It is my great pleasure to return to guest host a special edition of Pen and Brush Presents, the reading series that I founded. This evening is in honor of June Jordan. Readers will include: Elizabeth Alexander, Mahogany L. Browne, Cheryl Clarke, Cornelius Eady, Terrance Hayes, Yusef Komunyakaa and E. Ethelbert Miller. It is an honor to introduce these writers as they read from Jordan's work and speak about her legacy. Wine and refreshments will be served and copies of "We're On: A June Jordan Reader" (Alice James Books, 2017) will be available for purchase.
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Sonam Patel will be reading for Portable Press @Yo-Yo Labs, Eleanor Lerman will be reading for Mayapple Press, Ada Smailbegovic will read for Double Cross Press, and Judy Kerman will be reading for Earth's Daughter.
Crystal Curry-Vassilakis will be reading to represent Coldfront, Elaine Equi will be reading to represent the Best American Poetry blog, and The Inquisitive Eater will be represented by Jen Huh!
Cynthia Manick will be representing Black Lawrence Press, t'ai freedom ford will be reading on behalf of Torch Literary Arts, and Sally Wen Mao will be reading for Alice James Books.
Featuring Lynn Melnick representing Yes Yes Books, Simone White representing Future poem editor Carly Dashiell, CJ Hauser representing Tin House editor Emma Komlos-Hrobsky, and Stacy Szymaszek representing The Poetry Project.
—Jennifer Levitt representing Four Way Books
—Anne-E. Wood representing No Tokens
—Elizabeth Bradfield representing Persea Books
—Shelly Oria representing Farrar, Straus and Giroux (editor Emily Bell)
—Mariahadessa Ekere Tallie representing African Voices
—Deborah Landau representing Academy of American Poets