#ArtLitPhx: Phoenix Poetry Series ft. Jared Duran & Chris Danowski

#ArtLitPhxDate: August 24th at 6pm-7pm

Location: Fillmore Coffee Co. 600 North 4th Street, Phoenix, Arizona 85004

Event Description:

PPS is back every 4th Friday, and we’re back at our favorite venue, Fillmore Coffee!

And to kick off our fall poetry season, we’re featuring two of our favorites funny guys, Jared Duran and Chris Danowski!

 

Chris’ debut book, soon-to-be-published by Jared’s new press, makes this a delicious pairing, so we’ll see you around 5:45pm at Fillmore for a pre-reading beverage and snack. Reading begins at 6pm. ūüôā

About the Poets
Jared Duran is a writer, podcaster, musician, and is pretty much permanently grumpy. He is the host of Limited Engagement (named Best Podcast and Best Cultural Podcast in 2017 by Phoenix Magazine and The New Times respectively), co-host of Hoot n Review (with Jenna Duncan), and he records and produces Chatterpod. His writing has appeared in various Four Chambers projects, Gargoyle, Up the River, Drunk In a Midnight Choir, and more. With his partner Janell, he founded Hoot n Waddle, an independent publishing and digital media company. Learn more about Hoot n Waddle and their mission to showcase quality, inventive, and experimental literature and provide a home for arts and culture podcasts produced by Phoenix-based creatives at http://hootnwaddle.com/

Christopher Danowski is a Lecturer in Performance at the University of Portsmouth (UK), a writer, and a media/performance artist. He has written over fifty plays, performed in living rooms, galleries, and unusual spaces (sometimes in theaters). He was the artistic director of Theater in My Basement from 1999-2013, and now serves as a founding member of Howl Theatre Project. He has performed his own work in Phoenix, M√©rida, Dublin, Berlin and Krak√≥w. His debut collection, DOGSEAR, which perfectly showcases Danowski’s wit, humor, linguistic experimentalism, and generosity of spirit, also features artwork by his daughter, Elli Danowski-Underiner. DOGSEAR will be available September 15th from Hoot n Waddle (for more information and links to pre-order, visit http://hootnwaddle.com/dogsear)

#ArtLitPhx: Phoenix Poetry Series presents Live, Write: Writers of Color

Phoenix Poetry Series Writers of Color

The Phoenix Poetry Series showcases some of the best poets in our community. The newest installment of the series will feature a performance by Live, Write: Writers of Color, founded by award-winning fiction writer, Venita Blackburn! The event will take place at Fillmore Coffee Co. (600 North 4th Street, Phoenix, Arizona 85004) on Friday, November 17 from 6pm to 8pm.

The night will feature prose readings by Venita Blackburn, Greg Moore, Rosalyn Leigh (VanAmburg), and Nova Baize (whose piece will be co-read by actor Lamar Overton). Accompanying music will be spun by DJ Mygodcomplex from 6-8pm.

For more information, please visit the Facebook page.

#ArtLitPhx: Phoenix Poetry Series ft. Rashaad Thomas & Joel Salcido

Rashaad Thomas and Joel Salcido

The Phoenix Poetry Series showcases some of the best poets in our community. The newest installment of the series will spotlight Rashaad Thomas and Joel Salcido at Fillmore Coffee Co. (600 North 4th Street, Phoenix, Arizona 85004) on Friday, October 27. The event begins at 6pm, and the reading will begin promptly at 6:30pm.

Rashaad Thomas and Joel Salcido make up two thirds of the Gutta’ Collective, which “is a Phoenix-based group committed to sharing a Black and Brown narrative through art and poetry, to giving a voice to the silent, isolated, and marginalized.”

Rashaad Thomas is a husband, father, USAF Veteran, poet, VONA/Voices of Our Nation Art Foundation Alum, and MacDowell Colony Fellow Winter ‚Äė17. His work can be found in a number of publications, most notably in the book Trayvon Martin, Race, and American Justice: Writing Wrong, Columbia Poetry Review, The Rumpus, Heart Journal Online, and others. He is Arizona State University’s Performance in the Borderland’s “Local Opener” Curator in collaboration with the University of Arizona Poetry Center’s Reading and Lecture Series. He is also a contributor to My Click Urban.

Joel Salcido was born a Los Angeles cockroach and smuggled to the Westside of Phoenix, where he translates the poetry of the barrio pigeons into Surrealist prophecies. He is blessed with a beautiful wife and sons, as well as a cadre of talentedly mad brothers, friends, co-conspirators and fellow hood radicals. He writes poetry and prose and is working towards a masters of arts while building a boat out of editor’s rejection letters to float back to the moon. He is also a member of ARTRATs and Chronic Illness.

For more information, please visit the Facebook page.

#ArtLitPhx: Phoenix Poetry Series ft. Leah Marche & Jabari Jawan

Phoenix Poetry Series Leah Marche and Jabari Jawan

The Phoenix Poetry Series showcases some of the best poets in our community. This month spotlights Leah Marche and Jabari Jawan, who will be performing at Fillmore Coffee Co. (600 North 4th Street, Phoenix, Arizona 85004) on Friday, September 22 at 6pm.

Leah Marche is a two-time Phoenix National Poetry Slam team member who has presented and performed at many events, including Scottsdale Arts’ Canal Convergence, Phoenix Art Museum Local Opener, TEDx Phoenix/Scottsdale, Ignite Phoenix, and Arizona Storytellers Project. She was listed among Phoenix New Times’ 100 Creatives, and she is also the creator of LIVE POETIC and Black Horizons Fest, a co-founder of Storyscope and BlackPoet Ventures, and part of the Talking Drum Performance Studio.

Jabari Jawan is a poet from the South Side of Chicago, Illinois who has received fellowships from the Voices of Our Nations Arts Foundation and The Home School. He has performed alongside his literary mother Patricia Smith in honor of Samuel R. Delaney. His work either appears in or is forthcoming from Peregrinos y sus letras, The Shade Journal, Vinyl Poetry & Prose, and more. He is also an Associate Editor of Four Chambers Press.

As the Phoenix Poetry Series says, ‚ÄúWe’re all about making poetry relevant in our community, and so if you’re still not convinced that poets are creating platforms and inciting change, this reading is a must!‚ÄĚ

For more information, please visit the Facebook page.

#ArtLitPhx: Phoenix Poetry Series ft. Anna Flores & Megan Atencia

Phoenix Poetry Series Anna Flores and Megan Atencia

The Phoenix Poetry Series showcases some of the best poets in our community. This month spotlights Anna Flores and Megan Atencia in the “Millennials That Rock” edition. Flores and Atencia will be reading at Fillmore Coffee Co. (600 North 4th Street, Phoenix, Arizona 85004) on Friday, August 25 at 6pm.

Anna Flores is probably best known for starring in the play 1070, which premiered June 23 at the Herberger Theater. The full-length drama “tells the story of an immigrant family in Arizona struggling to survive the fallout of Senate Bill 1070.” For more on 1070, check out this article and this website.

Megan Atencia is known for her work with Phonetic Spit and Criss-Cross Poetry. A recent graduate of Arizona State University, Atencia is also an editor at rinky dink press, which will be selling zines at the event.

As the Phoenix Poetry Series says, “They’re arguably two of the most dynamic and skilled young performers/poets in Phoenix today, so we’d hate for you to miss them!”

For more information, please visit the Facebook page.

#ArtLitPhx: Unsellable Inventories Launch

Friday July 28th, Phoenix Poetry Series presents their newest zine launch titled Unsellable Inventories. Editor Kat Hofland showcases emotions, experiences, thoughts, beliefs, and more through the power of lists. There will be readings throughout the evening, featuring an array of local writers, Tucson writers, and a few from far-away places. The event will be at Fillmore Coffee Co from 6 to 8 p.m. Click here for the Facebook event. Unsellable Inventories logo, Li

#ArtLitPhx: Weaving the Thread – A Four Chambers Publication

Weaving the threads

The Phoenix Poetry Series showcases some of the best poets in our community. This month in conjunction with Four Chambers Press, presents the launch of Weaving the Threads,  featuring readings by Megan Condeno Atencia, Kat Hofland, Sophia McGovern, Venita Blackburn, Rosemarie Jeana, Elizabeth McNeil, Elyse Årring, Jia Oak Baker, and Kelsey Desiree Pinckney. Their reading will be at Grand Central Coffee Company 718 N Central Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85004 on Saturday, February 25th at 7 p.m. For more information please visit the Facebook Event Page.

In response to the community art exhibition, House, Habitat, Home on the Downtown campus, 9 women writers — 3 students, 3 faculty, and 3 from the community — produced emotional and evocative work spanning the genres of poetry, flash fiction, and flash memoir.

Limited copies of the collection will be available for purchase at the event.

#ArtLitPhx: Phoenix Poetry Series – Bill Campana, Jack Evans, and Shawnte Orion!

Phoenix Poetry Series

 

The Phoenix Poetry Series showcases some of the best poets in our community. This month is the Ten-Year Anniversary Edition and features the legendary hosts of Caffeine Corridor: Bill Campana, Jack Evans, and Shawnte Orion. Their reading will be at Grand Central Coffee Company 718 N Central Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85004 on Saturday, January 28th at 7 p.m.

These authors have more publications than can be listed and have given hundreds of readings, living up to their reputation as giants of the Phoenix poetry scene. For more information please visit the Facebook Event page.

#ArtLitPhx: Phoenix Poetry Series. Jia Oak Baker & Lois Roma-Deeley

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The Phoenix Poetry Series showcases some of the best poets in our community. This month, Jia Oak Baker and Lois Roma-Deeley will be reading their work at The Coronado. The event takes place on Friday, October 28 at 7 p.m. 2201 N 7th St, Phoenix, Arizona 85006. For more information, please visit the Facebook event.

Jia Oak Baker is the author of two chapbooks, Well Enough to Travel (Five Oaks Press) and Crash Landing in the Plaza of an Unknown City (Dancing Girl Press). She is the recipient of a 2015 grant from the Arizona Commission on the Arts and is a literary teaching artist for the City of Phoenix. She has been awarded residencies from the Wurlitzer Foundation and from Hedgebrook. Jia earned a MFA from the Bennington Writing Seminars and teaches at Paradise Valley Community College.

Lois Roma-Deeley is the author of four collections of poetry, the latest being The Short List of Certainties (Franciscan University Press, 2017), which won the Jacopone da Todi Poetry Book Series Award. High Notes, her third collection was a Paterson Poetry Prize finalist forms the basis of a music drama for which she wrote the book and lyrics. Her first and second collections are Rules of Hunger and North Sight. She was named 2012-2013 U.S Professor of the Year-Community College by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching and CASE. She‚Äôs published in twelve national anthologies including Villanelles (Everyman’s Library, Pocket Poets Series). Roma-Deeley has won numerous awards and honors for her poetry, and her poems have appeared in numerous literary journals in the U.S. and Canada. She‚Äôs taught creative writing at the graduate and undergraduate levels and served as poetry co-editor for PKP Forum for ten years.

#ArtLitPhx: Phoenix Poetry Series. Venita Blackburn and Virginia Chase Sutton

Coronado-Poetry SeriesThe Phoenix Poetry Series showcases some of the best poets in our community. Venita Blackburn and Virginia Chase Sutton, two award-winning writers, will be reading their work at The Coronado. The event takes place on Friday, September 23rd at 7 p.m. 2201 N 7th St, Phoenix, Arizona 85006. For more information, please visit the Facebook event. 

Works by Venita Blackburn have appeared in American Short Fiction, the Georgia Review, Pleiades, Madison Review, Bat City Review, Nashville Review, Smoke Long Quarterly, Café Irreal, Santa Monica Review, Faultline, Devil’s Lake Review, Nat.Brut., Bellevue Literary Review, and others. She was awarded a Bread Loaf Fellowship in 2014 and a Pushcart prize nomination the same year among other accolades. In 2016 she received the Prairie Schooner book prize in fiction, which will result in the publication of her collected stories, Black Jesus and Other Superheroes, in 2017. Her home town is Compton, California, but she now lives and teaches in Phoenix, Arizona. She earned her MFA from Arizona State University in 2008, and is finishing a new novel, Guts.

Virginia Chase Sutton’s work has appeared Paris Review, Ploughshares, Antioch Review, Boulevard, Quarterly West, and many other journals and anthologies. She’s been a finalist for the National Poetry Series, the Walt Whitman Award, Levis Poetry Prize, Brittingham Prize and others. Five times nominated for the Pushcart Prize, she has been the Louis Untermeyer Scholar at Bread Loaf and has won the Allen Ginsberg Poetry Award. Her prize winning collection, What Brings You To Del Amo, was published in 2007 by University Press of New England. Her new book, Of a Transient Nature, was published this spring by Knut House Press.