great weather presents spoken word sundays NYC

by Jane on July 18, 2013

September 17, 2017 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
The Parkside Lounge
317 East Houston Street
New York, NY 10002
$3 donation appreciated. Two drink minimum (any drink incl. non-alcoholic, coffee is available)
Thomas Fucaloro

Featuring ¡Manteca! An Anthology of Afro-Latinx Poets Rio Cortez, Noel Quiñones, and Peggy Robles-Alvarado 

Hosted by Thomas Fucaloro

Plus open mic, 21+manteca photo

Rio Cortez is a Pushcart-nominated poet, who has received fellowships from Poet’s House, Cave Canem and Canto Mundo Foundations. She was a recipient of the Sarah Lawrence College Lucy Grealy Prize in Poetry, the 2012 Poets & Writers Amy Award, and a 2015 Jerome Foundation Grantee. She is a graduate of the MFA program at NYU and co-founder of the Good Times Collective and BLKGRP. Her work has appeared or is forthcoming in a number of journals, including The Miami Rail, The Offing, Cortland Review, Prairie Schooner, and Huizache, and The New Yorker. Rio Cortez has been selected by Ross Gay as the inaugural winner of the Toi Derricotte & Cornelius Eady Chapbook Prize for her manuscript, I Have Learned to Define a Field as a Space Between Mountains, available from Jai-Alai Books. Born and raised in Salt Lake City, she now lives, writes, and works in book publishing in New York City.

Noel Quiñones is an AfroBoricua writer, performer, and educator born and raised in the Bronx. He has received fellowships from Poets House, CantoMundo, the Watering Hole, and Brooklyn Poets. He has been published in Pilgrimage Press, Kweli Journal, Winter Tangerine?Review, Asymptote, & elsewhere. He was most recently a member of the 2016 Bowery Poetry Club slam team, placing amongst the top twenty teams in the nation. Visit him at @NQNino322

Peggy Robles-Alvardo is a resilient tenured New York City educator, a CantoMundo, Academy for Teachers and Home School Fellow as well as a two-time International Latino Book Award winner and author of Conversations With My Skin and Homenaje A Las Guerreras/ Homage to the Warrior Women. As an initiate in the Lukumi and Palo spiritual systems, Peggy uses her experiences and her incredible rhythmic energy to challenge social taboos, celebrate womanhood and honor cultural traditions. She is a 2014 BRIO performance poet award winner and in 2016 she was named one of the 25 Most Influential Women of the Bronx, a BCA Arts Fund and Spaceworks Bronx Community Artist grant recipient. Peggy has been published in 92Y’s #wordswelivein, NACLA,?The Center for Puerto Rican Studies, The Bronx Memoir Project, and in great weather for MEDIA’s latest anthology The Other Side of Violet. She has been featured on HBO Habla Women, Lincoln Center Out of Doors, Poets and Writers Connecting Cultures Reading, and The BADD!ASS Women Festival. Peggy is continuously creating and supporting literary events through Robleswrites Productions and is currently pursuing her MFA in Performance and Performance Studies at Pratt Institute. Her latest book The Abuela Stories Project, an anthology of women writers, debuted December 8, 2016 at The Bronx Museum of the Arts. For more information please visit

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