Internationally known National Poetry Slam champion meets Harvard University doctoral candidate (who is ALSO a National Poetry Slam champion)! Hosted by Mahogany L. Browne. "Where the Pulitzer Prize meets the Poetry Slam."
We are now BACK where we started over a decade ago: The Bowery Poetry Club! Two poets take the stage together and read back and forth, poem for poem, in an ongoing poetic conversation about where poetry exists.
Clint Smith is a doctoral candidate at Harvard University and has received fellowships from Cave Canem, the Callaloo Creative Writing Workshop, and the National Science Foundation. He is a 2014 National Poetry Slam champion and his writing has been published in The New Yorker, The American Poetry Review, The Guardian, Boston Review, Harvard Educational Review and elsewhere. He is the author o f Counting Descent, which won the 2017 Literary Award for Best Poetry Book from the Black Caucus of the American Library Association and was a finalist for an NAACP Image Award. He was born and raised in New Orleans.
Elizabeth Acevedo is the youngest child and only daughter of Dominican immigrants. She holds a BA in Performing Arts from the George Washington University and an MFA in Creative Writing from the University of Maryland. With over fourteen years of performance experience, Acevedo has toured her poetry nationally and internationally. She is a National Poetry Slam Champion, Cave Canem Fellow, CantoMundo Fellow, and participant of the Callaloo Writer's Workshop. She has two collections of poetry, Beastgirl & Other Origin Myths (YesYes Books, 2016) and winner of the 2016 Berkshire Prize, Medusa Reads La Negra’s Palm (Tupelo Press, forthcoming). The Poet X (HarperCollins, 2018) is her debut novel. She lives with her partner in Washington, DC.
Doors open at 5:45 pm $10 online / $15 at the door Tickets at: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/clint-smith-elizabeth-acevedo-tickets-35324393211