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April 10, 2021
11:00 AM - 1:00 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.
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Poetry at McLeod: Yvette Murray, Malachi Jones, & Joey Tucker

Saturday, April 10, 2021

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."

About the Poets
Yvette R. Murray, a Charleston native, writes science fiction, children’s books, and poems appearing in Fall Lines, Petigru Review, Catfish Stew, Genesis Science Fiction, and elsewhere. She is a 2019 Pushcart Prize nominee and the 2020 Watering Hole fellow.

Malachi Jones, a Charleston native studying Creative Writing at Columbia University, received the 2018 Gold Medal Writing Portfolio award, was a 2016 National Student Poets Program finalist, and is published in Rattle’s Young Poets Anthology and USC’s Anthology, Writing South Carolina.

Joey Tucker, aka Mr. Enlightenment, of Walterboro, has released three chapbooks, Walletz & Pursez, L.I.G.H.T. and A Poet’s Playground and two poetry CDs, Worth My Weight in Watts (2015) and Summer Soulstice (2017). He teaches high school English.

  • All ages.
  • No preregistration needed.
  • This activity takes place outdoors. 

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