The Free Library of Philadelphia - 'Air Traffic: A Memoir of Ambition and Manhood in America' - Gregory Pardlo

Air Traffic: A Memoir of Ambition and Manhood in America


Gregory Pardlo

“Intensely personal … funny and poignant” (New York Times), Gregory Pardlo’s poetry collection Digest won the 2015 Pulitzer Prize. An out-of-nowhere coup for the relatively unknown Columbia University MFA student and teacher, it was also nominated for an NAACP Image Award and was a finalist for the Hurston Wright Legacy Award, among other honors. In his new memoir, Pardlo tells the story of his strained New Jersey upbringing, fatherhood, addiction, and African American masculinity.


Brown: Poems

Kevin Young

The poetry editor for The New Yorker and the director of the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture at the New York Public Library, Kevin Young is the author of the poetry collections Blue Laws, Book of Hours, and Jelly Roll, a finalist for the National Book Award. His nonfiction books include Bunk and The Grey Album: On the Blackness of Blackness, a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award. From James Brown to John Brown’s raid to Brown v. the Topeka Board of Education, Young’s new poetry collection riffs on the themes of collective experience and color.

Admission is $15.00.

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Event date: 
Tuesday, April 24, 2018 - 7:30pm
Event address: 
Parkway Central Library
1901 Vine Street
Philadelphia, PA 19103
Air Traffic: A Memoir of Ambition and Manhood in America Cover Image
ISBN: 9781524731762
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Published: Knopf - April 10th, 2018

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ISBN: 9781524732547
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Published: Knopf - April 17th, 2018