The Friday Framework

Hosted by F. Douglas Brown

What does it mean to build or make or create when the world is either endangering one’s freedom, one’s livelihood, or one’s opportunity to be more? What does it mean to live under the demands that society and personal structures have established for far too long? In these complex times, we need guidance to answer these complex questions and unpack the ideas of struggle, erasure, mixed/ re-mixed by joy and celebration. 

THE FRIDAY FRAMEWORK connects three BIPOC poets whose work serves both as a springboard for greater understanding of the self while also providing an example of how one fearlessly counters the duress their work addresses or may have been created under.

This is liberation in its finest hour.

F. DOUGLAS BROWN is the author of two poetry collections, ICON (Writ Large Press, 2018), and Zero to Three (University of Georgia, 2014), winner of the 2013 Cave Canem Poetry Prize selected by US Poet Laureate, Tracy K. Smith. Brown, an educator for over 25 years, currently teaches English and African American Poetry at Loyola High School of Los Angeles, and is both a Cave Canem and Kundiman fellow. He is the co-founder and co-curator of un::fade::able – The Requiem for Sandra Bland, a quarterly reading series examining restorative justice through poetry as a means to address racism. When he is not teaching, writing or with his children (Isaiah, Olivia, and Simone), he is busy DJing in the greater Los Angeles area.

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