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Poetry As Protest: Dr. Malcolm Tariq

Conversation on Juneteenth with Dr. Malcolm Tariq

Fri, Jun 19, 2020 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM EDT

Please join us for a night of poetry and conversation on Juneteenth with Dr. Malcolm Tariq. Malcolm will read from his stunning debut Heed the Hollow. This event will serve as the inaugural poetry reading in a new series “Poetry As Protest” from the Royall House and Slave Quarters. We are lucky to hold this event in collaboration with the Shaw 54th Memorial Restoration committee that includes partners; Museum of African American History, National Parks Service, Friends of the Public Garden, and the City of Boston. About the Author: Malcolm Tariq is poet and playwright from Savannah, Georgia. He is the author of Heed the Hollow (Graywolf Press, 2019), winner of the 2018 Cave Canem Poetry Prize, and is a 2020-2021 playwright resident with the Liberation Theatre Company. A graduate of Emory University, he has a PhD in English from the University of Michigan. Malcolm lives in Brooklyn, New York City, where he is the Programs and Communications Manager for the Cave Canem Foundation, a home for Black poetry. About the Interlocutor: Camara Brown is a Ph.D. candidate in American Studies at Harvard University where she writes about poetry, care, gender, sexuality, Black feminisms, and Transnational women of color feminisms. Her interdisciplinary study draws methods and reading practices from both history and literary studies to ask directly what can historians learn about doing history from poetry? Her poetry has been published in The Adroit Journal, Bedfellows, and The Golden Shovel Anthology: New Poems Honoring Gwendolyn Brooks as well as circulated in a collection curated by poet Laynie Browne titled Solidarity Texts. For more information visit: and