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A Night of Bold Verse: 3 Black Women Poets Present Their Work
Date Friday October 16
Time 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Event Type Other
Organizer/AuthorRevolution Books
Emailrevolutionbooksberkeley [at]
Location Details
Online event sponsored by Revolution Books, 2444 Durant Ave. Berkeley CA 94704
This online reading is part of Revolution Books "60 Defiant Days at Revolution Books. Three remarkable poets will read:

MARILYN NELSON, a three-time finalist for the National Book Award, is one of America’s most celebrated poets. She is the author or translator of seventeen poetry books for adults and children, five chapbooks, and in 2014 she published a memoir, named one of NPR’s Best Books of 2014, entitled How I Discovered Poetry. Her critically acclaimed books for young adults include A Wreath for Emmett Till.

“Nelson’s bold and sure poems long for heaven and -- happily for us -- continue a lifelong affair with the occasions of earth.” —Mark Doty
“She inhabits the voices of the overlooked and disenfranchised and shines light into forgotten corners that reveal essential truths about the whole.” -- Image Journal

ANTOINETTE BRIM-BELL is the author of three collections of poetry: These Women You Gave Me, Icarus in Love , and Psalm of the Sunflower. She is a Cave Canem Foundation fellow, a recipient of a Walker Foundation Scholarship to the Fine Arts Work Center, and a Pushcart Prize nominee. She is also a professor of English, a noted printmaker and collage artist.

"...Brim’s poems sing of the ability women have always had to love and thrive in spite of the most oppressive odds...really gorgeous work..." — Jericho Brown, 2019 winner of the Pulitzer Prize in poetry

LAUREN K. ALLEYNE hails from Trinidad and Tobago. Her fiction, poetry and non-fiction have been published widely including in The Atlantic, Crab Orchard Press and Ms. Muse. She is the author of Difficult Fruit and Honeyfish (both Peepal Tree Press).

“Lauren Alleyne’s voice is a revelatory and formidable fusion of irrepressible music and uncompromising craft. Like snippets of cinema, these poems arrest the senses and challenge what’s known.” — Patricia Smith, 2018 Kingsley Tufts Poetry Award Winner

Online events at Revolution Books in Harlem are co-sponsored by Revolution Books in Berkeley. The event will air in Berkeley at 4:00 pm.

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