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Local Poets Brionne Janae, Krysten Hill, and Rage Hezekiah
Join us for a night of verse with three local poets to celebrate the release of After Jubilee by Brionne Janae.
About the Readers:
Brionne Janae is a California native, poet and teaching artist living in Brooklyn. She received her MFA from Emerson college, and is the recipient of the 2016 St. Botoloph Emering Artist award, a Hedgebrook Alumni and proud Cave Canem Fellow. Her poetry and prose have been published in, The American Poetry Review, Bitch Magazine, The Cincinnati Review, jubilat, Sixth Finch, Plume, Bayou Magazine, The Nashville Review, and Waxwing among others. Brionne’s first full length collection of poetry After Jubilee was selected for publication by Dorianne Laux and will be published by Boaat Press this November.
Krysten Hill is an educator, writer, and performer who has showcased her poetry on stage at The Massachusetts Poetry Festival, Blacksmith House, Merrimack College, U35 Reading Series, and many others. She received her MFA in poetry from UMass Boston where she currently teaches. Her work can be found or is forthcoming in apt, Word Riot, The Baltimore Review, B O D Y, Muzzle, PANK, Winter Tangerine Review and elsewhere. She is the recipient of the 2016 St. Botolph Club Foundation Emerging Artist Award. Her chapbook, How Her Spirit Got Out, received the 2017 Jean Pedrick Chapbook Prize.
Rage Hezekiah is a MacDowell and Cave Canem Fellow who earned her MFA from Emerson College. She is the recipient of the 2017 Saint Botolph Emerging Artist Award in Literature and was nominated for Best New Poets, 2017. Her poems have appeared or are forthcoming in Fifth Wednesday, Columbia Poetry Review, Hayden's Ferry Review, The Cape Rock, and Tampa Review, as well as other journals. Her writing is featured in various anthologies including Other Tongues: Mixed Race Women Speak Out, All We Can Hold: poems of motherhood, and Nasty Women Poets: An Unapologetic Anthology of Subversive Verse. You can find out more about her work at ragehezekiah.com.