Redaction: Revisiting the Sweet Flypaper of Life with Titus Kaphar, Dwayne Betts, and Bridget Cooks

Tuesday, May 16, 2023 - 5:30pm to 6:30pm
Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
121 Wall Street
New Haven, CT 06511
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A discussion with artist Titus Kaphar, poet Dwayne Betts, and art historian Bridget Cooks, in celebration of Kaphar and Betts’s new book, “Redaction,” and in light of artist Roy DeCarava and poet Langston Hughes’s “The Sweet Flypaper of Life” (1955).
For more on Kaphar and to learn more about “Redaction,” visit
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For more on the Langston Hughes archive, visit:…
This event will take place in person on the Beinecke Library mezzanine. Seating is on a first-come, first-served basis.
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