Thu, Dec 10



An Evening with Cheryl Clarke, Poet

Join us for a reading with poet Cheryl Clarke on themes of race, sexuality, and police violence | Click RSVP to Register

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An Evening with Cheryl Clarke, Poet

Time & Location

Dec 10, 2020, 7:00 PM


About the event

Get Woke! is delighted to announce an evening with Cheryl Clarke, who will read her poems around the themes of race, sexuality, and police violence. There is no fee to attend this event, but REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED. Click RSVP or click here to register.

Cheryl Clarke was born in 1947 in Washington, DC. She received a B.A. from Howard University and an M.A., M.S.W., and Ph.D. from Rutgers University. Her books of poetry include By My Precise Haircut (The Word Works Press, 2016); Experimental Love (Firebrand Books, 1993), which was nominated for a 1994 Lambda Literary Award; Humid Pitch (1989); Living as a Lesbian (1986); and Narratives: Poems in the Tradition of Black Women (1983). Her poems and essays have appeared in numerous journals and anthologies including The Black Scholar, The Kenyon Review, Belles Lettres, The World in Us: An Anthology of Lesbian and Gay Poetry, and Persistent Desire: A Femme-Butch Reader (1992). She has read her poetry and spoken at venues throughout the United States and served as member of the editorial collective for Conditions magazine. Clarke is the co-organizer of the Hobart Festival of Women Writers held annually in Hobart, New York, where she lives.

This event is made possible with funds from the Decentralization Program, a regrant program of the New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA) with the support of Gov. Andrew Cuomo and the NY State Legislature, and administered in Delaware County by the Roxbury Arts Group. Get Woke! is sponsored by friends of Fair for All, United Ministry of Delhi, Bushel Collective, and MARK Project.

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