Thursday, October 4, 2012

October Sunday Kind of Love: Carmen Calatayud book launch with Fred Joiner

Sunday Kind of Love
Carmen Calatayud &
Fred Joiner 

  Fred Joiner  

Sunday October 21, 2012

Busboys and Poets
2021 14th St. NW
Washington, DC

Hosted by:
Sarah Browning & Katy Richey
As always, open mic follows!
Join us on Sunday October 21st to hear the fabulous poetry of Carmen Calatayud and Fred Joiner, as they feature at this month's Sunday Kind of Love.

Hot off the press, Carmen will launch her new book and first published poetry collection, In the Company of Spirits.Carmen will be joined by local literary favorite, Fred Joiner, an editor of the Tidal Basin Review. Come experience the poetry of these talented poets.

Carmen Calatayud's first poetry collection In the Company of Spirits was published in October 2012 by Press 53. Her poetry has appeared in journals such as Beltway Poetry Quarterly, Borderlands: Texas Poetry ReviewCutthroat: A Journal of the Arts, Gargoyle, PALABRA: A Magazine of Chicano and Latino Literary Art, and the anthology DC Poets Against the War. She is a Larry Neal Poetry Award winner, a runner-up for the Walt Whitman Award and recipient of a Virginia Center for the Creative Arts fellowship. Calatayud is a poet moderator for Poets Responding to SB 1070, a Facebook group that features poetry and news about Arizona's immigration law that legalizes racial profiling. Born to a Spanish father and Irish mother in the U.S., Calatayud works and writes in Washington, DC.

Fred Joiner is a poet/artist/curator living in Washington DC. His writing has appeared or is forthcoming in CallalooBeltway Poetry QuarterlyFingernails Across the Chalkboard: Poetry and Prose on HIV/AIDS from the Black Diaspora, Gargoyle, Mosaic Literary MagazineWarpland: A Journal of Black Literature and Ideas and in other publications. Fred has read his work throughout the Washington Metropolitan Area and in Belfast, Northern Ireland, where he is working on a long term multidisciplinary collaboration and exchange between Northern Irish artists (courtesy of Belfast Exposed Archives and Gallery) and Washington DC poets. He is a curator of literary and art-related events including the American Poetry Museum's INTERSECTIONS Reading Series, Hillyer Artspace's HOME Series, the Phillips Collection's Voices Series and others. Joiner is also the literary editor the peer -reviewed scholarly hip-hop journal Words, Beats and Life and the Tidal Basin Review. 

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