Notes on an Urban Kill-Floor: Poems for Detroit
Observatory (543 Union St., Brooklyn)

In his latest poetry collection Notes on an Urban Kill-Floor, poet and choreographer Jaamil Olawale Kosoko brings into focus the harsh realities of growing up on the streets of Detroit.

An awkward, anti-social, 90’s kid, forced to deal with an absent father, a mentally disabled mother, and an uncle dying from AIDS (all the while looking after his infant brother), he must take all the traumatic experiences of his childhood and refocus them into the determination he needs to survive.

Join us at 7 for an open mic, followed by a reading from Jaamil’s latest work. Then stay for a discussion of the book—and a celebration of the human body and its many intersections with words and with change.