Poetry Reading: Jan-Henry Gray, Michelle Peñaloza, Aldrin Valdez (POSTPONED)

Poetry Reading: Jan-Henry Gray, Michelle Peñaloza, Aldrin Valdez  (POSTPONED)

Thursday Apr 16, 2020
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

28 Adams Street (Corner of Adams & Water Street across from the Archway)
Brooklyn , NY 11201

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Join three up-and-coming young poets as they celebrate their debut collections DOCUMENTS, ESL OR YOU WEREN’T HERE and FORMER POSSESSIONS OF THE SPANISH EMPIRE!


About The Authors.

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Jan-Henry Gray is the author of Documents, chosen by D.A. Powell as the winner of BOA Editions’ A. Poulin, Jr. Poetry Prize. His chapbook, Selected Emails, is out from speCt! and his writing is published in Nepantla: An Anthology for Queer Poets of ColorThe RumpusTupelo Quarterly, and more. He’s received the inaugural Undocupoets Fellowship and awards from the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation and the Academy of American Poets. Born in the Philippines and raised in California, Jan has lived undocumented in the U.S. for more than 32 years. Jan is a 2019 Kundiman Fellow, a Visiting Assistant Professor at Adelphi University, and lives in Brooklyn, NY.









Michelle Peñaloza is the author of Former Possessions of the Spanish Empire, winner of the 2018 Hillary Gravendyk National Poetry Prize (Inlandia Books, 2019). She is also the author of two chapbooks, landscape/heartbreak (Two Sylvias, 2015), and Last Night I Dreamt of Volcanoes (Organic Weapon Arts, 2015). The recipient of fellowships and awards from the University of Oregon, Kundiman, Hugo House and The Key West Literary Seminar, Michelle has also received support from Caldera, 4Culture, Literary Arts, VONA/Voices, and the Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference, among others. The proud daughter of Filipino immigrants, Michelle was born in the suburbs of Detroit, MI and raised in Nashville, TN. She now lives in rural Northern California.






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Aldrin Valdez is a bakla writer & visual artist. They are the author of ESL or You Weren’t Here (Nightboat Books), selected as a 2019 finalist for the Lambda Literary Award for Best Gay Poetry. Aldrin grew up in Manila and Long Island. They live in Brooklyn, feeling blessed with loving kaibigans, the privilege to be able to make art, and O when possible with gayness. You can find more of their work @bluebakla on IG.


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