The Poetry Project


mayfield brooks & Tammy Nguyen

© Ivanna Baranova

mayfield brooks and Tammy Nguyen work across multiple mediums and disciplines to explore history, memory, and change. brook’s movement-based practice, Improvising While Black, attends to and engages in “disorientation, dissent, wildness, ancestral healing, rest and repair.” Tammy Nguyen’s new book, O, shifts formally and temporally to trace the history of a smile, a family, a very deep cave.

Featuring a guest introduction by Emmy Catedral and jaamil olawale kosoko


This in-person event will also be livestreamed via The Poetry Project's YouTube. Livestream captions will be available via a StreamText link or the CC button on YouTube's player.