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Live from the Reading Room: Cheryl Boyce-Taylor to Friends and Poets

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Live from the Reading Room: Correspondence is a podcast series that aims to share interesting and engaging letters written by or to key historical figures from the African Diaspora.

Each episode highlights a letter from popular collections housed in the Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division at the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture.

Today’s episode features a  letter from Trinidadian Poet Cheryl Boyce-Taylor to a group of friends and poets. 

Cheryl Boyce-Taylor
Photo Credit: Peter Dressel 

Today’s correspondence is recited by Trinidadian native Natalya Mills-Mayrena. A costume historian, visual culture scholar, independent curator and educator whose scholarly writings and research integrates aspects of the Carnival arts, and Caribbean history with a central focus on dress and representation. 

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