This podcast features Lower School Learning Specialist Monique Duncan who has been at Trinity since 2017. Monique is dedicated to influencing youth positively through education and advocacy. She writes and illustrates multicultural children's stories that inspire, amuse, and foster a love of reading, while reflecting images and experiences with which children of diverse cultures can identify. She aims to help cultivate their understanding of themselves, their communities, and the world around them. Monique is passionate about representation in children’s literature and wants Black children to feel affirmed when reading her stories. Her most recent book is When Mama Braids My Hair, which describes a young girl's experience of having her hair braided and the bond it creates with her mother. In 2019, When Mama Braids My Hair was nominated for an Ezra Jack Keats Award. It was also selected for the Cooperative Children’s Book Center Choices 2019 best-of-the-year list, and it was featured on the PBS series, Let's Learn

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This podcast features Vincent Katz class of 1978. Vincent is a poet, translator, critic, editor, and curator. He is the author of fifteen books of poetry, including Broadway for Paul and Previous Glances: an intense togetherness. He won the 2005 National Translation Award, given by the American Literary Translators Association, for his book of translations from Latin, The Complete Elegies of Sextus Propertius. He was awarded a Rome Prize Fellowship in Literature at the American Academy in Rome for 2001-2002. Vincent has done book collaborations with artists, including James Brown, Rudy Burckhardt, Francesco Clemente, Wayne Gonzales, and Alex Katz, and with poets, including Anne Waldman. He writes frequently on contemporary art and has published reviews, articles, and essays on a wide range of visual artists, including Ghada Amer and Reza Farkondeh, Jennifer Bartlett, Janet Fish, Nabil Nahas, Kiki Smith, Beat Streuli, and Cy Twombly. He curated a museum exhibition about Black Mountain College and he curated "Street Dance: The New York Photographs of Rudy Burckhardt" for the Museum of the City of New York.
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