INTRODUCING: The Bricks Reading Series (sponsored by Blue Stoop) Part 2


Wed Jun 14 2023 at 07:00 pm to 09:00 pm


H&H Books | Philadelphia, PA

The Bricks is a reading series dedicated to building transcultural conversations on literature & aesthetics.
About this Event

Join us for the second Bricks Reading event of 2023 at H&H Books on June 14 @ 7PM.

This event is sponsored by Blue Stoop! Light refreshments will be provided.

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Xan Forest Phillips is a poet from rural Ohio. He is the author of the poetry collection Hull (2019), winner of the 2020 Lambda Literary Award for Trans Poetry, and the chapbook Reasons for Smoking (2018), selected by Claudia Rankine for the Seattle Review Chapbook Contest. The recipient of a Whiting Award and The Judith A. Markowitz Award for Emerging Writers, Xan has received fellowships from Brown University, Callaloo, Cave Canem, The Conversation Literary Festival, the Wisconsin Institute for Creative Writing, the Sewanee Writers Conference, and the Center for African American Poetry and Poetics. Xan’s poetry is featured in Berlin Quarterly Review, Bomb Magazine, Crazyhorse,, Virginia Quarterly Review, and elsewhere.

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Taylor Monique, aka rough draft, is a Philly-based poet, mixed media artist, and designer of Poetry for the Streets, a brand whose focus is to create clothes that reflect the person wearing them, upcycled and embellished with poetry and mantras. She is Operations and Communications Coordinator at Blue Stoop and an aspiring copywriter in the One School. She is currently working on her debut chapbook. Through her writing and design creations, she has received the Judith Stark Award and Illuminate the Arts Grant. She is also is a Philly Typewriter sponsored poet and has performed on stages in Philly, Jersey, Delaware, and New York.

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Jonah Mixon-Webster is a poet, educator, scholar, and art activist from Flint, MI. He is the founder of the Flint-based non-profit Center for Imaginative Freedoms and Economic Relief (C.I.F.E.R.) and serves as chapter leader of PEN America-Detroit. His debut poetry collection, Stereo(TYPE), received the PEN America/Joyce Osterweil Award and was a finalist for the Lambda Literary Award for Gay Poetry. He is an alumnus of Eastern Michigan University and obtained a Ph.D. in Creative Writing from Illinois State University. He is the inaugural Mellon Arts Postdoctoral Fellow in African American and African Diaspora Studies at Columbia University, the recipient of the Windham Campbell Prize for Poetry and fellowships from Vermont Studio Center, Center for African American Poetry and Poetics, Images & Voices of Hope, The Conversation Literary Festival, and the PEN Writing for Justice Program. His poetry and hybrid works are featured in various publications including Obsidian, Harper’s, The Yale Review, The Rumpus, Callaloo, Pennsound, Best New Poets, and Best American Experimental Writing.

Where is it happening?

H&H Books, 2230 Frankford Avenue, Philadelphia, United States

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