What happens when a southern poet and historian meet? Join North Carolina Humanities North Carolina Center for the Book on August 16, 2021 at 6:30 pm for “Guide the Way: Traveling the Historic South and the Poetry of Today" This event features the 2021 Route 1 Reads poet Tyree Daye and UNC Greensboro professor Dr. Torren Gatson. They will explore how Tyree's new work Cardinal, a poetic "Green Book," connects to the themes of travel, migration, ideas of home, and sense of belonging in the context of American history.
This event is moderated by Executive Director of Action Greensboro and NC Humanities Board Trustee Cecelia Thompson.
The event will conclude with an audience Q&A.
This conversation is part of North Carolina Humanities Route 1 Reads Program. Route 1 Reads is a road trip-inspired reading list that annually explores various genres and is compiled by the network of 16 affiliate Centers for the Book in the Library of Congress located along Route 1. North Carolina Humanities Center for the Book is an affiliate of the National Center for the Book in the Library of Congress