Voices Rising Up

There is not one Baltimore. There are many. These poems are just a brief glimpse of the city's tones, tongues, and tribes, and they show, we hope, the ways that poems—and people—reflect both the uprising, and the causes of it.

Ailish Hopper’s most recent book is Dark~Sky Society. In addition to page poetry, she performs in the poetry band Heroes are Gang Leaders. She's the recipient of a Maryland State artist grant and residencies at the MacDowell Colony and Yaddo, and teaches at Goucher College.

Olu Butterfly Woods, author of the acclaimed collection of poetry The Revenge of Dandelions, is a GBCA Rubys Project Grant and Maryland State Arts Council Individual Artist Award recipient, as well as an internationally-traveled performer.