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PEN America World Voices Festival: Open Secrets

  • Bowery Poetry 308 Bowery New York, NY, 10012 United States (map)
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The Inheritance: Morgan Parker, Jericho Brown and Fatimah Asghar

Tuesday, May 7, 2019

7:00 - 8:30 PM

Bowery Poetry Club

$20 Tickets


Some of the most deeply personal poetry carries the grief and pain of the past. Morgan Parker’s Magical Negro, a stunning new book about black womanhood and everyday blackness, is built on a foundation of ancestral trauma. Jericho Brown’s daring new book The Tradition confronts the normalization of evil, explores blackness and queerness, and celebrates survival. And Fatimah Asghar examines the inheritance of displacement and violence across generations in the urgent If They Come for Us. Hear these vital artists read from their works and talk to Hafizah Geter about the poet’s potential to honor historical pain, confront the present, and write the future.

Earlier Event: May 6
Fresh Fruit Festival
Later Event: May 12