music by Zoe Scruggs
art installation Zack Boehler
Silo City Row
Buffalo, NY 14203
Date: July 22, 2017
Time: All readings begin at 7:00 p.m.
Morgan Parker is the author of There Are More Beautiful Things Than Beyoncé (Tin House Books 2017) and Other People’s Comfort Keeps Me Up At Night (Switchback Books 2015), which was selected by Eileen Myles for the 2013 Gatewood Prize and a finalist for the Poetry Society of America’s Norma Farber First Book Award. Her poetry and essays have been published and anthologized in numerous publications, including The Paris Review, The BreakBeat Poets: New American Poetry in the Age of Hip-Hop, Best American Poetry 2016, The New York Times, and The Nation. Parker is the recipient of a 2017 National Endowment of the Arts Literature Fellowship. With Tommy Pico, she co-curates the Poets With Attitude (PWA) reading series, and with Angel Nafis, she is The Other Black Girl Collective. She lives in Los Angeles.
Rachelle Toarmino is the author of the microchapbook GRAPHIC (Ghost City Press, 2017), the poetry pamphlet REBOUND (Monster House Press, 2017), and the chapbook of embroidery poems PERSONAL & GENERIC (PressBoardPress, 2016). She is a founding editor of Peach Mag, and teaches Spanish at an elementary school in Buffalo, New York.
Zoe Scruggs is a 25-year old multimedia artist, singer, songwriter, actress, and member of Ujima Theatre Company. She is one of the founders of the Buffalo Afrobeat Orchestra, a diverse sixteen piece ensemble started in 2015.
Zack Boehler is an artist and educator from Buffalo, NY. Boehler has had multiple solo shows, most recently at Big Orbit Project Space this past fall. Boehler was one half of Only Comrades and spent nearly a decade working with the Ashford Hollow Foundation and Griffis Sculpture Park. He recently returned to the Buffalo area from Brooklyn to accept a position as a project coordinator at the Albright Knox Art Gallery’s Public Arts Initiative.