Get in, get culture, get out. This is the motto of Poets Attack. The last Wednesday of each month, for 90 minutes or less, Irvington Vinyl & Books hosts two talented local poets and pairs them with visiting writers from out of state. The goal is to connect Hoosier poets with writers from across the United States, and to build relationships between our local scene and the world outside. We believe poetry is meant for everybody; that’s why we keep our readings short and our admission free.
Join us this month for features from locals poet Bree Jo’Ann and Devon Ginn, and NYC poets Ariel Francisco and Kristine Esser-Slentz.
Ariel Francisco is the author of All My Heroes Are Broke. A poet and translator born in the Bronx to Dominican and Guatemalan parents and raised in Miami, his work has appeared or is forthcoming in The Academy of American Poets, The American Poetry Review, Best New Poets 2016, Gulf Coast, and elsewhere. He lives in East New York.
KRISTINE ESSER SLENTZ is originally from northwest Indiana and the Chicagoland area, or what’s lovingly called “The Region.” KRISTINE is a Purdue University alum who studied English literature and creative writing. Currently, KRISTINE is earning her MFA in creative writing (poetry) at City College of New York. She is also the Assistant Editor for the online poetry publication Unfold Magazine, and the Features Manager for The Speakeasy Project. Her poetry has appeared or is forthcoming in Yes Poetry, Philosophical Idiot, and then Flying Island Journal where she was nominated for a Pushcart Prize.