Performing the Future: Debut Poets Virtual Reading

January 25, 2024

Join Poets & Writers Magazine features editor India Lena González on January 25, 2024, at 7:00PM EST for a celebration of the ten debut poets featured in “Performing the Future: Our Nineteenth Annual Look at Debut Poets.” The virtual event will include readings from the poets and a conversation about their debut books, their influences and inspirations, and their individual paths to publication.

Introducing this year’s debut poets (clockwise from top left): Ina Cariño, Simon Shieh, Amanda Gunn, Carolina Hotchandani, Leslie Sainz, Shaina Phenix, Leah Nieboer, Joshua Burton, Elisa Gonzalez, and Kweku Abimbola. (Credit: Eugene Smith) 


From the current issue of Poets & Writers Magazine: “In our nineteenth year joyously spotlighting debut poets, we present ten writers who teach us how to explore ourselves—our familial, historical, social, and spiritual lineages and, by extension, our microcosms—and further, how to cast the world anew to create a gentler, more expansive future.”

This event is free. RSVP now to receive the Zoom link.