New Letters: Marcus Wicker (1-30-2019)

New Letters on the Air

Michigan native Marcus Wicker reads from his 2011 National Poetry Series winning collection, MAYBE THE SADDEST THING, which was also a finalist for the NAACP Image Award for Poetry. It ranges in topics from Flavor Flav to Bruce Lee, and samples famous hip hop songs. Wicker also shares work from his new book, SILENCER, winner of the 2018 Arnold Adoff Poetry Award. It,too,contains humor and pop culture references, but also explores stories of racism and violence.

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