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Institute of Contemporary Art
118 S 36th St, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19104
Rare Jawn Reading Series returns with a special night at the ICA this summer!
Join us for readings on the balcony from an incredible lineup of writers, including:
Raquel Salas Rivera
And your host for the evening: Frank Sherlock!
This event is cosponsored by the Creative Writing Program, University of Pennsylvania. Books will be available from the Penn Book Center.
More about our incredible readers:
ANNE BOYER is a poet and essayist who lives in Kansas City. Her newest book, A Handbook of Disappointed Fate (UDP 2018), highlights a decade of interrogative writing about love, death, lambs, and poetry, along with other impossible questions. Her other books include the 2016 CLMP award-winning Garments Against Women (US Ahsahta 2015/ UK Mute 2016), My Common Heart (Spooky Girlfriend 2011), and The Romance of Happy Workers (Coffee House 2008). Her next book will be The Undying, about cancer, care, and having a body inside of history, forthcoming from FSG in 2019. Boyer is the inaugural winner of the 2018 Cy Twombly Award for Poetry from the Foundation for Contemporary Arts and a 2018 Whiting Award winner in Nonfiction and Poetry. She is an Associate Professor of the Liberal Arts at the Kansas City Art Institute.
RAQUEL SALAS RIVERA es la poeta laureada de la ciudad de Filadelfia del 2018-19 y becaria de CantoMundo del 2018. Sus poemas han aparecido en revistas tales como la Revista del Instituto de Cultura Puertorriqueña, Apogee y el Boston Review. Es la autora de Caneca de anhelos turbios (Editora Educación Emergente), oropel/tinsel (Lark Books), tierra intermitente (Ediciones Alayubia) y lo terciario/the tertiary (Timeless, Infinite Light). En la actualidad, es co-editora para The Wanderer y co-editora de Puerto Rico en mi corazón, una colección bilingüe de volantes de poetas puertorriqueños contemporáneos.
Raquel Salas Rivera is the 2018-19 Poet Laureate of Philadelphia and a 2018 CantoMundo Fellow. Their work has appeared in journals such as the Revista del Instituto de Cultura Puertorriqueña, Apogee, and the Boston Review. They are the author of Caneca de anhelos turbios (Editora Educación Emergente), oropel/tinsel (Lark Books), tierra intermitente (Ediciones Alayubia), and lo terciario/the tertiary (Timeless, Infinite Light). Currently, they are Co-editor of The Wanderer, and Co-editor of Puerto Rico en mi corazón, a collection of bilingual broadsides of contemporary Puerto Rican poets.
CHELSEA HODSON is the author of the forthcoming essay collection Tonight I'm Someone Else and the chapbook Pity the Animal. Her writing has appeared in The New York Times Magazine, Frieze Magazine, Black Warrior Review, Fanzine, and elsewhere. She teaches at Catapult in New York and at Mors Tua Vita Mea in Rome.
KIRWYN SUTHERLAND is a Poet and Clinical Researcher whose work seeks to interrogate and push against systems of oppression that subjugate black people while constructing a future blackness which is personal, vulnerable, aware, and ready. Kirwyn is a fellow of The Watering Hole Poetry Retreat and his work has been published in APIARY Magazine, BlueShift Journal, Drunkinamidnightchoir, Bedfellows Magazine and elsewhere. Kirwyn has served as Poetry editor for APIARY magazine and is currently serving as book reviewer for WusGood Magazine and a reader for Gigantic Sequins Magazine.
RYAN ECKES is a poet from Philadelphia. His latest book, General Motors (Split Lip Press, 2018), is about labor and the influence of public and private transportation on city life. Other books include Valu-Plus and Old News (Furniture Press 2014, 2011). His poetry can be found in Tripwire, Slow Poetry in America Newsletter, Entropy and elsewhere. He has worked as an adjunct professor at many colleges and in recent years as a labor organizer in education. He won a Pew Fellowship in 2016.
LEVI BENTLEY breathes in the bad air and tries to love everything anyways. They organize the reading series Housework, edit the journal Boneless Skinless, and are a member of the artist collective Vox Populi. Their most recent publication is the chapbook «Bucolic Eclogue;» released from Lamehouse Press in July 2016.