The Reading Room at Poem 88
July 3 to September 18
At Poem 88, we are and will remain in complete solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement. We are for comprehensive police reform. We are for equity and equality for BIPOC. Toward those goals, for the months of July, August, and September, Poem 88 will serve as a reading room and community resource to foster renewed understanding of the struggles of our friends, brothers, and sisters, and a place to disabuse ourselves of our overwhelming white privilege. At the bottom, please review the list of titles of non-fiction, art books, children's books, and poetry that we hope will put us on the right path - the one that bends toward justice.
In addition, a series of totems by Atlanta artist, Kevin Cole, created as memorials to black victims struck down by police violence will be on view. We hope that the gallery, reconfigured in this way, will provide space for contemplation.
The Reading Room will be available by appointment Tuesdays - Fridays, 11am to 4pm. Only 4 guests at a time, please, face-coverings required. We will be sanitizing the space daily and will provide gloves for handling the books. Please write to or call 404 735 1000 to schedule a time to use the reading room.