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Hot L Poets Series - Ft. Celeste Doaks & Sheila Smith McKoy

Sunday April 14th (4pm) THE HOT L POETS SERIES continues with 2 featured poets - Celeste Doaks & Sheila Smith McKoy! Please note that this month, the series moves to the outdoor covered patio event space at The Ivy Bookshop, 5928 Falls Rd, Baltimore, MD 21209.

The reading includes an open mic so bring a poem (1 poem, 3 min. or less). The reading series is co-sponsored by Smartish Pace & Baltimore Poets Theatre.

Books by the featured poets will be available at the event.

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Celeste Doaks is the author of Cornrows and Cornfields, and editor of the poetry anthology Not Without Our Laughter. Her chapbook, American Herstory, was Backbone Press’s first-place winner in 2018. Herstory contains poems—which have been featured at the Whitney Museum of American Art and the Brooklyn Museum—about the artwork former First Lady Michelle Obama chose for the White House. A university professor for over a decade, Doaks is also a 2022 Yaddo fellow. Her work has appeared in multiple US and UK on-line and print publications including Ms. Magazine, The Millions, Huffington Post, Chicago Quarterly Review, The Hopkins Review, and many others. Find out more at www.doaksgirl.com

Sheila Smith McKoy, PHD is award-winning poet, fiction writer, and filmmaker. She is the recipient of the 2020 Muriel Craft Bailey Memorial Prize in poetry. Her full-length poetry collection, The Bones Beneath (Black Lawrence Press, 2024) is described as being “haunting.” She is also co-author of One Window’s Light: A Haiku Collection, a collaboration of five Black poets; the collection won the 2017 Haiku Society of America's Merit Book Award for best haiku anthology. Smith McKoy has also written, produced, directed or served as executive producer for four documentary films, including Maama Watali and Luwero: A Conversation about War, Peace and Gender (2017). In addition to her poetry and fiction, Smith McKoy has authored and edited numerous scholarly works. Smith McKoy is published widely in the areas of race and difference, mentorship, literature and culture, and mentorship. A native of Raleigh, NC, she lives in the San Francisco Bay Area.






Event Details

Sunday, April 14, 2024 - 4:00pm


The Ivy Bookshop - Back Patio, 5928 Falls Road, Baltimore, MD 21209

by Dr. Radut