GARDEN - A poetry reading hosted by VIBE

GARDEN - A poetry reading hosted by VIBE

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A poetry reading to open GARDEN PARTY, a month long celebration at VIBE.

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Gabrielle Bates is the author of Judas Goat, forthcoming from Tin House in January 2023. Originally from Birmingham, Alabama, she currently lives in Seattle, where she works for Open Books: A Poem Emporium and co-hosts the podcast The Poet Salon. Her poems have appeared in the New Yorker, the Academy of American Poets Poem-a-Day, Ploughshares, American Poetry Review, and elsewhere. On Twitter (@GabrielleBates) + Instagram (@gabrielle_bates_).

Jarid McCarthy is a poet-playwright and the operator of Empty Room, the last spectral playhouse. His poems 'Glamour' and 'Bildungsroman' appear in the Monsoon 2021 edition of Violet Indigo Blue, Etc. You can find him crouched somewhere along the Pacific Coast Highway, pretending to be trampled wildflowers.

Malvika Jolly (b. 1993, Rouen) is a writer and literary translator. She has received fellowships and support from Dara Shikoh Literary Festival, Davis Projects for Peace, Threewalls, and Poets & Writers. Her poetry, essays, and criticism are featured in Canthius, Chicago magazine, Frontier Poetry, The Indianapolis Review, Liminal Transit Review, MIZNA, Poetry Online, Salt Hill Journal, Sundog Lit, VIBE, and Voicemail Poems, among others. She was a finalist in BOMB magazine’s 2022 Poetry Contest, judged by Solmaz Sharif. She is a Summer 2022 Brooklyn Poets Fellow, a 2022 Visiting Artist-in-Residence at Compound Yellow, and a Senior Editor at Poetry Northwest. She curates the New Third World, a political reading series inspired by the Non-Aligned Movement.

Sanna Wani loves daisies. MY GRIEF, THE SUN (House of Anansi, 2022) is her first book.

Sana Mohsin is a graduate student studying literature, dividing time between Lahore and Toronto. Her work has been published in Acta Victoriana, the Hart House Review, and VIBE, amongst others. She likes nature imagery and tea, and napping during rainstorms. You can follow her on Twitter @filmvillian

Kailey Tedesco is the author of three full-length collections of poetry. Most recently, FOREVERHAUS was released from White Stag Publishing. She is an editor for Luna Luna Magazine and she teaches an ongoing course on the witch in literature at Moravian University. For more information, please check out


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