Poets are an ensemble of African-American writers challenge simple
notions of an all white Appalachian region and culture while drawing
on traditions such as the Harlem Renaissance, the Black Arts Movement,
and experiences of the African Diaspora. The poetry of the Affrilachian
Poets celebrates their African heritage and rural roots while encompassing
themes of racism and Black identity. In this documentary they give
voice to the pleasures of family, land, good food, artistic community,
music and transformation.