Thu, Dec 02|
Poetry at the Trident
Come join us for a night of poetry, including performance & mixed media, at the Trident Cafe! 6-8pm Featuring: Eli Whittington, Liza Sparks, Topaz Hooper, Hayden Dansky
Time & Location
Dec 02, 2021, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Boulder, 940 Pearl St, Boulder, CO 80302, USA
About the event
Topaz Hooper is a world-traveling, poet, writer, and artist based out of Boulder, CO. She's spent the better part of her life writing poetry about world injustice, living in a queer-friendly household, being a person of color in predominately white spaces, love and relationships. Her poetry book, My Mind's Eye: Poetry and Visual Art on Social Justice, Philosophy and Identity is a compilation of 17 years of poetry and original paintings highlighting her lived experience. Today, Topaz enjoys traveling and writing about her experiences on her travel blog: www.topazhooper.com.
Liza Sparks (she/her) has been published with Winnow Magazine, Ghost City Review, Repave Magazine, Bozalta Collective, Cosmonauts Avenue, and others. Her work is forthcoming with Honey Literary, Split This Rock’s social justice database—The Quarry, and will be included in Nonwhite and Woman Anthology published by Woodhall Press in 2022. Liza was a semifinalist for Button Poetry’s chapbook contest in 2018. She is a poetry reader for The Chestnut Review. Her writing is largely informed by her intersecting identities as a brown-multiracial-queer-woman.
Hayden Dansky (they/them) is a nonbinary rural queer kid trying their best to not to be smothered by capitalism. They have been writing and performing poetry for several years, and are currently collaborating with local experimental musicians, dancers and videographers to create performances that encompass multiple disciplines. They just published their first full length poetry book called I Would Tell You a Secret. Their most recent poetry can also be found in anthologies such as Bible Belt Queers, Thought for Food, South Broadway Ghost Society Online Journal, and Spit Poet Volume 8. They are also the Executive Director of Boulder Food Rescue, a nonprofit working to create a more just and less wasteful food system, through the sustainable redistribution of healthy food and participatory and community-led food access systems.