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May 29, 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: Teri Ellen Cross Davis

Saturday, May 29, 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 Poet
Teri Ellen Cross Davis’s forthcoming a more perfect Union won The Journal/Charles B. Wheeler Poetry Prize; her debut, Haint, (Gival Press, 2016) won the 2017 Ohioana Book Award for Poetry. A Cave Canem fellow, her scholarships include the Sewanee’s Writer Conference and the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown. Her poems appear in Academy of American Poets, Kenyon Review, Kestrel, PANK, Tin House, and elsewhere.

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