We are proud to present
We are proud to present poets Paige Quiñones and Megan Peak this month at Inner Moonlight. Megan’s debut poetry collection just dropped and it is gorgeous. We can’t wait for this show!
Paige Quiñones is a 2nd year PhD student in poetry at the University of Houston, where she is the Managing Editor of Gulf Coast. She received her MFA from the Ohio State University. She has twice been nominated for Pushcart Prizes. Her work has appeared or is forthcoming in Copper Nickel, Crazyhorse, Hayden’s Ferry Review, Poetry Northwest, and elsewhere.
Megan Peak received her MFA in Poetry from The Ohio State University, where she was Poetry Editor at The Journal. Her poems have appeared in Blackbird, Indiana Review, Ninth Letter, Pleiades, Ploughshares, and Verse Daily, among others. She lives in Fort Worth, Texas with her family and son. Read more about Megan and her poetry at www.meganpeak.com.
Praise for Girldom: Megan Peak’s debut collection Girldom chronicles coming of age as a woman: the violence of discovery, the evolution of sexuality, and the demanding yet necessary acts of self-preservation and resistance. Amid landscapes of wasps and nettle, cold moons and icy rivers, daughters navigate trauma and desire, sisters bear witness to each other’s trajectories, and girls experience worlds of both rage and tenderness. There is an impounded beauty in Girldom, the beauty of a healing wound. Compressed yet explosive, these poems shake like fists and vibrate with the seeking of voice. “I was a girl before I was anything else,” the poet writes. In the midst of the #MeToo movement, Peak’s book is timely and timeless in its confrontation of the constraints and concerns bound up in being a girl.
Don’t forget Inner Moonlight is every second Wednesday of the month! We’ll see you there.
“Follow your inner moonlight, don’t hide the madness.”
—Allen Ginsberg, from On Being a Writer
(Wednesday) 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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314 W 8th St, Oak Cliff, Dallas