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From poet laureates to original works from local poets -- these poems are woke! They celebrate diversity, note historical struggles, and demand personal empowerment. We honor the strong Black Women who speak truth to power and hold a light so the rest of us can catch up.

Bold. Fierce. Woke.

Artwork by Patrick Dougher

Sponsored by an
Art Builds Community Grant from
the Florida Keys Council of the Arts   
Project Coordinator: 
Wilhelmina Lopez Martin
Poets: Maya Angelou, Alice Walker, Nikki Giovani, Rita Dove, Toni Morrison, Margaret Walker, Ntozake Shange, Arida Wright, Judy Leggett and of course, Amanda Gorman
Presenters: Fritzie Estimond, Mook J, Richard Quint, Diamond Dumas, Arida Wright, Michele Lopez, Lynne Casamayor, Judy Leggett, and Donna Allen Moore, Charleslyn Martin, Atavia Dor, Detra Dor, Chrysla Dor, Clayton Lopez,  Mona Clark, Wilhelmina Lopez Martin