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Poetry Workshop: Persona Poetry + Benjamin Banneker

Poetry Workshop: Persona Poetry + Benjamin Banneker Online

A persona poem is written from the point of view of the person or object being written about. In this workshop, participants will look at examples of persona poems and spend time composing an individual work based on Benjamin Banneker.

The workshop will be led by international slam poetry champion, Anthony McPherson. McPherson's work incorporates various art forms, as well as a myriad of character impressions, to address race, art, and his own biracial identity. He's appeared on Button Poetry, in HuffPost, and Upworthy, and has reached over ten million views since his first viral poem, "All Lives Matter: 1800's Edition."


This event is not being hosted by the SJR State Library. We are sharing news of this free event because it is related to the curriculum offered at the College and, therefore, may be of interest to our students, faculty, and staff.  

Wednesday, April 14, 2021
12:00pm - 1:30pm
Time Zone:
Eastern Time - US & Canada (change)
  All SJR State Students     Community Members     SJR State Employees  
  Observance/African American Heritage     Free event provided by an external agency     Observance/Poetry & Literature  
This is an online event. Event URL: https://smithsonian.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZ0rcOusqz0pGtLiVaFh_I_7hPk4WlxhrSal