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Julie Steiner Julie Steiner is offline
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Default Free event w/ Gorman et al., 1/28

Again, I know nothing more about this than can be read here:

Amanda Gorman will be one of the readers at this event celebrating a new anthology of African American poetry.

Thursday, Jan. 28 5pm PST


As part of Lift Every Voice: Why African American Poetry Matters, ALOUD joins the nationwide celebration of 250 years of African American poetry, on the occasion of Kevin Young’s anthology. This program will include a special reading of these poems that address questions of identity, race, place, voice and the richness and diversity of African American poetic imagination.

African American Poetry: 250 Years of Struggle & Song is the centerpiece of Lift Every Voice: Why African American Poetry Matters. Across a turbulent history, from such vital centers as Harlem, Chicago, Washington, D.C., Los Angeles, and the Bay Area, Black poets created a rich and multifaceted tradition that has been both a reckoning with American realities and an imaginative response to them. Capturing the power and beauty of this diverse tradition in a single indispensable volume, African American Poetry reveals as never before its centrality and its challenge to American poetry and culture.

Kevin Young is the director of the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, recently named a National Historic Landmark, and poetry editor of The New Yorker. He is the author of thirteen books of poetry and prose, most recently Brown (Knopf, 2018) as featured on The Daily Show with Trevor Noah; and Bunk (Graywolf, 2017), which won the Anisfield-Wolf Book Award in Nonfiction, was longlisted for the National Book Award, and named a New York Times Notable Book. He is the editor of nine other volumes, including the Library of America anthology African American Poetry: 250 Years of Struggle & Song (2020). He is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and was named a Chancellor of the Academy of American Poets in 2020.
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