Poetry. African & African American Studies. Edited by Randall Horton. Nominated for an NAACP Image Award. "What I may love most about REDBONE is the way it strains—formally, with syntax and diction, with voice and perspective, searching for the right space on the page—to make of this complex family story—which, like most family stories, is made of sweetness and plain old hurt—a kind of bearable song. It's such a moving act. Such a caring and true telling. Such a singing."—Ross Gay
A Cave Canem, Poets House & Serenbe Focus alum, Mahogany L. Browne is the author of several books including KISSING CASKETS (YesYes Books, 2017), a Blue Note Edition chapbook, 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). Browne has toured Germany, Amsterdam, England, Canada and recently Australia as 1/3 of the cultural arts exchange project Global Poetics. Her poetry has been published in literary journals Pluck, Manhattanville Review, Muzzle, Union Station Mag, Literary Bohemian, Bestiary, and The Feminist Wire. She is the author of an illustrated book Black Girl Magic (Roaring Brook Press 2018), co-editor of forthcoming anthology The Break Beat Poets: Black Girl Magic, and the Artistic Director of Urban Word NYC (as seen on HBO's Brave New Voices). She is founder of Women Writers of Color Reading Room & is working with the Black Lives Matter Program at Pratt Institute. Browne is also the publisher of Penmanship Books, the Nuyorican Poets Café Friday Night Slam curator, and recent graduate from Pratt Institute MFA Writing & Activism program.
Author City: BROOKLYN, NY USA