Poetry Reading of INHERITANCE by Taylor JohnsonOctober 11, 2022 at 79 p.m.

Time: October 11, 2022 at 79 p.m.

Taylor Johnson is from Washington, DC. He is the author of Inheritance (Alice James Books, 2020), winner of the 2021 Norma Farber First Book Award from the Poetry Society of America. His work appears in Poetry Magazine, The Paris Review, The Baffler, Scalawag, and elsewhere. Taylor is the inaugural 2022 Poet-in-Residence at the Guggenheim Museum.

“Johnson’s impressive collection acts as a nexus for thinking about the ways that language, identity, and ownership collide. As a Black, trans person, Johnson’s own identity exists at an intersectional space. On the page, this yields a rhetoric of “liminality,” one that extends beyond language or ownership and into uncharted territory. … The poems’ oscillating tones and juxtaposed references present a complex, many-sided picture of life as it is made and inherited.”
—Julianna Drew Björkstén, October Hill Magazine

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