Poetry and Black Lives Matter
Gregory Pardlo and Patricia Smith will read from their poetry and talk about writing in the time of Black Lives Matter.
Gregory Pardlo was awarded the 2015 Pulitzer Prize in poetry for Digest (2015). His most recent publication is Air Traffic: A Memoir of Ambition and Manhood in America (2018). He is the poetry editor of the Virginia Quarterly Review and directs the MFA program at Rutgers University/Camden.
Patricia Smith has published eight volumes of poetry as well as Africans in America (a companion to the PBS series) and a children’s book; she has also edited several anthologies. Her most recent volume of poetry, Incendiary Art (2017), was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in 2018. She teaches at the College of Staten Island, CUNY.
This program is presented by The National Arts Club.