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Busboys and Poets Books Presents: “Like We Still Speak” with Danielle Badra

November 21, 2021 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm EST

Winner of the 2021 Etel Adnan Poetry Prize, LIKE WE STILL SPEAK is a collection about love, death, and family. Conversation and memory are at the heart of this elegiac and formally inventive debut. Through her writing, Badra continues to talk with her sister and her father, both of whom she has lost. In a creative format that lends itself to the emotional content of the book, Badra often sets her words alongside the words of those who have passed on in polyphonic poems that can be read in multiple directions. Badra invites the reader to engage in this communal space where she investigates inheritance, witnessing, intimacy, and survival.

This event is free and open to all, accessible through our Facebook and Youtube pages (@busboysandpoets).

Please RSVP if you are joining in person or are interested in purchasing a signed book with shipping (limited to those tuning in via livestream) Doors open to the Angela Davis room at Busboys and Poets 450K at 5:45 PM on November 21st. The program itself will begin at 6 PM with an introduction from Busboys and Poets Books Director of Operations, Lori Barrientos Sanchez, before we kick things off. Danielle is joined by Holly Mason to unpack the depth of her work. There will be time for Q&A with the audience before the end of the program, as well as the opportunity to purchase a copy of LIKE WE STILL SPEAK for Danielle to sign the night of!


November 21, 2021
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm EST


Busboys and Poets
450 K Street NW
Washington, DC 20001 United States


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