t’ai freedom ford & Teré Fowler Chapman READING
Saturday, Oct 12 6:30pm-8pm; doors@ 6pm
Presented in partnership with TC Tolbert and the University of Arizona Poetry Center
$5 at the door, no one turned away for lack of funds. It’s a potluck! Bring something to share if you are able.
Kore Press Institute / 325 W 2nd St, Rm 201 in the Dunbar Pavilion, Tucson 85705
(at the top of the second floor). Enter the NE end of the building through the double doors under the Dunbar Barber Academy sign. Parking is free on the street or in the parking lot on the south side of the Pavilion.
t’ai freedom ford is a New York City high school English teacher and Cave Canem Fellow. Her poetry, fiction, and essays have appeared in The African American Review, Apogee, Bomb Magazine, Calyx, Drunken Boat,Electric Literature, Gulf Coast, Kweli, Tin House, Obsidian, Poetry and others. Most recently she has won awards from the Community of Literary Magazines and Presses (CLMP) and is a 2019 Jerome Hill Artist Fellowship inaugural fellow. Winner of the 2015 To the Lighthouse Poetry Prize, her first poetry collection, how to get over is available from Red Hen Press. Her second poetry collection, & more black, is with Augury Books. t’ai lives and loves in Brooklyn where she is an editor at No, Dear Magazine.
Teré Fowler Chapman is a black trans activist, writer, educator in Tucson—by way of Sonoran desert | by way of boot’s bayou. This poet is the Words on the Avenue founder and the first African American executive director of the Tucson Poetry Festival. He is a National Arts Strategies’ Creative Community Fellow, and a “Bettering American Poetry 2016” nominee. You can find Teré or their work forthcoming or published in many places, including Huffington Post, University of Arizona’s VOCA, TEDxTucson, Tucson Weekly, Arizona Public Media’s PBS & NPR & more.
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