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You Can’t Kill A Poet // Nine Year Anniversary!

May 17May 17
7:30 pm10:00 pm

It’s our nine-year anniversary! Come celebrate! 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! We’re back at Tattooed Mom! Doors at 7:30pm, reading at 8:00 pm.

This is a 21+ event, ids are checked at the door. Free to attend! Please be vaccinated, masks are welcome. Please sit this one out if you’re feeling sick. This reading is offered in partnership with the Free Library of Philadelphia with support from The Pennsylvania Department of Education.


DOORS @ 7:30PM + SHOW @ 8PM


Featuring Readings By:

Lauren Yates is a writer, visual artist, & burlesque performer from Philadelphia by way of San Diego. Lauren has represented Philly at the National Poetry Slam and the Women of the World Poetry Slam. Her work has been featured in bedfellows, Voicemail Poems, GLITTERBRAIN, Bettering American Poetry, and more. Lauren is also a teaching artist and is currently developing a workshop that marries poetry and burlesque. Find her on Instagram @i_am_yates.

S. Brook Corfman is the author of two collections of poetry and several chapbooks, including My Daily Actions, or The Meteorites, one of The New York Times’ Best Poetry Books of 2020, and Luxury, Blue Lace, chosen by Richard Siken for the 2018 Autumn House Writing Riser Prize. They are also an essayist, critic, and the Translation Editor at The Offing.

Stephanie Cawley is a poet in Philadelphia and a 2023 NEA Fellow. They are the author of My Heart But Not My Heart, winner of the Slope Book Prize chosen by Solmaz Sharif, and the chapbook A Wilderness from Gazing Grain Press. Poems and other writing appear in Prolit, bedfellows, Peach Magazine, and the Academy of American Poets Poem-a-Day series, among other places.

Evangeline Brooks is a coffee-worker, singer, poet & actress based in South West Philadelphia. Van is an unpublished poet, whose work revolves around Black Trans ancestry, feminine poz divinity, & the richness, weight, & cost of living in a body that is both desired & discounted. She is a daughter, a sister, a lover, a muse. She stands on the shoulders of many.

Alexa Smith is a poet from D.C. doing her best in West Philly. She works in publishing and teaches creative writing at Temple, UArts, and sometimes Blue Stoop. Her work can be found on Entropy, Interim, Peach Mag, Spotify and elsewhere.

Warren C. Longmire is an uncle, writer, technologist and an educator from the bad part of North Philadelphia. He is the host and co-creator of House Poet: A Spoken Word Dance Party, and is a Board member for Blue Stoop. His work blends language play, performance and his own preoccupations with cities, masculinity, blackness and the modern world. His latest book, Bird/Diz [an erased history of bebop] was released in Nov. 2022 through BUNNY Presse.



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.


May 17, 2023
7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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