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Sunday, August 28, 2022 | 7-8:30pm EST | On Zoom
In Gratitude
Poetry & Short Fiction Virtual Reading

In Gratitude: Poetry & Short Fiction Virtual Reading

Featuring: Sarah Thankam Mathews, Enrique Garcia, Zefyr Lisowski, Joselia Hughes, and Grace Byron
Sunday, August 28, 2022 | 7:00 PM ET / 6:00 PM CT | On Zoom

In Gratitude is a poetry and short fiction reading to mark the end of the summer. Presented by Vox Populi Gallery in Philly and hosted by artist collective member KT Pe Benito, this Zoom event will feature Sarah Thankam Mathews, Enrique Garcia, Zefyr Lisowski, Joselia Hughes, and Grace Byron.

An online zine will be available shortly afterward and closed captioning will be provided. Venmo @KT-PeB to help pay our readers or see individual Venmo handles below.

Register at and join us on Sunday, August 28 at 7pm.

About the Readers

Sarah Thankam Mathews: Sarah Thankam Mathews grew up between Oman and India, immigrating to the United States at seventeen. She is a recipient of a Best American Short Stories 2020 award and fellowships from the Asian American Writers Workshop and the Iowa Writers Workshop. All This Could Be Different is her first novel.
More Info: / IG @smathewss / Twitter @smathewss / Venmo @Sarah-Mathews (4487)

Enrique Garcia: Enrique Garcia is a poet and creative nonfiction writer currently based in Chicago.
More Info: IG @venezuelanboyfriend / Venmo @pinotandrogyno

Zefyr Lisowski: Zefyr Lisowski is a Southern trans woman poet and essayist based in New York City. She’s a poetry co-editor at Apogee Journal and the author of the Lizzie Borden queer murder chapbook Blood Box (Black Lawrence Press 2019). Zefyr has received support from Blue Mountain Center, Tin House Summer Writers Workshop, and elsewhere; her poems and essays have appeared in Catapult, The Offing, The Rumpus, and many other places. She grew up in the Great Dismal Swamp, NC, and lives at
More Info: / IG @zefrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr / Twitter @zefrrrrrrr / Venmo @zef-lisowski

Joselia Rebekah Hughes: Joselia Rebekah Hughes is a writer, artist, editor, and educator living in The Bronx. She’s going to forego the formal introduction and say: Lately, I’ve been taking pictures to remind myself of the many ways we vision, see and do presence.
More Info: / IG @joseliahughes / Twitter @joselia_pdf / Venmo @joselia

Grace Byron: Grace Byron is a writer from Indianapolis based in Brooklyn. She used to make films. Her writing and work has appeared in Observer, AV Club, Peach Mag, and Hyperallergic. She tweets @emotrophywife.
More Info: / Twitter @emotrophywife / Venmo @hi-grace-byron

In Gratitude
August 28 @ 7:00 pm
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