Kemi Alabi



Kemi Alabi was born on a Sunday in July. Since then, their poetry and essays have found homes in Catapult, The Rumpus, The Guardian, Black Warrior Review, The BreakBeat Poets Vol. 2: Black Girl Magic (Haymarket Press 2018) and other warm places. Kemi’s debut collection, The Lion Tamer’s Daughter, was selected by Camille Rankine as the 2018 BOAAT Chapbook Prize finalist. They lead Echoing Ida, a Forward Together community of Black women and non-binary writers, and read poems for Muzzle Magazine. Find them in Chicago and online @kemiaalabi.

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Center for the Literary Arts, Cornell College

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SAT., JULY 7, 10:30 PM
Socialism 2018, Hyatt Regency McCormick Place

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Mamby on the Beach, Oakwood Beach

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TUE., JUNE 19, 6:00 PM
WordPlay, Young Chicago Authors

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SAT. JUNE 9, 6:00 PM
Juneteenth Art Show, Jimmy Beans Coffee

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THU. MAY 10, 7:00 PM
Queeriosity, Young Chicago Authors

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Black Girl Magic: Book Launch, Poetry Foundation

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