The New Social Environment

Radical Poetry Reading with David Mills

Featuring Mills, Rose Auslander, Molly Peacock, and Rosebud Ben-Oni


1 p.m. Eastern / 10 a.m. Pacific

David Mills curates our 93rd Radical Poetry Reading.

In this talk

Molly Peacock

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Poet Molly Peacock’s latest poetry collections are The Analyst: Poems and Cornucopia: New and Selected Poems, from W.W. Norton and Company. She is working on a book of essays about friendship and poetry called A Friend Sails in on a Poem. She is the former President of the Poetry Society of America and Poet-in-Residence at the American Poets’ Corner she is the co-founder of Poetry in Motion on New York’s subways and buses and the founder of The Best Canadian Poetry.

David Mills

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Poet David Mills has received Breadloaf, Henry James, ArtsLink, Brio and Pan-African Literary Forum fellowships; recorded his poetry on RCA records; performed a one-person show of the works of Langston Hughes; and been featured in the PBS documentary Slammin. His poems have appeared in Callaloo, Ploughshares, jubilat, Fence, Rattapallax, Hanging Loose, Live from the Nuyorican Poets Café, The Ringing Ear: Black Poets Lean South, and Black Renaissance Noir among many others. His poetry has been displayed at the Venice Biennale and Germany’s Documenta international art exhibition. He wrote the audio tour for Deborah Willis’s national exhibition of “Reflections in Black: 100 Years of Black Photography.”

Rose Auslander

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Poet Rose Auslander’s last name means foreigner. Obsessed with the sea but unable to walk on sand, she is the author of the book Wild Water Child, the chapbooks Folding Water, Hints, and The Dolphin in the Gowanus, and poems in the Berkeley Poetry Review, Baltimore Review, New American Writing, RHINO, Roanoke Review, Rumble Fish, Tinderbox, and Tupelo Quarterly.

Rosebud Ben-Oni

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Born to a Mexican mother and Jewish father, Rosebud Ben-Oni is the winner of 2019 Alice James Award for If This Is the Age We End Discovery (March 2021), which received a Starred Review in Booklist and was a Finalist for the 2021 National Jewish Book Award in Poetry. She is also the author of Turn around, BRXGHT XYXS (Get Fresh Books, 2019) and the chapbook 20 Atomic Sonnets, which appears online in Black Warrior Review (2020), in honor of the Periodic Table’s 150th Birthday.

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