Mahogany L. Browne

Mahogany performed at a SpeakTogether student matinee at Edward R. Murrow High School in Midwood, Brooklyn, in September 2019, speaking on the theme, “The Road Not Taken,” and a SpeakTogether virtual student matinee on February 5, 2021, speaking on the day’s theme, “The Root of It All.”

Mahogany L. Browne is a writer, organizer, and educator. Interim Executive Director of Urban Word NYC & Poetry Coordinator at St. Francis College, Browne has received fellowships from Agnes Gund, Air Serenbe, Cave Canem, Poets House, Mellon Research & Rauschenberg. She is the author of Woke: A Young Poets Call to Justice, Woke Baby, Black Girl Magic, Kissing Caskets, and Dear Twitter. She is also the founder of Woke Baby Book Fair (a nationwide diversity literature campaign) and, as an Arts for Justice grantee, is completing her first book of essays on mass incarceration, where she’s investigating its effect on women and children. She resides in Brooklyn, NY.

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