Raymond Nat Turner is a member of the NWU NY Local Steering Committee and NYC poet privileged to have read at the Harriet Tubman Centennial Symposium. He is Artistic Director of the stalwart JazzPoetry Ensemble UpSurge and has appeared at numerous festivals and venues including the Monterey Jazz Festival and Panafest in Ghana West Africa. […]
Story by Garret Buell Robinson, Poem by Raymond Nat Turner Now celebrating its fifth birthday, the New York City Poetry Festival continues to flourish. Thousands of people turned out for this year’s event, which was hosted by the National Writers Union, on Governor’s Island, where Guggenheim Fellow Nick Flynn and esteemed Poet and Educator Patricia […]
By Yusef Salaam African voices can be muffled by white supremacy and racism, but poets and writers who are invested in self-determination will find a way to get their words out. Panelists who participated in the National Writers Union discussion, “Silencing Black Writers in the USA,” shared these and other perspectives at the Harlem Book […]
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