Tuesday, March 27, 7pm – Poetry
The Moonstone Poetry Series Presents
Trapeta Mason & Quincy Scott Jones
Trapeta B. Mayson is a native of Liberia. She immigrated to Philadelphia with her family in 1975. She is involved with numerous arts and social service related projects. Trapeta has been a fellow at Callaloo and Cave Canem. She has published in numerous journals including Aura, a University of Alabama Literary Journal; Strong Medicine: American Journal of Poetry; and Cave Canem’s literary review. Trapeta is a 2002 Pew Fellow, a 2000 and 2004 Pennsylvania Council on the Arts Fellow. She is also an artist in residence at Art Sanctuary’s after-school teen arts program, and Painted Bride Art Center’s ArtLAB Youth Poetry Series.
Quincy Scott Jones earned a bachelor’s degree from Brown University, a master’s degree from Temple University, and $100 once working as a supermarket clown. His work has been or is forthcoming in African American Review, Journal of Pan African Studies, Water~Stone Review, California Quarterly, Let Loose on the World: Celebrating Amiri Baraka at 75, and the anthology From Where We Sit: Black Writers Write Black Youth. Since 2006 he has taught “Poetry on Page and Stage,” a course exploring the idea of poetry as live performance as well as a performance on the page. With Nina Sharma Jones, he co-created the Nor’easter Exchange: a multicultural, multi-city reading series. His first book, The T-Bone Series, was published by Whirlwind Press.