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   Last Show: Fall Nov. 14th        

READERS: Avery R. Young, Nathalie Handal, Nabila Lovelace, 

Paula Ramirez, and Arhm Choi Wild

Thursday, November 14th, 2019

Von Bar

3 Bleecker Street

New York, NY 10012

Show Time: 7:00pm

Free w/ 1 drink min.

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Join Soul Sister Revue for its Fall event at Von Bar where we ask "what does Soul mean to you?" Readers include Avery R. Young (neckbone: visual verses), Nathalie Handal (Life in a Country Album), Nabila Lovelace (Sons of Achilles), Paula Ramirez, and Arhm Choi Wild. Soul Sister Revue is a quarterly reading series for established and emerging poets who write in the narrative tradition of storytelling.

Interdisciplinary artist and educator Avery R. Young is a 3Arts Awardee and one of four executives for The Floating Museum.  His poetry and prose are featured in several anthologies and periodicals including; Berkeley Poetry Review 49, Poetry Magazine and photographer Cecil McDonald Jr’s In The Company of Black.  He is the featured vocalist on flouist Nicole Mitchell’s Mandorla Awakening (FPE Records) and is currently touring with her Black Earth Ensemble and his funk/soul band de deacon board. Young’s latest full length recording tubman. (FPE Records) is the soundtrack to his first collection of poems, neckbone: visual verses (Northwestern University Press).

 

Nathalie Handal was raised in Latin America, France and the Middle East, and educated in Asia, the United States, and the United Kingdom. Her recent poetry books include Life in a Country Album (2019), praised by Claire Messud as a book that “illuminates the luxuriance and longing of deracination—a contemporary Orpheus”; the flash collection The Republics, winner of the Virginia Faulkner Award for Excellence in Writing, and the Arab American Book Award; Poet in Andalucía; and Love and Strange Horses, winner of the Gold Medal Independent Publisher Book Award. She is the author of eight plays, editor of two anthologies, and her essays and creative nonfiction have appeared in Vanity FairGuernica Magazine, The GuardianThe New York TimesThe NationThe Irish Times, among others. Handal is the recipient of awards from The Lannan Foundation, PEN Foundation, Centro Andaluz de las Letras, Fondazione di Venezia, among others. She is a professor at Columbia University, and writes the literary travel column “The City and the Writer” for Words without Borders magazine

 

Nabila Lovelace is a first-generation Queens native, her people hail from Trinidad & Nigeria. Sons of Achilles, her debut book of poems, is out now through YesYes Books. You can currently find her kicking it in Tuscaloosa.

 

Paula Ramirez is a native NYC poet. She represents The Bronx and Uptown NYC. She has been writing and rhyming since the age of 13. In 2016, she was awarded a VONA/Voces Writing Residency. In 2015, she released her visual exhibition, SisHerHood. She recently was published in Peinate: Hair Battles Between Latina Mothers & Daughters and "African Voices” in 2019. She has featured at multiple venues across the country including but not limited to DC's Busboys and Poets, the Bowery Poetry Club, and the Nuyorican Poetry Cafe.  Paula completed a tour in Santo Domingo through the Kiskeya Libre Artist Residency in June 2017. Paula is currently working on her first book. She is dedicated to possibility. She is honored to coach young people through her work as a Dream Director. Paula is committed to the Liberation of Black and Brown folks across the Diaspora

 

Arhm Choi Wild is a Kundiman fellow from Ann Arbor, Michigan, who holds a MFA in Poetry from Sarah Lawrence College. Arhm was a finalist for the Jake Adam York Prize in 2019 and will have a poetry collection published by Write Bloody in 2020. Their work has been published in the anthology Daring to Repair by Wising Up Press and in the magazines Barrow Street, The Massachusetts Review, Split this Rock, Foglifter, Lantern Review, F(r)iction, and others. They have worked as a teacher in New York City for the last six years, and have competed in poetry slams and performed across the country, including at Brave New Voices,  the New York City Poetry Festival, the Nuyorican Poets Cafe, and the Bowery Poetry Club. For more information, visit arhmchoiwild.com.