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Jasmine Gibson Book Launch for "Don't Let Them See Me Like This"

  • Spoonbill Books 99 Montrose Avenue Brooklyn, NY, 11206 United States (map)

Join us for the launch of Jasmine Gibson's debut book: Don't Let Them See Me Like This"

Wednesday // July 18th // Spoonbill Books // 99 Montrose // Brooklyn, NY

Line Up:
Jasmine Gibson
Stephon Lawrence
Tongo Eisen Martin
Sean D Henry-Smith

About the book:

An incendiary debut poetry collection that tears into the thick skin of political malaise through to the guts of history

In Don’t Let Them See Me Like This, Jasmine Gibson explores myriad intersectional identities in relation to The State, disease, love, sex, failure, and triumph. Speaking to those who feel disillusioned by both radical and banal spaces and inspired/informed by moments of political crisis: Hurricane Katrina, The Jena Six, the extrajudicial executions of Black people, and the periods of insurgency that erupted in response, this book acts as a synthesis of political life and poetic form.

About the readers:

Jasmine Gibson is a Philly jawn based in Brooklyn. She spends her time thinking about sexy things like psychosis, desire, and freedom. She is the author of the chapbook Drapetomania (Commune Editions 2015).

Stephon Lawrence
is a Brooklyn born & based writer, and artist. She is a graduate of the MFA in Writing at Pratt Institute and is an editor of The Felt, a journal of otherworldly poetics. Her work has appeared in Cosmonauts Avenue, Queen Mob's Teahouse, GlitterMOB, Fanzine & other places. Her microchap //GERMZ is available from Ghost City Press. And her chapbook //EVIL TWIN is available from Resolving Host. Stephon spends her free time watching anime, yelling about white supremacy, and being cute for the 'gram. You can find her on twitter @nnohpetss & instagram @alphaheaux.

Tongo Eisen Martin
Originally from San Francisco, Tongo Eisen-Martin is a poet. His latest curriculum on extrajudicial killing of Black people, We Charge Genocide Again, has been used as an educational and organizing tool throughout the country. His book titled, "Someone's Dead Already" was nominated for a California Book Award. His latest book "Heaven Is All Goodbyes" was published by the City Lights Pocket Poets series, was shortlisted for the Griffin Poetry Prize and won a California Book Award.

Sean D. Henry-Smith
Sean D. Henry-Smith is an image/text based artist working primarily in poetry and photography. Sean’s words and images have appeared in Apogee Journal, Tagvverk, Mask Magazine, The New York Times, and elsewhere.