Second Thursday Open Mic featuring Sequoia Maner
This month we welcome Sequoia Maner as our featured poet and as usual Cindy Huyser will host!
Sequoia Maner is a poet and Mellon Teaching Fellow of Feminist Studies at Southwestern University. She is coeditor of the book Revisiting the Elegy in the Black Lives Matter Era (Routledge, January 2020). Her poems, essays, and reviews have been published in venues such as The Feminist Wire, Meridians, Obsidian, The Langston Hughes Review and elsewhere. Her poem "upon reading the autopsy of Sandra Bland" was a finalist for the Gwendolyn Brooks Poetry Prize and she is at work on a critical manuscript about the history of African American Elegy.
A round-robin style open mic follows the feature. Bring poems to share!