Brian G. Gilmore was born and raised in Washington, D.C. He is the author of three previous collections of poetry, including We Didn’t Know Any Gangsters, a 2014 NAACP Image Award Nominee. He is both a Cave Canem Fellow and a Kimbilio Fellow, and he currently teaches social justice law at Michigan State University.
Brian joins us today to talk about his Michigan Notable Book of poetry, Come See About Me, Marvin from Wayne State University Press. In this latest collection, Brian imagines a dialogue between himself and Marvin Gaye, another black man from Washington D.C. who moved here to follow his career. The poems were written, in part, as a way of coping in a strange new land.
Check out the book here: https://www.wsupress.wayne.edu/books/detail/come-see-about-me-marvin