This poetry reading features nationally recognized poet and organizer, jamie mortara as they stop off in our lovely city for their book tour.
jamie mortara (they/them/their) is a queer poet, performer, publisher, organizer, and artist. They grew up in New Jersey and have learned to stop apologizing for it. jamie is author of the poetry collections GOOD MORNING AMERICA I AM HUNGRY AND ON FIRE (YesYes Books, 2018) and some planet (YesYes Books, 2015), and the interactive fiction collection small creatures / wide field (tNY Press). Three of their DIY zines are indie bestsellers and the others are likely scattered to the winds somewhere. jamie is founder of the audio poetry magazine Voicemail Poems, a National Poetry Slam competitor, and has performed their poetry in 29 states and counting. jamie holds an MFA from UNCW and is a proud Capricorn. More about jamie can be found at jamiemortara.com.
The Green Room will also feature two local acts, Nasreen Khan and Bre Robinson with more TBA. Come hang, listen, and celebrate with us!
Nasreen Khan grew up in West Africa and Indonesia and is new to Indy. She teaches college English for a living, and writes poetry to stay sane. On a Friday night she can be found cooking various organ meats or chasing down a stellar mint julep.
Bre Robinson is a spoken word poet from Indiana. They are the creator of Selfmade Press, a micropress that strives for inclusion, accessibility, and empowerment for marginalized voices. When they aren’t working on their craft, or advocating for justice, they can be found petting one of their five cats, walking their dog, eating pizza, or painting their nails with their best friend, Sass Burgers.