Community Voices: Poets Speak – Meilan Carter-Gilkey

January 13, 2022 @ 5:00 pm – 5:30 pm
Museum of the African Diaspora
685 Mission Street
San Francisco CA 94105

In this weekly series, seven Bay Area poets share new poems created in response to the current exhibitions. They will also describe the processes they employ in writing ekphrastic work. Come and see, come and listen, come and experience the art that moves your spirit to consider power and liberation.

January 6-February 17 feature individual performances.

These readings and discussions culminate in the MoAD Salon with an evening of performance by all the poets in this series on February 24th. 

The exhibitions on view are Amoako Boafo: Soul of Black Folks and Billie Zangewa: Thread for a Web Begun.

Featured Poet

Meilan Carter-Gilkey is a writer-in-progress. Her work has appeared in Huffington Post, mater mea, Mutha Magazine, The Tishman Review and the anthologies  “All the Women in My Family Sing” and “Who’s Your Mama?: The Voices of Unsung Women and Mothers and elsewhere. In 2015, she won a James D. Phelan Literary Award. Meilan is a two time Voices of Our Nation Alum and she holds a MFA in Creative Writing from Mills College. Currently, she is working on a family memoir. Meilan lives in the Bay Area with her family.