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Praise Songs for Dave the Potter: Art and Poetry for David Drake

June 24, 2023 @ 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM



David Drake is recognized as one of the most accomplished nineteenth-century potters in the United States. Even though his pots—many inscribed with original verse—sit in museums across the nation, he is too often passed over when considering the early foundations of African American poetry. Join us for a conversation with artist Jonathan Green and poet Glenis Redmond as they discuss how Drake's pottery and poetry. 

$30 Members |  $40 Non-Members
A 3% credit card fee will apply

This program is made possible by the generous support of The Loutrel Hotel.

Glenis Redmond is the First Poet Laureate of Greenville, South Carolina. She is a Kennedy Center Teaching Artist, and a Cave Canem alumni. She has authored six books of poetry: Backbone (Underground Epics, 2000), Under the Sun (Main Street Rag, 2002), and What My Hand Say (Press 53, 2016), Listening Skin (Four Way Books), Three Harriets & Others (Finishing Line Press), and Praise Songs for Dave the Potter, Art by Jonathan Green, and Poetry by Glenis Redmond (University of Georgia Press). Glenis received the highest arts award in South Carolina, the Governor’s Award and was inducted into the South Carolina Academy of Authors. She is a “Charlie Award” recipient awarded by the Carolina Mountains Literary Festival and was recently a recipient of the Peacemaker Award by the Upstate Mediation Center in 2022. Her latest book, The Listening Skin has been long listed for the Julie Suk Award and the Pen America Open Book Award.