Poet Frederick Douglas Brown discusses writing toward the legacy and future proposed by his namesake, Frederick Douglass, and the artist Jacob Lawrence in a visit to LAS faculty Jen Hofer's Black Poetry Matters course.
Brown is the author of two poetry collections, ICON (Writ Large Press, 2018), and Zero to Three (University of Georgia, 2014), and winner of the 2013 Cave Canem Poetry Prize selected by U.S. Poet Laureate, Tracy K. Smith. Brown is both a Cave Canem and Kundiman fellow, and has published poems with the Academy of American Poets, PBS News Hour, The Virginia Quarterly (VQR), Bat City Review, The Sugar House Review, and other publications. He is co-founder and curator of un::fade::able - The Requiem for Sandra Bland, a quarterly reading series examining restorative justice through poetry as a means to address racism.
Zoom link to attend: https://otis.zoom.us/j/95941530579; Meeting ID 95941530579.