Featuring Samara Elán Huggins, Carly Joy Miller, and Alison Myers
Hosted by David Lawton
Please note that Hala Alyan had to sadly cancel this date.
Plus open mic
$3 suggested donation. Two drink min, alcoholic or non.
2017 Poetry Out Loud National Champion Samara Elán Huggins is an artist and poet who exists to share stories, to express emotions and to offer advice. She strives to write what she feels, to write what you feel, and to write what the world feels but cannot say. Her favorite poets include John Berryman, Nikki Giovanni, and T.S. Eliot. When she is not writing or reciting poetry, Samara gardens and studies various languages.
Carly Joy Miller is the author of Ceremonial (Orison Books, 2018), selected by Carl Phillips as the winner of the 2017 Orison Prize for Poetry, and the chapbook Like a Beast (Anhinga Press, 2017), winner of the 2016 Rick Campbell Prize. Her work has appeared in The Adroit Journal, Blackbird, Boston Review, Gulf Coast, West Branch, and elsewhere. She is a contributing editor for Poetry International, the co-director of the Adroit Journal Summer Mentorship Program and a founding editor of Locked Horn Press.
Alison Myers teaches high school English by day and yoga by night. Her work has appeared in Ender’s World, SWWIM Every Day, trampset, The Esthetic Apostle, and great weather for MEDIA’s Suitcase of Chrysanthemums (2018). Although she has studied philosophy and Italian literature, she prefers to play adequate acoustic guitar and get kicked out of art museums for staying too late. She currently lives in “Coastal Philadelphia” (New Jersey) with two dogs & an overgrown garden, and is working on her first (& second) chapbook(s). Follow her on Twitter@amyersatz