Belladonna* Collaborative & Vetch Magazine present: Sam Ace & Aristilde Kirby will read at the Bureau of General Services—Queer Division on March 30, at 7pm.
New chaplets from each reader will be available at the event.
Vetch is the first magazine of its kind, a journal of poetry solely by trans writers. We aim to publish work that is as excited about being poetry as it is engaged with the social conditions that allow for its production. Say it has an aesthetic and doubles down hard, wouldn’t that be fun. Belladonna* Collaborative’s programs are supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.
Samuel Ace is the author of Normal Sex, Home in three days. Don’t wash., and Stealth (a collaboration with Maureen Seaton). He has received the Astraea Lesbian Writers Fund Award, the Firecracker Alternative Book Award and is a two-time finalist for a Lambda Literary Award. His work has appeared in or is forthcoming from Poetry, Fence, Posit, Vinyl, Troubling the Line: Genderqueer Poetry and Poetics, Best American Experimental Poetry 2016 and many other publications. www.samuelace.com
Aristilde Kirby is a poet born in the Bronx, NY, but currently lives in Carrollton, GA. She is 25, a UGA Master Gardener, was previously published in Vetch (no. 2 & 3). She has a few things in the works, and hopefully forthcoming. You can just call her Aris, say her name like Paris without the P or Aeris from FFVII, but with & without the lisp. She’s a black lesbian in either case. You can find her on twitter @motjustine