Poetry & Democracy: Samuel Ace, Jonathan Andersen, & Vincent Toro Read

Belladonna, Kweli Journal, and Poetskiss present an evening with award-winning poets Samuel AceJonathan Andersen and Vincent Toro whose works engage with the 2019 National Poetry Coalition theme, "What Is It, Then, Between Us?: Poetry & Democracy,” on Saturday, March 9, 7:30 pm. Hosted by Berl’s Brooklyn Poetry Shop, 141 Front Street, Brooklyn, NY, the reading and book signing is open and free to the public.

A trans and genderqueer poet and sound artist, Samuel Ace is the recipient of the Astraea Lesbian Writers Fund Award in Poetry and the Firecracker Alternative Book Award. His books of poetry include Stealth, a collaborative work written with Maureen Seaton, and two forthcoming collections, Our Weather O­ur Sea (Black Radish Books) and Meet Me ThereNormal Sex & Home in three days. Don’t wash. (Belladonna Germinal Texts).

Jonathan Andersen is the author of Augur (Red Dragonfly Press), awarded the 2017 David Martinson-Meadowhawk Poetry Prize; The Burden Note, (Meridian Prize, 2014), an English/Serbo-Croatian chapbook of poems; and Stomp and Sing (Curbstone Press/Northwestern University Press), a collection of poems. He has been a featured reader throughout the eastern US, the UK, and Serbia.

Vincent Toro is the author of Stereo.Island.Mosaic. (Ahsahta Press), winner of the Poetry Society of America's Norma Farber First Book Award and the 2015 Sawtooth Poetry Prize. He is the recipient of a Poets House Emerging Poets Fellowship, a NY Foundation for the Arts Fellowship, the Caribbean Writer’s Cecile De Jongh Poetry Prize, and The Spanish Repertory Theater's Nuestras Voces Playwriting Award.