One More Time With Feeling: A Night of Poetry with Sarah Kay, Anis Mojgani, Clint Smith and Hanif Abdurraqib
Tuesday, September 19, 2017
The event is SOLD OUT. Some tickets may be available at the Box Office before the performance.
The Sheen Center is proud to present "One More Time With Feeling" - A night of poetry with Sarah Kay, Anis Mojgani, Clint Smith, and Hanif Abdurraqib—four incredible poets whose work covers the sadness, fears, anxieties, and joys of living in this wild world. Sarah, Anis, Clint and Hanif return to the Sheen Center after their sold out performance in September 2016.
Sarah Kay is a poet and educator from New York City. She is the founder and co-director of Project VOICE, which brings spoken word poetry to schools and communities around the world. Sarah is the author of three books of poetry: No Matter the Wreckage (Write Bloody, 2014), B (Hachette Books, 2015), and The Type (Hachette Books, 2016). She is perhaps best known for her 2011 TEDtalk which garnered two standing ovations and has been viewed over ten million times online.
Anis Mojgani is the author of four books, most recently, The Pocketknife Bible, a fully illustrated poetry memoir. A national and international Poetry Slam Champion, and TEDx Speaker, he has been awarded residencies from the Vermont Studio Center, AIRSrenbe, and the Oregon WITS Program. Anis’ work has appeared on HBO, NPR, and in journals Rattle, Forklift Ohio, and Bat City Review, amongst others, and has performed for varied audiences all over, ranging from the United Nations to the Getty Museum. Originally from New Orleans, he currently lives in Portland OR.
Clint Smith is a doctoral candidate at Harvard University and has received fellowships from Cave Canem, the Callaloo Creative Writing Workshop, and the National Science Foundation. He is a 2014 National Poetry Slam champion and his writing has been published in The New Yorker, The Atlantic, The Guardian, the New Republic, the American Poetry Review and elsewhere. He is the author of Counting Descent (2016),which won the 2017 Literary Award for Best Poetry Book from the Black Caucus of the American Library Association and was a finalist for an NAACP Image Award. He was born and raised in New Orleans.
Hanif Abdurraqib is a poet, writer, and cultural critic from Columbus, Ohio. His first collection of poems, The Crown Ain't Worth Much, was released by Button Poetry in 2016. His first essay collection, They Can't Kill Us Until They Kill Us, is forthcoming from Two Dollar Radio in November.
Check out the podcast of Sarah, Anis, Clint and Hanif interviewed by Valerie Smaldone!
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