Black Girl Magic by Mahogany L. Browne


“The poems in the collection, influenced by the rhythms, lyricism, and expressiveness of hip-hop music and culture, speak to the many dimensions of black womanhood.”

—Poets & Writers


Woke Baby by Mahogany Browne


"Bubbling with an easy joy and nascent sense of justice—and the notion that the two can certainly go hand in hand." 


—Kirkus Reviews

A Wokeful Afternoon with Mahogany L. Browne

Saturday April 13, 2019
02:00 pm

Tags: Event

Mahogany L. Browne delivered spirited and empowering performances of her socially-conscious poem books.


Woke Baby is for all littlest progressives, waking up to seize a new day of justice and activism. Woke babies are up early. Woke babies raise their fists in the air. Woke babies cry out for justice. Woke babies grow up to change the world.


This lyrical and empowering book is both a celebration of what it means to be a baby and what it means to be woke. With bright playful art, Woke Baby is an anthem of hope in a world where the only limit to a skyscraper is more blue.


Black Girl Magic is more than a concept, it’s a lifestyle. To proudly wear the armor of Black and female in the face of adversity stimulates a power of resilience the likes of this world has never seen. One woman, in particular, leading the vanguard of unapologetic, tenacious black women is Mahogany L. BrowneBlack Girl Magic is a journey from girlhood to womanhood and an invitation to readers to find magic in themselves.


Both books are available for purchase at the bookstore! 

Mahogany Browne

MAHOGANY L. BROWNE is a California-born, Brooklyn-based writer, educator, activist, mentor, and curator. She has published several books of poetry, and she is an Urban Word NYC Artistic Director (as seen on HBO’s Brave New Voices), founder of Women Writers of Color Reading Room, and Director of BLM@Pratt Programming, and facilitates performance poetry and writing workshops throughout the country. Mahogany L. Browne is a Cave Canem and Poets House alumni and she directs the poetry program of the Nuyorican Poets Café.