• Emji Spero at SOMEWHAT: A Poetry Reading

    SOMEWHAT: A Poetry Reading

    Jason Mitchell
    Emji Saint Spero
    Mark Francis Johnson
    and Connie Yu

    Hosted by: 
    Gabriel Ojeda-Sague

    Saturday, April 28th,
    Doors 7PM / Reading 7:30PM sharp
    Wooden Shoe Books and Records
    Philly, PA
    No cover, all ages, just be nice

    As part of my somewhat-real somewhat reading series, the somewhat series, I'm bringing together 3 Philly talents to join a dear friend visiting from Oakland. Jason Mitchell, Mark Francis Johnson, and Connie Yu team up with Timeless, Infinite Light editor emji saint spero for an incredible reading of rigorous and aversive poetics.

    This is the last reading that I am organizing in Philly, so I hope you will come out for it! We will be starting at 7:30PM sharp as to give the volunteer staff at Wooden Shoe a shorter and easier night.

    Check out the Fb Event Page here!



    MARK FRANCIS JOHNSON lives in Philadelphia, where he sells antiquarian books and rare records out of his little shop, Hiding Place. His recent books include Can of Human Heat (2017), Treatise on Luck (2017, and How To Flit (2018).

    JASON MITCHELL lives in Philadelphia, where he organizes and hosts the Frank O'Hara's Last Lover (FOHLL) reading series, now five years running. His poems and essays can be found in Hi Zero, Court Green, Fence, & Jacket 2, among other places. He works as a land surveyor in southern New Jersey.

    CONNIE YU is a writer living in Philadelphia, moving toward performance and attending to queer domestic labor, representations of the AsAm diaspora, alternate and constricted transmissions of information, the body and what it wears, and how to work from here. They have work in Apiary, upcoming in Supplement and Jacket2. They are the Brodsky Gallery Coordinator at the Kelly Writers House, and a teaching artist at Center for Creative Works.

    EMJI SAINT SPERO Online now, 0 ft away / 31 years old, Single / White, 5’3", 130 lbs, Some hair. I am: Leather, Transgender, Twink, Queer, Drag. I am into: Leather, Transgender, Queer, Drag, Otters. I am open to: Random Play/NSA. My sex preferences & safety practices: Bottom, Fetish, Oral, Treatment as Prevention, PrEP, Condoms. What I do: Trans twink slut 4u // Queer white trans aries, bad sub, hot mess, slightly 😈, poet + performance artist, limp writst, 🍆🍆🍆, power bottom, art fag, on PreP, acab, u host. What interests me: Tell me what yr into, be specific, I won’t respond to hi. Dick pics r boring, do better 💅 // ~ // I use the ‘I’m interested’ function. Where I live: Oakland.

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