New interview up with Canadian poet and provocateur Rob McLennan here.
New gracious review by Darla Himeles over at Run & Tell That.
The writer and visual artist discuss their experiences as black creatives, intended audiences, gentrification, gender, Toni Morrison, and a whole host of other interesting topics related to their work.
Rachel Zucker speaks with poet, musician, and Jewish educator Alicia Jo Rabins about her new book, Fruit Geode, and her lifelong passion for writing: click to listen.
We had a full house at Greenlight Bookstore for t'ai freedom ford's book party for & more black. A big special thanks to readers jayy dodd, francine j. harris, and Donika Kelly. The crowd was feeling it and the mood was joyous! Congratulations t'ai!
Below readers can discover the BOOK LAUNCH date & spring/summer readings in New York by t’ai freedom ford in promotion of her new book, & more black. Check back for updates!
|WWBPS Anniversary/Brooklyn Commons||April 26||388 Atlantic Ave, Brooklyn|
|Artbook/MOMA PS 1||April 27|
|22-25 Jackson Ave, LIC, Queens|
|& more black Launch/Greenlight books||May 2|
|686 Fulton Street, Brooklyn|
|Jayy Dodd bookk Launch/Callicoon Fine Arts||May 3|
|49 Delancey Street, NYC|
|& more black celebration/Ode to Babel||May 5|
|772 Dean Street, Brooklyn|
|Stonewall Legacy Poetry Reading||June 25|
|Bryant Park Reading Room, NYC|
|Shameless- A pride reading||June 26|
|Housingworks Bookstore, NYC|
This year we held a wonderful reading in Portland, Oregon as part of the AWP festival, which included readers from Augury, Belladonna*, & Noemi Press! Below are some pics we took of the event.
Augury Books is pleased to announce that t’ai freedom ford‘s second collection, & more black, is now open to pre-sale orders. Check out the blurbs by Terrance Hayes and Patrick Rosal, then read or download an excerpt of the collection by clicking on the link.
Why two covers? Because the book is actually double-sided.
From the Press Release: t’ai freedom ford’s second collection of poems, & more black, is direct, ingenious, vibrant, alive, queer, & BLACK. By turns tough and sexy, wrapped up in the evolving language and sonics of life, these poems take their cue from Wanda Coleman’s American Sonnets as they rhapsodize and dialogue with artists such as Carrie Mae Weems, Glenn Ligon, and Wangechi Mutu, along with many other musicians, artists, and writers. The kinetic energy of ford’s words leap off the page in rebellious, stunning, and revelatory fashion—poems that mesmerize with sheer velocity and telling pauses.
Today we are very pleased to announce that Alicia Jo Rabins’ second collection of poems, Fruit Geode, has garnered a Finalist spot in Poetry at the National Jewish Book Awards.
If you haven’t checked out the book yet, dive in here: https://augurybooks.com/fruit-geode-by-alicia-jo-rabins/