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OPP features Frank O’Hara

What: OPP features the work of Frank O’Hara
When: Sunday, May 21, 4-7 pm
Where: Deep Vellum Books, 3000 Commerce 75226
Hosted and Curated by: Joe Milazzo

Other People’s Poetry is proud to present the poetry of Frank O’Hara. We will be reading the complete contents of the great New York School poet’s LUNCH POEMS, plus a selection drawn from his posthumously issued collected works.

Readers: Dan Collins / Imana Cordova / Sean Enfield / Tom Farris / Alan Gann / Serena Howe / Lauren Felice Ayres Jarocki / Gabe Mamola / Ali Mizher / Misty Amber Moore / Craig Nydick / Johnny Olsen / Joel Page / Patrick Peterson-Carroll / Caitlin Pryor / Mike Soto

Copies of O’Hara’s LUNCH POEMS will be available for purchase at the event.

Special Thanks to Deep Vellum Books.

The Legendary Out House Moans

5.20: Inferno Texino Tribute to The Legendary
Out House Moans
What: ArtSpeak
When: 6 pm
Where: Mighty Fine Arts, 409 A North Tyler St.
Hosted by: Steve Cruz

In conjunction with Andy Don Emmons  Exhibition Opening
and Oak Cliff Visual Speedbump Tour

Douglas Kearney @ the South Dallas Cultural Center

Who: Douglas Kearney
: African Diaspora: New Dialogues with Douglas Kearney
Special Guests: Candy and Dallas Poetry Slam
Where: The South Dallas Cultural Center, 3400 S Fitzhugh Ave, Dallas, TX 75210
When: May 25, 2017, 7:30 pm

Hosted and Facilitated by Author Sanderia Faye, Winner, 2016 Wright / Hurston Award for Debut Fiction

Poet, performer, and librettist Douglas Kearney is the author of Fear, Some (2006), The Black Automaton (2009), which was chosen by Catherine Wagner for the National Poetry Series, Patter (2014), and Buck Studies (2016). Someone Took They Tongues (2016) collects several of his libretti. Mess and Mess and (2015) presents his writings on poetics and performativity. His work has appeared in a number of journals, including Poetry, Pleiades, Iowa Review, and Boston Review; and anthologies, including Best American Poetry, Best American Experimental Writing (for which he has also served as a guest editor), Wide Awake: Poets of Los Angeles and Beyond, The Breakbeat Poets, and What I Say: Innovative Poetry by Black Poets in America. He has received a Whiting Writer’s Award, residencies/fellowships from Cave Canem, The Rauschenberg Foundation, and others. Raised in Altadena, CA, he lives with his family in California’s Santa Clarita Valley. He teaches at CalArts.

Douglas Kearney will present recent as well as new poems and discuss his unique approach to poetic form and expression.

Please join us for what promises to be an exceptional evening.

author-1Sanderia Faye is an award winning writer, born and raised in Gould, Arkansas. She is the author of Mourner’s Bench (University of Arkansas Press, September 2015).




SDCC logoAbout African Diaspora: New Dialogues:
Three years ago, WordSpace met with Vicki Meek, the Manager of the South Dallas Cultural Center. SDCC had recently helped us promote Nikki Giovanni’s appearance at The Kessler and we realized a deeper partnership and think tank might just be the thing to do. Dee Mitchell and Vicki came up with the title: African Diaspora: New Dialogues. From there, we partnered in thought with folks like Sanderia Faye and are honored to have brought some of the best of new writing by the brightest stars of African Diaspora artists. Highlights have included Chris Abani, Mitchell Jackson, and Vievee Francis. These are important writers we want you to know about!
As Vicki Meek retired from 20 years of service from her position as Manager of South Dallas Cultural Center, we are now delighted to enjoy the same level of excitement in working with new SDCC manager, Harold Steward, to collaborate and bring this profound series. Since its inception, thanks to local writer/educators, these writers have appeared Dallas schools offering meaningful visits and readings.

Sponsored by WordSpace and South Dallas Cultural Center
Special Thanks, Harold Steward and Vicki Meek

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Natalia Toledo Paz at Latino Cultural Center

Who: Natalia Toledo Paz
When: Wednesday, May 3, 2017, 7:30 pm
Where: Latino Cultural Center, 2600 Live Oak St, Dallas TX 75204
Admission is Free

WordSpace is honored to partner with Latino Cultural Center to host an evening of poetry, music and conversation.

Musical accompaniment by classical guitarist and composer Armando Monsivais and conversation with artist Sara Cordona will compliment Natalia’s performance. A post performance reception for the artist and book signing will follow the reading.

Natalia Toledo Paz has written four books of poetry and two of prose, all appearing in bilingual Isthmus Zapotec-Spanish editions. In 2004 she won the Nezahualcoyótl Prize, Mexico’s most prestigious prize for indigenous-language literature, for her book The Black Flower and Other Zapotec Poems (Phoneme Media). She has read her poetry around the world. Her work as a jewelry and clothing designer and chef reiterates the lively imagery of her poetry. She lives in Mexico.


Heimberg Salon

What: WordSpace Salon
When: May 18, 7 pm
Where: Private Residence, RSVP for Location
WordSpace@WordSpace.Us, 214-838-3554

Martha HeimbergDr. Martha Heimberg presents one of her inimitable evenings of scholarly lens at a favorite writer. Adding wit and biographical / historical context in a very comfortable setting with refreshments, these Salons have been a staple of WordSpace for over 20 years.

Dr. Heimberg is a Professor of Literature at Cedar Hill College, published poet, award winning journalist and theater critic for Theater Jones.

Dan Savage @ The Kessler Theater

Oh Boy! He’s Back!

In 2010, WordSpace was honored to present Dan Savage in one of the most profoundly thought provoking and simultaneously entertaining evenings we’ve ever experienced. His combination of wit, ability to think on his feet while drawing from an encyclopedic brain makes any chance to experience this brilliant pundit a MUST SEE EVENT. Ask anyone.

Thank you, Dan, for returning to champion equal rights and benefit WordSpace.

When: Thursday, May 11
Where: The Kessler Theater
TICKETS: $35 SRO – $800 (Box Seating for 8)
WordSpace Premium Members Code:, 214-838-3554

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