Poetry Thursday night at Landmark College

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PUTNEY — "My Body, My Country: A Poetry Reading," featuring recitals by U-Meleni Mhlaba-Adebo, Shanta Lee Gander and Desmond Peeples, will be held at the East Academic Building of Landmark College on Thursday at 7 p.m. The event is free.

What are the lines of distinction in terms of who has the freedom or choice of their body? How do we begin to explore the self as topography? "My Body, My Country" introduces the following artists who will be exploring these topics in a live performance of their written work. This is a National Poetry Month event sponsored and hosted by Landmark College's Education Department, Student Affairs, and Centers for Diversity and Inclusion.

Mhlaba-Adebo is a Leominister, Mass. born, Zimbabwean American grown poet, author, actress, singer and educator who has performed nationally and internationally in Zimbabwe, South Africa, Nigeria, Portugal and Ireland. She was featured on "WGBH Suitcase Stories." Her poetry collection "Soul Psalms" (She Writes Press) was described by David Updike as "written in a fearless female voice tempered with optimism and healing possibilities of love."

Gander'sendeavors include writing prose, poetry, investigative journalism, and photography. Her poetry, prose, and personal essays have been featured in Rebelle Society, on the Ms. Magazine Blog, and The Commons.She is the co-author of "Ghosts of Cuba: An Interracial Couple's Exploration of Cuba in the Age of Trump — Told in Images & Words."

For directions and a map of the Landmark College campus, visit: landmark.edu/about/directions-to-campus.

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