The February installment of the Avid Poetry Series will be held on Saturday, February 18, from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. There is no admission charge and this event is at the Prince Ave. bookshop. Featured poets will be Kyky Renee Knight and Johnny Damm.
Kyky Renee Knight is a local poet, short- essayist, and the front-woman in the Athens-based band Harlot Party. Her works explore themes such as black womanhood, poverty and class, political dissention, police brutality, strenuous families ties, and battling mental illnesses. Knight's writing " typically follows spells of feeling overwhelmed, a desire to characterize, carefully, and responsibly, [her] personal environment, and the social and political climate [she] inhabits.
Johnny Damm is the author of The Science of Things Familiar (The Operating System, 2017) and two chapbooks, Your Favorite Song (Essay Press, 2016) and The Domestic World: A Practical Guide (Little Red Leaves, forthcoming). His work has appeared in Poetry, Denver Quarterly, The Rumpus, Drunken Boat, and elsewhere. He is editor-in-chief of A Bad Penny Review and Opo Books & Objects. Visit him online at johnnydamm.com.