Thursday: An Evening of Poetry: Hayes Davis, Teri Ellen Cross Davis, and Maurice Mierau

Aug. 18

7 p.m., The Ivy Bookshop, 6080 Falls Road, (410) 377-2966,, free.

In his poem ‘Nigger Apple,’ Philadelphia native Hayes Davis (pictured) examines the way that doing something as simple as buying a watermelon stirs up a wealth of internal racial triggers. “At home,/ blinds drawn, I/ licked my lips, sliced through/ the striped shell, even as I pictured 1930s cartoons,/ grinning mouths separating bite after bite of red/ from rind.” Hear from him along with writers Teri Ellen Cross Davis and Maurice Mierau as they discuss their writing and read from their latest works.

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