No Spare People: Book Party & Poetry Showcase

Card-carrying Philiterati, fellow poets and poetesses, bookish types, and imaginative people who like fun, come through Tattooed Moms for a night of readings to celebrate No Spare People, the new poetry collection by Erin Hoover.




As part of a special Black Lawrence Press poetry showcase, Hoover will read from No Spare People alongside her press mates local and near to Philly: Claudia Cortese (Wasp Queen), Nancy Reddy (Acadiana), and Raena Shirali (summonings). 

No Spare People’s poems explore the agency and autonomy of queer motherhood while documenting life on the margins in the South. About the book, Jessica Jacobs wrote, “[These] poems do not give up, continually questioning the constraints of an American South in which “some days, I’m the pioneer wife, / keeper of the homestead, but others / I’m absurdly educated for a uterus.” 

Hoover is native to Pennsylvania but visiting now from Tennessee, where she lives.

Friend-of-the-press Keith Kopka will host, and the night will feature a specially created custom cocktail, the Black Lawrence Manhattan. Feed your heads, hearts, and tummies at a Philadelphia institution.



What’s Up at TMoms:

Tuesdays, 4-11pm | The triumphant return of Taco Tuesday is finally here! Y’all better zoom down for $1.50 beef or bean tacos every Tuesday!! And wash it all down with $3 Tecate!

Daily Happy Hour | All drafts are just $4 every day from 4-6pm!

Daily Menu | 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.

Continental Breakfast: A Reading

A night of literature, comedy, smartassery, carousal, and other sundry mischief. Celebrating the release of his debut collection Continental Breakfast, unapologetically Midwestern poet Danny Caine will make his Philadelphia debut alongside luminaries Kaitlyn Andrews-Rice and Mike Ingram.

Topics covered could include but certainly aren’t limited to:

  • Guy Fieri
  • Beer commercials
  • Passover
  • Olive Garden
  • Bono
  • What happened in the parking lot of the Colorado Springs Hampton Inn
  • Automatic Faucets

Enjoy this event with our Pierogi Thursday specials:
50¢ vegan potato & onion pierogi from noon-10pm
& half price drafts 5-7pm and 10-11pm

Join the Facebook Event and invite all your pals!