R212. A Reading and Conversation with Paul Guest, Aisha Sasha John, Aldrin Valdez, Sponsored by Poets House

Portland Ballroom 253-254, Oregon Convention Center, Level 2
Thursday, March 28, 2019
12:00 pm to 1:15 pm


Three award-winning poets--Paul Guest, Aisha Sasha John, and Aldrin Valdez--representing the rich diversity and range of contemporary poetry, read from their work and discuss the roles of mentorship, accessibility, and the inter-disciplines in poetry.



Aisha Sasha John is a poet and choreographer. Her most recent book, I have to live., was a finalist for the 2018 Griffin Poetry Prize. Previous books include The Shining Material and THOU—finalist for the Trillium and Relit Book Awards. Her solo show, the aisha of is, premiered at the Whitney Museum in 2017.

Aldrin Valdez

Paul Guest


March 23–26, 2022
Philadelphia, PA

Pennsylvania Convention Center