Inside Voices: April Feat. Ariana Brown

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Button Poetry says
Doors: 7:30pm Show 8p
Tickets: $5
www.insidevoicesapril.eventbrite.com
Tickets will also be sold at the door.

To close out National Poetry Month, Button is excited to present the latest installment of our Inside Voices series.

Inside Voices is a poetry showcase that allows for the audience to encounter artists in a more intimate setting. The show will include 3 open mic slots alongside 5 pre-selected poets. Open mic sign-up will be at the door!

This installment is curated to celebrate queer, female, and non-binary artists of color. All open mic slots will be given to artists who identify as such.

This month's pre-selected artists include:

Yesha Townsend

Melinda Lee

Anaïs Deal-Márquez

& Chava Gabrielle

with a longer performance from Ariana Brown.

Hosted by Sarah Ogutu

Ariana Brown is an Afromexicana poet from San Antonio, Texas, with a B.A. in African Diaspora Studies and Mexican American Studies from UT Austin. She is the recipient of an Academy of American Poets Prize and a 2014 collegiate national poetry slam champion. An alum of Brave New Voices, Ariana's work has been featured in PBS, Huffington Post, Blavity, For Harriet, and Remezcla. Ariana, who has been dubbed a "part-time curandera," has performed across the U.S. at venues such as the San Antonio Guadalupe Theater, UC Berkeley, Tucson Poetry Festival, and the University of Illinois - Urbana Champaign. When she is not onstage, she is probably eating an avocado, listening to the Kumbia Kings, or validating black girl rage in all its miraculous forms. Her work is published or forthcoming in Nepantla, Bird's Thumb, African Voices, Muzzle, and ¡Manteca!: An Anthology of Afro-Latin@ Poets from Arte Público Press. She is currently earning an MFA in Poetry at the University of Pittsburgh.
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