City Lights: Atlanta Poets Lyric & Ashlee Haze; Nikki Finney; And More

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Joan "Lyric" Leslie, Myke Johns, and Ashlee Haze discussed their new workshop series "More Black Girl Than Magic"
(left to right) Joan "Lyric" Leslie, Myke Johns, and Ashlee Haze discussed their new workshop series "More Black Girl Than Magic"
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Friday on “City Lights with Lois Reitzes”:

  • 1:24: Myke Johns talks with poets Joan “Lyric” Leslie and Ashlee Haze about the series of writing workshops and open mics they have been holding called “More Black Girl Than Magic.” The next workshop takes place at 3 PM on January 12 at Gallery 992 in West End.
  • 21:24: Lois Reitzes sits down with poet Nikky Finney to talk about her acceptance speech at the 2011 National Book Awards, her radical libretto “The Battle Of And For The Black Faced Boy,” and her lecture at Georgia State University.
  • 36:36: Professor Geraldine Higgins, director of Irish studies at Emory, joins Reitzes to talk about curating a collection of Irish poet Seamus Heaney’s papers, on display in Dublin.