Second Thursday Poetry Open Mic with Sarah Frances Moran and Jenuine Poetess: Feb 11

Hosted by Cindy Huyser.

Sarah Frances Moran is a writer, editor, animal lover, videogamer, queer Latina. She thinks Chihuahuas should rule the world and prefers their company to people 90% of the time. She was born and raised in Houston, Texas. Writing for her came out of a desire to help others and has evolved into full blown insistence on changing the world. Her aim is to poetically fight for love and harness the type of tender violence needed to push love forward. She strongly believes that words have immeasurable power. 

She is the founder/editor of Yellow Chair Review whose inaugural issue is out in June 2015. Her work has most recently been published or is upcoming in FreezeRay Poetry, Thank You For Swallowing, Drunk Monkeys, Rust+Moth, Maudlin House, Blackheart Magazine, Red Fez and The Bitchin’ Kitsch. Her chapbook I Am A Terrorist is forthcoming with Dark Heart Press. 

Her work is equal parts frustration, hope, anger, advocacy and love. At the heart of it, she's a stick-a-love-poem-in-your-back-pocket kind of poet. She’s a huge advocate for animal welfare and works daily to combat pet overpopulation. Spay and neuter your pets, people. She resides in Waco, Texas with her partner and their small menagerie of small 4-legged critters.

Jenuine Poetess has poemed her way through California and Texas since 2009. She is the founder of ITWOW International and Waco Poets Society. Jenuine’s work has been included in such publications as *di-verse-city AIPF Anthology 2013, Yellow Chair Review, *and *The Feminist Wire*; her poem, *Colors I have Been* will be published in the forthcoming anthology *Coiled Serpent* set to be released at AWP2016 by Tia Chucha Press. Rooted in the conviction that creative health is a matter of justice, Jenuine creates weird things and ponders artful ways to continue disrupting the homeostasis.

Round Robin Open Mic to follow the feature. Bring poems to share!

Event date: 
Thursday, February 11, 2016 - 7:15pm to 9:00pm
Event address: 
5501 North Lamar #A-105
Austin, TX 78751