Game Over Books Author Showcase
Join GOLDEN, Megan McDermott, Shay Alexi, Sarah Nnenna Loveth Nwafor, Emmanuel Oppong-Yeboah, and Katya Zinn for a reading at the Trident!
ABOUT THE AUTHORS
Megan McDermott is a poet and Episcopal priest living in Western Massachusetts. She discovered passions for both poetry and preaching while in college at Susquehanna University in her home state of Pennsylvania. Those interests led her to the Yale Institute of Sacred Music, an interdisciplinary program dedicated to religion and the arts, which she graduated from in 2018. Her first chapbook, Prayer Book for Contemporary Dating, is forthcoming from Ethel Micro-Press. When she is not writing or ministering, you might find Megan enjoying tea, hula hooping, livetweeting reality TV, or taking many selfies. Connect with Megan more at meganmcdermottpoet.com or on Twitter @megmcdermott92.
Shay Alexi (they/them) is a multi-disciplinary artist and writer living on unceded Muscogee Creek land in Atlanta, GA. They are the author of Diary of a Ghost Girl (Glass Poetry Press), and their work has been featured in The Rumpus, Apogee, WUSSY, and Homology Lit, amongst others. Videos of Shay’s spoken word performances have garnered over 280,000 online views. Shay is a freelance illustrator and communications professional, and they hold a B.F.A. in Acting. They are a Pisces Sun with a Pisces Moon and would like to remind you to drink some water. Connect with Shay on Twitter and Instagram at @_shayalexi_ and learn more at www.shayalexi.com
Emmanuel Oppong-Yeboah is a Ghanaian American poet, editor, and educator living out the diaspora in Boston, Massachusetts. He is both Black & alive. Born in 1993, Emmanuel currently teaches 11th grade English at Cambridge Rindge and Latin School, and in the past has served as a teaching artist at organizations such as the Massachusetts Literary Education and Performance Collective, the Cambridge Arts Council, Northeastern University, and the Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston. When not kicking it with juniors, Emmanuel works as an instructor at the Boston-based nonprofit Grubstreet, and as an associate editor for Pizza Pi Press. Emmanuel’s poem, “kra-din” (Kweli Journal), is a recent recipient of the Pushcart Prize (XLIII). In his free time, he enjoys hot carbs, brightly colored chapbooks, and the long sigh at the end of a good book.
Katya Zinn is a performance poet, educator, and activist currently based in Boston. Their first chapbook-length collection, Human verses, was released in 2020 and is currently available from Finishing Line Press. They graduated summa cum laude from Lesley University in 2019 with a Bachelor's of Science in Expressive Art Therapy, and was awarded a Fulbright scholarship to teach English and spoken word poetry on the island of Borneo. Currently, they teach art classes to children ages 5-12 at a community nonprofit, where they are spearheading a project to provide equitable access to the arts for children with disabilities receiving federal financial aid. Katya's greatest artistic inspiration comes from her students, as she believes art in its purest form exists in the minds of children who still believe in magic. Manic-depressive Pixie Dream Girl is her first full-length collection. You can find Katya on Twitter/Instagram at @zinnvisibleink, or by performing a simple conjuring spell at the next full moon.