PoetNY Open Mic ft. Kai Davis

Sun, 08 January 2017 // 08:30 PM
Bowery Poetry, 308 Bowery, NYC (map)

NYC's Poetry Open Mic, Hosted by Mason Granger. Signups and doors at 8pm. 20, 3-minute slots, first come, first served. First ten slots recorded and streamed live on Bowery Poetry’s YouTube Channel. $10 admission. Advance discount tickets: $7 http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2734821 Join the PoetNY OpenMic community on IG @poetny & Twitter @poetinnewyork

Feature poet: Kai Davis Kai Davis is a writer and performer from Philadelphia. In 2016 she received her Bachelors in both African American Studies and English with a concentration in creative writing. Between 2012 and 2016 Kai Davis was the Artistic Director of The Babel Poetry Collective. She has been featured at the San Francisco Opera House, The Kimmel Center, TEDX Philly, on CNN, BET, PBS, and NPR. She is a two time international grand slam champion, winning Brave New Voices in 2011 and The College Union Poetry Slam Invitational in 2016.

Right now she spends most of her time working as a member of The Philly Pigeon Collective, a group of poets who host an award winning poetry slam in Philadelphia. When she is not hosting, she tours colleges and universities across the country, performing her original work and facilitating writing workshops.

As a Queer Woman of Color, much of her work deals with the topics of race, gender, and sexuality and its many intersections. She aims to explore how it affects who we are and how we love.

Feature musical act: Josh Henderson, violinist