Avid Bookshop presents a poetry reading with Poets for Peace on Sunday, April 23, from 4:00-5:30p.m. The event will take place at our Prince Ave. location and is free and open to the public.
Poets For Peace is a collective movement bringing hope and inspiration onto the road to combat the negative impacts of the Western war machine through dialogue and storytelling. This installment will be fronted by Sam Lane, Jay Morris, Marshall James Kavanaugh, and Kyky Renee Knight.
In each word these poets share is the intention of a better world manifested through communal exchange. Together their poetic musings will direct the audience towards a sense of inner peace that will shine a beacon of light onto the darkness of the outer world.
ABOUT THE POETS:
Sam Lane from Athens, GA, writes poetry that focuses on the tension that arises when two disparate spaces confront one another.
Jay Morris is a poet from the Athens/Atlanta area and co-founder of Goetry Open Mic in Athens who performs spoken word centered on the personal and political aspects of social identity.
Marshall James Kavanaugh has spent the last few years traveling the country, collecting haikus from the expansive big skies found out west and fast-paced cities back east, most recently publishing a collection of essays from his experiences with the Water Protectors at Standing Rock in North Dakota.
Kyky Renee Knight is a local poet, short- essayist, and the front-woman in the Athens-based band Harlot Party. Her works explore themes such as black womanhood, poverty and class, political dissention, police brutality, strenuous families ties, and battling mental illnesses. Knight's writing "typically follows spells of feeling overwhelmed, a desire to characterize, carefully, and responsibly, [her] personal environment, and the social and political climate [she] inhabits."