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September Fair Weather – Tamayo / Kinu / Valdes
September 29 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm$5
Our September Fair Weather Reading features three performers we couldn’t be happier to host: Jennif(f)er Tamyo, Julia Kinu, and Aura Valdes! Jennif(f)er Tamayo is a queer, migrant, formerly undocumented latinx poet, essayist, and performer. She has held fellowships from the Hemispheric Institute for Performance & Politics and CantoMundo. Currently, JT lives and works on Ohlone and Patwin lands and is a PhD student in the department of Theatre, Dance and Performance Studies at UC Berkeley; her research considers resistant, decolonial practices of voic(ing).
Julia Kinu is a poet from many backgrounds, claiming them all proudly in their work. Their upcoming chapbook, Ojiichan Omiyage, discusses the hardships of being a first generation American with the complexities of their personal relationships with a motherland they are not familiar with. They thrive on dismantling the submissive Asian dream while offering new perspectives from the numerous backgrounds that they embody. They host a monthly POC poetry night at the Owls Club, and are the co-director for the Tucson Poetry Festival.
Aura Valdes is a queer/ non binary poet. Their work currently explores grief, and making peace with the word Home. Aura has performed at the Owls club, words on the Avenue, and other local venues.
Spoken word is their first language and it is always evolving.