Thursday the Poemobile travelled to Detroit and Chicago for two outstanding readings at the graves of poets who were giants in the world of African-American literature.
First we were joined by poet and Dudley Randall biographer, Dr. Melba Boyd, and Detroit laureate, Naomi Long Madgett. They led a round of readings in the historic and very lovely Elmwood Cemetery. Several board members showed up, and we had a small feast of poetry.
Then we raced to Ann Arbor to read at the grave of Robert Hayden, and his wife, Erma.