On Wednesday, June 20, 2018, at 7:00pm the South Jersey Poets Collective welcomes Kirwyn Sutherland as the featured poet to World Above Free Poetry Night at Stockton University’s Noyes Arts Garage (2200 Fairmount Ave, Atlantic City, NJ 08401).
Our usual Open Mic, where participants read one poem that is less than two minutes long, will run from 7:00pm-8:00pm. Please arrive by 6:50pm to secure a spot in the Open.
After the break, participants will return to a free take-home writing prompt; then, Kirwyn Sutherland will read.
Kirwyn Sutherland is a Poet and Clinical Researcher whose work seeks to interrogate and push against systems of oppression that subjugate black people while constructing a future blackness which is personal, vulnerable, aware, and ready. Kirwyn is a fellow of The Watering Hole Poetry Retreat and his work has been published in APIARY, BlueShift Journal, Drunkinamidnightchoir, Bedfellows Magazine, and elsewhere. Kirwyn has served as Poetry editor for APIARY and is currently serving as book reviewer for WusGood Magazine and a reader for Gigantic Sequins Magazine. His chapbook Blackness: A Definition Story is forthcoming in 2018 with Thread Makes Blanket!