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Emily Calvo joins poets Nikki Giovanni and Jordan Holmes to discuss the art and poems included in the book, Standing in the Need of Prayer, a collection of poems about the vulnerability of black males. The book is dedicated to their mothers.  To purchase a copy, click here

Hear Calvo's cancer saga and the poem her story inspired. (4:48 min)

On a cold Sunday in 2018, Calvo reads to fans of music and poetry at the Church of Beethoven in Oak, Park, IL.  

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