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Harmony Holiday and Broadside Release
1011 Washington Avenue South, Open Book Building,
Milkweed Books Presents:
Harmony Holiday, Erin Sharkey, and D. Allen
Wednesday, July 19th | 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Open Book Building | Target Performance Hall, Second Floor
Join us to celebrate the release of a double-broadside printed by Sam Gould of Beyond Repair, in honor of the Great Twin Cities Poetry Read. Featuring poetry and performance from Harmony Holiday and her experimental collection Hollywood Forever (Fence 2017), as well as Minneapolis-based artists D. Allen and Erin Sharkey.
D. Allen is a queer poet, multidisciplinary artist, and recent MFA graduate living in Minneapolis. Their work engages with disability, sexuality and gender, the natural world, and the body.
Erin Sharkey is a writer, producer, educator and graphic designer based in Minneapolis. She received her MFA in Creative Writing from Hamline University and is, with Junauda Petrus, the co-founder of an experimental arts production company called Free Black Dirt (www.freeblackdirt.com).
Born in Waterloo, Iowa, poet and choreographer Harmony Holiday was educated at the University of California, Berkeley and at Columbia University. Her debut collection of poems, Negro League Baseball (2011), won the Motherwell Prize. Go Find your Father/A Famous Blues, a -dos-a-dos- book featuring poetry, letters and essays, came out in late 2013. Holiday lives in Los Angeles.