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Episode 63: Aurielle Marie

Episode Summary

Los Angeles Poet Laureate Lynne Thompson reads Aurielle Marie's poem no name in the street from their collection Gumbo Ya Ya.

Participant(s) Bio

Aurielle Marie is a Black and queer poet, essayist, and cultural strategist from the South. Their debut collection, Gumbo Ya Ya (University of Pittsburgh Press, 2021), won the Cave Canem Poetry Prize.

Co-founder of the grassroots community-led political coalition It’s Bigger Than You, and strong cultural strategist for organizations on the frontlines of abolition, demilitarization, and anti-racism/anti-policing efforts, Aurielle is also a powerful public speaker, facilitator, and multi-modal performance artist.