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Third Time’s the Charm: A Night of Poetry with Sarah Kay, Anis Mojgani, Clint Smith and Hanif Abdurraqib
Presented by The Sheen Center
Wednesday, October 3, 2018 @ 7:30PM
The Sheen Center is proud to present “Third Time’s the Charm” – A night of poetry with Sarah Kay, Anis Mojgani, Clint Smith, and Hanif Abdurraqib—four incredible poets whose work covers the sadness, fears, anxieties, and joys of living in this wild world. Sarah, Anis, Clint and Hanif return to the Sheen Center for the third time after their last two sold out performances in 2016 and 2017.
Hanif Abdurraqib is a poet, essayist, and cultural critic from Columbus, Ohio. His first collection of poems, The Crown Ain’t Worth Much was released in 2016 and was nominated for the Hurston-Wright Legacy Award. His first collection of essays, They Can’t Kill Us Until They Kill Us, was released in fall 2017 by Two Dollar Radio.
Sarah Kay is a poet, performer, and educator from New York City. Her poetry can be found on Netflix tv shows, Uniqlo t-shirts, and bookstore shelves, in the form of four best-selling books of poetry: B, The Type, No Matter the Wreckage, and All Our Wild Wonder. Sarah is the founder and co-director of Project VOICE, an organization that uses spoken word poetry to entertain, educate, and inspire students and teachers worldwide.
Anis Mojgani is the author of 5 books. His latest collection, In the Pockets of Small God, was released in April 2018 by Write Bloody Publishing. A two time National Poetry Slam Individual Champion and winner of the International World Cup Poetry Slam, his work has appeared on HBO, NPR, and in a number of literary journals. Originally from New Orleans, Anis currently lives in Portland, OR, where he serves on the Board of Directors for Literary Arts.
Clint Smith is a writer, teacher, and Ph.D. Candidate at Harvard University. He is a 2014 National Poetry Slam champion, a 2017 recipient of the Jerome J. Shestack Prize from the American Poetry Review, and has received fellowships from Cave Canem and the National Science Foundation. His writing has appeared in The New Yorker, The Atlantic, The Paris Review, and The New Republic. His debut collection of poems, Counting Descent, was published in 2016 by Write Bloody Publishing. It won the 2017 Literary Award for Best Poetry Book from the Black Caucus of the American Library Association and was a finalist for an NAACP Image Award.