Kemi Alabi

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WHO

Kemi Alabi was born on a Sunday in July. Since then, their poetry and essays have found homes in Catapult, The Toast, The Guardian, Black Warrior Review, The BreakBeat Poets Vol. 2: Black Girl Magic (Haymarket Press 2018) and other warm places.

An editor and teaching artist, Kemi has worked with poets, organizers, journalists and students of all ages. They've read poems on stages nationwide, from universities to music festivals, bookstores to dive bars. They believe in Black queer futures and the word "tender." Tender tender tender.

These days, Kemi holds down Echoing Ida, a Forward Together home for Black women and nonbinary media makers, and reads poems for Muzzle Magazine. Wisconsin-bred, Boston-schooled and Oakland-loved, Kemi now lives in Chicago and online @kemiaalabi.

 
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what

Select poems, essays and videos.

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when/where

 

tue., apr. 9

7:00 PM

Black girl magic: book launch

Poetry Foundation
Chicago, IL
More Information

THU., MAY 10

7:00 PM

queeriosity

Young Chicago Authors
Chicago, IL
Facebook Event

 

 

sAT., JUN. 9

6:00 PM

juneteenth Art show

Jimmy Beans Coffee
Chicago, IL
Facebook Event
 

SAT., JUN. 23

TIME TBA

MAMBY ON THE BEACH

Oakwood Beach (Stage TBA)
Chicago, IL
Buy Tickets

 
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CONTAct

For bookings and inquiries:

 
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