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Green Way Reading Vol. 9

May 5 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm


The Green Way Reading Series is a monthly literary event based in Takoma Park, MD curated by Simon Shieh and Takoma Park’s Poet Laureate Taylor Johnson. The series centers emerging and established poets and artists in interdisciplinary, intergenerational and cross-regional dialogues. We want these programs to encourage growing participation and local engagement in the evolving landscape of contemporary poetry.

Sebastian Bronson Boddie (they/them/theirs) is a nonbinary poet from New Jersey whose work explores memory, family, nature, and the practice of witness. With their work, they attempt to learn more about themselves and the world around them. They enjoy teaching, being in community, and spending time with their cat. They are a recent MFA graduate of the University of Maryland.

Samuel “Sami” Miranda grew up in the South Bronx and resides in Washington, DC. He is a visual artist, poet, and teacher. He is the author of Protection from Erasure, published by Jaded Ibis Press, Departure, a chapbook published by Central Square Press, and We Is, published by Zozobra Publishing. He is currently working on collaborative projects with musicians, visual artists and filmmakers. Samuel’s artwork has been exhibited internationally in Puerto Rico and Madrid, as well as New York and Washington, DC. Most recently, Samuel’s artwork has been included in the Smithsonian’s new Molina Family Latino Gallery inaugural exhibition ¡Presente! His artwork has been included in university and private collections. Films he co-produced and co-directed, “Hiding Place,” “Desert Poems,” and “Spanish Joe Remembers,” have been included in film festivals in DC, Berlin, the Netherlands, Madrid, Houston, Bethesda, Seattle and Milwaukee.

Giovannai Rosa is a writer, editor, and artist from Miami. A 2022 Periplus Fellow, 2023 Tin House Scholar and Reading Fellow, they’re at work on their hybrid poetry collection We Still Eat Sugar.

This is an in-person event. Seated capacity at People’s Book is 50 patrons. Standing room is an option. All events are first-come, first-served seating. Accessible seating is always available.


May 5
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm


People’s Book
7014-A Westmoreland Ave.
Takoma Park, MD 20912 United States
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