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Broadside Reading Series: JP Howard and Jess X. Snow
May 4, 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
With JP Howard And Jess X. Snow
The Center’s Broadside Reading Series produces 12 limited-edition letterpress-printed broadsides each year, featuring the poetry of New York-based writers of diverse backgrounds. Our Spring 2018 series is organized by Guest Curator Urayoan Noel, Puerto Rican poet, performer, professor, and polemicist.
More about the Writers:
JP Howard’s debut poetry collection, SAY/MIRROR (The Operating System), was a Lambda Literary finalist. She is the author of bury your love poems here (Belladonna*). JP is a 2018 featured author in Lambda Literary’s LGBTQ Writers in Schools program and was a Split this Rock Freedom Plow Award for Poetry & Activism finalist. JP is part of the Headmistress Press Lesbian Poet Trading Card Series and has received fellowships from Cave Canem, VONA, and Lambda. She curates Women Writers in Bloom Poetry Salon and her poetry is widely anthologized. http://www.jp-howard.com
Jess X. Snow is a queer migrant Asian-American artist and poet based in NYC by the way of Canada and China. As a result of the rootlessness that marked her childhood, she developed a severe stutter which she overcame through her discovery of visual and written language. Her poetry has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize, and the published in the anthologies: Bettering American Poetry, and Nepantla, as well as the Offing and the Asian American Literary Review.Her poetry has taken her to stages such as the US Institute for Peace, and universities and backyards nation wide. You can check out her full body of work at www.jessxsnow.com
Suggested donation: $10 / $5 members
Guests receive a free letterpress broadside, produced by artists at the Center.
The Center’s Literary Programs are supported, in part, by public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature, and from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, in partnership with the City Council.