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Femme-tastic x-mas poetry

December 14December 14
7:00 pm10:00 pm

Come celebrate the holidays by unwrapping & unravelling with local poets Alina Pleskova, Stephanie Kaylor, Raquel Salas Rivera, Raena Shirali & Marissa Johnson-Valenzuela.

There will be booze; there will be vibes; there will likely be a lot of hugging. Plus, the poets will have books for sale. Let’s get festive!!

50¢ pierogi until 10pm
Half off all drafts 5-7 & 10-11pm

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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.

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.
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.

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.

MARISSA JOHNSON-VALENZUELA: Marissa Johnson-Valenzuela is a writer, editor, community college professor, abolitionist, founder of Thread Make Blanket press and sometimes DJ. Her poetry and prose have been supported by the work of many rad people and projects including: VONA/Voices, Lambda, Make/shift, As Us, Acentos Review, Bedfellows, APIARY, Aster(ix), Philadelphia Printworks, The Baffler, American Poetry Review, and Organize Your Own: The Politics and Poetics of Self-Determination Movements (Soberscove 2016).


December 14, 2017
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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