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You Can’t Kill A Poet // March 2023

March 8March 8
7:30 pm10:00 pm

After a few months off, You Can’t Kill A Poet is back at it again! We’re bringing you phenomenal queer and trans poets from Philadelphia to share their work and fill the room with queer experience. Come join us for this rowdy, raucous, fun event full of feelings!

Mask-wearing is welcome. Please sit this one out if you are feeling sick.


DOORS @ 7:30PM + SHOW @ 8PM



Featuring readings by:

Janiel // @manroyallvr @queeribbean
aniel (she/they) is a queer, immigrant Jamaican-American, eldest daughter, writer, lover. Through her writing, she attempts to grasp at the root ideas, concepts, generational fears and the freedome of love and empathy. First, for their own understanding and second, to contribute to the human discourse in history-shaping. Poetry is their first step in a liberatory pursuit, each line is a crumb in what she hopes will become a full trail that reinforces the necessity of voice, of talking back, of feeling.

Karyn // @THEKuhren
Karyn is a poet, community builder, DJ, and all around creative. Hailing from the wonderful world of Brooklyn, poetik has spent most of her life writing, whether it may be poems, stories, essays, journal articles, or long Facebook statuses. Karyn self published collection of poems “Labyrinth of a Melaninated Being” and “seasoned bellows” in 2018 and 2020. Her poems often center Black womanhood, relationships, mental health, and sexuality.

Ari Villeda Martinez // @haunted.bodega
bio: Ari Villeda Martinez, Transgender / Pendeja / 5.10 / Fickle

Mary Zhou // @maryzzzhou
Mary Zhou (they/she) is a poet, dancer, and visual artist based in Philadelphia. Their poetry is shared or forthcoming in Oversound, ANMLY, and Philadelphia Poet Laureate Trapeta B. Mayson’s Healing Verse Poetry Line.

Gabriel Ramirez // @ramirezpoet
Gabriel Ramirez is a Queer Afro-Latinx poet and teaching artist. Gabriel has received fellowships from Palm Beach Poetry Festival, The Watering Hole, The Conversation Literary Arts Festival, CantoMundo, Miami Book Fair, and a participant in the Calloloo Writer’s Workshops. You can find his work in publications like The Volta, Split This Rock, VINYL, Acentos Review as well as Bettering American Poetry Anthology (Bettering Books 2017), What Saves Us: Poems of Empathy and Outrage in the Age of Trump (Northwest University Press 2019), and The Breakbeat Poets Vol. 4: LatiNEXT (Haymarket Press 2020). Follow Gabriel @RamirezPoet and RamirezPoet.com.

Elijah Faye // @jotunnme
Faye is a transsexual poet, and author of What Youth? who highlights the beauty in life while also addressing the hardships that come with it. Faye writes to inspire others to take power in their trauma and to show people that there is always a reason to keep living.


This reading is offered in partnership with the Free Library of Philadelphia with support from The Pennsylvania Department of Education.



What’s Up at TMoms:

Burger Wednesday is BACK y’all! Come slam some Smash Burgers (classic or vegan) every Wednesday for just $6!! Plus $3 PBR! Wednesdays, 4-11pm.

• Enjoy our new happy hour! All drafts are just $4 every day from 4-6pm!

• Tattooed Mom will also be serving tasty eats and ice cold drinks all evening.

• Upstairs dining, bar access, and event entry is 21+ w/ valid ID.


March 8, 2023
7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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