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Roots Poetry Series: October 2017 Edition

October 13 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Free

Join us at Brooklyn’s Roots Cafe for a fantastical fall reading!

Roots Poetry Series is thrilled to present this opulent October lineup:

HARMONY HOLIDAY (Hollywood Forever)
VINCENT GUERRA (When Hollywood Comes to You)
ALEX DIMITROV (Together and Ourselves)
LIBBY BURTON

As usual, the beer and wine will be flowing, with coffee and snacks for sale. The event is free, but please bring cash for books and the booze jar!

Come get cozy!

HARMONY HOLIDAY is the author of Negro League Baseball (Fence Books, 2011), Go Find Your Father/A Famous Blues (Ricochet Editions, 2014), and most recently Hollywood Forever (Fence Books, 2017). She studied rhetoric at UC Berkeley and taught for the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater. She received her MFA from Columbia University. She is currently working on a book of poems and lyric essays on Reparations, called Reparations, and a biography of jazz singer Abbey Lincoln. She lives in Los Angeles.

VINCENT GUERRA was born and raised in Grass Valley, CA. His debut collection is When Hollywood Comes to You (Four Way Books, 2017). He received his MFA from Washington University in St. Louis and his PhD from Florida State University. He currently resides in Boston, MA, with his wife Carol.

ALEX DIMITROV is the author of two collections of poems, Together and by Ourselves (Copper Canyon Press), Begging for It (Four Way Books, 2013), and the online chapbook American Boys (Floating Wolf Quarterly, 2012). He is the recipient of the Stanley Kunitz Prize from the American Poetry Review and a Pushcart Prize. In 2009 Dimitrov founded Wilde Boys, a queer poetry salon which he ran until 2013 in New York City, where he lives.

LIBBY BURTON is a poet and senior editor at Henry Holt & Company, where she edits both fiction and nonfiction. Her poetry has appeared in The Atlas Review, Denver Quarterly, Guernica, Juked, la fovea, Meridian, the North American Review, Painted Bride Quarterly, and Tin House, among others. Her debut collection Soft Volcano (forthcoming March 2018) won the 2017 Saturnalia Books Poetry Prize, selected by Ross Gay. She lives in Brooklyn.

Details

Date:
October 13
Time:
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Cost:
Free
Event Category:
Website:
https://www.facebook.com/events/277691299412301/

Organizer

Roots Poetry Series

Venue

Roots Cafe