Created and hosted by poet and former Greenlight bookseller Angel Nafis, Greenlight’s Poetry Salon welcomes locally and nationally celebrated poets for an intense and joyful evening of wine, poetry, and performance. Since its launch in 2012, the Salon series has hosted poets including Elizabeth Acevedo, Hanif Abdurraqib, Aziza Barnes, Jericho Brown, Mahogany L. Browne, Anders Carlson-Wee, Kai Carlson-Wee, Eduardo Corral, Kevin Coval, Jay Deshpande, Natalie Diaz, R. Erica Doyle, Cornelius Eady, Natalie Eilbert, Safia Elhillo, Shira Erlichman, Tarfia Faizulla, Megan Falley, Camonghne Felix, Thomas Fucaloro, Jessica Greenbaum, Rachel Eliza Griffiths, Tonya Ingram, Ishmael Islam, Stevie Edwards, Rodney Jones, Jeff Kass, Sarah Kay, Mike Lala, Rickey Laurentiis, Cynthia Lowen, Airea D. Matthews, Jamaal May, Nathan McClain, Rachel McKibbens, Anis Mojgani, Kamilah Aisha Moon, Jose Olivarez, Gregory Pardlo, Morgan Parker, Tommy Pico, Casey Rocheteau, Patrick Rosal, Safiya Sinclair, Danez Smith, Patricia Smith, Bianca Stone, Samantha Thornhill, Geoff Kagan Trenchard, Jeanann Verlee, Ocean Vuong, and Tiphanie Yanique.
Next event in this series:
Prospect Lefferts Gardens store:
Tuesday, February 5, 7:30 PM
Greenlight Poetry Salon!
Featuring poets Donika Kelly, José Olivarez, Morgan Parker, and Sam Ross
Hosted by Angel Nafis
Wine reception to follow
Created and hosted by poet and former Greenlight bookseller Angel Nafis, Greenlight’s Poetry Salon welcomes locally and nationally celebrated poets for an intense and joyful evening of poetry, performance, and wine. For February, the Salon is honored to host Donika Kelly, author of Bestiary and recipient of the 2015 Cave Canem Poetry Prize, 2017 Hurston/Wright Award for poetry, and the 2018 Kate Tufts Discovery Award; José Olivarez, co-host of the Poetry Gods podcast and author of Citizen Illegal, winner of the 2018 Chicago Review of Books Poetry Prize and top book of 2018 by NPR and the New York Public Library; Morgan Parker, author of There Are More Beautiful Things Than Beyoncé, Other People’s Comforts Keep Me Up At Night, the new poetry collection Magical Negro, and her debut YA novel Who Put This Song On?; and Sam Ross, author of the forthcoming poetry collection Company, which received the 2017 Four Way Levis Poetry Prize.