Second half of my Fall tour schedule:

For the next two weeks I’ll be on the second leg of my fall tour. Here is my bananas schedule:

Oct. 17th: 

COUPLET 3rd Anniversary Reading
The Delancey
168 Delancey St.
New York, NY 10002 
7PM

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October 20th:

Loser Slam @ Two River Theatre Company
21 Bridge Avenue
Red Bank, NJ 07701 
7PM

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October 23rd - 26th:

Dodge Poetry Festival**
Newark, NJ

THURSDAY, Oct. 23rd:

12:45 - 2:00pm 

Conversation: Silence is Become Speech

w/ Jan Beatty, Aja Monet & Rachel Wiley 

@ Military Park

3:45-5:00PM

Conversation: Poetry & Storytelling

w/ Anis Mojgani, Alberto Rios & Dan Vera 

@ NJPAC
 


7:00PM 

Poetry Sampler

@ Prudential Hall 
 


FRIDAY, Oct. 24th: 
 


12:10-1:10PM 

Conversation: From Homer to Hip-Hop/Poetry & the Oral Tradition
w/ Aja Monet, Robert Pinsky & Kevin Young 

@ Peddie Baptist

1:30-2:30PM

Poetry & Conversation w/ Q&A 

w/ Ishion Hutchinson & Tomás Q. Morín

@ Military Park
 
 


SATURDAY, Oct. 25th:
 


9:00-10:10AM

Festival Poet Readings 

w/ James Arthur, Jamaal May & Sharon Olds 

@ Peddie Baptist 
 


12:00-1:10PM 

Conversation: Poetry & Working Life

w/ Jan Beatty, Dave Caserio & Sean Thomas Dougherty

@ Trinity-St. Phillips 
 



SUNDAY, Oct. 26th: 


9:00-10:10AM 

Festival Poet Readings 

w/ Saeed Jones, Benjamin Alire Sáenz & C. Dale Young 

@ Military Park 
 


10:30-11:40AM 

Conversation: From Homer to Hip-Hop/Poetry & the Oral Tradition 

w/ Jamaal May, Anis Mojgani & Rachel Wiley 

@ CAE Auditorium
 


** go to dodgepoetry dot org for ticket information

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October 29th: 

The Pratt Institute @ DESIGN CENTER GALLERY
WWOC Celebrates Toni Morrison with Saeed Jones
Book signing to follow 

1PM


October 29th:

Greenlight Poetry Salon
w/ Jeff Kass, Casey Rocheteau, & Anis Mojgani
Greenlight Bookstore
686 Fulton Street
Brooklyn, NY
7:30PM

hifructosemag:

Sometimes our crassest jokes reveal our hidden anxieties, while other times we create beautiful rituals surrounding that which we fear. It’s human nature to make light of death in order to not be consumed by the often incomprehensible idea of mortality. Examining a spectrum of responses to this difficult subject, Seattle gallery Roq La Rue recently collaborated with The Piranha Shop for a touring exhibition, “Boxes of Death.” Featuring well-known artists from the Pop Surrealist and low brow currents — like Camille Rose Garcia, Isabel Samaras and Casey Weldon — the show hit stops in LA, Portland and San Francisco and will be exhibited in Seattle for one night only at The Piranha Shop tomorrow, October 17. Read more on Hi-Fructose.

williamevanswrites:

The new book drops on Tuesday, October 7th. You can pre-order it here!

"In lowercase boy, Evans feverishly deconstructs the dark matter of otherness. Strikingly interior and lush, these poems traverse both temporal and spatial boundaries in an effort to lyrically explore the critical concerns of the black male body. Nothing is left outside the light of interrogation—family of origin, conflicted social ties, place, masculinity and expectations—all are fair game. Evans fearlessly mines the deep reservoir of experience and delivers evocative poems with the impact of a well-placed and swift blow. Breathless." -Airea Dee Matthews aireaonce being way too kind.

But for real, you should buy the book.

(Source: p-u-r-s-u-e, via pankmagazine)

sp0iledbabe:

blowmarisol:

highfromsanfrancisco:

Always reblog

10/10 THIS

I actually adore her because I’ve NEVER seen a black person get to be so fucking frank and honest about racial injustice on tv.

She’s real, she’s smart, she’s witty, she’s informed and she’s fucking unapologetic. I’m obsessed.

(Source: vangoghmygod, via delisile)

misandry-mermaid:

stfueverything:

dbvictoria:

With all the heat Anita Sarkeesian gets for her Tropes series, you’d think it was a new topic, but Gene Siskel & Roger Ebert had a discussion on a similar theme when they were talking about the influx of slasher movies on their show in 1980.

(x)

34 years later and this is STILL relevant

RIP to both of these great men.

(via delisile)

denisejollyspoken:

Actively loving my body exactly as it is made every aspect of my life better. I have no space left for shame or apology about something so fierce and necessary that I live in everyday. There is so much joy found in reclaiming that which was made to feel invisible. #GlorifyHappiness

denisejollyspoken:

Actively loving my body exactly as it is made every aspect of my life better. I have no space left for shame or apology about something so fierce and necessary that I live in everyday. There is so much joy found in reclaiming that which was made to feel invisible. #GlorifyHappiness


"I am at risk, and I know it because I look like the people at risk. In my generation, I am the only man on my father’s side of the family who has never been to prison. I am at risk until the South that made me acts as if my life is worth the value of any life.

I am a poet. I make theorems through language. I say, “Slavery was a bad idea.” Then I look at the land that made me and say, “If I know slavery was a bad idea, what else built on that evil can we tear down?” Let me go further. 

You don’t get to be a poet without publicly asking questions that people say it’s rude to answer in public. Stay with me. What is the value of any human life? Now—what is the value of my life where I’m from, where I intend to thrive, where I’ve chosen to die? “

sonofbaldwin:

Did you harm a trans woman of color today?

The stats show that many of us are likely to.

THIS MUST END.

Do you know who Islan Nettles is?

She was a young, black transgender woman who was murdered in cold blood by a person who apparently forgot he was a person, cheered on by a society of people who have apparently forgotten they were people.

The two men who are responsible for Nettles’ murderer—including one Paris Wilson, 20, who catcalled Nettles on the street and then got angry when he found out that she was transgender and another man who says he was too drunk to remember what he did to Nettles—remain free on some bullshit.

What kind of just society permits this?

It’s not enough to ask who cares about Islan Nettles. We must ask: Who is willing to put themselves at risk to ensure she and her family receive justice?

And it doesn’t end with Islan Nettles.

The next step is dismantling the patriarchal society that makes such a crime seem noble.