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Nepantla Journal and Sibling Rivalry Press present Rickey Laurentiis, T'ai Freedom Ford, Lara Lorenzo, and Tommy Pico, hosted by Amber Atiya

Tommy “Teebs” Pico is originally from the Viejas Indian reservation of the Kumeyaay nation, now lives in Brooklyn, and co-curates the reading series Poets With Attitude (PWA) with Morgan Parker. @heyteebs

Rickey Laurentiis is the author of Boy with Thorn, selected by Terrance Hayes for the 2014 Cave Canem Poetry Prize (University of Pittsburgh Press, September 2015). He is the recipient of many honors, including a Ruth Lilly Fellowship from the Poetry Foundation and fellowships from the Civitella Ranieri Foundation in Italy and the National Endowment for the Arts. His poems appear in Poetry, New England Review, The New Republic, Kenyon Review and Boston Review, among other journals. Born in New Orleans, Louisiana, he currently resides in Brooklyn.

t’ai freedom ford is a New York City high school English teacher and Cave Canem Fellow. Her first poetry collection, “how to get over” is forthcoming from Red Hen Press. t’ai lives and loves in Brooklyn, but hangs out digitally at:

Lara Lorenzo is a poet and human services worker based in Brooklyn. Her writing has appeared in Nepantla, Toe Good Poetry, October, and Third Text, among other places. Follow her on Instagram @maketotaldestroyyou.


Event Curated by Christopher Soto