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Kramers Poetry Reading: Autumn Edition

Kramers Poetry Reading: Autumn Edition


Join us at Kramers for an evening of poetry with four local DC poets, all of whom identify as people of color, reading from their books. This month's reading will feature: 

Thu Anh Nguyen, an educator and writer whose work centers around equity and justice. Her writing has been published in Literacy Today, the Southern Humanities Review, the Cider Press Review, and the Crab Orchard Review.

Hayes Davis, whose first volume of poems, Let Our Eyes Linger, was published by Poetry Mutual Press in April, 2016. His work has appeared in New England Review, Poet Lore, Gargoyle, Delaware Poetry Review, Kinfolks, and several anthologies.

Teri Ellen Cross, the author of Haint (Gival Press, 2016), and winner of the 2017 Ohioana Book Award for Poetry.

Lesley Younge, the author of two books: Nearer My Freedom (co-authored with her mentor, Monica Edinger) is a YA verse novel version of Olaudah Equiano’s autobiography that will be published in 2023 by Lerner Publishing. A-Train Allen, a picture book, will be published in 2023 by Sleeping Bear Press.

There will also be a poetry contest to win a $20 Kramers gift card! Guests will respond to a prompt with a sentence or two and we'll pick a winner with some input from our guest speakers.