THE EVENING WILL FEATURE WORK FROM A DOZEN POETS,
TEOW LIM GOH
SUZI Q. SMITH
World Poetry Day was declared by UNESCO (the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization) in 1999. The purpose of the day is to promote the reading, writing, publishing and teaching of poetry throughout the world and, as the UNESCO session declaring the day says, to "give fresh recognition and impetus to national, regional and international poetry movements.
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Tuesday, March 21st at 7:30pm
Doors open at 7pm
Teow Lim Goh:
Teow Lim Goh is the author of Islanders (Conundrum Press, 2016), a volume of poems on the history of Chinese exclusion at the Angel Island Immigration Station.
Paulie Lipman is a Jewish/Queer/Writer out of Denver, CO. He has toured the U.S. extensively (and a little bit of Canada) performing poetry. He is the voice of Neal Cassady in the documentary 'Neal Cassidy: The Denver Years', is a two time National Poetry Slam finalist, has had work appear in Blast Furnace, Fourth And Sycamore, Voicemail Poems, Drunk In A Choir, pressure gauge, and Prisma (Zeitblatt Fur Text & Sprache). He has also appeared in the Write Bloody Publishing anthologies 'The Good Things About America' and 'We Will Be Shelter'. and the University Of Hell anthology 'We Can Make Your Life Better".
Suzi Q. Smith:
Poet and Author Suzi Q. Smith lives with her brilliant daughter in Denver, Colorado. In addition to working as a teaching artist in Denver, Suzi Q. has toured the United States for over a decade. Among the most well-known performing poets in the country, she has shared stages with Nikki Giovanni, Talib Kweli, the late Gil Scott Heron, and many more over the years. Her work has appeared in Union Station Magazine, Suspect Press, Muzzle Magazine, Malpais Review, Peralta Press, and more, and her collection of poems, Thirteen Descansos, is available from Penmanship Books.
She currently serves as the Executive Director of Poetry Slam, Inc. and as a Partner Artist with Youth On Record, and an Advisor to Denver Minor Disturbance Youth Poetry Slam.
Kierstin Bridger: Colorado writer who divides her time between Ridgway and Telluride. She is author of two books: Demimonde (Lithic Press) and All Ember (Urban Farmhouse Press). She is a winner of the Mark Fischer Poetry Prize, the 2015 ACC Writer’s Studio award, an Anne LaBastille Poetry Residency and was short-listed for the Manchester Poetry Competition in the UK. She is editor of Ridgway Alley Poems, Co-Director of Open Bard Poetry Series and co-host of the podcast, Poetry Voice with Kierstin Bridger and Uche Ogbuji . She earned her MFA at Pacific University. Find her most recent work in Painted Bride Quarterly and Bared Anthology (Les Femmes Folles Press) and forthcoming from Prairie Schooner. kierstinbridger.com