GetWoke! Presents Cheryl Clarke, Poet [online]
Thu, Dec 10, 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Get Woke! Catskills announces an online evening with poet Cheryl Clarke on Thursday, December 10 at 7pm. Clarke will read selected poems around themes of race, sexuality, and police violence. A conversation with the writer will follow the reading. There is no fee to attend, but pre-registration is required.

Clarke has read her poetry and spoken at venues across the US and served as a member of the editorial collective for Conditions magazine. Clarke is the co-organizer of the Hobart Festival of Women Writers, which is held annually in Hobart, NY, where she lives.

Cheryl Clarke received a BA from Howard University and an MA, MSW, and PhD from Rutgers University. Her books of poetry include Targets (Bushel Editions, 2019), By My Precise Haircut (The Word Works Press, 2016); Experimental Love (Firebrand Books, 1993), which was nominated for a 1994 Lambda Literary Award; Humid Pitch (1989); Living as a Lesbian (1986); and Narratives: Poems in the Tradition of Black Women (1983). Her poems and essays have appeared in numerous journals and anthologies including The Black Scholar, The Kenyon Review, Belles Lettres, The World in Us: An Anthology of Lesbian and Gay Poetry, and Persistent Desire: A Femme-Butch Reader (1992).

Bushel is pleased to co-sponsor this GetWoke! event. For more information about GetWoke! and to pre-register for this online event, please visit their website.