Keno Evol
About the Artist





Keno Evol



George Floyd & What black utopian thinking can offer us



Keno Evol is a poet, educator, and scholar of insurgent possibilities based in Minneapolis, Minnesota. He serves as the Founder and Executive Director of Black Table Arts, home to the Because Black Life Conference taking place annually at  universities across Minnesota. Black Table Arts is a Minnesota based art organization that asks black communities what futures they want to create and how much imagination can get us there. Named by actress and comedian Issa Rae as a long term initiative to support.

Keno Evol is editor of A Garden Of Black Joy: Global Poetry From The Edges of Liberation And Living. At his core he is a facilitator of empathy and imagination. His work hones in on the literary arts and the black radical tradition as curriculum for the future. Evol has received the Verve Grant, the Beyond the Pure fellowship, The Emerging Writers Grant, and The Spoken Word Immersion Fellowship for his work.