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TWP #28 reading ft. Vélez, Hansen, Roggio, Kokitus

Summer solstice is upon us. The vegetation is in full bloom, the sun radites the longest, foreheads glisten with sweat, and the poems will be birthed into existence. Come in for a surely fantastic reading ft. four writers and a SECRET SURPRISE to be announced! As always, BYOB and open mic to follow the features. Sign up's prior to reading.


Jenna Vélez is an emerging queer Latinx poet from suburban Philly. She currently runs the blog "By Death, She Lives" at Rhythm & Bones Press. Her microchaps BLOODY SPIRIT AND BATHROOM RITUAL (Bone & Ink Press) and THE WHORE MADONNA LEADS THE BLACK MASS (Maverick Duck Press) come out 2019/2020. She can be found at

Tianna G. Hansen has been writing her whole life. Undone, Still Whole is her debut collection. She’s fascinated by myth and lore, folktales and legends, and captivated with turning trauma into art. Tianna founded and is Editor-in-Chief of Rhythm & Bones Press, ( a small press focused on the idea of healing through writing. She believes there is always something beautiful to be found in the darkest moments. A poetess, novelist, creative nonfiction and flash fiction writer, her work has been published widely - follow her on Facebook @tiannaghansen / Twitter @tiannag92 /

Cody Roggio lives somewhat outside of Philly and has been published on Philosophical Idiot, Clash, Heavy Athletics, and in Witchcraft Mag. He runs Secret Lovers, but that’s on hiatus right now. His Instagram is @somethrills. He’s working on an experimental harsh noise project, hit him up if you can scream well.

Rebecca Kokitus is a poet from Schuylkill County, PA, now residing in the Philadelphia area. She is the author of the chapbook, Seasonal Affected (APEP Publications, 2019). She has had poetry and prose published in various journals and was nominated for a Pushcart Prize in 2018. You can find her on Twitter and Instagram at @rxbxcca_anna. Blue Bucolic, forthcoming from Thirty West (2019), is her second chapbook.