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The Green Way Reading Series
September 3 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Camonghne Felix, poet and essayist, is the author of Dyscalculia: A Love Story of Epic Miscalculation (One World, 2023), which was hailed by TIME Magazine and Vogue as one of the most anticipated books of 2023, and Build Yourself a Boat (Haymarket Books, 2019), which was long-listed for the 2019 National Book Award in Poetry, shortlisted for the PEN/Open Book Awards, and shortlisted for the Lambda Literary Awards. Her poetry has appeared or is forthcoming in Academy of American Poets, Harvard Review, LitHub, The New Yorker, PEN America, Poetry Magazine, Freeman’s and elsewhere. Her collection of essays, Let the Poets Govern, is forthcoming from One World, an imprint of Penguin Random House.
María Fernanda (she/hers) is a poet whose work explores the intimacy of sisterhood and, “the breaking and making of family.” (OkayAfrica). A recipient of The Norma Elia Cantú Award in Creative Writing, María Fernanda is also a recipient of literary appointments from The National Endowment for the Arts and The Arizona Commission on the Arts. Her poems, translations, and essays appear in The Wide Shore, The Breakbeat Poets Vol. 4: LatiNext, Cave Canem’s Dogbytes, and more. For more information, visit, mariafernandapoet.com
Joel Dias-Porter (aka DJ Reneg8d) is a former DJ who was born & raised in Pittsburgh, PA. A 5X Individual Finalist in the National Poetry Slam and the 1998 & 1999 Haiku Slam Champion, his poems have been published in; Time Magazine, The Washington Post, NY Times, Best American Poetry 2014, Mead, POETRY, Callaloo, Ploughshares, Asahi Shimbun, Red Brick Review, Under the Bashō, Beltway Quarterly and the anthologies Gathering Ground, Love Poetry Out Loud, Breakbeat Poets, Short Fuse, Role Call, Def Poetry Jam, 360 Degrees of Black Poetry, Slam (The Book), Revival: Spoken Word from Lollapallooza, Poetry Nation, Beyond the Frontier, African American Poetry: 250 Years of Struggle and Song, Catch a Fire, and The Black Rooster Social Inn. A recipient of the 1995 Furious Flower “Emerging Poet Award,” his performances include the Today Show, SlamNation, on BET, and the film Slam. A Cave Canem fellow, his latest book is “Ideas of Improvisation” on Thread Makes Blanket Press (2022).
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