Bookstore Event: Phil Kaye Poetry Reading, "Date & Time"

Thursday, December 6, 2018
7:00 PM (ET)
Wesleyan RJ Julia Bookstore
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Wesleyan RJ Julia Bookstore

We invite all poetry fans - high school students, college students, as well as adults - to a night of poetry and stories with Phil Kaye.
Phil Kaye’s debut collection is a stunning tribute to growing up, and all of the challenges and celebrations of the passing of time, as jagged as it may be. Kaye takes the reader on a journey from a complex but iridescent childhood, drawing them into adolescence, and finally on to adulthood.
There are first kisses, lost friendships, hair blowing in the wind while driving the vastness of an empty road, and the author positioned in the middle, trying to make sense of it all. Readers will find joy and vulnerability, in equal measure. Date & Time is a welcoming story, which freezes the calendar and allows us all to live in our best moments.
Raised in a California beach town by a Japanese mother and Jewish-American father, Phil first fell in love with spoken word poetry at age 17. He has performed in hundreds of venues in fifteen countries. In 2015, Phil was invited to perform alongside His Holiness The Dalai Lama for the celebration of his 80th birthday. His work has been viewed online over 10 million times and featured in media outlets ranging from NPR to Al Jazeera America to Phil is a graduate of Brown University and the co-director of Project VOICE.
Button Poetry is a Minneapolis-based arts organization committed to developing an effective system of production, distribution, and promotion for performance poetry. Run by artists for artists, Button seeks to broaden poetry’s audience, to expand its reach and develop a greater level of cultural appreciation for the art form. Using multiple media formats, Button is able to build new and powerful markets for poetry and drive publicity for books using video and social media, and has collected over 500 million views worldwide.

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