New Orleans native and visionary, Sunni Patterson is an internationally acclaimed poet, performer, workshop facilitator, certified spiritual life coach/consultant, and an initiated priestess. She currently serves as a resident artist for both the City of New Orleans' Claiborne Corridor Cultural Initiative and Junebug Productions. She is also co-founder, along with scientist and atmospheric chemist Cherelle Blazer, of the environmental arts and public health organization Breath is Lyfe. She lives in New Orleans.
2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Capitol Park Event Center, Meeting Room
Louisiana Poets with a Special Guest
with David Armand, Felice Belle, Destiny O. Birdsong, Johnette Downing, Dean Thomas Ellis, Ashley Mace Havird, Sunni Patterson, and moderator Mona Lisa Saloy
3:15 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Cavalier House Booksellers Tent
We Know This Place: Poems
When Sunni Patterson asserts that We Know This Place, she means every word. Should we break it down further? WE, the poet's collective, live in the sovereign wisdom of KNOWing THIS PLACE: post-Katrina New Orleans, where the poet's activism converges with her joyous celebration and impelling interrogations of class, gender, race, and place. In this collection, Sunni Patterson renews the timeless work of poetry, summoning all who are ready to listen up.
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