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Gwendolyn Brooks Social Justice Initiative presents: Lillian-Yvonne Bertram

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Gwendolyn Brooks Social Justice Initiative; Department of English
Oct 3, 2024   5:30 pm  
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Join us for the second installment of the Gwendolyn Brooks Social Justice Initiative. This year's featured guest is Lillian-Yvonne Bertram, who will give a public reading Thursday, Oct. 3 2024 at 5:30PM. 

Lillian-Yvonne Bertram is an African American writer, poet, artist, and educator who works at the intersection of computation, AI, race, and gender. They are the author of Travesty Generator (Noemi Press), a book of computational poetry that received the Poetry Society of America’s 2020 Anna Rabinowitz prize for interdisciplinary work and longlisted for the 2020 National Book Award for Poetry. They are the recipient of a National Endowment for the Arts Poetry Fellowship. Their other poetry books include How Narrow My Escapes (DIAGRAM/New Michigan), Personal Science (Tupelo Press), a slice from the cake made of air (Red Hen Press), and But a Storm is Blowing From Paradise (Red Hen Press). Their fifth book, Negative Money, is available now. They direct the MFA in creative writing program at the University of Maryland. Their new chapbook, written with AI, is called A Black Story May Contain Sensitive Content and won the 2023 Diagram/New Michigan chapbook contest. 

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