R206. Poets of Color Read Poetry on Parenting

Florida Salon 5, Marriott Waterside, Second Floor
Thursday, March 8, 2018
1:30 pm to 2:45 pm


Hear poetry that navigates the ins and outs of race, gender, ethnicity, and religion all from poets who are also parents, juggling identities, professional careers, and raising children of color in an increasingly complicated world.


Teri Ellen Cross Davis is the author of Haint, winner of the 2017 Ohioana Poetry Book Award, a Cave Canem fellow, and member of the Black Ladies Brunch Collective. She is the poetry coordinator for the Folger Shakespeare Library in Washington, DC. Her website is www.poetsandparents.com.

Hayes Davis's first book of poetry, Let Our Eyes Linger, was published in 2016. A member of Cave Canem's first cohort, he holds an MFA from the University of Maryland and is a former Bread Loaf working scholar. His work has appeared in New England Review, Poet Lore, Gargoyle, and several anthologies.

JP Howard's debut collection Say/Mirror was a finalist for a Lambda Literary Award. JP was awarded the 2016 Judith Markowitz Emerging Writers Award from Lambda Literary Foundation. She has received fellowships from Cave Canem, Lambda, and VONA/Voices. JP curates Women Writers in Bloom Poetry Salon.

Jon Pineda is the author of the forthcoming novel Let's No One Get Hurt. His recent poetry collection Little Anodynes received the 2016 Library of Virginia Literary Award, and his memoir Sleep in Me was a 2010 Barnes & Noble Discover Great New Writers selection.

Victoria Chang's fourth book of poems, Barbie Chang, was published by Copper Canyon Press in 2017. Her most recent book, The Boss, won the PEN Center Literary Award and a California Book Award. Recipient of a 2017 Guggenheim Fellowship, she teaches at Chapman University.


March 7–10, 2018
Tampa, FL

Tampa Convention Center & Marriott Tampa Waterside