Wednesday 1/31: You Can’t Kill a Poet, which features the work of queer and trans identified writers, returns to the Free Library of Philadelphia with readings by Samya Abu-Orf, Kai Bobbi, Stephanie Czapla, and Billimarie Lubiano Robinson. Hosted by Boston Gordon. 6:30 p.m. at Free Library of Philadelphia (South Philly Branch).
Thursday 2/1: The release party for Deep Camouflage, now out via Civil Coping Mechanisms, will feature readings by Raena Shirali, Prairie M. Faul, Zach Blackwood, and Amy Saul-Zerby. Copies of the book will be for sale, as will 50 cent pierogis! 7:30 p.m. at Tattooed Mom.
The Kelly Writers House will host a reading and remembrance to celebrate the life of Hillary Gravendyk and her posthumously published poetry collection, The Soluble Hour. Readers will include Julia Bloch, Jason Zuzga, and Cynthia Arrieu-King. 6 p.m. at Kelly Writers House.
Friday 2/2: The Philly Pigeon Poetry Slam returns with AfroBoricua educator, writer, and performer Noel Quiñones! Organized by Jacob Winterstein, Kai Davis, and Jasmine Combs. 8:30 p.m. at PhilaMOCA.
The Slam returns with guest poet D. Ted Tarnovski of Poems Night fame! Come hear Ted’s work and watch him critique the slam performances of comedians. Hosted by Annie Paradis. 8:30 at Good Good Comedy Theatre.
Saturday 2/3: The Hugely Popular reading series will present readings by local poets Jenn McCreary, Orchid Tierney, and Amanda Silberling. 7 p.m. at Brickbat Books.
Philly Recommended Reading: Each week we’ll recommend work by a local writer featured in Notable. This week, it’s “Simultaneous Elegy” by Amanda Silberling (Leveler Poetry). Enjoy!
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