On this two part episode of Bread & Poetry Podcast we break bread with poet friends: Jess Rizkallah and John-Francis Quiñonez.  We talk about tortillas, tarot, and traveling in other people’s dreams. give it a listen, and don’t forget to submit your poems inspired by the podcast for the anthology to pplpsubmissions@gmail.com

Listen to Part 1 on Simplecast here
Listen to part 2 on Simplecast here
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Jess Rizkallah is a Lebanese-American writer and illustrator. Her book the magic my body becomes was a finalist for The Believer Poetry Award and won the Etel Adnan Poetry Prize as awarded by the Radius of Arab-American Writers and University of Arkansas Press. She is a 2022 Mass Cultural Council Artist Fellow.

John-Francis Quiñonez or Q (They/Them) is a Desert Flower & Current Resident of Providence, RI/a Queer Writer & Multimedia Artist/ Maker of ice creams & tamales/House Manager of the Columbus Theatre/Current Resident of the Queer.Archive.Work. project/has a Forthcoming collection of Poems with Write Bloody Publishing (‘22) entitled Keep Your Little Lights Alive (Poems After Kate Bush’s “Hounds of Love” & Others). You can find their work in Pigeon Pages, Ours Poetica, Voicemail Poems, Slamfind, Counterclock, Maps for Teeth, Drunk in a Midnight Choir, and as part of a playing card deck with Game Over Books.

Poems discussed:
“qtine thoughts (w/ a line from Psych lol)” by Jessica Rizkallah and “Re: Waking the Witch” by John-Francis Quiñonez

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