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February 19, 7 pm
New Works: Antoinette Brim, Quraysh Ali Lansana and Greg Pardlo, with special guest Patricia Smith

Antoinette Brim, Quraysh Ali Lansana and Gregory Pardlo read from their recently released poetry collections. Eloise Klein Healy calls Brims’ Icarus in Love “amazing evidence of the poet’s heart and skill.” Quraysh Ali Lansana’s new collection, The Walmart Republic, has been praised by Angela Jackson as “one of solid lyricism, the next of careful, muscular phrasings in strokes like Jacob Lawrence.” Of Gregory Pardlo’s second book, Digest, Tracy K. Smith says, “These poems are a showcase for Pardlo’s ample and agile mind, his courageous social conscience, Hear fellows and his mighty voice.” Special guest Patricia Smith, author of six poetry collections, including Shoulda Been Jimi Savannah, winner of the 2013 Lenore Marshall Poetry Prize from the Academy of American Poets, will close. Reception and book signing follow. Free and open to the public.

New York University
Lillian Vernon House
58 West 10th Street
New York, NY