The VOICES Reading Series at St. Mary’s College of Maryland will feature the multi-talented Shirlette Ammons, a poet, writer, musician, and director of an arts program for children. The event will be held at 8:15 p.m. Thursday, April 7, in Daugherty-Palmer Commons. It is free and open to the public.
Ammons has published two collections of poetry this decade, Matching Skin and Stumphole Anthology of Backwoods Blood. She is also a vocalist songwriter for hip-hop rock band Mosadi Music. Her poetry and essays have appeared in several publications, including The Ringing Ear: Black Poets Lean South and What Your Mama Never Told You: True Stories about Love and Sex. She was a Cave Canem fellow and also has received the Kathryn H. Wallace Award for Artists in Community Service.