Join us for an after-hours reading featuring poets Mahogany Browne, Sam Sax, and Saretta Morgan, hosted by Carrie Fountain.
Cave Canem, Poets House, and Serenbe Focus alum Mahogany Browne (above left) is the author of several books including Redbone (nominated for NAACP Outstanding Literary Works) and Dear Twitter: Love Letters Hashed Out On-line, recommended by Small Press Distribution and About.com Best Poetry Books of 2010. Mahogany bridges the gap between lyrical poet and literary emcee. Browne has toured Germany, Amsterdam, England, Canada and recently Australia as a third of the cultural arts exchange project Global Poetics. Her journalism work has been published in magazines Uptown, KING, XXL, The Source, Canada’s The Word and UK’s MOBO. Her poetry has been published in literary journals Pluck, Manhattanville Review, Muzzle, Union Station Mag, Literary Bohemian, Bestiary, Joint, and The Feminist Wire. She is co-editor of the forthcoming anthology The Break Beat Poets: Black Girl Magic and the chapbook collection Kissing Caskets (Yes Yes Books). She is an Urban Word NYC Artistic Director (as seen on HBO’s Brave New Voices), founder of Women Writers of Color Reading Room, Program Director of BLM@Pratt, and facilitates performance poetry and writing workshops throughout the country. Browne is also the publisher of Penmanship Books, the Nuyorican Poets Café Friday Night Slam curator, and recent graduate from Pratt Institute’s MFA Writing & Activism program.
Sam Sax (above center) is the author of Madness (Penguin, 2017), winner of The National Poetry Series, and Bury It (Wesleyan University Press, 2018), winner of the James Laughlin Award from the Academy of American Poets. He’s received fellowships from the NEA, Lambda Literary, and the MacDowell Colony. He’s the two-time Bay Area Grand Slam Champion and his poems have appeared in BuzzFeed, the New York Times, Poetry Magazine, Tin House and other journals. He’s the poetry editor at BOAAT Press.
Saretta Morgan (above right) received a BA in writing from Columbia University and an MFA from Pratt Institute. Her writing has appeared or is forthcoming in Tripwire, The Volta, Best American Experimental Writing and The Guardian among others. She has designed interactive, text-based experiences for The Whitney Museum of American Art, Dia Beacon, Tenri Cultural Institute, and as a 2016-2017 Lower Manhattan Cultural Council Workspace resident. She is author of the chapbooks Room for a Counter Interior (Portable Press @ Yo-Yo Labs, 2017) and Feeling Upon Arrival (Ugly Duckling Presse, 2018).