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Word Up Poetry Reading: Dante Di Stefano & Nkosi Nkululeko

Join poets Dante Di Stefano and Nkosi Nkululeko in conversation. Dante’s books (Ill Angels and Love Is a Stone Endlessly in Flight: Poems) will be available for sale; his poetry, essays, and reviews have appeared in American Life in Poetry, Best American Poetry 2018, Poem-a-Day, Prairie Schooner, The Sewanee Review, The Writer’s Chronicle, and elsewhere. Along with María Isabel Álvarez, he co-edited the anthology Misrepresented People: Poetic Responses to Trump’s America. He holds a PhD in English Literature from Binghamton University and is the poetry editor for the DIALOGIST. He teaches high school English in Endicott, NY and lives in upstate New York with his wife, Christina, their daughter, Luciana, and their dog, Sunny.

Nkosi Nkululeko, writer, chess instructor, and musician, is a 2017 Poets House fellow. His poetry can be found in Callaloo, Michigan Quarterly Review, The Offing, Ploughshares, Third Coast, and elsewhere. Nkosi is a recipient of the 2019 Saltonstall Foundation for the Arts fellowship, and is the winner of the 2018 Page Davidson Clayton Prize for Emerging Poets. His poem “Skin Deep,” formerly published by The Adroit Journal, was selected for The Best American Poetry 2018 anthology (Scribner, 2018). Nkosi Nkululeko lives in Harlem, New York.

Word Up: “Bacá”: Book Launch, Reading, & Live Music

El autor José Madera y el ilustrador Ivory Núñez Medrano presentarán su libro, Bacá, con invitados especiales leerán fragmentos acompañados de tambores y percusión en vivo.

Bacá es el primer libro nacido de la colaboración entre el autor, José Madera y el ilustrador, Ivory Núñez Medrano. Utilizando palabras e imágenes el libro cuenta la historia de todos los cambios experimentados por un ser llamado Juan Latica.

Author José Madera and illustrator Ivory Núñez Medrano will present their book, “Bacá,” with special guests reading excerpts accompanied by live drums and percussion.

Bacá is the first book born from the collaboration between writer, José Madera, and illustrator, Ivory Núñez Medrano. Using words and pictures, the book tells the story of the many changes experienced by a creature named Juan Latica.