Wrenching lyrics and incisive prosody carry the works of Andrea Marina Costanzo and Kamelya Omayma Youssef across borders, walls, and bars in communicating their love for home, family, and lovers. Join us on 9/28 at 8PM (ET) for an evening of readings that will teach us about the process of creating homes inside of ourselves.
Andrea Marina is a queer indigenous poet originally from Miami, FL. Her work mainly centers around heartbreak, violence, and the swamps of her homeland. She currently lives in Oakland, CA.
Kamelya Omayma Youssef is a poet-writer-teacher from Lebanon by way of Dearborn, Michigan. She is currently an MFA candidate in Poetry at New York University, and she is working on a few poetry manuscripts, a longer critical hybrid text, as well as a play. Her poems have been published in the Michigan Quarterly Review, Cordite Poetry Review, Mizna, Agape, Bird’s Thumb and on the theater stage with A Host of People. She also develops and presents creative workshops with her friends. Her ongoing project is mastering the art of being in multiple places at once, as in obliterating borders (as in those of nation-states and genres, for now).
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