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East Village Poetry Salon presents: Hot Poet Summer

  • Creative Little Garden 530 East 6th Street New York, NY, 10009 United States (map)

Welcome to East Village Poetry Salon presents: Hot Poet Summer!

Garden opens at 3pm

Reading begins promptly at 3:30pm

Mingling until 5:30

Come early, stay late, bring lovers and friends.

Suggested donation: $5 so that we can pay the poets. Nobody will be turned away for lack of funds.

Light snacks and refreshments will be served.

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Capacity for the garden is limited so please rsvp!

We will make room to listen and speak and laugh and linger.

A big thank you to the Creative Little Garden for allowing us to host this poetry reading in its beautiful haven under the willow.

This salon is open to the public. We welcome all lovers of poetry to drop by and share in the pleasures of the written and spoken word.

Snaps, claps and laughs encouraged. But also sighs and cries. Whatever moves you.

Note that there are no restrooms in the garden.

Moncho Alvarado is a Mexican-American poet, translator, and educator. Their poems have been published in The Academy of American Poets website, Mikrokosmos Journal, Acentos Review, Chaparral, and other publications. They received an MFA from Sarah Lawrence College and are a recipient of fellowships from Poets House, Troika House, the Summer Seminar at Sarah Lawrence College, and the Academy of American Poet’s John B. Santoianni award for excellence in poetry. Born and raised in Pacoima, California, they currently live in Brooklyn, New York, where they teach literature and creative writing.

Asia Bryant-Wilkerson is a Black poet & teaching artist born and raised in South Central, Los Angeles. In 2016, she earned a degree in communication studies from the University of San Francisco. Asia's current work and research is tackling the performance and consumption of Black Trauma. She is currently pursuing an MFA in Performance and Performance Studies at Pratt Institute.

Nicholas Nichols is a P(oet/hotographer) based in Brooklyn, NY. They have received fellowships from The Watering Hole, Cave Canem, and Callaloo. Also, they are an intersectional nerd and obsessed with mango anything. Follow Nicholas @Maruneboy or

Nkosi Nkululeko is the recipient of fellowships from Poets House, the Watering Hole, and Callaloo. He is a Pushcart Prize nominee and was a finalist for the 2016 Winter Tangerine Awards for Poetry. His work has appeared in Apogee, the Collagist, Third Coast, Pank, VINYL, and Best American Poetry 2018. He lives in Harlem, in New York City.

Jasmine Reid is a twice trans poet of flowers. She is the author of the forthcoming chapbook Deus Ex Nigrum, winner of the 2018 Honeysuckle Press Chapbook Contest, selected by Danez Smith. An MFA candidate at Cornell University and recipient of fellowships from Poets House and Jack Jones Literary Arts, her work has been published or is forthcoming in Muzzle Magazine, Apogee, the Shade Journal, and Paper Darts, among others. A Pushcart Prize and Best of the Net nominated poet, Jasmine was born and raised in Baltimore, MD, and is currently based in Ithaca, NY. Find her at , Instagram: @ibeiridescent or
Twitter: @ireidjasmine

Sasha Smith is a Jamaican-American Bronxite poet and a Cornell MFA graduate that currently lives in Ithaca, NY. She is a recipient of the 2016 Poetry Project's Emerge-Surface-Be Fellowship and her poems are forthcoming or published in Black Warrior Review, The Southampton Review and Poet's Country. You can learn more about her work and social media handles at

Cindy Tran is a 2018 Poets House Emerging Poets Fellow. A recipient of fellowships from The Loft Literary Center and Brooklyn Poets, her work appears in AAWW's The Margins, Nice Cage Magazine, and Copper Nickel, which gave her an Editors' Prize. In her free time, Cindy writes Yelp reviews, hoping that someone will search for a pork sandwich and find a poem about sandwiches and racism.

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