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Poet to offer black history presentation and reading

Feb. 11, 2013 @ 12:15 AM

CHARLESTON -- Poet Crystal Good will offer a multimedia poetry event in recognition of Black History Month from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 22, at the West Virginia Culture Center.

The event will include the multimedia presentation in the theater followed by a reading in the reading room.

"I like my readings to be interactive, like traditional African American call and response," Good said in a release.

Fellow poet Norman Jordan will also be part of the performance.

Good and Jordan are considered Affrilachian poets a term coined by Frank X to describe Appalachians of African descent. Good is known for her book "Valley Girl."

The event is sponsored by the West Virginia Center for the Book, an affiliate of the Center for the Book in the Library of Congress, and is hosted by the West Virginia Library Commission and the West Virginia Humanities Council.