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imogen xtian smith discusses stemmy things

Location Lost City Books, 2467 18th Street, NW, Washington, DC.
Date Friday, January 20, 2023 at 7:30pm - 8:30pm
Duration   1 hours
Link https://lostcitybookstore.com/new-events/2023/1/20/imogen-xtian-smith-discusses-stemmy-things
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Part workshop, part poetry reading, imogen xtian smith discusses and reads from stemmy things!

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About stemmy things:

This flirty collection traces unruly paths of becoming; its sprawling poems build towards an expansive world celebrating fluidity while casting a critical lens on state power, ecological precarity, and the yearning for queer utopia on stolen land. Referencing lineages of poets, musicians, workers and neighbors, as well as conversations between lovers and friends, stemmy things is a vision unraveling, breaking open to make space for glimmering while reckoning with the body’s multiple contexts. Layered, lush, and lavish, these poems offer up tangling, blossoming desire.


imogen xtian smith is a poet & performer living & working in Lenapehoking / Brooklyn, New York. Their work has appeared in Folder, Tagvverk, Blush, The Rumpus, Peach Mag, the Poetry Project Newsletter, & We Want It All: An Anthology of Radical Trans Poetics (as xtian w), & elsewhere. imogen received an MFA at NYU & was a 2021-22 Emerge Surface Be Fellow at the Poetry Project at St. Mark’s Church. stemmy things is their first book.


Accessibility note: This event is up two flights of stairs and Lost City Books does not have an elevator. This event will be simultaneously live streamed on our YouTube page!

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