Harold L. Johnson, ARTICLE II, Take 2
On June 18 (one day before Juneteenth!), Harold Johnson will once again read from his second poetry volume, ARTICLE. II. The Gallery, in which each American President, One through Forty-Four, is addressed by voices from African-American historical experience. As prologue to the presidential narratives, Johnson will open the reading with three poems that he feels hovered over the creation of ARTICLE.II., followed by a brief selection from the 1930s WPA interviews with freed slaves that will be read by a guest female reader.