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Our Black Voices

Posted Feb. 06, 2014, at 4:16 p.m.

Dear Bangor Daily News,

Please post this fabulous upcoming event!

In celebration of Black History Month, Belfast poet,

Toussaint St. Negritude presents ALL OUR BLACK VOICES,

a community-wide gathering of poets and friends

to read from their favorite works of African American poets.

Presented at Waterfall Arts, at 256 High St., Belfast, ME, on Feb. 22nd, at 7pm, all are welcome to join this literary celebration of some of our greatest poets. Suggested donation is $3.00.

Pasted below is the press release.

All thanks and praises to The BDN!

Toussaint St. Negritude

stnegritude@gmail.com

802.505.POEM

toussaintstnegritude.tumblr.com

PRESS RELEASE ➤

Genre:

Black History Month, Poetry,

Host/Base:

Toussaint St. Negritude

Belfast, ME

presents ALL OUR BLACK VOICES

Waterfall Arts, Belfast, ME

Phone:

802.505.POEM

Email/URL:

stnegritude@gmail.com

toussaintstnegritude.tumblr.com

WHAT THE ROAD IS SAYING:

“A New and Colorful Form,” Joe Salas San Francisco Bay Guardian

“What a Blessing,” David Meltzer, poet, author of Writing Jazz

“Full of Sweet Sounds and Surprises,”

Pulitzer Prize Winner Gwendolyn Brooks

EVENT

➤ Dig this!. On Saturday, February 22nd, at 7 PM, at Waterfall Arts in Belfast, ME, in celebration of Black History month, poet, bass clarinetist Toussaint St. Negritude presents ALL OUR BLACK VOICES, an open gathering of the community to come share a reading of their favorite African American poet. Open to all, a stellar list of local poets, including Belfast Poet Laureate Ellen Sander, Elizabeth Garber, Josh Kauppila, Linda Buckmaster, Karin Spitfire, Kathryn L. Robyn, and Barbaria Maria, will be presenting selected works. WATERFALL ARTS, a fabulous multi-genre arts space, is located at 256 High St., just north of downtown, in Belfast, ME. Suggested donation $3.00.

ABOUT THE HOST

➤ Recently hailing from the mountains of Vermont and duly-bound to all points facing freedom, Jazz poet and San Francisco native Toussaint St. Negritude conjures all crossroads of folk, blues, and the Afro-Global experience, via the lone-road elegance of his bass clarinet, accompanied by his own broad orchestration of improvisation and other instrumentation, all collaboratively presenting the alpine declarations of a voice well worth the view. From the Redwoods to the Maine coast, TOUSSAINT ST. NEGRITUDE is freely bound to be as off-grid as the roads that lead him, bringing all listeners to the open door.

VIDEO: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=27hYM2gF0e8

PUBLICATIONS: PoemCity(2011, 2012, 2013), Philadelphia Stories, The SF Bay Guardian, I’ve Known Rivers, and numerous other journals since the 1970s. Forthcoming Book: Oh Gilead!, to be published in 2014 by Poets Ridge Press. RECORDINGS: The Great Blue Heron Suite, Turquoise Passage, Beckworth Records, 2008. Life Truth Speak, Spring 2012.

➤➤➤➤ ALL OUR BLACK VOICES

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