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Robin Coste Lewis, photo by Kate Flint

​Robin Coste Lewis, photo by Kate Flint

Robin Coste Lewis


Robin Coste Lewis is the author of Voyage of the Sable Venus, winner of the 2016 National Book Award. This collection of poems is a meditation on the cultural depiction of women in the African diaspora. Coste Lewis considers the roles desire and race play in the construction of the self, juxtaposing actual events with research into the representation of Black female figures through-out art history. Coste Lewis’s reading takes place within the exhibition Kerry James Marshall: Mastry.

The program is generously supported by William and Ruth True – Gramma Poetry.