Contributions of Contemporary African American South Carolina Native Poets

Presented by Len Lawson.

South Carolina is home to several nationally acclaimed African American poets who have left the state to pursue their crafts and careers in stunning fashion. Three South Carolina native poets have gone on to win the National Book Award for Poetry in the last decade. This lecture will explore the work of such poets as Terrance Hayes, Nikky Finney, Sharan Strange, and more with a focus on their associations to South Carolina and how the state appears in their poetry.

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