2 for 2 on Virtual Tip Jar Readings! This time we will be having Dev Blair featuring Irie and Michael A. Rosegrant!
SHORT LINE REVIEW PRESENTS: VIRTUAL TIP JAR READINGS
A virtual reading with artists and authors of all kinds from the comfort of your own home. Rather than pay a standard admission fee, these readings are free, but we highly encourage donations to our features.
FEATURE: DEV BLAIR w/ Irie and Michael A. Rosegrant
APRIL 15 7PM EST
Reading via ZOOM:
Meeting ID: 627 956 722
ABOUT OUR FEATURE:
Blending genres and art forms like the blend of Southeastern US cultures that made them, Boston-area poet, playwright, and performer Dev Blair (they/she) aims to take up space with their rhymes-and challenge the culture while doing so. Nashville born, Atlanta raised, Orlando grown, and Boston educated with ancestors in Louisiana, Dev Blair is a queer/trans Creole witch and wordsmith, writing songs as spells and poems as prayers. All of their work (from writing to performance) is in service of her primary artistic goal: to change the culture. Her poetry has been published in the Hoochie Reader (issues 2 and 3) and on Q wear.com. If you want to keep up with Dev’s work, visit http://www.devblair.com and sign up for The Dev Blur, their monthly curated newsletter.
Irie (she/her/hers) is a Chicago-bred, Boston based poet and performance artist who writes and works likes she’s mad. Sometimes she is. Sometimes that’s a joy, too. She is passionate about making sure these tools return to whom they belong—the youth, the loud, the breakers of chains. Follow her on ig: ireon.jpg or twitter: etubrutee. Be well!
Michael A. Rosegrant (they/them) is a poet descendent of Philippine islands and “American” farmlands. They sing for their ancestors—blood and otherwise—who could not. Their spoken word has been published in The Wave, and shared for orgs/communities including Arts Connect International, BCYF Grove Hall Senior Center, American Repertory Theatre, UMass Boston, and Boston University. Community over everything. Mad love. @michael_arose on IG/Twitter
See you all there!