As we kick off our celebration of Black History Month on campus, we welcomed spoken word artist Kisha Nicole Foster to Convocation on Tuesday. Foster is the recipient of the 2019 Cleveland Arts Prize for Emerging Artist in Literature and the author of “Poems” 1999-2014” and “Bloodwork.” She is in her fourth year as Regional Coordinator for Poetry Out Loud, a program of The Poetry Foundation and the National Endowment of the Arts, sponsored through The Ohio Arts Council. She crafted and commissioned poems for the Tamir Rice Foundation and their event “Arts, Activism, and Legacy” at the Cleveland Museum of Art as well as “Giving Back: The Soul of Philanthropy Reframed and Exhibited,” sponsored by The Soul of Philanthropy at the Rocket Mortgage Fieldhouse. She earned her Bachelor of Arts in Creative Writing from Cleveland State University.
During her visit, Foster delivered three of her creations, including “Completion.”