Date

Mar 07 2024

Time

7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

March U35

Join us for the return of our U35 reading series on March 7th from 7:00-9:00pm at Trident Booksellers and Cafe! The U35 series seeks to promote and bolster young Massachusetts poets while giving them a venue to share their work and connect with other poets. This March, we have an exciting lineup, including Tatiana Johnson-Boria, Simone John, and Cassandra de Alba.

Tatiana Johnson-Boria (she/her) is the author of Nocturne in Joy (2023). She’s also an educator and facilitator who uses her writing practice to dismantle racism, reckon with trauma, and to cultivate healing. She’s an award-winning writer who’s received distinguished fellowships from Tin House, The Massachusetts Cultural Council, The MacDowell Residency, and others. Tatiana is also the founder of Johnson-Boria Creative, where she uses the power of creativity and coaching to help individuals and visionary organizations balance big ideas and execution, to manifest their creative dreams. 

Simone John’s poetry brings her to institutions, classrooms, and community events to read and lead discussions. Her debut full-length collection Testify, was published by Octopus Books in 2017. She received an MFA in Creative Writing from Goddard College with an emphasis on documentary poetics. Simone was the recipient of the 2020 Poetry Fellowship from the Mass Cultural Council. Her work has been reviewed in PBS Newshour, Boston Globe, Bustle, Publisher’s Weekly, and elsewhere.

Cassandra de Alba is a writer living in Massachusetts. Her chapbooks are habitats (Horse Less Press, 2016), Ugly/Sad (Glass Poetry Press, 2020) and Cryptids (with Aly Pierce, Ginger Bug Press, 2020). Her work has appeared in The Shallow Ends, Big Lucks, and Wax Nine, among other publications. Visit her at cassandradealba.com.

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