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 jaamil olawale kosoko


Masks are required at all Poetry Project events unless otherwise specifically noted. While we will have masks available we encourage you to come with a mask for the reading. We also encourage all event attendees to take a rapid test the day of the event before heading to the church.

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.

Open CART captioning is scheduled for most in-person events.