American Reverie -A reading with Synnika Lofton & Donnelle McGee

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Poet and writer Synnika Lofton teaches Literature, creates poetry, and operates a music and media production company in Chesapeake Bay, Virginia. Donnelle McGee writes poetry, operates a small publisher, and teaches at Mission College in Santa Clara California. Both artists met in Vermont at Goddard College. While three thousand miles separate them, their connection has held strong, and generated inspired work.

Through a method of “call-and-response” collaboration, the two award-winning poets dug into their shared personal history, sharing stories of Black icons, fatherhood, and the struggles and triumphs of the Black male experience.

The resulting published work is titled American Reverie. The title is meant to reflect the mission of the work, they say:

“American Reverie is a radical way of describing how Black people navigate the hostilities of living in America. With truth and healing, we all can move forward.”

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