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Kei Miller on Things I Have Withheld with Uli Beutter Cohen

September 21, 2021 via Zoom

Through essay and commentary, Kei Miller explores the silences that exist in humanity’s conversations around race, sex, and gender in Things I Have Withheld. Through immersion in these silences, Miller extrapolates the experience of discrimination that happens within them and expertly challenges his readers to interrogate what about these conversations seems unsayable. Miller joined The Center for Fiction for a discussion with Uli Beutter Cohen (Between the Lines) on the book and the silences in question.

Co-presented with the Brooklyn Caribbean Literary Festival.

In Conversation

  • Kei Miller (c) Naomi - Zach Cihlar

    Kei Miller

    Kei Miller

    Kei Miller is a Jamaican poet, essayist, and novelist, shortlisted for the Costa Poetry Award and winner of the prestigious Forward poetry prize for his collection The Cartographer Tries to Map a Way to Zion. In 2010, the Institute of Jamaica awarded him the Silver Musgrave medal for his contributions to literature and in 2018 he was awarded the Anthony Sabga medal for Arts & Letters. He has taught at the Universities of Glasgow, Royal Holloway and Exeter and, in 2019, he was the Ida Beam Distinguished Visiting Professor to the University of Iowa.

    Photo Credit: Naomi

  • Uli Beutter Cohen credit Bridgit Badore

    Uli Beutter Cohen

    Uli Beutter Cohen

    Uli Beutter Cohen is a New York City–based documentarian, artist, and the creator of @subwaybookreview. She explores belonging to a time and place through writing and photography. Uli is a sought-after speaker and panelist. Her work has been featured on TV, in print, and online by New York magazine, Esquire, Vogue, Forbes, Oprah magazine, Glamour, the BBC, and the Guardian, among others. Between The Lines: Stories from the Underground is her first book. Uli lives in Brooklyn.

    Photo Credit: Bridgit Badore