Queens Council on the Arts: Poetry Night

Join us for an hour of angst, anger, joy, love, sex, birds, cruising, presidential facts and unbotheredness. Reading followed by Q&A.

Sasha Debevec-McKenney is a poet who studies the presidents. Her poems have appeared in The Yale Review, Nashville Review, Peach Mag, Underblong, TriQuarterly, Granta, and Poem-A-Day. She was the 2020-2021 Jay C. and Ruth Halls Poetry Fellow at the University of Wisconsin Institute for Creative Writing and she received her MFA from New York University. She was born in Hartford, Connecticut.

Kimberly Reyes is the award-winning author of the poetry collections Running to Stand Still (Omnidawn 2019) and Warning Coloration (dancing girl press 2018). Her nonfiction book of essays Life During Wartime (Fourteen Hills 2019) won the 2018 Michael Rubin Book Award. Published and anthologized in numerous, international outlets, Kimberly writes about identity, ecology, and sexuality, and spends her time between Ireland, San Francisco and New York City.

Malik Thompson is a Black queer man proud to be from D.C. A bookseller, anime fanatic, and workshop facilitator. Malik has worked with Split This Rock, The University of Wisconsin-Madison, and Moonlit DC as a workshop facilitator. He also organized the Poets In Protest poetry series at the Black queer owned bookstore Loyalty Bookstores. Malik’s work can be found inside of Split This Rock’s Poetry Database as well as the mixed media journal Voicemail Poems. A Tin House Workshop attendee and the current co-chair of OutWrite DC, you can find Malik's thoughts on literature via his Instagram account @negroliterati.

Queens Council on the Arts ft. Sasha Debevec-McKenney, Kimberly Reyes, Malik Thompson