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Roosevelt Poetry Readings

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Transients: A Poetry Reading and Discussion with Douglas Ridloff

Douglas Ridloff is the founder and executive director of ASL Slam, a nonprofit organization that creates safe spaces for the Deaf community to thrive in the many modalities of their native language.

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History Reconsidered: Poetry Reading with Clint Smith

Clint Smith's upcoming nonfiction book, How the Word Is Passed, explores how different historical sites reckon with—or fail to reckon with—their relationship to the history of slavery.

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A Political Poetry: Reading and Conversation with Solmaz Sharif

The poet and Radcliffe Institute visiting scholar Solmaz Sharif will read selected poems and participate in a discussion with Evie Shockley RI ’19.

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WHEREAS: A Poetry Reading and Discussion with Layli Long Soldier

Layli Long Soldier holds a BFA in creative writing from the Institute of American Indian Arts and an MFA from Bard College. Her poems have appeared in the American Indian Journal of Culture and Research, American Poets, BOMB, the Brooklyn Rail, Eleven Eleven, KR Online, Mud City, the New York Times, PEN America, and Poetry, among others. She is a recipient of a Lannan Literary Fellowship, a National Artist Fellowship from the Native Arts & Culture Foundation, and a Whiting Award, and she was a finalist for a 2017 National Book Award. She is the author of WHEREAS (Graywolf Press, 2017) and Chromosomory (Q Ave Press, 2010). She resides in Santa Fe, New Mexico.

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