Duende VOCES Poetry Series Featuring Morgan Parker & Elizabeth Acevedo

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716 Monroe Street Northeast

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Join us for a special, intimate event on Tuesday, Feb. 19, 6-8 p.m., as Duende District & the American Poetry Museum welcome Morgan Parker, author of the powerful new poetry collection, MAGICAL NEGRO (Tin House), with special guest, National Book Award-winner Elizabeth Acevedo, author of THE POET X (HarperTeen)! They'll be in conversation with Naima Coster, author of HALSEY STREET (Little A).

Space is very limited & all ticket proceeds go to benefit the American Poetry Museum, a non-profit organization run on donations. The authors' books will be sold by Duende District during the event.



MORGAN PARKER is the author of the poetry collections Magical Negro (out February 2019), There Are More Beautiful Things Than Beyoncé, and Other People’s Comfort Keeps Me Up At Night. Her debut young adult novel Who Put This Song On? is forthcoming in late 2019, and her debut book of nonfiction will be released in 2020. Her poetry and essays have appeared in Tin House, The Paris Review, The BreakBeat Poets: New American Poetry in the Age of Hip-Hop, Best American Poetry 2016, The New York Times, and The Nation. She hosts Reparations, Live!, co-curates the Poets With Attitude reading series with Tommy Pico, and with Angel Nafis she is The Other Black Girl Collective. She lives in Los Angeles.

ELIZABETH ACEVEDO is the youngest child and only daughter of Dominican immigrants. She holds a BA in Performing Arts from the George Washington University and an MFA in Creative Writing from the University of Maryland. She is a National Poetry Slam Champion. The Poet X (HarperCollins, 2018) is her debut novel.

NAIMA COSTER is the author of Halsey Street, a story of family, loss, and renewal, set in a rapidly gentrifying Brooklyn. Her work has appeared in the New York Times, Arts & Letters, Lit Hub, Catapult, The Rumpus, Aster(ix), A Practical Wedding, Guernica, and has been anthologized in The Best of Kweli and This is the Place: Women Writing About Home. Naima is the recipient of numerous awards, most recently the 2017 Cosmonauts Avenue Nonfiction Prize, judged by Roxane Gay. Naima studied creative writing at Yale, Fordham University, and Columbia University, where she earned her MFA. She has taught writing to students in prison, youth programs, and universities. She currently teaches at Wake Forest University and is a Senior Fiction Editor at Kweli. Naima tweets as @zafatista and writes the newsletter, Bloom How You Must.

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