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“Poetry And Poverty” At Townsend Atelier In Chattanooga

Moll King
Moll King
Moll King

Moll King is a poet here in Chattanooga.

Last year, she performed from her recent collection of poems - “As You Did to the Leased of These” - on housing and homelessness here in Chattanooga at Barking Legs Theater for its 30th anniversary Incubator Project.

This Wednesday, starting at 6:30 PM, Moll will read from her collection at Townsend Atelier - in the Arts Building at 11th St. - for “Poetry and Poverty: It’s Time to Talk About It.”

Joining her as a guest poet: Nikki Lake, a volunteer with the nonprofit CALEB - Chattanooga in Action for Love, Equality and Benevolence - and director of the Chattanooga Community Co-Op.

I spoke with Moll and Nikki, who will lead a conversation after their performances.

Poster for “Poetry and Poverty.”
Moll King

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