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Friday, October 19 • 6:30pm - 8:00pm
When Rap Spoke Straight to God

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Co-presented by Museum of the African Diaspora

When Rap Spoke Straight to God is not sacred or profane, but rather a chorus joined in a single soliloquy, demanding to be heard. There’s Wu-Tang and Mary Magdelene with a foot fetish, Lil’ Kim and a self-loving Lilith. Slurs, catcalls, verses, erasures. Erica Dawson's new book-length poem from Tin House represents both a lament for and a celebration of blackness. Like Wu-Tang says, the marginalized “ain’t nothing to f--- with.” In conversation with D. Scot Miller. $10 general / $5 students, seniors, MoAD members

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D. Scot Miller

D. Scot Miller is an Oakland-based writer, artist and curator. A regular contributor to Gawker Review of Books, Sensitive Skin, City Lights, and Mosaic Magazine, he is the author of The AfroSurreal Manifesto.

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Erica Dawson

Erica Dawson is the author of two collections of poetry: The Small Blades Hurt (Measure Press, 2014), winner of the 2016 Poets’ Prize; and Big-Eyed Afraid (Waywiser Pess, 2007), winner of the 2006 Anthony Hecht Prize. Her work has appeared in three editions of Best American Poetry... Read More →

Friday October 19, 2018 6:30pm - 8:00pm PDT
Museum of the African Diaspora 685 Mission St., San Francisco, CA 94105