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So and So Poetry Event

July 7, 2016 8:00 pm
July 7, 2016 10:00 pm

So and So poets

(Left to right) Alexis Pauline Gumbs, Heather Bowlan, Joseph Silvers

Join us for July's So and So Poetry Event at CAM.

Alexis Pauline Gumbs is a queer black troublemaker and a black feminist love evangelist who lives and loves in Durham, NC.  She is the author of Spill: Scenes of Black Feminist Fugitivity (Duke University Press, 2016), the co-editor of Revolutionary Mothering: Love on the Front Lines (PM Press, 2016) and the founder of the Eternal Summer of the Black Feminist Mind Intergalactic community school.  She is a Lucille Clifton poetry Prize Honoree, was included in Best American Experimental Writing 2015 and was named one of 10 Poets for the Revolution by the Best American Poetry blog.

Heather Bowlan's poetry has appeared or is forthcoming in Sugar House Review, Gigantic Sequins, Day One, Interim, Nashville Review, and elsewhere. She has received an Academy of American Poets University Award and fellowships from the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts and the Vermont Studio Center. She is the Chapbook Editor for BOAAT Press, the Assistant Poetry Editor for Raleigh Review, and will be blogging for Ploughshares beginning later this month.

Joseph Silvers is an electrical engineer living in Raleigh, NC. He is also an editorial assistant for Birds, LLC, an independent poetry publisher. His poems have appeared in Windhover, and he is an active participant in the So & So Books Creative Writing Workshops.