Beauty2021: a year for recovering fortunes.

Sunday, October 17th from 1-7 pm: Ready to Grieve / Ready to Heal

How can we be alive to our healing and grief? How is healing and grieving possible through community and in community? Ready to Heal / Ready to Grieve is a participatory and interactive art installation that invites community members to map how they encounter healing and grieving in their own bodies and in collective experience. Throughout the day, participants will have the opportunity to gather, share stories, and create. I’m so excited to partner with Anjali Deshmukh in this public art event. Come create with us on Sunday, Oct. 17 from 1-7 pm at the Queens Theatre. Children are welcome! Thank you to the NYC Department of Cultural Affairs & the New York Foundation for the Arts for making the City Artists Corps and this work possible.

Missed Fortunes: See the Art

What new rituals did you create this last year? What fortunes do you wish for now? Visual artist Anjali Deshmukh & I created 6 poetry & art prints as part of our community storytelling project, Missed Fortunes. Bring the art home from our new shop.

Listen to an interview with me on Dear Brown Parents

10 Books to Read for National Poetry Month by Kundiman

Get more of my recent advocacy & poetry 411 right now here.

Join me for wonder & healing in this series I curated for the Center for Book Arts:

Healing Futures: The Marvel of Grief: Readings by Ama Codjoe & Aurora Masum-Javed
Healing Futures: Ghosts of the Future: Readings by zakia henderson-brown & heidi andrea restrepo rhodes
Healing Futures: Weaving Thresholds: Readings by Eléna Rivera & Sahar Muradi