Presented by the Center for Fiction and the Poetry Society of America. The work of Richard Wright has never felt more necessary and prescient, with the recent publication of his restored novel The Man Who Lived Underground and the launch of Seeing Into Tomorrow, a major public art project in Brooklyn featuring haiku he wrote in the last years of his life. Malcolm Wright, the author’s grandson, who wrote the afterword to the newly published novel, joins writer and activist Kevin Powell and Kimiko Hahn (Foreign Bodies) in a conversation about Wright’s poetry and prose and its relevance today. Moderated by Ama Codjoe (Blood of the Air).
This program is part of Seeing Into Tomorrow, a major public art project featuring the haiku of Richard Wright. Seeing Into Tomorrow is made possible by a grant from the Downtown Brooklyn + Dumbo Art Fund, a partnership with Downtown Brooklyn Partnership and Dumbo Improvement District as part of New York State’s Downtown Revitalization Initiative.