A Poetry Reading in A World of Emotions
Sasha Fletcher hosts and presents I GET SO EMOTIONAL: A Poetry Reading in A World of Emotions
Sasha Fletcher is the author of It Is Going To Be A Good Year (Big Lucks Books, 2016). Bank robberies. Kissing. Presidential announcements. Suits. In his first full-length book of poetry, Fletcher chronicles the domestic lives of two people living with ghosts, certain doom, an unidentifiable number of children, and each other. Funny and disastrous, tragic and optimistic, It Is Going To Be A Good Year is the sort of love story that you only hear about when you listen, very carefully, to the kind of things you are too terrified to ask for. Fletcher lives in Brooklyn.
Jay Deshpande is the author of the poetry collection Love the Stranger (YesYes Books), named one of the top debuts of 2015 by Poets & Writers, and the forthcoming chapbook The Rest of the Body. He has received fellowships or support from Kundiman, Civitella Ranieri, Saltonstall Arts Colony, and the Key West Literary Seminar. Poems have recently appeared in Boston Review, Denver Quarterly, LARB Quarterly Journal, and Horsethief. He teaches at Columbia University and lives in Brooklyn.
Monica McClure is a writer and performer based in New York City. She is the author of the poetry collection, Tender Data (Birds, LLC, 2015) and the chapbooks, Concomitance (Counterpath Press, 2016), Boss Parts 1& 2 (If A Leaf Falls Press, 2016), Mala (Poor Claudia, 2014), Mood Swing (Snacks Press 2013). Her poetry and prose has been featured on NPR, in The Huffington Post, The Believer Magazine, Tin House, Jubilat, Fence, Flavorwire, The Hairpin, Poetry Foundation, The Los Angeles Review, The Lit Review, Emily Books, The Awl, and elsewhere. She has performed at MoMA, Silent Barn, Dixon Place Theatre, and &Now at CalArts.
Tommy “Teebs” Pico is a poet from the Viejas Indian reservation of the Kumeyaay nation. He authored the books IRL (Birds LLC, 2016), Nature Poem (Tin House Books, 2017), Junk (forthcoming 2018 from Tin House Books) and myriad keen Tweets, including “Love in the time of climate change.” He is co-curator of the reading series Poets With Attitude (PWA) with Morgan Parker, and co-host of the podcast Food 4 Thot.
Montana Ray is a feminist poet, translator, and scholar. The author of five chapbooks and artist books, (guns & butter), is her debut book of poetry. She's a PhD student in comparative literature at Columbia University and the mother of Pokémon enthusiast, Amadeus.