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We at Langston Hughes Community Poetry Reading are so happy we were able to once again bring the community together to honor the man known as Langston Hughes.
In particular, his cooking prowess was showcased this year because like his poetry, food is nourishing for the soul. Tasty bites are also at the center of most festive events, and often helps heal and further unite communities.
Excerpt from "Life is Fine" by Langston Hughes
Life is fine! Fine as wine! Life is fine!
Why Langston Hughes?
The Langston Hughes Community Poetry Reading (LHCPR) shares the works of Langston Hughes, specifically, because of the poet's proven ability to scrutinize, illuminate and engage critical thought around prevailing structures and realities. With work centering creative survival, development, self actualization, individuality and political mobilization, Hughes work becomes a natural conduit for engaged conversation and deep consideration. The sophistication of the poetry produced by Hughes is of a quality and breath that it easily engages both new- and ‘old’ comers. Similarly, the works create communal conjurings of improved futures and thought patterns that lend themselves to the learning, opening, and widening of minds. The LHCPR utilizes this work to create community, facilitate pedagogies empowering free will, independent thinking, and empathy.
"Even though we tend to express ourselves primarily through physical movement, for us, Langston's legacy is a movement in itself. His poetry is in lineage with our ancestral tradition of expression, truth telling, deep feeling and dismantling. The Haus of Glitter would not exist without Langston Hughes."
the Glitter Goddess Collective
Past and Upcoming Events
- Time is TBDLocation is TBD
- Sun, Feb 05Providence Public Library
- Sun, Apr 24Providence Public Library (PPL)Apr 24, 2022, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM EDTProvidence Public Library (PPL), 150 Empire St, Providence, RI 02903, USALibrary Doors open at 12:45 PM Our hopes for this event will include in-person Readers, live musicians and the all-important condition of “community gathering”. As always, we look forward to the inclusion of intergenerational readers, performance artists, folks from the community, and a strong presence of youth readers.
- Sun, Feb 06Virtual
- Sun, Feb 07Virtual
- Fri, Feb 28Goff Middle School
- Sun, Feb 02Providence Career & Technical Academy
- Sun, Feb 03Providence Career & Technical Academy
- Fri, Feb 01Southside Cultural Center of RI (SCCRI)
- Sun, Feb 04Providence Public Library
- Fri, Feb 02Southside Cultural Center of RI (SCCRI)
- Sun, Feb 05RISD Museum