Atelier Faculty

Mahogany L. Browne

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Mahogany L. Browne, selected as Kennedy Center's Next 50, is the Executive Director of JustMedia, Artistic Director of Urban Word, a writer, playwright, organizer and educator. Browne has received fellowships from Arts for Justice, Air Serenbe, Cave Canem, Poets House, Mellon Research and Rauschenberg. She is the author of recent works Vinyl Moon, Chlorine Sky, Woke: A Young Poets Call to Justice, Woke Baby, & Black Girl Magic. Founder of the diverse lit initiative Woke Baby Book Fair, Browne's latest poetry collection, Chrome Valley, is a promissory note to survival and will be available from Norton in spring 2023. Browne readies for her stage debut of Chlorine Sky at Steppenwolf Theater in Chicago, Illinois. She is the first-ever poet-in-residence at the Lincoln Center and lives in Brooklyn, New York.