Tonight, Saturday April 11th at 6pm at Symposium Books, in downtown Providence, is hosting a night of poetry and drumming, a reading in celebration of the music of words, the poetry of sound. Performances will explore the nature of rhythm and meter in service to the spoken and written word.
There will be work by Frequency’s Katherine Murphy, and Serena Putterman, Rebecca Willner, Ragna Rök Jóns, Elexis Trinity and others.
” ABOUT THE READERS:
Katherine Murphy is an artist living and working in Providence. She received her BFA from Massachusetts College of Art and Design. Her chapbook ANIMALIA PARADOX is available through Dancing Girl Press. She is the intern for Frequency Writers and a contributing member of the artist collaborative Asterism. Katherine‘s poems have appeared in Loom Journal and The Frequency Anthology. Katherine’s poetry is the stampede boom and the hum of the dust settling. For more visit
Rebecca Willner is a High School English Teacher who dabbles in poetry writing and translation. Originally from New Jersey, she moved to Providence to study Latin and Ancient Greek at Brown University. Four years at Brown were just not enough, so she stuck around to complete her Master of Arts in Teaching. She now works full-time teaching in Woonsocket. She writes poetry that is fragmentary by nature, in an attempt to conceptualize other ways of crystallizing voices of women. She is working on a website (oops).
Eric Axelman is an emcee and teacher of hip hop. He’s a member of the Providence Hip Hop collective Project 401, and is currently recording his third mixtape, this one with fellow Project 401 member SydeSho. Check out Eric’s recorded material at ericaxelman.bandcamp.com .
Serena Patch Tseng Putterman is a PVD poet, farm worker, and pizza chef. cargocollective.com/srp
Ragna Rök Jóns is a transmedia writer and artist based in Providence, RI & Reykjavik, Iceland. Their nonfiction discusses the nexus of the transgender, digital and global, while their art spans performance, poetry, fiction, rap, art and fashion design.”
Elexis Trinity is a poet, musician and educator transplanted to Providence from Southern California. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Africana Studies from Brown University and is working on a collection of new poetry called “First Rays.” Check out her original songs onhttps://soundcloud.com/elexistrinity.”