"i know the grandmother one had hands" - Readings and conversation on race and family history with Jaki Shelton Green and Andrew Taylor-Troutman
Tuesday 11/19, 7 pm
Jaki Shelton Green, North Carolina Poet Laureate, teaches Documentary Poetry at Duke University Center for Documentary Studies. Publications include: Dead on Arrival, Masks, Dead on Arrival and New Poems, Conjure Blues, singing a tree into dance, breath of the song (Carolina Wren Press), Feeding the Light (Jacar Press), i want to undie you (Jacar Press)
Awards: 2019 Academy of American Poets Laureate Fellows, 2018 E. Parker Hunt Award, 2018 Phi Beta Kappa Award, 2018 Indy Award, 2018 NC Tar Heel of the Year Finalist, 2014 NC Literary Hall of Fame inductee, 2009 NC Piedmont Laureate, 2007 Sam Ragan Award in Fine Arts, 2003 NC Award in Literature.
Andrew Taylor-Troutman is the poet pastor of Chapel in the Pines Presbyterian Church in Chapel Hill. He is the author of four books, most recently Gently Between the Words: Essays and Poems published by Light Messages in Durham. He and his wife, Ginny, who is also an ordained minister, are rattled and blessed by their three young children.