• Sacramento Poet Laureate Indigo Moor Performs

    The Poetry Reading Series is proud to feature the Poet Laureate of Sacramento, Indigo Moor, on Thursday, July 20th at 8 P.M. He will be performing at the John Natsoulas Gallery at 521 1st Street in Davis.


    Indigo Moor is the Poet Laureate of the City and County of Sacramento, as well as an esteemed playwright, essayist, and critic. Moor has just this month published his much-anticipated third book of poetry, In the Room of Thirsts & Hungers.


    Moor’s second book of poetry, Through the Stonecutter’s Window, won Northwestern University Press’s Cave Canem prize. His first book, Tap-Root, was published as part of Main Street Rag’s Editor’s Select Poetry Series. Three of his short plays, Harvest, Shuffling, and The Red and Yellow Quartet debuted at the 60 Million Plus Theatre’s Spring Playwright’s festival. His full-length stageplay, Live! at the Excelsior, was a finalist for the Images Theatre Playwright Award and has been optioned for a full length film.


    Indigo Moor is the resident artist as 916 ink and on the advisory board for the Sacramento Poetry Center. Indigo is a board member for the Mendocino Coast Writers Conference, a graduate member of the Artist’s Residency Institute for Teaching Artists. Winner of the 2005 Vesle Fenstermaker Prize for Emerging Writers and the 2008 Jack Kerouac Poetry contest, a few of Indigo’s other honors include: 2009 Pushcart Prize nominee, and being named a finalist for the T.S. Eliot Prize, Crab Orchard First Book Prize, and Saturnalia First Book Award. 


    Indigo Moor’s poetry has been published widely, including in Missouri ReviewArkansas Review, Suisun Valley Review, Xavier Review, LA Review, Mochila Review, Boston University’s The Comment, the Pushcart Prize nominated Out of the Blue Artists Unite, Poetry Now, Black Nature: Four Centuries of African-American Nature Poetry, and many others.

    An open mic will follow the readings by our featured poet, Indigo Moor. Please bring your poems, short stories, and songs. Participants will be asked to limit their performances to five minutes or two items, whichever is shorter. The Poetry Night Reading Series is hosted by Dr. Andy Jones, the poet laureate of Davis, and is made possible by his many interns, students and graduates of UC Davis and other colleges and universities.

    Thursday, July 20, 2017 at 8:00pm to 10:00pm

    John Natsoulas Gallery
    521 1st Street, Davis, CA 95616

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