Join us on Wednesday, May 3rd at 7pm in the store for an evening of poetry! Acclaimed artists Joshua Nguyen and Kevin Yang will be in the house to read and discuss their work, you don't want to miss it!
Joshua Nguyen began writing with the Meta-Four Houston Youth Slam Team from 2008-2012 and competed in Brave New Voices. He is an alumnus of the University of Texas at Austin and was part of the UT Spitshine slam team from 2014-2016. He placed #1 in the nation in 2014, won ‘Best Writing as a Team’ in 2015, and was the 2015 CUPSI Haiku Champ. In 2016, he traveled to Washington D.C. as a member of Future Corp to organize the 2016 Brave New Voices International Poetry Festival. He was a featured poet in a commercial for the National Education Association's 'Do You Hear Us?' campaign. He has been published in The Offing, The Acentos Review, Freezeray Poetry, Button Poetry and is forthcoming in Birds Thumb and The Texas Review. In 2015, he was part of the Word Around Town Poetry Tour (WAT) in Houston, Texas. He is a tapioca connoisseur and plays an aggressive-tight strategy in poker.
Kevin Yang is a Hmong American writer and performer based out of the Twin Cities, Minnesota. He is a member of Speakers of the Sun spoken word collective and was also a participant and organizer with the Brave New Voices spoken word festival. Much of his work centers around building upon the intersections of art and activism, particularly surrounding issues in the Hmong community. Kevin currently works as a Youth Programs Coordinator at Intermedia Arts, where he helps nurture youth leadership in the arts.