September 6th, 2017: Torrin Arden, Nicole Connolly & Victoria Lynne McCoy


Join us for an evening of resistance with four amazing poets.  Bring your own poems, raise your voice and speak your own truth.

Torrin Arden

torrintorrin a. greathouse is a genderqueer, cripple-punk from Southern California. They are the Editor-in-Chief of Black Napkin Press. Their work has been published or is forthcoming in Lunch Ticket, 3Elements Review, Assaracus, Heavy Feather Review, and Glass: a Journal of Poetry. They were nominated for Best New Poets and the Pushcart Prize in 2016, and were a Best Small Fictions finalist, and semifinalist for the Adroit Poetry Prize. torrin's first chapbook, Therǝ is a Case That I Ɐm, is forthcoming from Damaged Goods Press in 2017. Their interests include attempted survival and trying to find some GODDAMN SIZE 13 HEELS!

Nicole Connolly

Nicole Connolly!Nicole Connolly lives and works in Orange County, CA, which she promises is mostly unlike what you see on TV. She received her MFA from Bowling Green State University, and her work has appeared, or is forthcoming, in such journals as Assaracus, The Rush, Poetry City, USA, and Five 2 One. She currently serves as Managing Editor for the poetry-centric Black Napkin Press.


Victoria Lynne Mccoy

VICTORIA LYNNE MCCOY holds an MFA in poetry from Sarah Lawrence College and a BA in “The Power of Words: Creative Expression as a Catalyst for Change,” focusing on activism in the arts, from the University of Redlands’ Johnston Center for Integrative Studies. Her work has appeared in Best New PoetsBlackbird, The Collagist, Drunken BoatThe Offing, The Paris-American, and PANK, among others. Her poetry has been named a semi-finalist for the Lexi Rudnitsky First Book Prize and the Crab Orchard Series in Poetry First Book Award, as well as a finalist for the St. Lawrence First Book Award, the Mudfish Poetry Prize and the Third Coast Poetry Prize. After serving as Publicist & Assistant Editor for Four Victoria!Way Books, Victoria left NYC to return to her native Southern California. She currently lives in Long Beach.