Poet-in-Residence Mahogany L. Browne: We Are The Work

Mahogany L. Browne is Lincoln Center’s first-ever poet-in-residence, curating virtual and in-person events in a residency entitled “We Are The Work”—an artistic call to recharge and unite towards justice within our communities. Drawing from her extensive experience as a poet and activist, the season was a woven tapestry of artforms, each representative of who Browne is as an artist—an artist impacted by mass incarceration, oppression, and immigration; and an artist dedicated to poetry, social justice work, reclamation of joy, youth leadership, literacy, and mental wellness.

View the on-demand book release reading of Mahogany L. Browne's second YA Novel Vinyl Moon. She was joined by the founder of Well-Read Black Girl, Glory Edim, for this celebration of public school education, literature, and the radiance of New York City. Signed copies are available via Books Are Magic. Learn more about Vinyl Moon here.


About Mahogany L. Browne 
Mahogany L. Browne is the Executive Director of JustMedia, a media literacy initiative designed to support the groundwork of criminal justice leaders and community members. This position is informed by her career as a writer, organizer, & educator. Browne has received fellowships from Agnes Gund, Air Serenbe, Cave Canem, Poets House, Mellon Research & Rauschenberg. She is the author of recent works: Chlorine Sky, Woke: A Young Poets Call to Justice, Woke Baby, and Black Girl Magic. She’s the founder of the diverse lit initiative, Woke Baby Book Fair. Browne's latest project is a poetry collection responding to the impact of mass incarceration on women and children: I Remember Death By Its Proximity to What I Love (Haymarket Books). She lives in Brooklyn, NY. 

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