Join us in celebration for our dear friend Dougie’s new book! It’s a stunning work that you won’t soon forget. In Downtown LA.
The Accomplices are proud to introduce the new work from F Douglas Brown, ICON. Come celebrate the release with special guest readers, art, live music and a DJ dance party.
Brown, inspired by Lawrence’s 1938 panel series, which observes both Frederick Douglass and Harriet Tubman, brings ICON, a biographical/poetic reflection doing the task of considering and re-considering role models, heroes. Through conversations with poets, pop stars, comic book sensations, and of course, the historical characters Douglass, Tubman and Lawrence, Brown distills this discussion into an examination of the self.
What folks are saying about ICON:
“Here is a poet who tracks a formidable lodestar in his chosen namesake, Frederick Douglass, and wrestles with his legacy through illuminative ekphrasis, dedicated truth-telling, and the indomitable will to claim one’s identity from a world that seeks to negate it. Writing with self-discovery through a multitude of form and historical insight, Brown charts a Tubman-trod course across millennia, culture, and language. Through his multihued blood-line that flows with memory to sing the kill away, we find ourselves delivered into a daring rendition of humanity at its best despite the worst of circumstances.”
– Tyehimba Jess, author of Olio and winner of the 2017 Pulitzer Prize
Books for sale will be on-site.
No Cover, Just Love.