• Project X FIRST Slam Ft. Raquel Salas Rivera

    Thursday, October 25, 2018 at 7 PM – 9 PM EDT

    Mott Haven Bar & Grill
    1 Bruckner Boulevard, Bronx, New York 10454

    The Project X Slam IS BACK WITH SOME BIG CHANGES! We have a new venue featuring food, drinks, music, and a more intimate space! We have a new, consistent host: the amazing Ashley August! AND we have a new community focused end goal for our slam!

    For the past two years we made history by creating two of the first ever Bronx-based, all Latinx identifying slam teams who headed to the VOX POP NorthEast Regional in 2017 and the National Poetry Slam in 2018! This year our team will compete for an 8 week curated artistic fellowship as well as perform as the headliners at our first ever Bronx Poetry & Arts Festival in August, 2019!

    Yet, what you love most is still the same! Our Slam Series will continue to feature established and powerhouse Latinx poets from across the country as well as curate a safe and productive space for all Latinx artists. In addition, we will continue to curate community based partnerships in addition to our slams!

    Join us every last Thursday of the month for that Bodak Yellow / Salsa Sabor!

    Sign ups and Doors at 7pm.
    8 Slam Slots. (3, 3-minute poems)
    First come, first served.
    $10 Admission.

    Our feature for the night is the wonderful Raquel Salas Rivera!
    Join the Project X Community on Instagram and Twitter @ProjectX718 

    More about our Feature:

    Raquel Salas Rivera is the 2018-19 Poet Laureate of Philadelphia. They are the first recipient of the Ambroggio Prize from the Academy of American Poets for their dual-language book x/ex/exis. Their work has appeared in journals such as the The Journal of the Institute of Puerto Rican Culture (Revista del Instituto de Cultura Puertorriqueña), Apogee, and McSweeney’s. They are the author of six chapbooks as well as four full-length poetry books. Their latest book, lo terciario/the tertiary, confronts the PROMESA bill and was recently on the 2018 National Book Award Longlist. 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. This summer, they spent countless hours alongside Raena Shirali, Kirwyn Sutherland, and Ashley Davis organizing a festival called We (Too) Are Philly, inspired by Langston Hughes’ poem, “I, Too.” They love and live for Puerto Rico, Philadelphia, and a world free of white supremacy.

    Facebook event here

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