Highland Park Poetry has a new location!
Toni Asante Lightfoot is a poet, educator, and community activist dedicated to improving the physical, emotional, and financial health of her adopted community of Chicago and of her home Washington, DC. She has edited several collections of poetry and currently works as an editor for More Black Press. Lightfoot has taught poetry for over 25 years in libraries, prisons, universities, juvenile detention centers across the United States and in Trinidad and Tobago where she also co-owned a bed & breakfast dedicated to housing artists and connecting them with Trinidadian artists and activists. She is studying acupuncture and herbal medicine at Pacific College of Oriental Medicine in Chicago.
An open mic immediately follows. Poets may bring up to 6 poems to share. Everyone is welcome to experience the word magic and the delicious coffee and treats available at Coffee Speaks.
There is no cover charge; however, all attendees are expected to purchase an item from Coffee Speaks.