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Black Heritage Trail of New Hampshire Presents: The Black Matter is Life: Emphatic Affirmations Poetry Event

January 20 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

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The Black Matter Is Life event is a three-part program hosted by UNH professor Reginald Wilburn and Phillips Exeter Academy professor Courtney Marshall in conversation with a featured guest poet. The three events explore the vast diversity within African American poetic tradition. Each discussion deconstructs four poems grouped by themes. Conversations center these poems within the context of the African American literary tradition, their cultural heritage, the traditions they encompassed, and the relevance this tradition has to us today. The series will also explore the question, “Why does African American Poetry matter?”