Poetry Night: William Evans and Nicole Homer

Thursday, February 22, 2018 - 7:00pm
Gramercy Books
2424 East Main Street
Bexley, OH 43209

Join poets William Evans and Nicole Homer, each with new poetry collections recently released! Evan’s Still Can't Do My Daughter's Hair explores masculinity, fatherhood and family, and what it means to make a home as a black man in contemporary America. Homer’s first full-length poetry collection, Pecking Order, is an unflinching look at how race and gender politics play out in the domestic sphere. Homer challenges the notion of family by forcing the reader to examine how race, race performance, and colorism impact motherhood immediately and from generation to generation.

William Evans is a writer and performer from Columbus, OH. He is a Callaloo Fellow and recipient of the Sustainable Arts Foundation Grant. He founded the Writing Wrongs Poetry Slam in 2008 and appeared on seven National Slam teams from Columbus collectively. In addition to his latest poetry collection (Button Poetry, October 24, 2017) and his role as co-founder and editor-in-chief of Blacknerdproblems.com, William's work can found online or forthcoming in Rattle, The Offing, Winter Tangerine and other publications. 

Nicole Homer is a writer, educator, and poetry performer currently living in New Jersey. She placed in the top 10 poets in the Individual World Poetry Slam in 2007 when competing in her first solo national competition in Vancouver. In addition to her debut poetry collection, Pecking Order (Write Bloody, April 2017), Nicole’s writing has appeared in Muzzle, The Offing, FreezeRay Poetry, Cease Cows, Yellow Chair Review and else where. She is an Editor and regular contributor at BlackNerdProblems.