Because we are fortunate enough to be on the route of two currently touring poets–Jenny Zhang and Zachary Schomburg–we’re hosting an extra event this month to welcome them, along with friend Nate Slawson, to the World Poetry Headquarters that is–Racine!
Nate Slawson is the author of Panic Attack, USA (YesYes Books, 2011) and three chapbooks, including The Suburbs of My Heart (YesYes Books, 2013). He lives in Chicago where he teaches and designs books for The New Megaphone.
Jenny Zhang is the author of the poetry collection, Dear Jenny, We Are All Find (Octopus Books, 2012.) Her fiction, non-fiction, and poetry have appeared in Jezebel, Glimmertrain, The Iowa Review, The Guardian, Diagram, and Vice magazine. She writes for teenage girls at Rookie magazine, and teaches high school students in the Bronx.
Zachary Schomburg is the author of Fjords vol. 1 (Black Ocean, 2012), Scary, No Scary (Black Ocean, 2009), and The Man Suit (Black Ocean, 2007). He lives in Portland, OR, where co-does Octopus Books and co-curates the Bad Blood Reading Series.
Join us for what will be one of the last events the Black Eyed Press has in their downtown location.
Then, two days later–
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 22nd
RACINE ARTS COUNCIL
316 6TH STREET
6PM (doors open 5:30)
Sole Tempest has been speaking in ink and using lined paper for tissue since she learned how to write. She is the co-host of a weekly open mic venue, “Woosah Wednesdays” and her album “Poeticmindz Productions Presents: The Calm Before…” was released in 2008. Her second album, “I of the Storm,” will be released this November.
Toni Asante Lightfoot
is a native of Washington, DC. She has been writing and performing around the Western Hemisphere for 20 years. She is the coeditor of Dream of A Word: a Tia Chucha Press anthology and editor of the It’s Your Mug 15th Anniversary Anthology. She was the director of writing programs at Young Chicago Authors. When the economy turned she decided to have the most mellow midlife crisis ever by going back to school for massage therapy and acupuncture. She is also currently trying desperately to raise a 3 year old child and keep her writing from revolving around that.
Leah O! is a Milwaukee based badass that spends her days drinking too much coffee, making crafts, and laughing with friends. Her songs are simple folk punk melodies all about her everydays, everynights, and crazy life in this world. They’re ridiculous. For proof of this, click here.
Come to both events. Let your dreams come true!