Join CavanKerry Press on Thursday (8/17) at 6:00 pm EST for a night of reading, music, and conversation with CavanKerry Press writers and friends in the middle of Midtown Manhattan. Doors open at 5:45 p.m.
All participants who register are automatically entered in a book giveaway sponsored by CavanKerry Press. There will be plenty of time to mingle and refreshments will be served. Here are our featured readers.
Here are our featured readers:
Katie Ann Turner is a poet and singer-songwriter from Austin Texas currently living in Bushwick, Brooklyn. They are a recent graduate from Saint Francis College’s MFA program, and they have been performing around the city at venues such as the Delancey, Rockwood Music Hall, and Bowery Electric. A storyteller at heart, Turner hopes to continue melding their poetry and music into one lived experience, exploring themes of queer identity and queer love while reconciling with their religious upbringing. As a former pastor’s kid, Turner still looks for God every day, and they keep finding Her in music, poetry, and in their community.
Jerome Ellison Murphy is a Black and East Asian poet who holds an MFA from the Creative Writing Program at New York University, where he currently serves as undergraduate programs manager.
Joseph O. Legaspi is the author of the poetry collections Threshold and Imago, both from CavanKerry Press; and three chapbooks: Postcards (Ghost Bird Press), Aviary, Bestiary (Organic Weapon Arts), and Subways (Thrush Press). His works have appeared in POETRY, New England Review, World Literature Today, Best of the Net, and the Academy of American Poets’ Poem-a-Day. He cofounded Kundiman, a national nonprofit organization dedicated to nurturing generations of writers and readers of Asian American literature. He lives with his husband in Queens, NY.