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Stereo(TYPE): Jonah Mixon-Webster in conversation with Mahogany L. Browne

Event date: 
Wednesday, July 14, 2021 - 7:30pm to 9:00pm

Charis welcomes Jonah Mixon-Webster in conversation with Mahogany L. Browne for a celebration of Stereo(TYPE): Poems. A radical, urgent collection of poems about Blackness, the self, and the dismantling of corrupt powers in the fight for freedom.  This event is co-hosted by the Auburn Avenue Research Library on African American Culture and History. This event takes place on crowdcast, Charis' virtual event platform. Register here

Jonah Mixon-Webster works at the intersections of space and the body, race and region, sexuality and class. Stereo(TYPE), his debut collection of poetry, is a reckoning and a force, a revision of our most sacred mythologies, and a work of documentary reporting from Mixon-Webster’s hometown of Flint, Michigan, where clean tap water remains an uncertainty and the aftermath of racist policies persist.
 
Challenging stereotypes through scenes that scatter with satire, violence, and the extreme vagaries of everyday life, Mixon-Webster invents visual/sonic forms, conceptualizes poems as transcripts and frequently asked questions, and dives into dreamscapes and modern tragedies, deconstructing the very foundations America is built on. Interrogating language and the ways we wield it as both sword and shield, Stereo(TYPE) is a one-of-a-kind, rapturous collection of vital and beautiful poems.

Jonah Mixon-Webster graduated from Eastern Michigan University and received a Ph.D. in creative writing from Illinois State University. He is the recipient of the Windham Campbell Prize for Poetry, and fellowships from the Vermont Studio Center, the Center for African American Poetry and Poetics, the Conversation Literary Festival, and the PEN Writing for Justice Program. His poetry and hybrid works are featured in various publications including The Yale Review, Callaloo, The Rumpus, Harper’s Magazine, Best New Poets 2017, and Best American Experimental Writing 2018. 

Mahogany L. Browne is a writer, organizer & educator. She is also the Executive Director of Bowery Poetry Club & Artistic Director of Urban Word NYC & Poetry Coordinator at St. Francis College. Browne has received fellowships from Agnes Gund, Air Serenbe, Cave Canem, Poets House, Mellon Research & Rauschenberg. She is the author of Woke: A Young Poets Call to JusticeWoke Baby & Black Girl Magic (Macmillan), Kissing Caskets (Yes Yes Books) & Dear Twitter (Penmanship Books). She is also the founder of the Woke Baby Book Fair (a nationwide diversity literature campaign) & as an Arts for Justice grantee, is completing her first book of essays on mass incarceration, investigating its impact on women and children. She lives in Brooklyn, NY.

This event is free and open to all people, especially to those who have no income or low income right now, but we encourage and appreciate a solidarity donation in support of the work of Charis Circle, our programming non-profit. Charis Circle's mission is to foster sustainable feminist communities, work for social justice, and encourage the expression of diverse and marginalized voices. https://donatenow.networkforgood.org/CharisCircle?code=chariscirclepage

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Event address: 
CROWDCAST
Stereo(TYPE): Poems Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9781524711948
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Knopf - July 13th, 2021

A radical, urgent collection of poems about Blackness, the self, and the dismantling of corrupt powers in the fight for freedom.
 
A PEN America Literary Award Winner


Event Summary: 
Charis welcomes Jonah Mixon-Webster in conversation with Mahogany L. Browne for a celebration of Stereo(TYPE): Poems. A radical, urgent collection of poems about Blackness, the self, and the dismantling of corrupt powers in the fight for freedom.