Mahogany L. Browne

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The Cave Canem, Poets House & Serenbe Focus fellow is the author of several books including Dear Twitter: Love Letters Hashed Out On-line, recommended by Small Press Distribution & Best Poetry Books of 2010. Mahogany bridges the gap between lyrical poets and literary emcee. Browne has toured Germany, Amsterdam, England, Canada and recently Australia as 1/3 of the cultural arts exchange project Global Poetics. Her journalism work has been published in magazines Uptown, KING, XXL, The Source, Canada’s The Word and UK’s MOBO. Her poetry has been published in literary journals Pluck, Manhattanville Review, Muzzle, Union Station Mag, Literary Bohemian, Bestiary, Joint & The Feminist Wire. She is the author of several poetry collections including: Smudge (Button Poetry), Redbone (Willow Books) & is a part of the groundbreaking anthology The Break Beat Poets: New American Poetry in the Age of Hip-Hop (Haymarket). She is an Urban Word NYC Poet-in-Residence (as seen on HBO’s Brave New Voices), founder of Women Writers of Color Reading Room (housed on Pratt Institute) and facilitates performance poetry and writing workshops throughout the country. Browne, NAACP Image Award Nominee, publisher of Penmanship Books, the Nuyorican Poets Café Poetry Program Director and Friday Night Slam curator is currently a 2nd year MFA Candidate for Writing & Activism at Pratt Institute.

With Poetic Theater Productions:

Poet/Playwright for Filial Therapy in Culture Project’s Women Center Stage Festival 2011

Producer and Host for The Encyclopedia Show NYC: Bears, The Moon, The Visual Spectrum, Explosives

Poet/Playwright and Actress for Black Girls Don’t Smile Mosaic in Front of Strangers in Poetic License 2013

Poet for Love, Redefined 2012, 2013, and 2015

Host and Poet for Black ‘N Brew with Mahogany L. Browne and Ursula Rucker

Playwright and Performer for REDBone: A Biomythography

Panelist for Conscious Language 2015

Curator for March 28th & 29th in Poetic License 2016 including:

So You Can Hear Me, SMUDGE, and for men who leave and women who stay

Playwright of SMUDGE in Poetic License 2016

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