Featuring Pichchenda Bao and Elijah Sevier
Hosted by David Lawton
Plus open mic
$3 suggested donation. Two drink min, alcoholic or non
Pichchenda Bao is an emerging writer and poet. She was born in Cambodia at the end of the Khmer Rouge regime and came with her parents to the United States as refugees in the 1980s. She writes at the intersection of survivor’s guilt, immigrant striving, latent feminism and political activism, stay-at-home motherhood, cultural displacement and radical acceptance. Her work is rooted in and grows from these layered liminal spaces. Her first poem was published in Newtown Literary. Her second published poem is in great weather for MEDIA's anthology, Suitcase of Chrysanthemums and has been nominated for a 2019 Pushcart Prize. Photo credit: Jacob Potter, on instagram @jovophotonyc
Elijah Sevier is a 23-year-old writer from New York City. She attended The American University of Paris where she double majored in Creative Writing and Comparative Literature. She has been published in The Huffington Post, The Paris Atlantic, and great weather for MEDIA’s Suitcase of Chrysanthemums. She recently began work at Gagosian Gallery. Elijah currently lives in the East Village with her boyfriend Zeke, and their kitten Shylo.