Power of the Page Poetry

Power of the Page Poetry

Dasan Ahanu - poet, cultural organizer, performing artist, and scholar. Tryon Fine Arts Center in partnership with The Lanier Library presents the poetry of Dasan Ahanu.

Dasan Ahanu is a Southern writer and performing artist who uses storytelling to deepen our understanding and awareness of what’s happening around us. Ahanu is a visiting lecturer at UNC-Chapel Hill, an alumnus of Harvard University’s Nasir Jones Fellowship, and the 2023 Piedmont Laureate for poetry. He notes that creative artistry is embedded in the fabric of North Carolina and he exudes an incredible commitment to his home state.


“Poetry can be emotional, inspirational, educational, and as creative and expressive as your imagination. It can also be a tool for healing and growth. Join us for a wonderful event full of dynamic poetry performance. Stories will be brought to life on stage. Truths will be told. Life will be explored. Fun will be had. This is an exploration of the power of words.”

– Dasan


There will also be a Poetry Workshop entitled The Art of Self in The Lanier Library LeDuc Room at 2 pm. Registration is limited through the link above.


For more information about the Poetry Partnership, please visit The Lanier Library website at thelanierlibrary.org or by calling the Tryon Fine Arts Center box office at 828.859.8322.



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