B.L.A.C.K. Speaker Series
October 30, 2020 

Hailing from East Palo Alto, this month’s guest SevanKelee Boult is a San Francisco-Bay Area poet and performance artist. Over the past decade, Boult has graced stages from the De Young Museum to Marsh Theater, captivated audiences at Los Angeles’ premiere slam poetry festival, and represented myriad Bay Area slam teams competitively. In 2014, she held the distinction of carrying the Grand Slam Champion title for four different teams simultaneously—San Francisco, Berkeley, Oakland, and Palo Alto. Her poem, “Cucumber,” has been featured on HBO’s Real Sex since 2000. Boult’s works have probed body image, queerness, and trauma. In this exchange, the artist and host Jazmine Freeman will discuss Boult’s œuvre and the impacts of systemic racism.

B.L.A.C.K. Speaker Series is a monthly online gathering centered on black artistry.