IT'S THE LAST SHOW OF THE SEMESTER!
So come start the summer vacay off the right way and join us for a night of amazing poetry, coffee and people!
It's a bitter-sweet feeling to say goodbye until Fall of 2018 but we're extremely happy to end this spring with a bang!
This month's feature is Nico Wilkinson and Mackenzie Boyer!
Nico Wilkinson is a poet, organizer and artist based out of Colorado Springs, CO. They are the founder of the Quaill Club, an intentional living community for queer artists and the organizer of “Keep Colorado Springs Queer,” an award-winning open mic by and for the queer community of Colorado Springs. In January, 2017 they released “Inauguration,” winner of the Pikes Peak Art...s Council 2017 award for Best Publication, a collaborative book with Idris Goodwin which celebrated resilience in the midst of the current political climate. The release show packed the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center. In summer of 2017 they competed and won Capturing Fire, the national queer slam tournament.
Mackenzie Boyer has been proud to represent Colorado Springs, CO at NPS 2016, NPS 2013, and CUPSI 2014. She has lead workshops in local schools, guest coached for the Hear Here Youth Slam Team, served as the president of the University of Colorado Colorado Springs Poetry Club, and hosted a poetry radio show on UCCS internet radio. Mackenzie has been published in the UCCS literary journal Riverrun and released her first book in January, entitled Sexy Train Things. She is honored to be a member of the QuaillClub artist collective and urban homestead.
Mackenzie is an exuberant puddle jumper, eager leaf cruncher, barbershop quartet singer, marathon runner, and railroad laborer. She has leaped from a runaway train, hitchhiked across the great plains, and once officiated a wedding dressed as Chewbacca. Mackenzie endeavors to live humbly, listen openly, and approach the souls she meets with gentleness and compassion. Her writing and performance is an exercise in radical authenticity and powerful vulnerability. In Sexy Train Things, Mackenzie's confessional poetry weaves together threads of queerness, struggles with mental illness, a compelling sense of place, and a little bit of track grease in works that reveal a life lived delicately and defiantly.
So come out to the last show! We'd love to see and hear you!
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