Category Archives: Poetry

"The Beauty & the Beast" spoken word performance tonight at whitespace gallery

Thursday, October 6, 2011 | 7:30 PM

Whitespace is pleased to present The Beauty & the Beast, a one-night only spoken word performance by Tasha Jones and Tommy Bottoms.  Touching on topics ranging from drug use to politics, Tasha and Tommy provide a fast-paced  entertaining, and often humorous take on modern society and the gritty urban environment.

Both Tasha and Tommy are highly acclaimed spoken word artists who tour the United States and the college circuit with their shows.  Tommy Bottoms is a two-time HBO Def Poet, BET Lyric Café All Star.  He has also had two national appearances on the Black Family Channel and performed at the Royal Stratford Theater in London, England.  Tasha Jones is an Indiana Poet Laureate  runner-up and two-time Essence Festival Featured Poet.  In addition to performing, Tasha developed educational materials aimed at ending illiteracy and guides for Magic Johnson and other HIV/AIDS activists educating the public about the disease.

Poetry Reading: Kostas Anagnopoulos

Please join us this Friday, April 16th @ 8pm for the next “Ready Set Readings” with poet Kostas Anagnopoulos.

The founding editor of Insurance Editions, Anagnopoulos’ chapbooks include Daydream, Irritant, and Various Sex Acts. His first full-length collection of poems, Moving Blanket, was recently published by Ugly Duckling Presse.

A limited number of letterpress books – created especially for this reading – will be available.

Whitespace Inaugurates Ready Set Readings

Recently Whitespace inaugurated Ready Set Readings, a series featuring writers and poets. Curated by poet Ann Stephenson, Ready Set Readings demonstrates our commitment to new and innovative writing. Upcoming readings will feature Bruce Covey (March) and Kostas Anagnopoulos (April).

Ann Stephenson is the author of the chapbook Wirework (Tent Editions, 2006). Her poems have recently appeared in The Brooklyn Rail, Coconut, Forklift, Ohio: A Journal of Poetry, Cooking & Light Industrial Safety, Gerry Mulligan and Sal Mimeo. In 2007 Stephenson received her MFA from Bard College.  She relocated from New York City to her hometown of Atlanta, Georgia.

(Photo: Jody Fausett. Location: Flannery O’Connor’s home.)