Featuring Shauna J. Grant, Isa Guzman, and Ricardo Thomas Manuel Hernandez
Hosted by Thomas Fucaloro
Plus open mic
$3 suggested donation. Two drink min, alcoholic or non.
Shauna J. Grant is an award-winning black cartoonist from the Bronx. She is the creator of the webcomic Princess Love Pon, and is currently signed on to illustrate an upcoming graphic memoir with First Second. Writing poetry on-and-off since young, she uses her poems to explore familial connections, and currently has a self-published chapbook titled Reflection.
Isa Guzman is a Nuyorican poet from Los Sures, Williamsburg, New York. His work has been dedicated to exploring the traumas, hardships, and political concerns within his Puerto Rican community. He is also part of the poet’s collective, The TITERE POETS, a multi-generational of Puerto Rican men discussing and writing vulnerably about issues of familial trauma and history as a means to counteract toxic masculinity. Isa is also an MFA student at Brooklyn College. When he isn’t Titerando in the tri-state area, he is publishing work through magazines such as: The Acentos Review, The Castia Grande Lounge, and anthologies such as The Other Side of Violet! He is currently working on publishing his first collection.
Ricardo Thomas Manuel Hernandez was born and raised in Brooklyn, New York. He works as a teacher’s assistant through the New York City Board of Education, and is union proud! Ricardo founded the Poets Settlement reading series in 2013. He was named Brooklyn Poets' Yawper of the Year in 2014 and was published in the Brooklyn Poets Anthology in 2017. Ricardo has been featured at many open mics throughout New York City, as well a s starring as Allen Ginsberg in Oye Groups’ Ghetto hors D'Oeuvres Last Night of the Palladium.