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Jaki Shelton Green, I want to Undie You

Saturday, April 6   |   11:00 am

We are delighted to welcome back Jaki Shelton Green, the 2019 Poet Laureate of North Carolina, to kick off National Poetry Month.

A ritual of grace and love for what remains in memory after great loss.

I Want To Undie You is Jaki Shelton Green’s unflinching cry of sorrow at the untimely death of her daughter Imani; and Jaki’s insistence, through her grief, on the joyful remembrance and celebration of Imani’s life.

Jaki Shelton Green is founder of SistaWRITE and 2014 inductee into the NC Literary Hall of Fame. She received the 2010 Fine Arts Emerald Award (Raleigh LINKS), and in 2009, was selected first NC Piedmont Laureate. She was honored with the Sam Ragan Award for contributions to the Fine Arts of North Carolina in 2007. In 2003, she received the North Carolina Award for Literature and was inducted into the North Caroliniana Society.

As community arts advocate, Jaki Shelton Green creates and facilitates programs that serve diverse audiences and populations. Her poetry has been widely choreographed by numerous dance companies including Danca Nova at Naropa Institute for the Arts, The Chuck Davis African-American Dance Company at The Kennedy Center, Miami City Ballet, Two Near the Edge, and Choreo Dance.