A poetry reading and discussion led by Robert Gibbons and Austin Alexis. Open mic for anyone who identifies as masculine or non-binary.
New York-based performance poet, native Floridian, recent MFA graduate and Cave Canem Fellow Robert Anthony Gibbons takes us on a transcontinental and transformative voyage, sweeping and spectacular, across the United States in search of America and self in his recent poetry collection FLIGHT published by Poets Wear Pradain 2019. His critically acclaimed debut collection Close to the Tree was released by Three Rooms Press in 2012.
Austin Alexis is the author of Privacy Issues, winner of the 20th Annual Naomi Long Madgett Poetry Award, and also two chapbooks, both published by Poets Wear Prada: Lovers and Drag Queens (2007) and For Lincoln and Other Poems (2010). His fiction, poetry, essays and reviews have appeared in a variety of journals, including Kansas Quarterly, Connecticut River Review, Barrow Street , The Journal, The Pedestal Magazine, The Big Spoon (Ireland), Red River Review, Candelabrum Poetry Magazine (Britain), The Arts Cure, Tuesday Shorts, Poetry Now, Lips, Danse Macabre and others.