On January 23, 2021, on-off.site and Poets Reading the News hosted Catharsis: An Inauguration Poetry Reading, featuring poets Hyun-Joo Kim, henry 7. reneau, jr, Susana Praver-Perez, and Gary Margolis, with exercises by Stephanie Smith and Stephanie Garcés, and facilitation by J Spagnolo,Elle Aviv Newton and Camilo Garzón. Watch the full event above.
I am very excited to share that I will be presenting a panel - (Sur)Realpolitik: On Political Poetry in the Post-Truth Era - at the New Orleans Poetry Festival in April 2020 with Yvonne Daley, Kim Harvey and Michel Krug. Get tickets here!
Last night, Poets Reading the News was proud to present Seeking Asylum, a poetry reading featuring Alan Pelaez Lopez, Kim Harvey and Josiah Luis Alderete at the San Francisco Public Library. The event was organized to amplify solidarity with migrant and Latinx experience at, within and beyond our borders in the wake of a summer of passionate #CloseTheCamps protests in San Francisco. The open-mic that followed was incredibly vibrant! Thank you to our community for sharing space with these important artists and making the night such a success. And an especially big thanks to SFPL for making this event possible!