African American Poetry of the Spirit

African American Poetry of the Spirit


05/16/2021
10:00 am - 11:00 am


Elise Christina Jenkins, Linda Lanam, and Jennifer Veech

This three-week class will explore the history and current expression of African American poetry of the spirit. Each class will feature examples from both African American spirituals as well as early and contemporary poetry. Choir section leader Elise Christina Jenkins will perform and discuss examples of that musical tradition, followed by an exploration of historical and contemporary poems led by Linda Lanam and Jennifer Veech. Recurring themes will include voice, suffering, identity, community, praise, triumph, and faith.

May 2021


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African American Poetry of the Spirit