Tommy Pico & Sasha Smith
Monday, March 13, 2017, 8:00 pm
Tommy “Teebs” Pico is the author of IRL (Birds LLC, 2016) and Nature Poem (forthcoming 2017 from Tin House Books). He was a Queer/Art/Mentors inaugural fellow, 2013 Lambda Literary fellow in poetry, 2016 Tin House summer poetry scholar, and has poems in BOMB, Guernica, and the Offing. Originally from the Viejas Indian reservation of the Kumeyaay nation, he now lives in Brooklyn where he co-curates the reading series Poets With Attitude (PWA) with Morgan Parker. @heyteebs
Sasha Smith is a Poetry Project 2016-2017 Emerge-Surface-Be Fellow. She is currently studying literature at NYU’s School of Professional Studies. She is a native Bronx resident and cofounder of the Bronx Blaqlist, a community arts organization. Her poetry can be found in Poet’s Country No. 1 as of January 2017. Prior to publication in NYU’s Literary Journal Dovetail, her work has been published by CUNY’s Literary and Arts Journal Thesis. She is currently working on a project about gentrification in the Bronx, and the voices of Mount Everest.