LIVE PODCAST EVENT RESCHEDULED!
Hi friends, we’ve had to reschedule tonight’s live podcast recording to TOMORROW, March 21 at 7:30pm. The event will still take place at @kingsbooks and it will still be amazing! Please join us if you can!
This March, the Prickly Pear Podcast is BEYOND EXCITED to welcome poetry giants José Olivarez and Britteney Black Rose Kapri to Tacoma for a live podcast recording! José and Britteney will join our podcast host, Christina Butcher, at King’s Books on March 20th (7pm) to chat about poetry, art and identity. The live-recording is part of Write253’s Louder Than A Bomb (LTAB)-Tacoma teen poetry slam festival, happening throughout March,2019.
About the Guests
José Olivarez is the son of Mexican immigrants. His debut book of poems, Citizen Illegal, was awarded the 2018 Chicago Review of Books Poetry Prize, and it was named a top book of 2018 by NPR and the New York Public Library. Along with Felicia Chavez and Willie Perdomo, he is co-editing the forthcoming anthology, The BreakBeat Poets Vol. 4: LatiNEXT. He is the co-host of the poetry podcast, The Poetry Gods and a recipient of fellowships from CantoMundo, Poets House, the Bronx Council on the Arts, the Poetry Foundation, & the Conversation Literary Festival. His work has been featured in The New York Times, The Paris Review, and elsewhere. In 2018, he was awarded the first annual Author and Artist in Justice Award from the Phillips Brooks House Association and named a Debut Poet of 2018 by Poets & Writers. He lives in New York City.
Britteney Black Rose Kapri is a teaching artist, writer, performance poet, and playwright. She is the author of Black Queer Hoe (Haymarket Books, 2018). Her writing has been published in Poetry magazine, Vinyl, Day One, SevenScribes, and Kinfolks Quarterly. She is an alumna turned teaching artist fellow at Young Chicago Authors. Kapri is also a staff member and writer for Black Nerd Problems, and a former Rona Jaffe Writers Award recipient. She lives in Chicago.