Join us for a poetry reading with Danez Smith, Yoshyhwh Ben Yisrael, and K Lange!
Tuesday, November 27th at 7 PM
The Linen Building
1402 W Grove St, Boise
$6 for students with code, $8 for Cabin members with code, $10 everyone else
This event is proudly sponsored by…
Danez Smith is a Black, Queer, Poz writer & performer from St. Paul, MN. Danez is the author of Don’t Call Us Dead (Graywolf Press, 2017), winner of the Forward Prize for Best Collection, the Midwest Booksellers Choice Award, and a finalist for the National Book Award; they also wrote [insert] boy (YesYes Books, 2014), winner of the Kate Tufts Discovery Award and the Lambda Literary Award for Gay Poetry. They are the recipient of fellowships from the Poetry Foundation, the McKnight Foundation, the Montalvo Arts Center, Cave Canem, and the National Endowment for the Arts. Danez’s work has been featured widely, appearing on platforms such as Buzzfeed, The New York Times, PBS NewsHour, Best American Poetry, Poetry Magazine, and on the Late Show with Stephen Colbert. Danez is a member of the Dark Noise Collective and is the co-host of VS with Franny Choi, a podcast sponsored by the Poetry Foundation and Postloudness. Danez’s third collection, “Homie”, will be published by Graywolf in Spring 2020. Find more at www.danezsmithpoet.com
YOSHYHWH Ben Yisrael is a performance poet, storyteller, and writer. Yisrael has participated in the performance poetry community since 2005. He has been a member of 10 National Poetry Slam (NPS) teams. He is a NPS team finalist and a 2-time NPS semi-finalist. Some of his performance accomplishments include being the 2010 Dallas Poetry Grind Slam Champion, the 2012 Individual World Poetry Slam 17th ranked poet in the world, the 2014 NPS Haiku Champion, and the 2017 Seattle Poetry Slam Grand Slam Champion. He is the co-founder of Mic Check, one of the largest and longest running poetry readings in Texas. The aim of his art is to inspire and illuminate.
K Lange is a writer, teacher, and UFO seeker from Boise, Idaho. They write themselves into new names, healed forms, and prophecies. Their work can be found in Sink Hollow, Uproot, and other lit mags, as well as their self-published collections: Sugarbecoming (2016), Moonache (2017), and Weird Grief (2018).