June 22, 2022

Calendar | City of West Hollywood

*This event is free and does not require an RSVP.

Pride Poets is back in person! Look for LGBTQ+ poets on typewriters at a booth at West Hollywood Pride, ready to meet all of your poetic needs and create original works of art for you or a loved one. This year’s theme is “Commitment: Come share your allegiances with us!”

On June 11 and 12, call 202-998-3510 and poets will be there to write you a personalized poem over the phone! The hotline will be active from June 11 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., and again for the “afterhours” version from June 11 at 11 p.m. to June 12 at 2 a.m.

Finally, Pride Poets is releasing its first podcast, This Poem’s for You, following poem recipients from Pride’s past and writing them update poems. Look for it in June, wherever you get your podcasts. Remember, whatever you’re going through, there’s a poem for it – and this poem is for you.

This year’s poets include, and more will be announced:

-Brian Sonia-Wallace

-Jireh Deng

-Catherine Gewertz

– Daniella Baker

-Jen Cheng

– Arianne True (remote – Seattle)

– Nate’Eya Kahsai

-Jair Bula

-Jay Baldwin

-Michael Narkunski

-Molly Thorton

– Jessica Zhou (remote – San Francisco)

-Victor Yates

– Carla Sameth (remotely)

This program is supported by a grant from the City of West Hollywood Arts Division through the city’s WeHo Pride LGBTQ Arts Festival (May 22 – June 30). More info at https://pride.weho.org.