Prospect Lefferts Gardens store:
Tuesday, May 15, 7:30 PM
Justin Phillip Reed presents Indecency
With Angel Nafis and Jayson P. Smith
Greenlight is thrilled to host an evening of poetry and performance to celebrate the debut collection of poet Justin Phillip Reed. Indecency is boldly and carefully executed and perfectly ragged. In these poems, Justin Phillip Reed experiments with language to explore inequity and injustice and to critique and lament the culture of white supremacy and the dominant social order. Political and personal, tender, daring, and insightful, the author unpacks his intimacies, weaponizing poetry to take on masculinity, sexuality, exploitation, and the prison industrial complex and unmask all the failures of the structures into which society sorts us. Fellow poets (and Greenlight booksellers emeritus) Angel Nafis, author of BlackGirl Mansion, and Jayson P. Smith, founder of the NOMAD Reading Series, open for Justin at tonight’s event. A signing follows the performances.