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Mahogany L. Browne

Mahogany L. Browne is a writer, organizer & educator. Browne has received fellowships from Agnes Gund, Air Serenbe, Cave Canem, Poets House, Mellon Research & Rauschenberg. She is the author of recent works: Chlorine Sky, Woke: A Young Poets Call to Justice, Woke Baby, & Black Girl Magic. As the founder of the diverse lit initiative, Woke Baby Book Fair, Browne is excited to release her newest poetry collection responding to the impact of mass incarceration on women and children I Remember Death By Its Proximity to What I Love (Fall 2021, Haymarket Books), She lives in Brooklyn, NY.

Proximity of Violence & Our Black Woman Bodies

Closing my eyes doesn’t take away the violent images, but it allows me to brace for the pain.

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APRIL 2021

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