DATE: Sunday, November 3, 2019 | TIME: 2:00 PM | VENUE: CityLit Stage – Pier 5 Hotel, Chesapeake Room
Oh, But My Heart is Wild & My Bones are Steel: Women Poets Take the Stage with Pique Collective
Sunday, November 3, 2019
CityLit Stage – Pier 5 Hotel, Chesapeake Room
711 Eastern Avenue, Baltimore, MD, USA
In honor of the Women’s Suffrage Centennial Commemoration, and the challenging history of women empowerment, including for women of color, CityLit Stage celebrates women poets featuring Erika Meitner, winner of the 2018 National Jewish Book Award in poetry and author of Holy Moly Carry Me; Rachael Uwada Clifford, whose work has been selected to appear in 2019 Best New Poets anthology; Chet’la Sebree, winner of the 2018 New Issues Poetry Prize, whose new release Mistress, “sketches one of the most charged and intriguing figures in our nation’s history” writes poet Evie Shockley, the story of Sally Hemings mulatta has never been told like this; Tatiana Figueroa Ramirez, a VONA/Voices alum, who debuts her chapbook Coconut Curls y Café con Leche; and Furious Flower Poetry Center’s Lauren Alleyne’s new work Honeyfish, about black immigrant women navigating external and internal identities, has published in The Atlantic and Ms. Muse. Baltimore-based Pique Collective is a quintet of modern musicians bringing together local artists, craft brews, and lively concerts of new and recent works. They will join the poets on stage with a musical rendition of the poets’ work.