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!
TG: ... Queer stories are sometimes not told or sometimes swept under the rug. There’s so much violence, especially against trans people, that doesn’t go reported. Crystal Chambers was the first drag queen that I ever saw. . . . Underneath that, what I’m trying to get at is that there’s a lot of glitz and a lot of potential, but we need to take better care of each other as a community and be looking out for each other.