Black women and femme poets, surveying and memorializing their work and lives within the ripe literary scene of Philadelphia. From the bold writings of suffragist Frances Ellen Watkins Harper to the lyrical chants of Sonia Sanchez, Black women and femmes have long been a vibrant part of Philadelphia’s poetic legacy. ConsenSIS, fiscally sponsored by Philadelphia Contemporary, is part of Re:Generation, a nationwide participatory public art and history project organized by Monument Lab and supported by the Mellon Foundation.
Spend your afternoon supporting and listening to the work of Black women and femme poets of the Philadelphia region. Light refreshments will be provided as well as free giveaways (while supplies last).