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CLMP presents Poets Read Fiction: Lee Ann Brown, T'ai Freedom Ford, Morgan Parker & Diana Hamilton

Join CLMP at Berl's Brooklyn Poetry Shop to hear four genre promiscuous poets read their fantastic prose. A fiction reading during Poetry Month? Radical, we know. We'll see you there.

With sincerest thanks to our Cultural Partner, Cave Canem!


Lee Ann Brown is the author of In the Laurels, Caught (Fence Books, 2013), which won the 2012 Fence Modern Poets Series Award, as well as three other collections of poetry. In 1989, Brown founded Tender Buttons Press, which is dedicated to publishing experimental women’s poetry.

t'ai freedom ford is a New York City high school English teacher and Cave Canem Fellow. Her fiction has appeared or is forthcoming in Drunken Boat, Kweli, Bomb Magazine and others. Her poetry has appeared in The African American Review, Vinyl, Muzzle, Gulf Coast, Poetry and others. Winner of the 2015 To the Lighthouse Poetry Prize, her first poetry collection, how to get over, is available from Red Hen Press.

Diana Hamilton is the author of two books of poetry—God Was Right (forthcoming from Ugly Duckling Presse) and Okay, Okay (Truck Books)—and four chapbooks. A novella, Shit Advice Columnist, is forthcoming from Troll Thread this year. 

Morgan Parker is the author of There Are More Beautiful Things Than Beyoncé (Tin House Books 2017) and Other People’s Comfort Keeps Me Up At Night (Switchback Books 2015), which was selected by Eileen Myles for the 2013 Gatewood Prize and a finalist for the Poetry Society of America's Norma Farber First Book Award. Parker is the recipient of a 2017 National Endowment of the Arts Literature Fellowship, winner of a 2016 Pushcart Prize, and a Cave Canem graduate fellow.