February 1 IC Art House Featured Poet: 2018-19 Philadelphia Poet Laureate, Raquel Salas Rivera
February 1, 2019, 7- 9 pm
Intercultural Center/Sproul Hall Dome
IC Art House: Featured Poet Raquel Salas Rivera & Monthly Open Mic
Join us for a reading by featured poet Raquel Salas Rivera, 2018-19 Poet Laureate of Philadelphia! Our monthly open mic follows.
ABOUT THE FEATURED POET: Raquel Salas Rivera is the 2018-19 Poet Laureate of Philadelphia. They are the author of while they sleep (under the bed is another country) from Birds, LLC and the inaugural recipient of the Ambroggio Prize from the Academy of American Poets for their book x/ex/exis. Their fourth book, lo terciario/the tertiary, was on the 2018 National Book Award Longlist, and was selected by Remezcla, Entropy, Literary Hub, mitú, Book Riot, and Publishers Weekly as one of the best poetry books of 2018. From 2016-2018, they were co-editor of The Wanderer and co-editor of Puerto Rico en mi corazón, a collection of bilingual broadsides of contemporary Puerto Rican poets. They have received fellowships and residencies from the Sundance Institute, the Kimmel Center for Performing Arts, the Arizona Poetry Center, and CantoMundo. They love and live for Puerto Rico, Philadelphia, and a world free of white supremacy. Website: https://raquelsalasrivera.com/
ABOUT THE IC ART HOUSE: Do you wish you had a place to express yourself artistically or creatively? Now you can! Come showcase your talents at the IC Art House Open Mic Night.
Whether it's poetry, music, comedy, or something different, our goal is to bring our diverse student body closer together through the arts. Let’s celebrate each other's talents and have fun in a non-judgmental, friendly space.
Come to the Dome (Sproul 201) in the Hormel-Nguyen Intercultural Center on Feb. 1 from 7-9 PM! Sign up for our open mic!