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Poetry for the Pandemic

Readings and a dialogue among distinguished poets and young poets of tomorrow— a chorus of diverse voices exploring the transformative power of words.

Presented by the Alliance for Young Artists & Writers and Theater of War Productions.

Featuring:

Dr. Joshua Bennett, Facilitator

Mahogany L. Browne

Juan Felipe Herrera, US Poet Laureate 2015–2017

Molly McCully Brown

Patricia Smith

and special guests: Tracie Thoms and Bill Murray

The Class of 2020 National Student Poets: Maddie Dietz, Manasi Garg, Isabella Ramirez, Ethan Wang, and Anthony John Wiles, Jr. and alumni of the National Student Poets Program.

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Poetry for the Pandemic

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On Zoom / 2020

Poetry For the Pandemic: November 12, 2020

Bill Murray Poetry for the Pandemic
Poetry for the Pandemic

Bill Murray

On Zoom / 2020

Bill Murray reads:

When Poetry Visits: Ars Poetica by Laura Rothenberg

Bill Murray and Tracie Thoms Poetry for the Pandemic
Poetry for the Pandemic

Tracie Thoms and Bill Murray

On Zoom / 2020

Tracie Thoms reads:

The 19th Amendment and my Mama by Mahogany L. Browne
&

America will Be by Johsua Bennett After Langston Hughes

Bill Murray reads:

Transubstantiation by Molly McCully Brown

Isabella Ramirez and Juan Felipe Herrera US Poet Laureate 2015 2017
Poetry for the Pandemic

Poetry for the Pandemic’ Showcases Timeless Verse, Bill Murray

On Zoom / 2020

Isabella Ramirez and Juan Felipe Herrera, US Poet Laureate 2015–2017 Read the article in The Emory Wheel.

Isabella Ramirez reads:

Let me Tell You What a Poem Brings by Juan Felipe Herrera for Charles Fishman

&

Exiles by Juan Felipe Herrera

Juan Felipe Herrera reads:

Mama by Isabella Ramirez


Anthony Wiles and Joshua Bennet
Poetry for the Pandemic

Anthony Wiles and Joshua Bennet

On Zoom / 2020

Anthony Wiles and Joshua Bennet read each other's poems.

Joshua Bennett reads:

we went Home to Crystal by Anthony Wiles

Anthony John Wiles, Jr reads:

Mike Brown is a Type of Christ by Joshua Bennett

Manasi Garg and Mahogany L Browne Poetry for the Pandemic
Poetry for the Pandemic

Manasi Garg and Mahogany L. Browne

On Zoom / 2020

Manasi Garg and Mahogany L. Browne read each other's poems.

Manasi Garg reads:

litany by Mahogany L. Browne

Mahogany L. Browne reads:

Conversations at the Kitchen Table by Manasi Garg

Patricia Smith and Maddy Dietz Poetry for the Pandemic
Poetry for the Pandemic

Patricia Smith and Maddy Dietz

On Zoom / 2020

Patricia Smith and Maddy Dietz read each other's poems.

Patricia Smith reads:

BRACKEN by Madelyn Dietz

Madelyn Dietz reads:

10-Year-Old Shot Three Times, but She’s Fine by Patricia Smith

Molly Mc Cully Brown and Ethan Wang Poetry for the Pandemic
Poetry for the Pandemic

Molly McCully Brown and Ethan Wang

On Zoom / 2020

Molly McCully Brown and Ethan Wang read each other's poems.

Ethan Wang reads:

What There is To Give by Molly McCully Brown

Molly McCully Brown reads:

walk through the suburbs by Ethan Wang

Poetry for the Pandemic
Poetry for the Pandemic

Poetry for the Pandemic: November 12th

On Zoom / 2020

An intergenerational discussion about poetry during the pandemic.

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