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Speaking the Blues: An Evening of Poetry

Speaking the Blues: An Evening of Poetry  | Events Calendar


Upper E Side

Whitney Museum of American Art | 945 Madison Avenue at 75th Street

From Langston Hughes to contemporary poets, the spirit of the blues has a long tradition in American poetry and lyrics. In conjunction with Blues for Smoke, this program brings together renowned poets Cornelius Eady, Tracie Morris, Fred Moten, Haryette Mullen, and Patricia Smith for an evening of spoken word, readings, and performance inspired by the blues aesthetic.

Free with Museum admission, which is pay-what-you-wish on Fridays, 6–9 pm; no special tickets or reservations are required. Members enjoy complimentary and express entry to the Museum.