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About The Performance
Brooklyn’s own Mahogany L. Browne, the renowned writer, social justice advocate and community organizer, curates a thought-provoking program of music and poetry titled How the Work Begins as a culmination of her ongoing engagement as Lincoln Center’s first-ever Poet-in-Residence. The evening begins with a movement piece created in collaboration with artist and choreographer Hope Boykin, and includes performances by DJ Jive Poetic and the beloved all-woman Resistance Revival Chorus, plus readings by poets Jon Sands, Sarah Kay, Gia Kagan Trenchard and Cyrus Aaron. The evening also features a panel discussion with Daveen Trentman (Soze Agency), Alejo Rodriguez (Zealous) and EbonyJanice Moore (Black Girl Mixtape), plus a screening of the documentary Dispatches From Cleveland. Audiences will enter through a Live Art Walk by Silenced & Zealous.
More from Mahogany L. Browne
On September 14, Browne releases her urgent and timely new book-length poem I Remember Death By Its Proximity To What I Love, a courageous body of work that weaves personal narrative, case studies and inventive poetic form to relate the grief, pain, and resilience of communities impacted by carceral violence.
Image: Mahogany Browne / photo by Jenni Klauder