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Saida Agostini, let the dead in | Zoom Ticket

March 21 @ EST 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Free – $20.00

Called by Jan Beatty “courageous poems of blooming and brutality, of unrelenting voice and witness,” Saida Agostini’s first full-length collection is an exploration of the mythologies that seek to subjugate Black bodies and the counter-stories that reject such subjugation. Audacious, sensual and grieving, let the dead in explores how Black women harness the fantastic to craft their own road to freedom. A journey across Guyana, London and the United States, these poems are a meditation on black womanhood, queerness, the legacy of colonization, and pleasure.

Saida Agostini is a queer Afro-Guyanese poet whose work has been published widely. let the dead in was a finalist for the Center of African American Poetry & Poetics’ 2020 Book Prize and the New Issues Poetry Prize. Her other publications include STUNT, a poetry chapbook reimagining the history of Nellie Jackson, a Black woman entrepreneur who operated a brothel for 60 years in Natchez, Mississippi. She is a Cave Canem Graduate Fellow.

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March 21
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Free – $20.00
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