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Amy's Kitchen Organics! Dominguez | Gross | Heady | Sáenz

It's the solstice! AND it's Amy's Kitchen Organics! This time we're featuring touring poets Angel DominguezElizabeth Gross, & Erick Sáenzas well as local poet Sarah Heady

Friday, June 21
"Doors" at 7, reading at 8

is a Latinx poet and artist of Yucatec Mayan descent, born in Hollywood, and raised in Van Nuys, CA by his immigrant family. He’s the author of Desgraciado (Econo Textual Objects, 2017), and Black Lavender Milk (Timeless Infinite Light, 2015). His work can be found in Brooklyn Magazine, Dreginald, Entropy, Queen Mobs, The Tiny, The Wanderer, and elsewhere in print or on the internet. He's currently working on a book of poems, as well as the follow-up to Black Lavender Milk, Rose Sun Water forthcoming from The Operating System, in 2020.

is a poet/translator/teacher/artist in New Orleans. this body/that lightning show, her first poetry collection, was selected by Jericho Brown for the Hilary Tham Capital Collection of The Word Works Press and came out this spring. DEAR ESCAPE ARTIST, a chapbook in collaboration with artist Sara White, came out from Antenna in 2016. She co-translated and produced a new adaptation of Euripides’ Bakkhai at the Marigny Opera House in 2015. She currently teaches interdisciplinary humanities at Tulane University and co-organizes The Waves Reading Series, showcasing the work of LGBTQIA+ writers since 2014. More about these projects, and links to online publications, at

is a poet and essayist interested in place, history, and the built environment. She is the librettist of Unfinished: An Opera, a new work about the death and life of a women’s college, currently in development with composer Joshua Groffman and producer Vital Opera. Unfinished debuted in summer 2016 at sold-out engagements in Sarah’s native Hudson River Valley and at the National Opera Center in New York City, where it returned in October 2018. Sarah is also the author of Niagara Transnational (Fourteen Hills), winner of the 2013 Michael Rubin Book Award, and Tatted Insertion, a letterpress collaboration with book artist Leah Virsik. Her manuscript “Comfort” was a finalist for the 2017 National Poetry Series. Sarah works in fundraising at the intersection of mental health, spirituality, and social justice and is a co-editor of Drop Leaf Press, a small women-run poetry collective. More at

is a latinx poet and teacher from Los Angeles. He is the founding editor of Lilac Press, a small DIY imprint. Susurros a mi padre was released by The Operating System in 2018. 

Accessibility note: My apartment is up one flight of stairs, there's a (very nice) cat here, and the space is not fragrance-free (but there's scent-free soap in the bathroom). 

Remember: Chapel of the Chimes happens every year, but this is truly a once in a lifetime experience.