Feb. 28 | 8:00 PM
Black history was passed down by word of mouth, stories retold over generations. The struggles and the strengths. Spoken word was formed. Hear history retold. Let this poetic journey broaden your knowledge of African American history. 3 Poets, 3 voices, one history. Kim Miller, Jeffrey Banks, and Antwone Ross — finalists from Day Eight’s DC Poet Project poetry competition — take the stage together in this special event.
ABOUT THE ARTISTS:
Kim Miller is a poet and arts educator and was a finalist in the 2019 DC Poet Project. She has featured in poetry series in New York City, Virginia, Maryland, and in the District of Columbia. She works as a poetry educator with DC Scores and Split This Rock and has facilitated classes and workshops on Haiku locally and nationally.
Jeffrey Banks, poetically known as “Big Homey,” has worked with artists including the late Fred “Rerun” Berry, gospel singer Maurette Brown Clark, Syleena Johnson, and has been featured in media including Essence Magazine, and Black Enterprise Magazine. A minister, teacher, and consultant to non profits, he was a finalist in the 2018 DC Poet Project.
Antwone Ross, a native Washingtonian, has been writing poetry since he was a child. He as performed in local poetry series including The DC Poet Project, Art All Night, and Pop Up Poetry, which he co-founded. Antwone was a finalist in the 2019 DC Poet Project.