Jennif(f)er Tamayo is a queer, migrant, formerly undocumented poet, essayist, and performer. JT is the daughter of Nancy, Flora, Leonor, Sol, and Ana. Her collections include [Red Missed Aches] (Switchback, 2011) selected by Cathy Park Hong for the Gatewood Prize (2010), Poems are the Only Real Bodies (Bloof Books 2013), YOU DA ONE (2017 reprint Noemi Books & Letras Latinas's Akrilica Series) and, most recently, to kill the future in the present (Green Lantern Press, 2018). She has held fellowships from the Hemispheric Institute for Performance & Politics and CantoMundo. Currently, JT lives and works on Ohlone and Patwin lands and is a PhD student in the department of Theatre, Dance and Performance Studies at UC Berkeley.
Maryam Ivette Parhizkar is a writer, scholar, occasional musician and author of the chapbooks Pull: a ballad (The Operating System, 2014) and As For the Future (Portable Press at Yo-Yo Labs, 2016). Her writing has appeared in Amerarcana/Shuffle Boil, The Daily Gramma, The Recluse, Gesture, and the Brooklyn Rail, among other places. She is a Ph.D. candidate in American Studies and African American Studies at Yale University. Born and raised in Houston, Texas by Iranian and Salvadoran immigrants, she lives in Jersey City, New Jersey.
This reading is part of a series organized by Milwaukee Poet Laureate, Roberto Harrison, and made possible with generous support from the City of Milwaukee Arts Board.
Future readings in the series:
Gabriel Ojeda-Sague & Edgar Garcia on Saturday, April 13, 2019
Lila Zemborain on Saturday, May 18, 2019