[VIRTUAL] Mouth to Mouth Showcase
Kay Ulanday Barrett, Jimena Lucero, Aricka Foreman, Victoria Villier
[VIRTUAL] Mouth to Mouth Showcase

Join us for another Mouth to Mouth with Open Mic on October 28 at 7 PM ET! Hosted and curated by Kay Ulanday Barrett and Jimena Lucero, this month Mouth to Mouth celebrates powerhouse writers Aricka Foreman and Victoria Villier

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Mouth to Mouth provides a safer community space for queer and trans B&I&POC folx and  rising migrant artists. We seek to uplift these voices and ask all allies to step back & show your support by cheering our performers on.

Limited open mic slots are available! To put your name in for lottery selection, SIGN UP HERE by October 24! Performers will be randomly selected 24 hours before the event.

This event will be captioned and ASL Interpretation is provided by our friends at Pro Bono ASL.

KAY ULANDAY BARRETT (@brownroundboi) is a poet, performer, and cultural strategist; their collection More Than Organs received a 2021 Stonewall Book Honor Award by the American Library Association and is a 2021 Lambda Literary Award Finalist. Barrett has been featured at Lincoln Center, the United Nations, Symphony Space, the Poetry Foundation, Princeton University, the Hemispheric Institute, and the Brooklyn Museum. They’ve received fellowships from MacDowell, Lambda Literary Review, Macondo, and VONA. Their contributions are found in The New York Times, Asian American Literary Review, them., NYLON, Vogue, Buzzfeed, The Advocate, Frontier Poetry, The Rumpus, RaceForward, and more. Currently, they remix their mama’s recipes in Jersey City with their jowly dog. www.kaybarrett.net.

JIMENA LUCERO is a poet, actor, & cultural worker. Her short film Silver Femme screened at the 59th Ann Arbor Film festival, Outfest Fusion, Inside Out, and NewFest Film Festival. She was a 2019-2020 Emerge-Surface-Be fellow at the Poetry Project. Her writing appears in Zoeglossia, The Recluse, Nightboat’s Echo, and more. Jimena’s work is rooted in trans liberation, disability justice, and future building.

ARICKA FOREMAN is an American poet and interdisciplinary writer from Detroit MI. Author of Dream with a Glass Chamber (2016), and Salt Body Shimmer (2020 on YesYes Books), winner of the 2021 Lambda Literary Award for Bisexual Poetry. She has earned writing fellowships from Cave Canem, Callaloo, and Millay Arts. Her poetry and essays have been featured in: Catapult, The Black Warrior Review, Teaching Black: The Craft of Teaching On Black Life and Literature, ed: Ana-Maurine Lara and Drea Brown; Furious Flower: Seeding the Future of African American Poetry, ed: Joanne V. Gabbin and Lauren Alleyne; The Academy of American Poets, amongst several publications. She lives, loves and builds in Chicago, IL.

VICTORIA VILLIER hails from Queens, NY and is an actor, costume designer, and interdisciplinary artist. Victoria is fascinated with the concept of Radical Imagination, a term from abolitionist and activist Angela Davis, and will embark on that journey within her artistic practice and life. Member of the theatre artist collective, Commissary Play Group, and Kervigo Theater Ensemble. victoriavillier.com

[VIRTUAL] Mouth to Mouth Showcase

Kay Ulanday Barrett, Jimena Lucero, Aricka Foreman, Victoria Villier
Friday, October 28, 2022
7:00 PM

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