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JP Infante in Conversation with Julian Randall & Gabriel Ramirez
December 20, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Join us on December 20th for a conversation with Julian Randall & Gabriel Ramirez. Julian is Living Queer Black poet from Chicago. A Pushcart Prize nominee, he has received fellowships from Callaloo, BOAAT, and the Watering Hole and was the 2015 National College Slam (CUPSI) Best Poet. Julian is the curator of Winter Tangerine Review’s Lineage of Mirrors and a poetry editor for Freezeray Magazine. He is also a co-founder of the Afrolatinx poetry collective Piel Cafe. His work has appeared or is forthcoming in publications such as Nepantla, Rattle, Ninth Letter, Vinyl, Prairie Schooner and The Adroit Journal among others. He is an MFA candidate in poetry at the University of Mississippi. Refuse is his debut collection of poetry which was published for winning the 2017 Cave Canem Poetry Prize. Gabriel Ramirez is an Afro-Latinx poet, activist, and teaching artist. Gabriel is a youth mentor at Urban Word NYC. Ramirez is a Willow Arts Alliance fellow, Watering Hole Fellow, and participant of the Callaloo Writer’s Workshop. You can find his work in various spaces, including Youtube, and in publications like The Volta, Winter Tangerine, Blueshift Journal, Drunk in a Midnight Choir, VINYL, African Voices, in ¡MANTECA!: an Anthology of Afro-Latino Poetry (Arte Público Press 2017) and forthcoming in Bettering American Poetry Anthology (Bettering Books 2017). . This event is funded in part by Poets & Writers with public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.