SMC Education Professor and Acclaimed Writer Raina Léon Named Poet in Residence at MoAD

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<p> KSOE Professor Raina L&eacute;on has been named <a href=";c=chK5z2E71ZhIzIaBMhntj8tFUX9EfEPRwi8GlYA_zEvqYhaOowoyIQ==&amp;ch=R4-gYQY910CKbH3jfxKtnVU0dt0mUdtaeFNA6_nstIbk158pzt5gyQ==" target="_blank"> a Poet in Residence </a> at the Museum of the African Diaspora (MoAD) in San Francisco beginning September 1. L&eacute;on is the acclaimed author of three poetry collections, Canticle of Idols, Boogeyman Dawn, and sombra :dis(locate); and the chapbook profeta without refuge. In addition, she is a Cave Canem graduate fellow and a member of the Carolina African American Writers&rsquo; Collective, the national LatinX poetry workshop CantoMundo, and the socially engaged writers association Macondo. L&eacute;on said she was honored by this recognition, which she shares with Tongo Eisen-Martin, as MoAD&rsquo;s inaugural Poets in Residence. &ldquo;It is incredibly fulfilling to be seen as a poet and as an educator in the fullness of my life, and in that full, black experience, be fostered in flourish.&rdquo; Leon will write poetry influenced by the museum&rsquo;s exhibits and teach workshops to students through a partnership with Oakland&rsquo;s ARISE High School.</p>
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StatePublished - Sep 4 2018

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