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The New Feminine: Poetry Reading & Open Mic

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The New Feminine: Poetry Reading & Open Mic
March 6, 2020 7:00 PM
March 6, 2020 9:00 PM
$10 suggested donation to benefit the Bureau. No one turned away for lack of funds.
Sarah Sala
March 1, 2020
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A reading and discussion featuring Chocolate Waters, Tantra-Zawadi, Patricia Carragon, and Iris N. Schwartz. Open mic for anyone who identifies as feminine or non-binary.


Chocolate Waters has been writing and publishing poetry for over five decades. During the second wave of feminism, she was one of the first openly lesbian poets to publish. Her latest collection, Muddying the Holy Waters, will be released by Eggplant Press in 2020. The Greatest Hits of Chocolate Waters, a “Sapphic Classic” chosen by Sinister Wisdom will appear sometime in 2022. Poets Wear Prada published her poetry chapbook The Woman Who Wouldn’t Shake Hands in 2011. Like and follow her at


Tantra-Zawadi, recording artist, performance poet, actress, educator, and mentor, is author of 3 collections of poetry including her latest Bubbles: One Conscious Breath (Poets Wear Prada, 2013).


Patricia Carragon’s recent publications include Bear Creek Haiku, First Literary-East , Jerry Jazz Musician, Narrative Northeast Review, and Stardust Haiku. Her latest books Meowku (2019) and The Cupcake Chronicles (2017) were both published by Poets Wear Prada. Her debut novel, Angel Fire, is forthcoming from Alien Buddha Press. Patricia hosts Brownstone Poets monthly reading series and is the editor-in-chief of its annual anthology.


Iris N. Schwartz is the author of more than sixty works of fiction. Her flash appears in dozens of publications, including Blink-Ink, Crack the Spine, Fictive Dream, Gravel, Jellyfish Review, and Literary Orphans. Her second short short story collection, Shame (Poets Wear Prada, 2019), contains Best Microfiction 2018 nominee “Dogs” and was shortlisted by North of Oxford for recommended summer 2019 reading. Ms. Schwartz has also written erotica, most notably the story “Hedonics,” anthologized in Stirring Up a Storm: Tales of the Sensual, the Sexual, and the Erotic (Running Dog Press).