We The Archive: An Evening of Poetry and Music
Saturday 29 June, Malcolm X Community Centre, 141 City Rd, Bristol BS2 8YH
20:00 – 23:00
Poetry is memory. Poetry is now. Poetry is knowledge. Poetry is us. Immerse yourself in the words of critically acclaimed poets Koleka Putuma, Momtaza Mehri, Jay Bernard, Nick Makoha, Malaika Kegode and MC Euella Jackson as we explore the multiple ways that poetry helps us to document and to be.
An evening of poetry exploring the self as vast and intimate, and poetry as an instrument of delight and instruction/ witness/knowledge production. Join Koleka Putuma whose book Collective Amnesia is in its 9th print, the 2018 Young Laureate for London Momtaza Mehri, 2017 Ted Hughes Award winner Jay Bernard, 2015 Brunel International African Poetry Prize winner Nick Makoha and director of Bristol’s own Milk Poetry Malaika Kegode in exploring the relationship we have with our bodies, memory and the now.
In partnership with the Centre for Black Humanities.