Mahogany L. Browne

Mahogany L. Browne


Mahogany L. Browne is a writer, organizer, and educator, and Interim Executive Director of Urban Word NYC and Poetry Coordinator at St. Francis College. Browne has received fellowships from Agnes Gund, AIR Serenbe, Cave Canem, Poets House, Mellon Research and Rauschenberg. She is the author of Woke: A Young Poet’s Call to Justice, Woke Baby, and Black Girl Magic (Macmillan), Kissing Caskets (YesYes Books) and Dear Twitter (Penmanship Books). She is also the founder of Woke Baby Book Fair, a nationwide diversity literature campaign, and, as an Art for Justice grantee, is completing her first book of essays on mass incarceration, investigating its impact on women and children. She lives in Brooklyn, NY.

Buy Mahogany L. Browne’s latest book, Woke: A Young Poet’s Call to Justice, on Amazon.

Events with Mahogany L. Browne

[CANCELED] World Voices LA: Writing for Justice Choreopoem with Mahogany Browne

02 May 2020
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Art Share L.A.
801 E 4th Place
Los Angeles, CA 90013

[CANCELED] PEN Lounge with Host Mahogany L. Browne

06 May 2020
9:30 pm-10:30 pm
45 Bleecker Street
New York, NY 10012

The live events of the 2020 World Voices Festival have been canceled due to concerns about the safety of participants and audiences during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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