Episode 2, Season 2 / Dec 2, 2021

Half My World

Exploring Anne Spencer's poetry and a live performance by Lucy Dacus

The Prologue

The Prologue

In this special episode, poet Tess Taylor reflects on the rich and naturalistic poetry of Virginian Anne Spencer. We're honored to partner with the Anne Spencer House and Garden Museum, Inc. Archives on this segment, which marks the first time listeners can hear Anne Spencer's voice outside of the museum's archives. Spencer’s work offers glimpses into the warm refuge she cultivated for black writers and innovators in the South.

Beyond The Prologue

Read Tess Taylor's Essay on Anne Spencer

In this episode, Tess Taylor revisits and expand on her essay "Light the Word," originally published in our Fall 2018 issue. Read more about Taylor's pilgrimage to Spencer's Virginia home and garden here.


Anne Spencer - African American Trailblazers

From the Library of Virginia

In Session

In Session

A performance by Richmond native and singer-songwriter Lucy Dacus from the 30A Songwriters Festival. Dacus’s latest album, Home Video, is available now.