Interactive program features African American poetry

The English Department at Cape Fear Community College invites the public to celebrate Black History Month at CFCC by visiting the second annual Black Poets Speak exhibition. This interactive poetry experience will be on the Downtown Wilmington Campus in the Union Station lobby on Monday February 24 from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. and on the North Campus in the McKeithan Center Lobby on Thursday, February 27 from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
The exhibit encompasses poetry from African- Americans from the Civil War and Reconstruction era,  through the Harlem Renaissance, all the way up to today.  The event features well-known poets such as Langston Hughes, Amiri Baraka and Nikki Giovanni as well as upcoming contemporary regional poets, including CFCC graduate and published author Jason Mott.
The exhibit is made up of a series of listening stations where guests can hear tracks of poems while reading along with the poems displayed on panels in front of each station. New this year will be the inclusion of student readers who will read a poem from the collection five minutes before each hour.
This event is free and open to the public.