WATCH: Saeed Jones on the Apocalypse as a State of Being
In Conversation with Adam Falkner at Greenlight Bookstore
Greenlight is thrilled to welcome award-winning author and long-time friend of the store Saeed Jones back to our Fort Greene events stage to celebrate the release of his new poetry collection, Alive at the End of the World.
In haunted poems glinting with laughter, pierced by grief and charged with history, Jones explores the public and private betrayals of life as we know it. Hailed by Ada Limón as “a serious argument for community and the rebellion of joy,” Jones ushers his readers toward the realization that the end of the world is already here—and the apocalypse is a state of being.
Musician, poet, and educator Adam Falkner joins Jones for a celebratory evening of poetry and conversation about grieving, legacies, friendship, and more.
Founded in October 2009 by Rebecca Fitting and Jessica Stockton Bagnulo, Greenlight Bookstore is an independent bookstore in Brooklyn, New York. Combining the best traditions of the neighborhood bookstore with carefully curated, community-minded events, Greenlight has earned a reputation as a literary destination. Greenlight has continued to serve its community during the COVID-19 pandemic with a diverse array of virtual events, and has been inspired by the movements for racial justice across the country to engage in the work of becoming a more anti-racist company. Learn more at greenlightbookstore.com or check them out @greenlightbklyn.