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New Meetup: POET LOCAL - Jaki Shelton Green

From: Pamela
Sent on: Sunday, August 29, 2010 8:52 PM
Announcing a new Meetup for Living Poetry @ Brier Creek (Raleigh)!

What: POET LOCAL - Jaki Shelton Green

When: Sunday, October 10,[masked]:00 PM

Where: Ashley Park
10300 Pine Lakes Ct
Raleigh, NC 27617

Jaki Shelton Green was selected as the first NC Piedmont Poet Laureate in 2008 and received the North Carolina Award for Literature in 2003. She is the 2007 recipient of the Sam Ragan Award and a member of the North Caroliniana Society. Her poetry has appeared in publications such as Solo Press, The Crucible, The African-American Review, Obsidian, Ms. Magazine, Essence Magazine, KAKALAK, Emigration, Immigration, and Diversity, Callaloo, Black Poets Lean South Anthology published by Cave Canem, the PEDESTAL Poetry Journal and Poets for Peace. Her publications include Dead on Arrival, Dead on Arrival and New Poems, Masks, Conjure Blues, singing a tree into dance, breath of the song, and a play, Blue Opal. In 2005, breath of the song was cited as one of two Best Poetry Books of the Year by the Independent Weekly. She has performed her poetry and taught workshops extensively throughout the United States, the Caribbean, Europe, Central and South America.

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