EventsClub Book: "Spoken Word: A Cultural History" by Joshua Bennett, PhD.

Club Book: "Spoken Word: A Cultural History" by Joshua Bennett, PhD.

7:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Rondo Community Library


Joshua Bennett, PhD, is a prize-winning poet and spoken word artist. He gained critical acclaim in 2016 with The Sobbing School, winner of the National Poetry Series and a finalist for an NAACP Image Award. Bennett's follow-ups, Owed (2020) and The Study of Human Life (2022), solidified his standing as one of his generation's most resonant and needed poetic voices. In a starred review for Owed, Publisher's Weekly raves "these powerful, crisp poems celebrate the complexity, joy, and heartbreak of the Black experience in America." Bennett's newest release is Spoken Word: A Cultural History. In it, he tracks the origins and broad impact of a resilient art form that has long centered voices and experiences outside the dominant cultural narrative. In addition to his writing, Bennett is a professor at Dartmouth College and founding editor of Minor Notes, a Penguin Classics book series dedicated to the rediscovery of underappreciated Black poets from the 19th and 20th centuries. 

All events are FREE, open to the public, and registration is not required. You can find 150+ podcasts and videos from past seasons as well as author info and a calendar of events at

Club Book: The Book Club Rewritten
Suitable for:
Author Events

Powered by BiblioCommons.

BiblioEvents: app03 Version 3.6.1 Last updated 2022/12/21 09:41

Image Built on: December 1, 2022 3:39 PM