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What Tells You Ripeness: Black Poets on Nature: Launch and Reading

April 22, 2021 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm EDT

Pangyrus is proud to present a collection of Black writing on nature, What Tells You Ripeness. Soliciting and selecting poets for the collection, guest poetry editor Nikki Wallschlaeger aims to continue the work of Camille T. Dungy’s anthology Black Nature: Four Centuries of African American Nature Poetry, published in 2009. In Nikki’s words, “I think it’s important to highlight, during this time, that white supremacy and trauma are not the only topics Black writers are capable of writing about. The natural world itself is not racist. Isn’t that great? We can at least have that—as a space of connection, abundance, and complexity.”

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