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Curated by Simone White
  • Tuesday, April 9, 2019 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm

Arts Cafe, Kelly Writers House, 3805 Locust Walk

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Curated and hosted by Simone White, BREAKING THROUGH features poets on the verge of publishing their first books for conversations about poetics, influence, and the future of poetry.

A. H. JERRIOD AVANT is from Longtown, Mississippi. A graduate of Jackson State University, he’s earned MFA degrees from Spalding University and New York University. He’s received scholarships from the Breadloaf Writer’s Conference and Naropa University’s Summer Writing Program. His poems have appeared inMississippi Review, Callaloo, Ecotone, Boston Review, Virginia Quarterly Review & other journals. A recipient of two Winter Fellowships from the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown, Jerriod is currently a PhD English student and teaching assistant at the University of Rhode Island.

ADJUA GARGI NZINGA GREAVES (New Yorker, b. 1980) is a Pushcart-nominated poet concerned with postcolonial ethnobotany, the limits of language, and archive as medium. Greaves has most recently been published in the collections Letters to the Future: Black Women / Radical Writing (Kore Press, 2018), and Creature/Verdure(Pinsapo Journal : Issue 2, 2018), as well as in her chapbook Close Reading As Forestry (Belladonna*, 2017).