Mahogany Browne is one of the leading poet-activists of the New York City arts scene. Ploughshares declared that "Browne has become her own revolution"—an artist committed in word and deed to changing the world. Both educator and organizer, she is curator of the Nuyorican Poets Cafe Friday Night Slam, publisher of Penmanship Books, founder of the Women Writers of Color Reading Room, director of Black Lives Matter at Pratt Institute, and artistic director at Urban Word NYC. Her poetry collections include Kissing Caskets (2017) and Redbone (2016), which was nominated for an NAACP Image Award. Her YA and children’s books include Black Girl Magic (2018), Woke Baby (2018), and Woke: A Young Poet's Call to Justice (March 2020).
Co-sponsored by the Hudson Area Library, NYS Museum and the Office of Cultural Education to mark the 2020 Centennial of Women’s Suffrage.