CANCELED Pages Bookshop Presents: Porsha Olayiwola

We are excited to have poet, Porsha Olayiwola at Page for her latest book "I Shimmer Sometimes Too", a debut poetry collection soars with the power and presence of live performance. 

This event is free and open to the public. Porsha's books will be sold before and after the event.

About I Shimmer Sometimes Too:

These poems dip their hands into the fabric of black womanhood and revel in it. Shimmer establishes Olayiwola firmly in the lineage of black queer poetics, celebrating the work done by generations of poets from Audre Lorde to Danez Smith. Each poem is a gentle breaking and an inventive reconstruction. This is a book of self and community-care―in pursuit of building a world that will not only keep you alive but will keep you joyful. 

Black, futurist, poet, dyke, hip-hop feminist, womanist: PORSHA OLAYIWOLA is a native of Chicago who now resides in Boston. Olayiwola is a writer, performer, educator and curator who uses afro-futurism and surrealism to examine historical and current issues in the Black, woman, and queer diasporas. She is an Individual World Poetry Slam Champion and the artistic director at MassLEAP, a literary youth organization. Olayiwola is an MFA Candidate at Emerson College. Porsha Olayiwola is the author of i shimmer sometimes, too forthcoming with Button Poetry and is the current poet laureate for the city of Boston.

Event date: 
Tuesday, March 17, 2020 - 6:00pm to 7:30pm
Event address: 
19560 Grand River Ave.
Detroit, MI 48223
I Shimmer Sometimes, Too Cover Image
ISBN: 9781943735457
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Button Poetry - October 29th, 2019