Join us virtually for SHELF LIFE—Music, Grace & Grit: Black Voices in Verse December 16th

Ashley M. Jones, Alabama poet laureate (Reparations Now!), Khalisa Rae (Ghost in a Black Girl’s Throat), and Crystal Wilkinson (Perfect Black) confront their complex Southern inheritance, mourning the horrors of racism while celebrating the sweetness of Black love and language. Join us as they read from and discuss their latest collections with moderator Valencia Robin.

This virtual event is FREE to attend and open to the public. To attend, please register below to take part on Zoom or simply make plans to watch the livestream on

This event will offer closed captions and an accompanying live transcript using Zoom’s built-in automatic speech recognition software (ASR). To request live-captioning accommodations, please write no later than seven days before the event. A video recording from this event will be provided soon after completion and an accurate transcript will be available at a later date, at

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