2nd Thursday Virtual Poetry and Open Mic featuring Kai Coggin
BookWoman's 2nd Thursday Virtual Poetry Reading and Open Mic
Featuring Kai Coggin, author of Mining for Stardust (FlowerSong Press, 2021)
FREE Eventbrite registration is below
About this event
BookWoman is proud to feature Kai Coggin, whose collection of poetry, Mining for Stardust (FlowerSong Press, 2021), has just been released.
Kai Coggin (she/her) is the author of four poetry collections, most recently Mining for Stardust and INCANDESCENT (Sibling Rivalry Press 2019). She is a queer woman of color who thinks Black Lives Matter, a teaching artist in poetry with the Arkansas Arts Council and Arkansas Learning Through the Arts, and host of the longest running consecutive weekly open mic series in the country—Wednesday Night Poetry. Recently awarded the 2021 Governor’s Arts Award and named “Best Poet in Arkansas” by the Arkansas Times, her fierce and powerful poetry has been nominated four times for The Pushcart Prize, as well as Bettering American Poetry 2015, and Best of the Net 2016 and 2018. Her poems have appeared or are forthcoming in POETRY, Cultural Weekly, SOLSTICE, Bellevue Literary Review, TAB, Entropy, SWWIM, Split This Rock, Sinister Wisdom, Lavender Review, Tupelo Press, West Trestle Review, and elsewhere. Coggin is Associate Editor at The Rise Up Review. She lives with her wife and their two adorable dogs in the valley of a small mountain in Hot Springs National Park, Arkansas.
Allyson Whipple hosts; an open mic follows. Contact BookWoman (512-472-2785, firstname.lastname@example.org) to order Coggin's books for store pickup, curbside, or postal delivery.