Join Student Engagement, Diversity and Inclusion on Thursday, September 10 at 12:30pm on BGSU Fireland’s Instagram @officialbgsufirelands for a virtual conversation with Damien McClendon, a Cleveland-based poet. Recipient of the 2018 Cleveland Arts Prize On the Verge fellowship for literature, Damien’s work speaks to the experience of being a Black father, artist and teacher in one of the country‚Äôs most poverty-stricken cities. He works as a teaching artist bringing performance poetry to schools and other public spaces. Damien also holds the office of Poet Laureate for the city of Cleveland Heights and is co-director of The People Poetry Cleveland.