44 Charlton Street
New York, NY 10014
Danez Smith’s latest poetry collection, Homie, shares their perspectives on seeking joy, intimacy, acceptance, and safety from discriminatory violence in America. They are joined in performance and conversation by Jamila Woods, the poet and recording artist behind LEGACY! LEGACY!, an album that draws inspiration from James Baldwin, Octavia Butler, and other great authors. Both of these poets are members of the Dark Noise Collective, an assemblage of poets and performers of color with a mission to amplify spoken word artists who explore race, religion, gender, queerness, hip-hop culture, and radical truth-telling in their art. After performing, they will talk about the potential of their art to celebrate race, the body, and identity politics, offering a message of self-love and healing justice.
This event has been cancelled due to the coronavirus outbreak. Please stay tuned for updates about future PEN World Voices Festival programming.