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“Stop Sweeping Us. We Are Not Trash,” a performative workshop and reading on poverty, homelessness, gentrification, and disability, featuring Leroy F. Moore Jr. and Lisa “Tiny” Gray-Garcia, accompanied by Paige Kirstein, is presented in collaboration with the Paul K. Longmore Disability Studies Institute, the departments of Africana Studies, History, Women and Gender Studies, the College of Liberal and Creative Arts, and The Poetry Center. Leroy F. Moore Jr. reads pieces from his books Black Kripple (Poetic Matrix Press, 2015), Black Disabled Art History 101 (Xóchitl Justice Press, 2017), and his forthcoming comic book, Krip-Hop Komic. Lisa "Tiny" Gray-Garcia reads from her books The Hard Worker/Trabajador Fuerte (POOR Press), Criminal of Poverty: Growing Up Homeless in America (City Lights Foundation, 2006), and her forthcoming work Poverty Scholarship. Each of the writers also participates in unpublished performance pieces, and responds to questions from the audience.
The Poetry Center presents Martha Ronk and Paul Vangelisti, reading and in conversation. Martha Ronk reads poems on the subject of photography from her book Ocular Proof (Omnidawn Publishing, 2016) and newer works in manuscript. Paul Vangelisti reads poems from his book Border Music (Talisman House, 2016) and a longer work from the chapbook "Toodaloo" (Magra Books). The readings are followed by a conversation with the audience.