Leonard Gontarek and Sekai’afua Zankel
7pm Until 10pm
At Fergie's Pub
1214 Sansom Street, Phila, PA 19107
Leonard Gontarek is the author of six books of poems, including, Take Your Hand Out of My Pocket, Shiva, nominated for the Paterson Poetry Prize and the William Carlos William Poetry Award. His poems have appeared in American Poetry Review, Poet Lore, Verse Daily, and The Best American Poetry, among others. He coordinates Peace/Works, Philly Poetry Day, The Philadelphia Poetry Festival, and hosts The Green Line Reading & Interview Series.
Sekai’afua Zankel - started writing and performing poetry and what she calls, a human revolution for the stage using music and dance. One reviewer called her, “Extraordinary performance poet,” Sekai is author of Behind These Eyes /Optical Poems, won the Frank Moore Poetry Prize and the Leeway Foundation Grant. Sekai has performed in Winston-Salem North Carolina at The Black Theatre Festival Poetry Slam where she won 2nd prize and was a visiting poet in a New York City project and at Virginia State University.
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