#ObsidianVoices for National Poetry Month:  

The final spring 2022 #ObsidianVoices event, “____ing While Black,” will be held at 6 p.m. (CT) Friday, April 29. Michael Warr will read from his ongoing poetry project “What Not to Do… (an unfinished poem)” and discuss Black embodied consciousness with Tyehimba Jess, Breauna L. Roach, and Nadia Williams, moderated by Obsidian Editor Duriel E. Harris.  

You can find Michael Warr’s poem in Obsidian issue 46.2 and “What Not to Do…(an unfinished poem)” [Beyond Print, an Ongoing Web Feature] online.  

RSVP for the April 29 event at bit.ly/WhileBlack (case sensitive). Find more information about the event and participants at https://obsidianlit.org/obsidian-voices/.

Syllabus for Liberation Continues through National Poetry Month:  

On the last day of Black Futures/Black History Month 2022, Obsidian announced the Syllabus for Liberation project. Juneteenth 1865, Black folk in Texas finally got word that slavery was abolished in the U.S. And now here we are… We are asking the questions: How might you imagine and construct a world where Black folks are liberated, healthy, and flourishing? How do you envision the future of thriving and not simply surviving? What’s on your Syllabus for Liberation? We are sharing responses on social media: #SyllabusforLiberation.