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Matthew E. Henry Poetry Reading
June 28 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Join us for a special evening with Matthew E. Henry as he reads from his poetry collections, The Third Renunciation and The Colored Page, and others both published and forthcoming. Books will be available for sale at the bookshop.
Matthew E. Henry (MEH) is the author of The Colored Page (Sundress Publications, 2022), Teaching While Black (Main Street Rag, 2020) and Dust & Ashes (Californios Press, 2020). He has three collections forthcoming in 2023 from NYQ Books (The Third Renunciation), Ghost City Press (Have You Heard the One About…?), and Harbor Editions (Said the Frog to the Scorpion). He is editor-in-chief of The Weight Journal and an associate poetry editor at Pidgeonholes.
MEH’s poetry and prose appears or is forthcoming in Barren Magazine, Bending Genres, Cola Literary Review, The Florida Review, Massachusetts Review, Ninth Letter, Pangyrus, Ploughshares, Poetry East, Redivider, Relief Journal, Shenandoah, Solstice, Spiritus, The Windhover, The Worcester Review, and Zone 3 among others.
MEH’s an educator who received his MFA from Seattle Pacific University yet continued to spend money he didn’t have completing an MA in theology and a PhD in education. He writes about education, race, religion, and burning oppressive systems to the ground at his website.