Featured poets: Adebe DeRango-Adem & Paul Edward Costa
Hosts: Bänoo Zan & Terese Pierre
Adebe DeRango-Adem is a writer and former attendee of the Jack Kerouac School of Disembodied Poetics (Naropa University), where she mentored with poets Anne Waldman and Amiri Baraka. She is the author of three full-length poetry books to date: Ex Nihilo (Frontenac House, 2010), Terra Incognita (Inanna Publications, 2015), and The Unmooring (Mansfield Press, 2018).
Paul Edward Costa is a writer, teacher, spoken word artist, and the 2019-202 Poet Laureate for the City of Mississauga. He has published over sixty stories, articles, and poems in literary journals and fiction magazines worldwide. His novella “Dark Magic on the Edge of Town” was put out by Paperback-Press, and his poetry collection “The Long Train of Chaos” comes out in August 2019 from Kung Fu Treachery Press. He co-organizes the Verses Out Loud Poetry and Spoken Word Open Mic with Michelle Hillyard and the Mississauga Arts Council, and hosts/curates the YTGA Open Mic Series with Studio.89. Tranzac Club is an accessible venue with no stairs (aside from the stage) and they have two accessible gender neutral washrooms. Please refrain from using perfume. Twitter: @BanooZan & @ShabeSherTO Instagram: @banoo.zan