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Gemini Ink at the Poetic Republic Cafe
June 17 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm CDTFree
A Night of Poetry with Alexandra van de Kamp & Natalia Treviño, followed by a Community Open Mic
Fri, June 17, 6-8pm
The Poetic Republic Cafe, 2330 S. Presa St
Free & Open to the Public
Join Gemini Ink this coming Friday, June 17th, for a night of poetry and literary celebration as we kick off the summer with our first in-person poetry event at the perfectly named (if we may say so ourselves) Poetic Republic Cafe! We’d love you to join us and sip some coffee or wine as you enjoy literary community in this inviting and welcoming space, created “for people to connect, engage, and create memorable moments” according to our awesome hosts and their wonderful manifesto!
The night will begin with two featured poets: Executive Director of Gemini Ink, Alexandra van de Kamp, reading from her new collection of poems Ricochet Script, and award-winning, always-riveting, San Antonio poet Natalia Treviño, who will be reading from recent work.
Following the featured readers, we’d love to hear from you! Share your blazingly new words, poetic explorations, stories or snippets of stories, and more (there will be a 3-minute limit for each reader) during our community open mic. Sign-up in person, starting at 5:45pm.
We can’t think of a better way to start off the weekend, and would love to start it off with you!
Alexandra van de Kamp is the Executive Director for Gemini Ink, San Antonio’s Writing Arts Center. Her most recent book of poems is Ricochet Script, just out from Next Page Press in April. Other collections include Kiss/Hierarchy (Rain Mountain Press 2016) and The Park of Upside-Down Chairs (CW Books 2010). She has also published several chapbooks, including A Liquid Bird Inside the Night (Red Glass Books) and Dear Jean Seberg, which won the 2010 Burnside Review Chapbook Contest. Her poems have been published in journals nationwide and nominated for five Pushcart Prizes as well as Best of the Net. Work was recently featured in: Contra: Texas Poets Speak Out (Flowersong Press). Find out more about her poetry here: http://alexandravandekamppoet.com.
Born in Mexico, Natalia Treviño is the author of VirginX (Finishing Line Press) and Lavando la Dirty Laundry (Mongrel Empire Press), which has been translated to Albanian and Macedonian and published in Macedonia (2021). Her work has won several awards including the Alfredo Cisneros del Moral Award, the Dorothy Sargent Rosenberg Poetry Prize, the Literary Award from the Artist Foundation of San Antonio, and several others. Natalia works as a Professor of English and as an affiliate Mexican American studies faculty member at Northwest Vista College. Her publications appear widely and have been featured in several anthologies including Contra: Texas Poets Speak Out (Flowersong Press), Puro Chicanx Writers of the 21st Century (Cutthroat Press), and most recently in Chamisa: A Journal of Literary, Performance, and Visual Arts of the Great Southwest (University of New Mexico).