Community Voices: Poets Speak – Yeva Johnson

When:
January 20, 2022 @ 5:00 pm – 5:30 pm
2022-01-20T17:00:00-08:00
2022-01-20T17:30:00-08:00
Where:
Museum of the African Diaspora
685 Mission Street
San Francisco CA 94105
Cost:
Free

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 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

Yeva Johnson, a Pushcart Prize-nominated poet, musician, and physician whose work appears or is forthcoming in the Bellingham Review, Essential Truths:  The Bay Area in Color Anthology, Sinister Wisdom, Yemassee, and elsewhere, explores interlocking caste systems and possibilities for human co-existence in our biosphere.  Yeva is a past Show Us Your Spines Artist-in-Residence (RADAR Productions/SF Public Library), winner of the 2020 Mostly Water Art & Poetry Splash Contest, and poet in QTPOC4SHO, a small and sustaining San Francisco Bay Area artists’ collective.

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