Wed Nov 2, 2022
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Jess Rizkallah and John-Francis Quiñonez!
Hosted by poet laureate of Portsmouth Diannely Antigua
Wednesday November 2nd, 7pm
at Portsmouth Book & Bar

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 (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.
Also, our friend Katherine Towler and a representative for Writers for Democratic Action will be there with information on getting out the vote for this very important election coming up!
Do you have a poem about the importance of democracy or how you feel about the state of politics these days? Please bring it to the open mic!
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