Poets in Pajamas brings you Faylita Hics at 7 p.m. EST (4 p.m. PST) on September 1st with a 15-minute live reading immediately followed by a short Q&A. The event will be held at the PiP Facebook page.
By clicking “going” to the Facebook event, you will let us know to expect you and will ensure that you are sent a reminder, so you don’t forget. Remember to prepare your questions for the featured poet, too!
Faylita Hicks (pronouns: she/her/they) is a black queer writer and the editor of Borderlands: Texas Poetry Review. She is an organizer with social justice group Mano Amiga, a 2019 Lambda Literary Arts Writing Retreat for Emerging LGBTQ Voices Non-Fiction Fellow, and a 2019 Jack Jones Literary Arts “Culture, Too” Conference Gender/Sexuality Fellow. She was a finalist for Palette Poetry’s 2019 Spotlight Award, the 2018 PEN American Writing for Justice Fellowship, and the 2018 Cosmonauts Avenue Annual Poetry Prize. Her debut book, HoodWitch, is forthcoming in October 2019 with Acre Books.
Her poetry and essays have appeared in or are forthcoming in Slate, Huffington Post, the Texas Observer, POETRY magazine, Kweli Journal, The Rumpus, The Cincinnati Review, Foundry, Tahoma Literary Review, Prairie Schooner, Glass Poetry Press, HomologyLit, Lunch Ticket, Matador Review, and others.
She received her MFA from Sierra Nevada College’s low-residency program and lives in San Marcos, Texas. She is at work on a memoir.
Faylita Hicks in The Rumpus
Faylita Hicks in Slate
Faylita Hicks in HuffPost
Faylita Hicks in the Cincinnati Review
Join us at the Poets in Pajamas Facebook page at 7 p.m. EST (4 p.m. PST) on September 1, 2019. When the live video starts, click join to watch the reading and interact with the poet.
Anna Black will host.
This reading series is hosted courtesy of Sundress Publications.