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

From July to September, Mahogany L. Browne is Lincoln Center’s first ever poet-in-residence, curating monthly 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, this season is 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.

Join us for film screenings, a children and family book festival, live and virtual newly commissioned poetry by Browne and community partners, intersectional discussions on art and social justice with leaders and educators in the field, DJ and musical performances, dance, and more. We’re excited to announce July’s events below, but don’t forget to check back later for August and September! 

Restart Stages is part of the Stavros Niarchos Foundation-Lincoln Center Agora Initiative, a collaboration that reimagines cultural engagement in public space for a new era.

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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