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Queer Poetry Reading Group: Don’t Call Us Dead

The Library at Bradbury-Sullivan LGBT Community Center invites the community to participate in our NEW Queer Poetry Reading Group! In this group, we will be discussing the works of contemporary queer poets. On July 23, we will discuss Don’t Call Us Dead by Danez Smith.

About this book, says “Danez Smith has become one of a generation’s most noticed poets, and for good reason: at once a stunning performer and a tersely effective arranger of words on the page, Smith can address the Black Lives Matter movement, the erasure of black humanity by malign police, and then pivot to vivid, sexy, or scary records from a complex queer sexuality.” Don’t Call Us Dead was the winner of the Forward Prize for Best Collection and a finalist for the National Book Award.

The Queer Poetry Reading Group is facilitated by Jimmy Hamill, Ph.D candidate at Lehigh University.

Free books are available for the first ten people to sign up. Sign up by emailing

If you don’t need a free copy of the book, let Sharon know when you sign up. This program will occur by zoom and advance registration is required. RSVP by July 21 in order to receive the zoom link.

If you don’t need a free copy of the book, you can purchase your own copy here, with a percentage of the purchase automatically donated back to Bradbury-Sullivan LGBT Community Center!

This project is sponsored in part by the Lehigh Valley Engaged Humanities Consortium, with generous support provided by a grant to Lafayette College from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

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