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How Ashley M. Jones Became the Most Influential Poet in Alabama

By Javacia Harris Bowser For The Birmingham Times At the center of all she does from serving as founding director of the Magic City Poetry Festival...

A Few Poets in the State You Need to Know

By Ryan Michaels The Birmingham Times Get to know these Birmingham-area poets. Kwoya Fagin Maples  Maples, 39, teaches in the creative writing master’s degree program at her alma...

Birmingham’s Ashley Jones Named Alabama’s First Black Poet Laureate

By Javacia Harris Bowser For The Birmingham Times Ashley M. Jones, founder of the Magic City Poetry Festival, has been named the next Poet Laureate for Alabama,...

People, Places and Things

By Gwen DeRu TODAY **Thursday Night with VOCALIST DOMINIQUE POSEY at Perfect Note. **WEIRD-ASS COMEDY TOUR w/ Special Guests THE YELLOW DANDIES at The Nick. **COMEDIAN RON FEINGOLD...

How Bards and Brews unifies the Birmingham arts community

By Erica Wright The Birmingham Times Eddie Melton took part in the national discourse last week during a spoken-word event in front of a packed room...

People, Places and Things

By Gwen DeRu APRIL SHOWERS AND MAY FLOWERS!! TODAY LIVE JAZZ EVERY THURSDAY, 9 p.m. at Jazzi’s on 3rd. TASTE OF BESSEMER AND BUSINESS EXPO, 4-8 p.m. Call...

Birmingham Library closes out Black History Month with 19 programs through...

www.bplonline.org The Birmingham Public Library will host a series of events over the next week at 14 different locations to culminate its 2019 celebration of...

The Creativity of Brian ‘Voice’ Porter Hawkins: artist, poet, musician, gardener

By Ariel Worthy The Birmingham Times Brian “Voice” Porter Hawkins has never been bored in his life. “There’s just too much stuff to do, even if it’s...

Adolescent Mentoring Program Honors Area students who have overcome adversity

By Ariel Worthy The Birmingham Times Jacob Scott went to Vanderbilt University for the first time on Saturday. Though he wasn’t a student, he never imagined...

Priscilla Hancock Cooper knows the importance of mentors. So she became...

By Ariel Worthy The Birmingham Times At an early age, Priscilla Hancock Cooper recognized the importance of mentors and artists. “I grew up working for a black...

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