Feature poet Lyric. Joan ‘Lyric’ Leslie is the epitome of what it means to be “more black girl than magic”. Her book, My Blackness Rhymes with Joy, is a journey to justice through healing and self-love. She uses comedy, poetry and story-telling to bring a narrative of joy to the black experience. Her work has been featured on: * Button Poetry * All Def Poetry * Homegrown poetry * Write About Now. Lyric is the 2017 and 2018 Queen of the South grand slam champion. She is her mama’s favorite poet, AND most importantly she’s a cosmetology school dropout, so she’s hoping this whole poetry thing works out. Coffee Underground. 1 East Coffee Street. Greenville, SC 29601. 7:30pm. $7.
Join us for the longest-running poetry showcase in South Carolina, celebrating 17 years of exciting poetry programming since 2002. Wits End’s Say What Sundays Poetry Events are at Coffee Underground at 7:30 pm in Downtown Greenville every Sunday night. 1 E. Coffee Street. Featured poets and poetry slams plus our weekly open mic. All poetry styles welcome. Shows often sell out, so get their early or buy tickets at Eventbrite! http://witsendpoetry.eventbrite.com. Follow our social media @witsendpoetry across all platforms.
Produced by Wits End Poetry, these poetry events are made possible in part by the generous support of the South Carolina Arts Commission and the Metropolitan Arts Council with funds received from the City of Greenville, BMW Manufacturing Company, Michelin North America, Inc., SEW Eurodrive and the South Carolina Arts Commission. More information at www.witsendpoetry.com.
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