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    Afro-Caribbean Perspectives: A Conversation with George Elliott Clarke and Kirwyn Sutherland

    Free Library of Philadelphia

    1901 Vine St.
    Philadelphia, PA 19103
    • Thursday March 23rd 2023, 6:00pm to 7:30pm
    In collaboration with Blue Stoop, this event will be moderated by local poet and educator Warren Longmire. Event begins at 6:00 P.M. and will take place in Room 108 of the Parkway Central Library. Please enter via the Wood Street entrance behind the library. Please register for this free event at

    About the Poets:

    George Elliott Clarke is the 4th Poet Laureate of Toronto (2012-15) and the 7th Parliamentary/Canadian Poet Laureate (2016-17), George Elliott Clarke was born in Windsor, Nova Scotia, in 1960. A professor of English at the University of Toronto, Clarke has also taught at Duke, McGill, UBC, and Harvard.

    Kirwyn Sutherland is a Clinical Research Professional and poet who makes poems centering the black experience in America. He is a Watering Hole fellow and has attended workshops/residencies at Cave Canem, Winter Tangerine, Poets House, Philadelphia Sculpture Gym, and Pearlstein Art Gallery at Drexel University.

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