The Max Ritvo Poetry Prize Presents Michael Kleber-Diggs in conversation with Tracy K. Smith


Though registration to this event is closed, the program will be simultaneously livestreamed on Milkweed's Facebook page. Tune in here:

Join us for the virtual launch of Michael Kleber-Diggs's Worldly Things—the 2020 winner of the Max Ritvo Poetry Prize—co-presented by Milkweed Editions, the Alan B. Slifka Foundation, the Academy of American Poets, and the Minnesota Prison Writing Workshop. Kleber-Diggs will be joined in conversation by former U.S. Poet Laureate Tracy K. Smith

This event launches the new Max Ritvo Poetry Prize Presents virtual event series. This series brings a vibrant group of poets and poetry advocates together for an evening of celebration, poetry, and conversation. Milkweed Editions is proud to amplify the voices of debut poets through the annual Max Ritvo Poetry Prize, particularly because fostering a dynamic poetry community was integral to Max Ritvo’s work and life. This annual virtual event series will provide Max Ritvo Poetry Prize winning poets a platform to introduce their work to readers across the country with the support and enthusiasm of their publisher, the Alan B. Slifka Foundation, the Academy of American Poets, and a local literary organization of their choosing.

SignNexus will provide ASL interpretation and CART (remote captioning) during the event (*note: captions may only appear on Zoom).

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