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July 2017

Legacy Conversations: Chris Abani & Kelly Norman Ellis

July 11 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Poetry Foundation,
61 W. Superior St.
Chicago, IL 60654 United States
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abani norman ellis

Join us for an evening of conversation between literary lights Chris Abani and Kelly Norman Ellis. Abani is the author of seven collections of poetry, including Sanctificum, a nominee for the Griffin Poetry Prize; six novels, including Graceland, winner of the 2005 PEN/Hemingway Prize; and is a member of the editorial board for the African Poetry Book Fund. Ellis, a founding member of the Affrilachian Poets, is the author of Tougaloo Blues (Third World Press, 2003) and Offerings of Desire…

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What Time We Leaving for the Club?: A Lecture by Patricia Smith

July 20 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Cave Canem Suite 310-A,
20 Jay Street
Brooklyn, NY United States
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We've lindy-hopped, jitterbugged, bopped and cabbage-patched. We've growled blue, jazz-sizzled and crooned brown liquor lyrics. In this time of political and cultural chaos, let's get back to the sweet basics—words celebrating the music we move to and the music in our moves. Patricia Smith is the author of seven books of poetry, including Shoulda Been Jimi Savannah, winner of the Lenore Marshall Prize from the Academy of American Poets and finalist for the William Carlos Williams Award from the Poetry…

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November 2017

A Celebration of Gwendolyn Brooks

November 13 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
92nd Street Y Unterberg Poetry Center,
1395 Lexington Ave
New York, 10128 United States
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Our Miss Brooks 100 Logo

The 92nd Street Y Unterberg Poetry Center hosts an evening of readings to celebrate the centenary of Gwendolyn Brooks—part of a year-long, nationwide tribute to one of America’s most influential poets. This event will feature presentations by Elizabeth Alexander, Tyehimba Jess, Yusef Komunyakaa, Quraysh Ali Lansana, Marilyn Nelson, Atsuro Riley, Sapphire, Solmaz Sharif and Patricia Smith. Co-sponsored by Our Miss Brooks: A Centennial Celebration, the Academy of American Poets, the NYU Creative Writing Program, the Poetry Society of America, Poets House…

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