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‘I’ and Poetry: A Reading

May 17 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

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Hear participants in Cynthia Manick’s spring workshop “’I’ and Poetry: Writing Down the Noise” as they share poetry the reflects the multitudes, myths, and etymologies of self as connected to the family you have or make, lovers, origin tales, music in the bones, the body electric, and how similar we are to myth, animal, or superhero. Free and open to the public. Join here:

Cynthia Manick is the author of Blue Hallelujahs (Black Lawrence Press, 2016) and editor of Soul Sister Revue: A Poetry Compilation (Jamii Publishing, 2019) and The Future of Black: Afrofuturism and Black Comics Poetry (Blair Publishing, forthcoming 2021). She has received fellowships from Cave Canem, Hedgebrook, MacDowell Colony, and Château de la Napoule among others.  Winner of the Lascaux Prize in Collected Poetry,  Manick was also awarded Honorable Mention for the 2019 Furious Flower Poetry Prize. She is Founder of the reading series Soul Sister Revue; and her poem “Things I Carry Into the World” was made into a film by Motionpoems, a organization dedicated to video poetry, and has debuted on Tidal for National Poetry Month. A performer at literary festivals, libraries, universities, and most recently the Brooklyn Museum, Manick’s work has appeared in the Academy of American Poets Poem-A-Day SeriesCallaloo, Los Angeles Review of Books (LARB), The Wall Street Journal, and elsewhereShe currently serves on the board of the International Women’s Writing Guild and the editorial board of Alice James Books.


May 17
6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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