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An Evening with Saeed Jones

Join the Cleveland Foundation, Karamu House, and the Anisfield-Wolf Book Awards as we host Saeed Jones, the 2023 winner for poetry, to kick off the first Anisfield-Wolf author event of Cleveland Book Week. 

Jones, the former executive culture editor of Buzzfeed, won a Kirkus Prize for his 2019 memoir, “How We Fight for Our Lives.”

His second poetry collection, “Alive at the End of the World,” contains 46 poems in a book Rita Dove calls “an aching reminder that a queer Black man leads a meta existence; he cannot live without thinking about living, constantly negotiating the everyday with an eye to the peril that can intrude at any time, from police violence to the minutest reactions from highbrow bigots.”

Tickets are free and open to the public. A book signing will follow.