Come on down (up, over, around) to Sweetwaters Cafe and Tea at 123 W. Washingon to join our awesome reading series. Whether you’re a page poet, slammer, performance artist or refuse a label, we want to hear your work!
Sign up! 7:00 p.m.
7:15 p.m. – Open mic
8:00 p.m. – Featured Reader
This month join us for Jamaal May!
Jamaal May is the author of two chapbooks, The God Engine and The Whetting of Teeth. He has received fellowships from Cave Canem, Callaloo, and the Bread Loaf Writers Conference. A graduate from Warren Wilson’s MFA program, Jamaal is a two-time finalist for the Ruth Lilly Fellowship, a two-time Individual World Poetry Slam finalist, and three-time Rustbelt Poetry Slam Champion, with poems appearing in Callaloo, Indiana Review, and Blackbird, among other journals. For several years he coached Detroit’s youth slam team and taught poetry in Detroit Public Schools. Currently, Jamaal is the 2011-2013 Stadler Fellow at Bucknell University where he hosts a poetry slam, acts as associate editor for West Branch, and edits his first full-length manuscript, which was a finalist for The National Poetry Series as well as the Levis Prize from Four Way Books.