Tuesday 2/26: Kelly Writers House will host a reading by local clinical research professional and poet Kirwyn Sutherland, whose chapbook is forthcoming from Thread Makes Blanket Press. 6 p.m. at Kelly Writers House.
Wednesday 2/27: Camae Ayewa aka Moor Mother will premiere a new poem commissioned by the Arthur Ross Gallery in honor of Marian Anderson, the celebrated Philadelphia-native classical singer. 6 p.m. at Arthur Ross Gallery.
Moonstone Poetry will present readings by Simone Allender and Deborah Turner, followed by an open mic! Hosted by Alina Macneal and Jennifer Hook. 7 p.m. at Fergie’s Pub.
Just across the bridge at the Nick Virgilio Writers House in Camden, the Unknown Flower poetry series will present readings by Gregory Pardlo and Cynthia Dewi Oka, followed by an open mic! 7 p.m. at Nick Virgilio Writers House.
The second installment of the Lo nuestro series, “Lo nuestro es ternura” will feature readings by Ngozi Magena, Sojourner Ahébée, Grace Shuyi Liew, and featured poet Jasmine Combs. Hosted by Christopher KP Brown and Raquel Salas Rivera. 7 p.m. at South Philly Barbacoa.
The Tire Fire series returns with readings by Lauren Wilkinson, Sherrie Flick, celeste doaks, and Tafisha A. Edwards. The event will double as a fundraiser for the Philadelphia Community Bail Fund. 7 p.m. at Tattooed Mom.
Painted Bride Quarterly will host “PBQ Slam,” an evening of improv writing! 7:30 p.m. at Pen & Pencil Club.
Friday 3/1: Frank O’Hara’s Last Lover returns with an evening of poetry featuring readings by Chris Nealon, Elias Rodriquez, and Kyle Dacuyan. Hosted by Jason Mitchell. 7:30 p.m. at Sam’s Morning Glory Diner.
The Hugely Popular series will present an evening of poetry featuring readings by Michael Gottlieb, Buck Downs, and Meg Ronan. 7 p.m. at Brickbat Books.
Monday 3/4: Bring your best to share at the March edition of “Community Drafts,” a monthly open mic night hosted by Misty Rosso! 8 p.m. at Lucky 13 Pub.
Philly Recommended Reading: Each week we’ll recommend work by a local writer featured in Notable. This week, it’s “Exhaustion a Symtom of Surviving” by Reek Bell (Queen Mob’s Teahouse, 2016). Enjoy!
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