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'One Poem: A Protest Reading in Support of Black Lives' Aug. 18

On Tuesday, Aug. 18, at 7 p.m., the Poetry Coalition—a network of 25+ literary organizations that includes Lambda Literary and Young Chicago Authors—will present "One Poem: A Protest Reading in Support of Black Lives."

In this first-ever nationwide reading curated by the coalition, a poet invited by each member organization will share a poem in support of Black lives.

Representing Lambda Literary will be Lambda Fellow Matthew Thompson. Also performing will be 2020 Lambda Trustee Award winner and Pulitzer Prize winner Jericho Brown as well as former Lammy finalists Kazim Ali and Safia Elhillo.

Additional poets include Prisca Afantchao, Sojourner Ahebee, Meera Dasgupta, Kwame Dawes, Tongo Eisen-Martin, Martín Espada, Sesshu Foster, Kimberly Jae, Raina J. Leon, Mwatabu Okantah, Alberto Ríos, Terisa Siagatonu, Emma Trelles, Monica Youn and Avery R. Young.

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