“Flashing bits of brilliance like a beautifully burned train clacking over a few minutes of elevated rail… Mansbach can write with real talent, maybe crazy talent. His social criticism can be gleefully clever.” –New York Times Book Review on Rage is Back

Adam Mansbach reads from his new book Rage is Back and is joined by poets Joseph Ross and Clint Smith for a night of prose and poetry with a graffiti theme. A book signing will follow in the Haskell Center, next door to the Folger Shakespeare Library at 301 East Capitol Street, SE.

Adam Mansbach is the author of the #1 New York Times bestseller Go the F**k to Sleep, which has been translated into 40 languages and is forthcoming as a feature film from Fox 2000. His novels include the California Book Award-winning The End of the Jews and the cult classic Angry Black White Boy, which has been taught at more than eighty schools. His new novel, Rage is Back, is Amazon.com’s January 2013 Book of the Month.

Mansbach is the recipient of a Reed Award, a Webby Award, and a Gold Pollie Award from the American Association of Political Consultants for his 2012 campaign video “Wake The F**k Up,” starring Samuel L. Jackson. He is currently adapting the children’s classic The Pushcart War for Park Pictures, and his debut thriller, The Dead Run, will be published by HarperCollins in September.

Joseph Ross is the author of Meeting Bone Man and the forthcoming Gospel of Dust. His poems appear in many anthologies and literary journals including Poet Lore, Tidal Basin Review, Beltway Poetry Quarterly, and Drumvoices Revue. He has received three Pushcart Prize nominations and is the winner of the 2012 Pratt Library / Little Patuxent Review Poetry Prize.

Clint Smith is a poet, educator and the 2012 Graffiti DC Grand Slam Champion. He is also a member of the 2012 Beltway Poetry Team, representing DC at the National Poetry Slam. He has been featured on TVOne’s premier poetry and music show, Verses & Flow, and has served as a cultural ambassador to Swaziland on behalf of the U.S. State Department, conducting poetry workshops with youth throughout the country focused on HIV/AIDS prevention, cross-cultural understanding, and self-empowerment.

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