Please join us on Sunday, February 25, for a night of readings upstairs at Tattooed Mom featuring Steven Karl, Raena Shirali, Boston Gordon, and Steven Perez. Doors at 7 pm and reading at 8 pm.
Steven Karl is the author of two poetry collections, Sister (Noemi Press, 2016) and Dork Swagger. Recent poems have appeared in or are forthcoming from the Journal of New Jersey Poets, Elderly, Dream Pop Press, Bear Review, and Sublevel. He is an editor for Sink Review and was born in Philly, raised in S. Jersey, and currently lives in Tokyo, Japan, with his wife and daughter.
Indian American poet Raena Shirali is the author of GILT (YesYes Books, 2017), an experimental collection grappling with standards created by an invisible system and enforced by family, relationships, and violations of women’s rights in a reckoning of intersectional identity. Born in Houston, Texas, & raised in Charleston, South Carolina, Shirali earned her MFA from The Ohio State University.
Boston Gordon is a poet and writer living in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. They run the You Can't Kill A Poet reading series - which highlights queer and trans identified poets in Philadelphia. Boston earned their MFA in Poetry through Lesley University. They are a winner in the Free Library of Philadelphia’s inaugural Cultureshare. They received a Leeway Foundation Art & Change grant in 2017. They have previously been published in The Fem, Bedfellows, Tinderbox, Guernica and more.
Steven Perez is a writer and musician living in Philadelphia. His work has been published in Bedfellows, Sink Review, La Galería Magazine, Southeast Review, Fourteen Hills, and Zoomoozophone Review. His self-released chapbook, in palm, can be found on Issuu. He also records music under the name clarence.