The Potomac Review will host a poetry reading to celebrate Black History Month. Join us on Tuesday, Feb. 22 from 4-4:40 p.m. in room 113 of The Commons building (CM) on the Takoma Park/Silver Spring Campus. The CM building is on 7600 Takoma Avenue.

Our featured readers include Professors Sydney March and Kateema Lee and Cave Canem Fellow Jonterri Gadson.

Sydney March is a Jamaican Poet, essayist, musician, and journalist. His essays and poetry have been published in numerous anthologies, including Beyond the Frontier: African American Poetry for the 21st Century, edited by E. Ethelbert Miller. Professor March also compiled and edited an anthology of fiction and poetry entitled Writers on the Green Line. As a musician, Professor March has performed and toured with the Grammy award winning reggae band Unconquered People. An alumnus of the Johns Hopkins Graduate Writing Program, he currently teaches English, creative writing, and world mythology at the Takoma Park/Silver Spring Ccampus, and he is writer in residence at CentroNia.

Kateema Lee is an emerging poet. She earned her B.A. in English Language and Literature and her M.F.A. in Creative Writing from the University of Maryland, College Park. Professor Leea is a Cave Canem Fellow, and her poetry has been published in print and online. She teaches composition, literature, and women’s studies courses at the Germantown Campus. When she is not teaching, she is working on a manuscript of poems and a novel.

Jonterri Gadson is a Cave Canem Fellow and a second year poet in the University of Virginia’s Creative Writing M.F.A. program. In the summer, she will serve at Texas A&M as a creative writing instructor for gifted eight to tenth graders in the Duke Talent Identification Program. Her poetry has been published in Muzzle, Torch, Conte, Poetry Quarterly, Diverse Voices Quarterly, and other journals. Her poetry is forthcoming in Sugar House Review and Tidal Basin Review. She currently teaches Introduction to Poetry Writing to undergraduates at the University of Virginia.

Potomac Review, a Journal of Arts & Humanities, publishes fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and artwork. It has been made possible through the generosity of the MC Foundation and published by the Paul Peck Humanities Institute at Montgomery College.