on Saturday, March 30th, at 6pm
at Ada Books (717 Westminster St, Providence)
About the readers:
MATT MARSICO is a teacher living in Providence, Rhode Island. Matthew grew up in North Carolina and has worked variously as a farmhand, data enterer, dentistry blogger, librarian, etc. In the summer their band is releasing an album of songs about birds called "Songs about Birds." This is their first time reading poetry to an audience.
CHRYSANTHEMUM TRAN is a Vietnamese American poet, performer & educator. She is the recipient of a MacColl Johnson Fellowship from the Rhode Island Foundation. In 2016, she made history by becoming the first trans woman finalist of the Women of the World Poetry Slam. She is a Pink Door Fellow & teaching artist for the Providence Poetry Slam at AS220, one of the oldest poetry slam venues in the nation. Her writing, which often explores the intersection of diaspora & dysphoria, can be found on/in Them., Button Poetry, The Offing, Muzzle Magazine, the Bettering American Poetry Vol. 2 anthology, & others forthcoming. Originally born & buttered up in Oklahoma, she currently resides on a farm in Rhode Island. You can find her oversharing her feelings on Twitter @chrystran.
This is our kickoff reading for Spring 2019, so please come! There are also TDOV events, massive music by terrific trans artists, just across the highway at AS220 and running from 3pm to 12:50am.
Kate, Chris and Stine