DATE: Friday, November 1, 2019 | TIME: 7:30 PM | VENUE: CityLit Stage – Pier 5 Hotel, Chesapeake Room
The Bones, The Breaking, The Balm: Presenting Dominique Christina & Kondwani Fidel
Friday, November 1, 2019
CityLit Stage – Pier 5 Hotel, Chesapeake Room
711 Eastern Avenue, Baltimore, MD, USA
Two spoken word poets. One force. An intense, grounding experience, a reckoning with the truth, connecting the past to the present. An evening with 2017 National Poetry Series winner, educator, activist, Christina, author of Anarcha Speaks: A History of Poems, who revives the voice of the long-silenced Anarcha, an enslaved black woman subjected to the painful medical experiments by 19th-century physician J. Marion Sims. “we lost our mouths/ ’cross a mighty mighty ocean/ coulda died but we don’t know how.” Baltimore’s literary gem, Fidel, author of Hummingbird in the Trenches, examines in breathtaking poetry and prose what it’s like to be young and black, living in America. An evening not to be missed.