Taylor Johnson and Malik Thompson for INHERITANCE
We are so excited for Taylor Johnson to be in conversation with Loyalty's own Malik Thompson about Taylor's new poetry collection Inheritance! This event will be held digitally via Crowdcast. This event is free, but you must RSVP to receive the login link and password for our Crowdcast event. Please note the link and password will be in your confirmation email from Eventbrite! You can order the book below and there will also be an option to buy the book during the event.
ABOUT THE BOOK
Inheritance is a black sensorium, a chapel of color and sound that speaks to spaciousness, surveillance, identity, desire, and transcendence. Influenced by everyday moments of Washington, DC living, the poems live outside of the outside and beyond the language of categorical difference, inviting anyone listening to listen a bit closer. Inheritance is about the self's struggle with definition and assumption.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Taylor Johnson is from DC. Their first book of poems in Inheritance, published by Alice James Books. Their poems appear in The Paris Review, The Baffler, Scalawag, and The Offing. They’ve received fellowships from Cave Canem, Callaloo, Yaddo, and the Vermont Studio Center, among other organizations. In 2017 Taylor received the Larry Neal Writeres Award from the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities. Taylor lives in New Orleans. For more, go to taylorjohnsonpoems.com
ABOUT THE IN CONVERSATION PARTNER
Malik Thompson is a Black queer man proud to be from DC. Malik writes poetry and essays, you can read his work at Voicemail Poems and Split This Rock. Malik has facilitated workshops for Split This Rock, Moonlit DC, and the University of Wisconsin-Madison. You can find Malik's thoughts on literature at his instragram account @negroliterati.
Please note Loyalty has a zero tolerance policy for harassment or intimidation of any kind during this virtual event.