Rivers that Feed Us
Heritage in Poetry
Julie Beren Platt and Marc E. Platt President’s Distinguished Professor of English and Africana Studies, University of Pennsylvania
Airea D. Matthews
2022–2023 Philadelphia Poet Laureate; Associate Professor and Co-Director of Creative Writing, Bryn Mawr College
Raquel Salas Rivera
2018–2019 Philadelphia Poet Laureate
Artist in Residence, Center for Programs in Contemporary Writing, University of Pennsylvania
Poems give life to our collective senses of identity and history, to individual feelings, to experiences of belonging and loss, and joy and sorrow. They shape our memories and help make sense of how we arrived where we are and where we are going. Please join us for an evening of readings by four outstanding poets, Herman Beavers, Airea D. Matthews, Raquel Salas Rivera, and Syd Zolf, as they reflect on heritage in all its richness and complexity.
A book signing will follow.