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Poetry & Conversation with Afaa Michael Weaver

Arts & Culture | Black Boston | Politics

Poet Afaa Michael Weaver talks about the life stories that inspire his work.

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Poet Elizabeth Alexander

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Elizabeth Alexander reads from American Sublime, and her latest collection, Miss Crandall's School for Young Ladies and Little Misses of Color.  Alexander was selected to compose and read a poem at Barack Obama's inauguration ceremony; she is the fourth poet in history to have been chosen for the honor.

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Poet Major Jackson

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Major Jackson reads from his book of poetry Hoops and discusses the inspiration behind his work as well as his thoughts on how American history has influenced the work of generations of African American poets.

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Rosalyn Elder, On Bookstores in the Age of the Internet

Arts & Culture | Black Boston | Business | Politics

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A Boston Poet: Mignon Ariel King

Arts & Culture | Black Boston

An interview with Boston poet Mignon Ariel King.
 

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Bruce George: A Poet For the Stage

Arts & Culture | Black Boston | Politics

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A Boston Poet: Mignon Ariel King

Arts & Culture | Black Boston

An interview with Boston poet Mignon Ariel King.
 

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Nikki Giovanni: On Writing - 1975

Arts & Culture | Politics

 In a career that has spanned over 30 years, poet, professor and activist Nikki Giovanni is the author of 27 books, a Grammy nominee, and was recently named one of Oprah Winfrey's "25 Living Legends."  Giovanni is currently a University Distinguished Professor at Virginia Tech in Blacksburg, VA.

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Elma Lewis - 1975

Arts & Culture | Black Boston

Elma Lewis reads aloud from the poem, "I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings."

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Growing Old - 1974

Black Boston | Health

Pearl M. Johnson, an 89-year-old woman in a wheelchair shows snapshots to the camera and talks about her experiences in the nursing home. "If I had this job, I'd be more sympathetic."

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