Featuring Erin Anastasia, Xavier Charles, Merisdy Florexile, and Alena Singleton
Hosted by Thomas Fucaloro
Plus open mic
$3 suggested donation. Two drink min, alcoholic or non
Erin Anastasia is a spoken word poet from New Jersey. Her poetry videos have garnered over one million views online, and she was once described as a “Wednesday Addams with more chill.” Many of her poems are written with intent to raise awareness about mental health issues, as she hopes to be a positive force in the fight to erase stigma surrounding mental illness.
Xavier “St.Droper” Charles self named “Melting Pot of Art” wears many hats. Poet, author, recording hip hop artist, CEO of self started company Assurgent INC, and many more. The Staten Island born poet, has also published a poetry book Emotional Testosterone: Love, Life, DNA under the publishing company ‘write to be free’ that was started by his own extremely talented Mother, Fedeline Charles. He has released Three top quality Rap albums under his hip hop alias “St.Droper”
Born to H.aitian parents in Brooklyn NY, Merisdy Florexile launched a poetry and philosophy blog, Merisdyologyx in 2012. She describes her writing as: philo-poetry which captures complex boundaries of society using a mix prose and wordplay. In 2016, Merisdy partnered with her mother to create Xiledflower, a handcrafted accessory line. In 2018, her poem “OH!” was featured in the great weather for MEDIA’s anthology Suitcase of Chrysanthemums. She is currently working on her first poetry book.
Alena Singleton is a queer, brown, disabled, femme poet/writer that lives and loves in Brooklyn. A 2018 VONA poetry fellow, she was a featured performer with The Americas Poetry Festival of NY, the NYC Poetry Festival, Dixon Place, and at the Leslie-Lohman Museum of Gay and Lesbian Art. Her work has been published by Sinister Wisdom and The Operating System among others, and is part of outdoor sculpture installation “Viewfinding.” All told, her creative endeavors are heavily influenced both by her multiple marginalized identities and her scholarly work as a former sociologist; she places equal import on aesthetics and impact in her work, striving for her words to be as personal and political as they are beautiful.