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August 4, 7 pm
Word for Word Poetry: JP Howard, Brian Gilmore and Angel Nafis

Ross Gay

Spend an evening in the park enjoying the poetry of three Cave Canem fellows. Jewelle Gomez calls JP Howard’s debut, SAY/MIRROR, “a raw reminder of the experience of motherhood and daughterhood…”  Brian Gilmore, a Pushcart Prize nominee and Kimbilio fellow, is the author of two collections, most recently Jungle Nights and Soda Fountain Rags: A Poem for Duke Ellington.  The poems in Angel Nafis’s BlackGirl Mansion have been praised by Rachel Eliza Griffiths for “undoing gravity with their shine and holler.” Free and open to the public.

Bryant Park Reading Room
1065 Avenue of the Americas (plein air)
New York, NY 10018

In case of rain, this event will be held under a tent at the Reading Room. In case of severe weather, please check bryantpark.org for the indoor location.