LITERARY

POET LAUREATE

GEORGE HAMMONS

UMOJA POETRY WORKSHOP

December 23 @ 6:00 Pm – 8:00 P.M.

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Hammons is a Southern California poet whose work has appeared in American Mustard III, Cadence Collective, and The Pacific Review. He was featured in the photo and poetry blog, Portraits of Poetry (March 2018). George studied creative writing, with a focus on poetry, at California State University, San Bernardino. He is the author of the chapbook, “Hungry To Bed” from Arroyo Seco Press.

His recent collection Witness “…meditates on the body-its connections to others both human and of the natural world-and our own and others’ perceptions of the body, most specifically the black body. Every reader will find something movingly recognizable in these poems. Be sure that you are one of them.” – Lynne Thompson, author “Fretwork” and “Beg No Pardon “

Indiscernibles in Arizona, Anthology

Open Submission

 An anthology of essays exploring the Black experience in Arizona. As an attempt at a historical corrective, the Virginia G. Piper Center for Creative Writing is partnering with the Heritage Square Foundation and Emancipation Arts LLC to put out a Call For Essays from Black Arizonans to share their stories and expand the flawed historical narrative. 

The deadline for submissions is Monday, February 1, 2021.

Get Lit | The Emancipation Marathon with Clottee Hammons

June 4, 2020 | ZOOM | Virginia G. Piper School for Creative Writing

Spirited conversations. Literary culture. Usually every first Thursday at Valley Bar; online during COVID-19. Get Lit.

What is the history of the black body? What connections and parallels exist between Chattel Slavery and the present day? What kinds of narratives, stories, and other voices are missing from modern education? How do we acknowledge and honor our ancestors in the context of an atrocity? How do we combat everyday racism? How do we have these kinds of conversations in a civil, dignified, and community-centered way?

THE EMANCIPATION MARATHON

An annual literary tradition in Phoenix, Arizona. CLICK HERE for more information.

THE EMANCIPATION MARATHON 2020, Clottee Hammons.

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