Tuesday, February 28th 6-7:30PM
Glenn North, a 2009 CSF Fellow and inaugural poet laureate of Kansas City’s 18th & Vine Jazz District, discusses his work as an accomplished poet and spoken word artist, sharing passages from his recently published “City of Song”. The poetry collection celebrates the KC jazz tradition and the African-American experience. North will reflect on what it means to be a black poet in the current cultural milieu.
The event – taking its title from a line in Countee Cullen’s 1927 poem “Yet Do I Marvel” – is part of a year-long series of presentations and exhibitions in partnership with the Kansas City Public Library – Central Library and other KC cultural institutions commemorating Every Street is Charlotte Street–a city-wide program celebrating Charlotte Street’s 20th anniversary. North was a recipient of a Charlotte Street performance artist’s award in 2009.
This event is co-presented by the Enid and Crosby Kemper Foundation, UMB Bank, n.a., Trustee, and co-sponsored by the Charlotte Street Foundation.