[VIRTUAL] Mouth to Mouth Showcase with Open Mic
Kay Ulanday Barrett, Jimena Lucero, Alexis Aceves Garcia, Thea Matthews
[VIRTUAL] Mouth to Mouth Showcase with Open Mic

Join us for another Mouth to Mouth with Open Mic on Tuesday, December 20 at 7 PM ET! Hosted and curated by Kay Ulanday Barrett and Jimena Lucero, this month Mouth to Mouth celebrates glorious writers Alexis Aceves Garcia and Thea Matthews.

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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 December 13! Performers will be randomly selected 24 hours before the event.

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

Banner Image Description: A rectangle graphic with a white banner on the bottom with AAWW’s logo and images of an open mouth. The body of the rectangle is washed in various shades of pink watercolor. Laid over three coral squiggles are photos of Kay Ulanday Barrett, Jimena Lucero, Alexis Aceves Garcia, and Thea Matthews. On the left sid of the graphic, black print reads, “Mouth to Mouth Showcase with Open Mic, curated and hosted by Kay Ulanday Barrett and Jimena Lucero, featuring Alexis Aceves Garcia and Thea Matthews, Tuesday, December 20, 7 PM ET, online, ASL provided.

KAY ULANDAY BARRETT is a poet, essayist, cultural strategist, and A+ napper. They are the winner of the 2022 Foundation for Contemporary Arts Cy Twombly Award for Poetry, a winner of the 2022 Next Book Residency with Tin House, and a recipient of a 2020 James Baldwin Fellowship at MacDowell. Their second book, More Than Organs (Sibling Rivalry Press, 2020) received a 2021 Stonewall Honor Book Award by the American Library Association and is a 2021 Lambda Literary Award Finalist. Their contributions are found in The New York Times, Poetry Magazine, Colorlines, Literary Hub, The Advocate, Al Jazeera, NYLON, Vogue, The Rumpus, The Lily, The Massachusetts Review, them., and elsewhere. For more info: 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.

ALEXIS ACEVES GARCIA centers care in their work as a writer, researcher, and managing editor of Deem Journal. They are currently the steward of a heart-shaped hummingbird feeder in their backyard and an MFA in Writing student at UCSD. Their poems have been featured on The Slowdown, beestung, rivulet, The Hennepin Review, The Best of the Net Anthology 2022, Apogee Journal, Peach Mag, and The BreakBeat Poets Volume 4: LatiNext. Follow them on Instagram and Twitter @loveloaf_.

THEA MATTHEWS is a poet and educator of African and Indigenous Mexican descent born and raised on Ohlone land, San Francisco, California. She holds an MFA in poetry from New York University and earned her BA in sociology at the University of California, Berkeley. Her poetry has appeared or is forthcoming in West Trade Review, Southern Indiana Review, Interim, The Rumpus, Tahoma Literary Review, Foglifter Journal, The New Republic, Green Mountains Review, and others. Currently, Thea lives on the land of the Lenape, Brooklyn.

 

[Event Banner Image Description: A rectangle graphic with a white banner on the bottom with AAWW’s logo and images of an open mouth. The body of the rectangle is washed in various shades of pink watercolor. Laid over three coral squiggles are photos of Kay Ulanday Barrett, Jimena Lucero, Alexis Aceves Garcia, and Thea Matthews. On the left sid of the graphic, black print reads, “Mouth to Mouth Showcase with Open Mic, curated and hosted by Kay Ulanday Barrett and Jimena Lucero, featuring Alexis Aceves Garcia and Thea Matthews, Tuesday, December 20, 7 PM ET, online, ASL provided.]

[VIRTUAL] Mouth to Mouth Showcase with Open Mic

Kay Ulanday Barrett, Jimena Lucero, Alexis Aceves Garcia, Thea Matthews
Tuesday, December 20, 2022
6:00 PM
$0.00


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