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Poet | Writer | Author


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

Emily reads Why I Love Old Men at SPACE in Evanston Illinois. 2024

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

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

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