Cave Canem at the Brooklyn Museum

Soul of a Nation: Art in the Age of Black Power, which shines light on a broad spectrum of Black artistic practice from 1963 to 1983. This presentation is part of the Brooklyn Museum's First Saturdays event series. Free and open to the public.

Roberto Carlos Garcia's second poetry collection, black / Maybe, is available from Willow Books. His first collection, Melancolía, is available from Červená Barva Press. His poems and prose have appeared or are forthcoming in Bettering American Poetry, The Root, Rigorous, Academy of American Poets Poem-A-Day, The New Engagement, Stillwater Review, Gawker, Barrelhouse, The Acentos Review, Lunch Ticket, and many others. He is founder of the cooperative press Get Fresh Books, LLC. A native New Yorker, Roberto holds an MFA in Poetry and Poetry in Translation from Drew University, and has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize. His website is Gabriel Ramirez is a Queer Afro-Latinx poet, activist, teaching artist and a youth mentor at Urban Word NYC. He has received fellowships from The Conversation Literary Arts Festival, Palm Beach Poetry Festival, The Watering Hole, and Callaloo. Gabriel has performed on Broadway at the New Amsterdam Theatre, United Nations, Lincoln Center, Apollo Theater and elsewhere, and has been featured in Huffington PostVIBE MagazineBlavityUpworthy, and Remezcla, among others. You can find his work on Youtube, and in publications such as The VoltaWinter TangerineBlueshift Journal, and the anthologies ¡MANTECA!: an Anthology of Afro-Latino Poetry (Arte Público Press 2017), and Bettering American Poetry Anthology (Bettering Books 2017).