Join the City of Salisbury's Poet Laureate, Nancy Mitchell, for live readings on Zoom with local and national poets in celebration of Black History Month. This second edition features Truth Thomas and Amber Green.
Truth is a singer-songwriter and poet, born in Knoxville, TN, who grew up in Washington, DC. He author of four collections of poetry: Speak Water (Cherry Castle publishing, 2012), winner of the NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Literary Work – Poetry, Bottle of Life (flipped Eye, 2010), A Day of Presence (flipped Eye, 2008), and Party of Black (flipped Eye/Mouthmark, 2006). Thomas’ work has twice been nominated for the Pushcart Prize. His poems have appeared in over 100 publications including: Callaloo, The Newtonwner Magazine, New York Quarterly, The Emerson Review, The Ringing Ear: Black Poets Lean South (Cave Canem Anthology) and The 100 Best African American Poems (edited by Nikki Giovanni). He is also the Keynote speaker for the Bay to Ocean Writer’s Conference in March 2021.
Dedicated to empowering our country’s future leaders and marginalized groups, Amber Green has served as a Youth Development Specialist for the City of Salisbury, sits on both the Youth Development Advisory Committee and Human Rights Advisory Committee, and is Founder and Executive Director of Fenix Youth Project Inc., a creative arts youth development 501(c)3 non-profit organization focused on empowering youth to make social change while using art as a tool. Amber studied English literature with a concentration in communications at the Historically Black University, The University of Maryland Eastern Shore. It was there she fell in love with digital media storytelling. Her passion for the community proved to be an asset as she took her skills in video production, web design, social media management, and research to enhance her ability to become an advocate for juvenile justice and other social justice issues.
*You must pre-register to get the Zoom code for this event by Thursday, February 11 at 9 a.m. Zoom information will be sent out on Thursday morning.