The Road to Well-Being Speaker Series Features Spoken Word Artist and Poet Joshua Bennett

Award-winning poet Joshua Bennett performed at both the Middle and Upper School assemblies on February 19 as part of The Road to Well-Being Speaker Series. The Yonkers, N.Y. native read from his new collection “Algorithm & Blues” as well as other poems and a work-in-progress manuscript. The 2010 University of Pennsylvania graduate is currently a doctoral candidate in the English Department at Princeton University, and has received fellowships from the Ford Foundation, The Center for the Study of Social Difference at Columbia University, and the Callaloo Creative Writing Workshop. Winner of the 2014 Lucille Clifton Poetry Prize, his poems have been published or are forthcoming in Anti-, Callaloo, Women & Performance: a journal of feminist theory and elsewhere. Joshua has recited his original work at events such as the Sundance Film Festival, the NAACP Image Awards, and President Obama’s Evening of Poetry and Music at The White House. He is also the founding editor of Kinfolks: a journal of black expression.


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