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Juneteenth Poetry Recital
Juneteenth Poetry Recital

Juneteenth Poetry Recital

2~3 PM, June 17, 2023 Free Admission

Time & Location

Jun 17, 2023, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM

International Peace Gardens, 1060 S 900 W, Salt Lake City, UT 84104, USA

About the event

We invite you to immerse yourself in the power and beauty of African American poetry as we present a captivating poetry recital featuring the best-loved works by renowned African American poets. Join us for an unforgettable evening of spoken word, emotion, and profound storytelling, all in celebration of African American Heritage and the Juneteenth festivities.

Admission to this exceptional event is free, allowing everyone to experience the transformative power of poetry. Set amidst the serene and enchanting ambiance of the International Peace Gardens, this recital promises to be a memorable journey through the eloquent voices that have shaped African American literature.

The recital will feature the masterpieces of influential poets such as Langston Hughes, whose evocative words captured the spirit of the Harlem Renaissance, and Maya Angelou, whose stirring verses echoed the resilience of African American women. We will also pay homage to the trailblazing poet Phillis Wheatley, whose exceptional talent defied the barriers of her time, and the profound words of Lucille Clifton, whose poems explored the complexities of race, womanhood, and identity.

As the verses come alive, talented performers will take the stage, bringing to life the rhythmic cadence, lyrical imagery, and soul-stirring emotions of these literary giants. Their heartfelt renditions will transport you to a realm where the power of language illuminates the human experience, resonating with joy, pain, hope, and triumph.

This poetry recital is an integral part of the African American Heritage Juneteenth celebration, an occasion that commemorates the emancipation of enslaved African Americans and honors their enduring contributions to society. The International Peace Gardens, with its symbolic significance as a space dedicated to unity and understanding, serves as the perfect backdrop for this cultural celebration.

Whether you are a devoted fan of African American poetry or an enthusiast eager to explore its richness for the first time, this event welcomes you to discover the profound beauty and timeless relevance of these poetic works. Prepare to be moved, inspired, and transported by the powerful words of Langston Hughes, Maya Angelou, Phillis Wheatley, Lucille Clifton, and many others.

Mark your calendars and join us at the International Peace Gardens for a mesmerizing evening of poetic enchantment. This recital promises to be an extraordinary celebration of African American heritage, Juneteenth, and the profound impact of poetry on our collective consciousness.

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