Posts Tagged: Josè Olivarez

What to Read When You Want to Celebrate Poetry

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Rumpus editors share favorite poetry collections as we continue our celebration of National Poetry Month!

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Notable Chicago: 6/2–6/8

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Friday 6/2: Women & Children First presents a reading by Elise Paschen (The Nightlife). The reading will be held at the Swedish American Museum. 7 p.m., free. Sunday 6/4: As always, the Uptown Poetry Slam is going down at The Green Mill. Open mic starts at 7 p.m. followed by the slam itself. $7, 21+. […]

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Notable Chicago: 5/12–5/18

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Friday 5/12: Women & Children First welcomes Morgan Parker for a reading from her acclaimed collection, There Are More Beautiful Things Than Beyonce. Morgan will be joined by local poets Jamila Woods, Nate Marshall, and José Olivarez. 7:30 p.m., free. Saturday 5/13: Head to The Book Cellar to celebrate the launch of Peter Kujawinski’s latest book, co-authored […]

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Notable Philadelphia: 4/4–4/10

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Tuesday 4/4: Erica Armstrong Dunbar reads from and discusses Never Caught: The Washingtons’ Relentless Pursuit of Their Runaway Slave, Ona Judge. 7 p.m. at Germantown Friends School, free. Jared Stanley and Lauren Kochman read poetry. 7 p.m. at L’Etage, free. First Person Arts StorySlam: I Dare You. 8 p.m. at Fringe Arts, free.

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Notable NYC: 2/11–2/17

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Saturday 2/11: Immigrant Rally: Here to Stay. Washington Square Park, 2 p.m., free. Maryam Monalisa Gharavi and Jennifer Scappettone join the Segue Series. Zinc Bar, 4:30 p.m., $5. Sunday 2/12: Nicole Fix, Joanna C. Valente, Fraylie Nord, and Yardenne Greenspan join the Sundays at Erv’s reading series. Erv’s, 6 p.m., free. Peter Burghardt, Sara Wintz, […]

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Notable NYC: 1/7–1/13

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Saturday 1/7: Greenlight Bookstore celebrates the grand opening of the store’s second location in Prospect Lefferts Gardens. 632 Flatbush Avenue, 7:30 p.m., free. Camonghne Felix and José Olivarez join the Segue Series. Zinc Bar, 4:30 p.m., $5. Sunday 1/8: Nancy Hightower, Sarah Perry, Jeremy Freedman, and Linda Harris Dolan join the Sundays at Erv’s reading […]

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The Conversation: Prologue

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Dear Reader, For the past year, we, Aziza Barnes and Nabila Lovelace, The Founders of The Conversation, debated how we could create space for folk we love, whose work is critical, in the South. We had been living in New York, which is regarded as something of a safe haven for the Black writer. In the heat of […]

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