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Poetry and Black Lives Matter

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Gregory Pardlo and Patricia Smith will read from their poetry and talk about writing in the time of Black Lives Matter

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Gregory Pardlo and Patricia Smith will read from their poetry and talk about writing in the time of Black Lives Matter.

Gregory Pardlo was awarded the 2015 Pulitzer Prize in poetry for Digest (2015). His most recent publication is Air Traffic: A Memoir of Ambition and Manhood in America (2018). He is the poetry editor of the Virginia Quarterly Review and directs the MFA program at Rutgers University/Camden.

Patricia Smith has published eight volumes of poetry as well as Africans in America (a companion to the PBS series) and a children’s book; she has also edited several anthologies. Her most recent volume of poetry, Incendiary Art (2017), was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in 2018. She teaches at the College of Staten Island, CUNY.

If you'd like to purchase a copy of the book, please do so from our preferred bookseller Books on Call NYC. Click here for Air Traffic by Gregory Pardlo. Click here for Incendiary Art by Patricia Smith.

Please help the NAC support artists. By making a donation with your registration, you contribute directly to the NAC Artist Fellows program, helping to further the careers of up-and-coming artists.

This program will be hosted via Zoom. You will receive additional details upon registration.

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