Power to the Poets

MIGOZINE SUMMER 2020: POWER TO THE POETS
Poets of Color for Change

“This felt like a Harlem Renaissance moment.”—Elijah Pringle III

Josiah Luis Alderete (Oakland, CA)
Aileen Cassinetto (San Mateo County, CA)
Ina Cariño (Raleigh, NC)
Bernard Collins (Philadelphia, PA)
Melinda Luisa de Jesús (Oakland, CA)
Tongo Eisen-Martin (San Francisco, CA)
Cole Larry Eubanks (Mays Landing, NJ)
Ambition The Poet Harper (Sicklerville, NJ)
Venus Jones (San Jose, CA)
Antonio López (East Palo Alto, CA)
Thea Matthews (San Francisco, CA)
Indigo Moor (Sacramento, CA)
Elijah Pringle III (Philadelphia, PA)
Glenis Redmond (Greenville, SC)
Erika Clay Robinson (Orange County, CA)
Tony Robles (Hendersonville, NC)
Dena Rod (Berkeley, CA)
Raymond Tyler (Atlantic City, NJ)

Hosted by Aileen Cassinetto & Raymond Tyler

If you were moved by the power of our poets and if you believe that #blacklivesmatter please buy their books, fund their projects, or consider supporting the movement by donating to progressive, nonprofit Black-led organizations such as the Oakland-based Color of Change which seeks to strengthen the political voice of black people by leading campaigns and designing strategies to fight racism and injustice. I also would like to remind everyone to please vote in November. —Aileen Cassinetto, Curator

A historic gathering of poets of color from the East Coast & West Coast

POWER TO THE POETS

Please join us for a historic virtual gathering of poets of color from the East Coast & West Coast, organized by Aileen Cassinetto.

POWER TO THE POETS
Poets of Color for Change

June 11, 2020 05:00 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada) / 08:00 PM Eastern Time

Via Facebook Live

FEATURING:
Josiahluis Alderete (Oakland)
Ina Cariño (Raleigh)
Bernard Collins (Philadelphia)
Melinda Luisa de Jesús (Oakland)
Tongo Eisen-Martin (San Francisco)
Cole Larry Eubanks (Mays Landing)
AmbitionthePoet Harper (Sicklerville)
Venus Jones (San Jose)
Antonio López (East Palo Alto)
Thea Matthews (San Francisco)
Indigo Moor (Sacramento)
Elijah B Pringle III (Philadelphia)
Tony Robles (Hendersonville)
Dena Rod (Oakland)
Raymond Tyler (Atlantic City)

HOSTED BY:
Aileen Cassinetto (San Mateo) & Raymond Tyler (Atlantic City)

We encourage you to power the movement by donating directly to Oakland-based, Black-led nonprofit Color of Change.

New Orleans Poetry Festival and Small Press Fair, 2020 features Paloma Press authors

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The mission of the New Orleans Poetry Festival and Small Press Fair is to create a space for an inclusive and diverse group of writers to collaborate, share and influence each other while also being immersed in the distinct literary culture of New Orleans. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, this year’s festival has been canceled. In lieu of the April 16-19 gathering, the organizers have mounted the Virtual NOPF 2020.

Featured (Co)Videos:

Robert Cowan reads from Elsewhen (Paloma Press, June 2019):

Jacki Rigoni reads from Seven Skirts (Paloma Press, Fall 2020):

Christopher X. Shade reads from Shield the Joyous (Paloma Press, April 2020):

Filipino American Book Festival

Saturday & Sunday, October 12-13, 2019

Filipino American International Book Festival

HOT OFF THE PRESS LITERARY READINGS hosted by Cecilia Brainard

Koret Auditorium, 12:45 – 2 p.m.
Walter Ang, Elizabeth Ann Besa-Quirino, Cecilia Brainard, Aileen Cassinetto, EJR David, Cindy Fazzi, Elmer Omar Bascos, Grace Talusan, Alfred A. Yuson, Criselda Yabes

Koret Auditorium, 4- 5:15 p.m.
Arlene Biala, Jacqueline Chio-Lauri, Rin Chupeco, Melinda Luisa de Jesus, Angelo R. Lacuesta, Yves Lamson, Rick Rocamora, Ricco Siosoco, Leny Strobel, Ted Cayobit Visaya

EASTWIND BOOK SIGNING
Latino/Hispanic Meeting Room

@1:30pm, Ivy Alvarez (author of Diaspora: Volume L)

@2:30pm, Leny Mendoza Strobel (author of Glimpses)

The 27th Annual Poets House Showcase

…includes 9 titles released by Paloma Press in 2018 and early 2019!

DIASPORA: VOLUME L by Ivy Alvarez (2019)

THE GREAT AMERICAN NOVEL by Eileen R. Tabios (2019)

HAY(NA)KU 15: A Commemorative 15th Year Anniversary Anthology. Edited by Eileen R. Tabios (2018)(with Meritage Press and xPress(ed)

ONE, TWO, THREE: SELECTED HAY(NA)KU POEMS BY EILEEN R. TABIOS (2018)

CLOSE APART BY ROBERT COWAN (2018)

PEMINOLOGY BY MELINDA LUISA DE JESÚS (2018)

MY BEAUTY IS AN OCCUPIABLE SPACE BY ANNE GORRICK & JOHN BLOOMBERG-RISSMAN (2018)

HUMORS BY JOEL CHACE (2018)

ANNE WITH AN E & ME BY WESLEY ST. JO (2018)

Full catalog and library hours here.