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Poetic Conversation - Poetry with Pride: Celebrating Pride Month

Huguenot Loft

Andrea Gibson and Danez Smith take the stage to confront some of the issues faced by the LGBTQ community.

The first winner of the Women's World Poetry Slam, Gibson has headlined prestigious performance venues coast to coast with powerful readings on war, class, gender, bullying, white privilege, sexuality, love, and spirituality. Gibson’s work has been featured on the BBC, Air America, C-SPAN, Free Speech TV, and in 2010 was read by a state representative in lieu of morning prayer at the Utah State Legislature.

A 2017 National Endowment for the Arts Fellow, Smith is a black, queer writer and performer whose work has been featured widely, including on Buzzfeed, PBS NewsHour, and The Late Show with Stephen Colbert. Smith is a two-time Individual World Poetry Slam finalist, three-time Rustbelt Poetry Slam Champion, and a founding member of the Dark Noise Collective. 


This project is funded in part by a grant from South Arts in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts and the South Carolina Arts Commission.

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Poetic Conversations are sponsored by BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina with support from Macy’s

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