Passwords: Cheryl Clarke on Gwendolyn Brooks

10/19/2017 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm
Poetry
Talk

Poet and essayist Cheryl Clarke discusses the poetics and politics of Gwendolyn Brooks, the first African-American woman to receive the Pulitzer Prize for poetry. Reading from Brooks’ early and late poetry, Clarke examines Brooks’ contributions to a radical black practice of poetry and her representations of the black working class in A Street in Bronzeville and The Near-Johannesburg Boy.

Presented as a part of Our Miss Brooks 100.

Admission:
$10 general, $7 for students and seniors. Free to Poets House members. 
Poets House is an ADA accessible building.

Poets House
10 River Terrace
New York, NY 10282

Contact Information

Jordana Weiner
(212) 431-7920