December 14, 2017
530 South St, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19147
Come celebrate the holidays by unwrapping & unravelling with local poets! There will be booze; there will be vibes; there will likely be a lot of hugging. Poets will have books for sale. Let’s get festive.
ALINA PLESKOVA: Alina Pleskova is a poet, editor, switch, Russian immigrant turned Philadelphian, consummate Aquarius, bedhead enthusiast, decent company on long car rides. Her first chapbook, What Urge Will Save Us, was published in April 2017 by Spooky Girlfriend Press. Poems, etc. live at alinapleskova.com.
STEPHANIE KAYLOR: Stephanie Kaylor in based in upstate New York and is currently a MA student in Philosophy, Art, and Critical Thought at European Graduate School. She holds a MA in Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies from the University at Albany and is Managing Editor for Five:2:One Magazine and Reviews Editor for Glass: A Journal of Poetry.
RAQUEL SALAS RIVERA: Raquel Salas Rivera es una poeta puertorriqueña que vive en Filadelfia. Actualmente, es co-editora y traductora para The Wanderer. Si para Roque Dalton no existe revolución sin poesía, para Raquel no existe poesía sin Puerto Rico. Puedes aprender más sobre su trabajo si visitas www.raquelsalasrivera.com.
Raquel Salas Rivera is a Puerto Rican poet that lives in Philadelphia. Currently, they are a Co-Editor and Translator at The Wanderer. If for Roque Dalton there is no revolution without poetry, for Raquel there is no poetry without Puerto Rico. You can find out more about their work at www.raquelsalasrivera.com.
RAENA SHIRALI: Raena Shirali is the author of GILT (YesYes Books, 2017). A Pushcart Prize recipient, Raena’s honors include a Philip Roth Residency at Bucknell University’s Stadler Center for Poetry, a Gulf Coast Poetry Prize, & a “Discovery”/Boston Review Poetry Prize. Raena is a Southern-raised, first-gen Indian American who has lots of feelings about being a Virgo poet. You can find more of her work at www.raenashirali.com.
NOMI STONE: Nomi Stone’s second collection of poems, Kill Class is forthcoming from Tupelo Press in 2019. Poems appear recently or will soon in The New Republic, The New England Review, Tin House, Bettering American Poetry 2017, The Best American Poetry 2016, and elsewhere. Nomi really likes to wear mini skirts and cowboy boots.