October 29th: Emotive Fruition: “Everyday We Get More Illegal" Reading
October 29th: Emotive Fruition: “Everyday We Get More Illegal" Reading Monday, October 29 at 7pm | Tickets are $15 Caveat, 21 A Clinton Street, New York, NY 10002
DIRECTIONS: F/J/M/Z to Delancey Street/Essex Street My poem "10 Truths and a Lie" from Nepantla: An Anthology Dedicated to Queer Poets of Color, was selected to be read at this event! Emotive Fruition hires New York stage and film actors to perform the poems on stage, following a rehearsal with all participating poets. We are interested in how a poem on the page can come to life on stage, with the voice of the poet animated by the voice of the actor. Emotive Fruition will team up with CantoMundo to present a live poetry event. During the past ten years both CantoMundo, a national organization for Latinx poets, and the term, "Latinx," have emerged and have shaped our understandings of what it means to be and to write as a Latinx. The show's theme "Everyday We Get More Illegal," is inspired by the title of Juan Felipe Herrera’s poem and will explore notions and experiences that have shaped Latinx communities.
Nepantla: An Anthology Dedicated to Queer Poets of Color edited by Christopher Soto (May 2018) is a historic survey of queer poets of color from the United States. It covers 100 years of literary history (from the Harlem Renaissance to the present). Note: This is the first time my poetry has ever been published. CONTRIBUTORS: Ai, Adrian Stanford, Akilah Oliver, Albert Park, Alice Moore Dunbar-Nelson, Allyson Ang, Amber Atiya, Angelina Weld Grimké, Ariana Brown, Arisa White, Assotto Saint, Audre Lorde, Aziza Barnes, Beth Brant, Brenda Shaughnessy, Caleb Luna, Cameron Awkward-Rich, Candace Williams, Carl Phillips, Cedar Sigo, Charif Shanahan, Chen Chen, Cheryl Clarke, Countee Cullen, Danez Smith, Dawn Lundy Martin, Demian DinéYazhi’, Denice Frohman, Derrick Austin, Donika Kelly, Eduardo C Corral, Eduardo Martinez, Emanuel Xavier, Erika L. Sánchez, Essex Hemphill, Fatima Espiritu, Fatimah Asghar, Francisco Aragón, Francisco X. Alarcón, Franny Choi, George Abraham, Hieu Minh Nguyen, Ife-Chudeni A. Oputa, Irene Villaseñor, James Baldwin, Jan-Henry Gray, Jayy Dodd, Jericho Brown, Jess X. Snow, Jewelle Gomez, Joseph Legaspi, Joshua Jennifer Espinoza, Joy Harjo, Joy KMT, JP Howard, Julian Randall, Julian Talamantez Brolaski, Juliana Huxtable, June Jordan, Justin Chin, Ka`imilani Leota-Sellers, Kamilah Aisha Moon, Kazim Ali, KOKUMO, Langston Hughes, Lillian-Yvonne Bertram, Luther Hughes, Madiha Khan, Madison Johnson, Marcelo Hernandez Castillo, Mark Aguhar, Melvin Dixon, Meredith Talusan, Monica Hand, Muriel Leung, Myriam Gurba, Natalie Diaz, Nikki Giovanni, Nikky Finney, Ocean Vuong, Oswaldo Vargas, Pamela Sneed, Pat Parker, Paul Tran, Paula Gunn Allen, Phillip B. Williams, Qwo-Li Driskill, Rachel Eliza Griffiths, Rajiv Mohabir, Reginald Shepherd, Ren Hang, Richard Blanco, Rick Barot, Rickey Laurentiis, Rigoberto González, Robert Hayden, Robin Coste Lewis, Ronaldo V. Wilson, Rosebud Ben-Oni, Ryka Aoki, Saeed Jones, Samiya Bashir, Sarah Maria Medina, Ser Serpas, Steffan Triplett, t’ai freedom ford, tatiana de la tierra, Tommy Pico, and Xandria Phillips.