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October 13, 2019
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
McLeod Plantation Historic Site
McLeod Plantation Historic Site
325 Country Club Drive

Charleston, SC 29412
Free to the first 50 participants, thereafter free with park admission. Gold Passes honored.
Davis Geffrey
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McLeod Poetry Series: Geffrey Davis

Sunday, October 13, 2019

Geffrey Davis is the winner of the 2018 James Laughlin Award from the Academy of American Poets and the 2013 A. Poulin, Jr. Poetry Prize. He has received fellowships from Bread Loaf, Cave Canem, and the National Endowment for the Arts. His words have appeared in New York Times Magazine, The New Yorker, and PBS NewsHour.

In this innovative series, African American poets reclaim the plantation landscape by exploring the past, present, future, and the imagined in their own voices. Often representing pain, suffering, survival, and perseverance, these poets confirm that plantations are places of conscience. One poet recalled, "Reading poems where my ancestors were was a return. On their behalf I was returning with power. It belongs to them. I would be a part of reclaiming it."

No preregistration necessary. This activity takes place outdoors. 

This series is funded by the South Carolina Humanities Council, a not for profit organization inspiring, engaging, and enriching South Carolinians with programs on literature history, culture and heritage.

We reserve the right to use photos or videos taken of visitors while they are at Charleston County Park & Recreation Commission facilities or events for publicity purposes. Please lock your vehicle, and remove valuables from view. CCPRC is not responsible for any lost, damaged, or stolen property. Park fees, operating schedules, and hours are subject to change without notice.