Black Invention: Imagining New Ways to Speak
April 21 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pmFree
This event is part of One Book, One Philadelphia 2021 centering Jericho Brown’s collection of poems, THE TRADITION.
One of the many hallmarks of Jericho Brown’s The Tradition is the original poetic form Brown invented called the duplex. The form is a combination of three different already existing forms: the sonnet, the ghazal, and the blues poem.
As a Black artist, finding alternate paths to explain or exclaim your humanity is a necessity. This conversation, facilitated by poet Kirwyn Sutherland, will invite Black artists to reflect on how to use the tools at their disposal to create new forms, spaces, and events that fulfill their needs and in some cases the needs of their respective communities.
Presented in collaboration with Paul Robeson House and Museum and Lucien E. Blackwell West Philadelphia Regional Library.
Registrants will receive a Zoom event link.