February 14, 2024

‘Black Voices Through Poetry’ Featuring Poets Analysis and Ian Sydney March on Sunday, Feb. 18

‘Black Voices Through Poetry’ Featuring Poets Analysis and Ian Sydney March on Sunday, Feb. 18

The annual Black Voices Through Poetry program, which will be online starting at 7 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 18, this year will feature poets Analysis and Ian Sydney March. Award-winning poet Brenda Bunting will host the event, which is being presented by Silver Spring Town Center, Inc.

This year's Black History Month theme is "African Americans and the Arts."

Register to view the event at Meeting Registration - Zoom.

A lover of justice and human rights, Analysis is a spoken-word poet, rad Left minister, bookseller and educator. The Baltimore native has been featured at venues across the Mid-Atlantic and New England. Analysis is the host of Red Emma's Mother Earth Poetry Vibe, which takes place at the worker-collectively owned Red Emma’s Bookstore Coffeehouse. He is the author of Somewhere Through the Haze and the album A Couple Thousand Years Later. He is a member of Simply Poetic Entertainment and of Restoration Village Arts.

Ian Sydney March, a native of Kingston, Jamaica, is a poet, essayist, musician, journalist, educator and a recipient of Creative Writing Grants from The D.C. Commission on the Arts and Poets and Writers. He has served as a panelist for the DCCAH Artist Fellowship Grants and Arts and The Arts and Humanities Council of Montgomery County as a judge for the Larry Neal Writers Award and Poetry Out Loud. His publications include Stealing Mangoes and essays and poetry published in numerous anthologies, including Beyond the Frontier: African American Poetry for the 21st Century. Sydney has compiled and edited an anthology of fiction and poetry Writers on the Green Line. A former associate editor of Takoma Review, he is currently an instructor of English and writing at Montgomery College and a contributing editor for the Sligo Journal.

Brenda Bunting is an award-winning orator, published poet and spoken word artist. She is an author, workshop facilitator and literary leader in Prince George's County and a life member of the Kentucky State Poetry Society. Brenda serves on the Board of Directors of Silver Spring Town Center Inc.