Community Voices: Poets Speak – Siara Edmond

January 6, 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 listen, and experience art that moves your spirit to consider power and liberation.

January 6th-February 17th 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

Siara Edmond Is a 2019, 2020 and 2021 Oakland Youth Poet Laureate Finalist. Before the pandemic, she did a lot of volunteering with the homeless. She is 17 and going into her senior year at Skyline High School where she plays the trumpet in the jazz band. She’s performed at the Laurel Street Fair, the De Young museum, and Chapter 510. When not writing she enjoys biking and socially distancing in Barnes and Noble.