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      PORSHA OLAYIWOLA reads and performs pieces from her debut poetry collection I SHIMMER SOMETIMES, TOO in Los Angeles


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      March 1, 2020

      Sunday   5:00 PM

      1818 N Vermont Avenue
      Los Angeles, California 90027

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      PORSHA OLAYIWOLA reads and performs pieces from her debut poetry collection I SHIMMER SOMETIMES, TOO

      I Shimmer Sometimes, Too (Button Poetry)

      Porsha Olayiwola is from the future! Black, poet, queer-dyke, hip-hop feminist, womanist: Porsha is a native of Chicago who now resides in Boston. Olayiwola is a writer, performer, educator and curator who uses afro-futurism and surrealism to examine historical and current issues in the Black, woman, and queer diasporas. She is an Individual World Poetry Slam Champion and the artistic director at MassLEAP, a literary youth organization. Olayiwola is an MFA Candidate at Emerson College and is the current poet laureate for the city of Boston.

      Her debut poetry collection soars with the power and presence of live performance. These poems dip their hands deep into the fabric of black womanhood, pulling out all of its threads. This book establishes Porsha O firmly in the lineage of black queer poetics, pulling equally from Audre Lorde and Danez Smith. This is a book of gentle breaking and inventive reconstruction. This is a book of self-care, and community-care--the pursuit of building a world that will keep you alive.

      Author Photos by CarlieFebo

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