Come out for a night of poetry!
Tess Brown-Lavoie writes and farms in Providence, RI. Lite Year, winner of the Fence Modern Poets Series, is her first book. Tess cofounded Sidewalk Ends Farm in 2011, and is President of the National Young Farmers Coalition.
Leena Joshi's writing and art practice explore the relationship between the changing self and its environment through negotiations of genre and medium, with a focus on feminist, anti-colonial, and immigrant ideation. Her written work has appeared in The Felt, Monday, Tagvverk, La Norda Specialo, Poor Claudia, and bluestockings magazine, among others. She is an MFA candidate in Art Practice at the University of California, Berkeley. www.leenajoshi.com
Victoria Ruiz is originally from San Jose, CA. She has spent most of her adult life in New York and Providence, Rhode Island, where she learned how to be a grassroots activist, writer, Chicana artist, and vocalist for the bands Downtown Boys and Malportado Kids. She currently works on anti-police militarization campaigns in SF and the Free Kevin Cooper campaign. She and her high school best friend are rewriting a version of the Bakkai and she is trying to feel words that can even come close to Dionysus.