Phillis Wheatley Redrawn

Phillis Wheatley was a literary superstar around the time of the American Revolutionary War— a distinction she notched up while writing in bondage. But she never wrote an account of her own experiences, and there are gaps in her story. The Gallery’s Ashleigh Coren and writer Honorée Jeffers ask us to re-imagine her life, drawn in poetry.

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Phillis Reimagined

Honorée Fanonne Jeffers on listening to her ancestors.

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