Intimate conversations and readings with poets, both page and stage. The show that proves poetry can, and should, be accessible to everyone.
Jennifer E Hudgens - Oklahoma poet and author of Bear
Jennifer E. Hudgens is a poet out of Oklahoma and is working on her MFA at Oklahoma State University. She is the author of several books including “Girls Who Fell In Love With War” through Swimming with Elephants Publications and her latest “Bear” which is self published. She’s been published in numerous places including Literary Orphans and Rag Queen Periodical.
Bill Nevins - New Mexico poet and author of Heartbreak Ridge
Bill Nevins is a New Mexican poet who is also an educator, social worker, journalist, and farmer. He is author of the book Heartbreak Ridge and other poems out with Swimming with Elephants Publications and his poetry can also be found in countless places like Central Avenue, The Rag, Maple Leaf Rag.
Chibbi Orduna - Texas Poet and author of Otro/Patria
Chibbi is a poet, actor, singer, and make up artist currently residing in San Antonio TX. He is the author of two books at the moment, Where the Wild Things Grow and Otro/Patria. And he is the founder of Laredo Border Slam, which started in 2010.
Bassam - Toronto Poet and Author of bliss in die / unbinging the underglow
Bassam was a rapper, then page poet, then spoken word artist from Toronto, and is now the National Director for speakNORTH, formerly Spoken Word Canada. They are the National Poetry Slam Champion at the Canadian Festival of Spoken Word in 2016 with the Guelph (pronounce Gwealth) Poetry Slam team, Canadian Individual Poetry Slam finalist in 2017, and has two books out by Swimming with Elephants Publications “disaster in die * an overdose sunrise” and “bliss in die / unbinging the underglow”.
Mela Blust - Pennsylvania Poet and Author of Skeleton Parade
Mela Blust is the social media coordinator for Animal Heart Press, poetry reader for The Rise Up Review, and contributing editor for Barren Magazine. Her work can be found all over the place, not the least of which is The Bitter Oleander, Rust+Moth, Califragile, Setu Magazine, and Rhythm & Bones Lit. She has one book out so far called Skeleton Parade through APEP Publications.
John Roche - Albuquerque Poet and Author of Road Ghosts
John Roche is a New Mexico poet. His books include Road Ghosts, The Joe Poems, On Conesus, and Topicalities. He's also edited a number of anthologies, taught at the Rochester Institute of Technology and Michigan State, and holds an MA from the University College Dublin, Ireland.
What rattled around the poet’s brain
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