Honey Dipped Productions summer poetry event returns in 2020 with a cast of female+ poets and singer/songwriters, some familiar faces and some new ones, will be debuting their original work. This summer’s one night only event goes virtual to keep with the times.
Featured Poets: S. Erin Batiste, Anna Limontas-Salisbury, Arriel Vinson, Kassidi Jones, Starr Davis and Tabatha Gayle
Featured Artists: Alexis Myles and Alexis Floyd
Tickets are by donation. Honey Dipped Productions will be donating proceeds to the Starfruit Project. The Starfruit Project supports radical healing and brilliant growth through creative writing and performance programs that center queer and trans people of color. Offerings are for practicing artists, budding artists, and anyone seeking support on their journey toward healing and growth. Read more at / @thestarfruitproject
S. Erin Batiste (she/her) is an interdisciplinary poet and scholar. She is the author of the chapbook, Glory to All Fleeting Things. She is a 2020 Crosstown Arts Writer in Residence, 2019 Bread Loaf-Rona Jaffe Scholar in Poetry, Cave Canem and Callaloo Fellow, and her other recent honors include fellowships from Vermont Studio Center, SPACE on Ryder Farm, The Mastheads, and Brooklyn Poets. Batiste is a reader for The Rumpus and her own Pushcart, Best New Poets, and Best of the Net nominated poems are anthologized and appear internationally in wildness, Paper Darts, Peach Mag, and Puerto del Sol among other decorated journals.
Anna Limontas-Salisbury (she/her) is an NYC based poet, educator, writer and former journalist. Her poetry has been showcased in Emotive Fruition, a performance series and the corresponding chapbooks in 2019 Heartbreaker/Verse Maker, Came Back With A Clap Back and Let Lightening Set Us On Fire in February 2020. She’s a member of poetry collectives Women Writers In Bloom Poetry Salon founded by Poet JP Howard and Sweet Action Poets founded by poets Mirielle Clifford and Julie Hart. Her most recent poem, “Call Your Mother” is featured by Sweet Action’s On Tap Poetry Series. Her creative non-fiction has been featured in The COUNTERpult Reading series produced by Nicole Shawan Junior. She was last seen live as a feature poet at Camperdown, a poetry reading series at Halyards in Brooklyn and most recently appeared in her first Zoom open mic with Brooklyn Poets. Her prose “Grand Diva, Interrupted” was published in Mom Egg Review series “Nurturing Through A Pandemic”. Twitter: @anna_limontassa Instragram: @alasalisbury Venmo: @Anna-Limontas-Salisbury
Arriel Vinson (she/her) is a Tin House Winter Workshop alumna and Hoosier who writes about being young, black, and in search of freedom. She earned her MFA in Fiction from Sarah Lawrence College and received a B.A. in Journalism from Indiana University. Her poetry, fiction, and essays have appeared or are forthcoming in Kweli Journal, Catapult, Shondaland, BOOTH, Cosmonauts Avenue, Waxwing, Lunch Ticket, Electric Literature, and others. Her work has also been nominated for Best New Poets 2020, Best of the Net 2019, and a Pushcart Prize. She is a 2019 Kimbilio Fellow. @_sincerelyarri
Kassidi Jones (she/her) a poet cautiously representing Connecticut. She is pursuing her Ph.D. in English and African American Studies at Yale. A 2017 Callaloo fellow and a self-proclaimed Scrabble master, Kassidi is an alumna of the Excelano Project, UPenn’s premier spoken word poetry group. Her work can be found in Backbone Press, Winter Tangerine, and Crab Fat Magazine. @KassidiJones
Starr Davis (she/her) is a poet, essayist, and professional writer from Columbus, Ohio, whose work has been featured in multiple literary magazines such as The Rumpus, So to Speak Journal, Kenyon Review, and Transition Magazine. Her essays, poetry, and short stories have awarded her literary fellowships such as The Brooklyn Poets Fellowship, Slice Literary Conference Fellowship, and The Eckerd College Scholarship. A Writing Mentor for nonprofit organizations such as Writopia and Seeds of Fortune and previous MFA Graduate from the City College of New York, Davis actively serves within the writing community to tutor marginalized groups of young writers. She currently lives in Houston, Texas. @POETESS1
Celeste Sage (tabatha gayle) (she/they) is the positive and negative attraction between good intention and transparent honesty. Tabatha Gayle is a multi-disciplinary creative and performer who has worked in various capacities with theaters and companies such as HERE Arts Center, Musical Theater Factory, Ars Nova, New Light Theater Project, and the Center for Hellenistic Studies. @tabathaeverafter
Alexis Myles (they/she) is a poet, a writer, a singer, a healer- Alexis infuses music into their body of work. After a notable performance at Joe’s Pub as a part of the #BARS workshop in 2019, Alexis has been performing with Sofar Sounds and cultivating an audience with hopes of going on their first tour in 2021 (all COVID things aside). @alexiskmyles
Alexis Floyd (she/her) Film/TV: Inventing Anna (Netflix, series regular), The Bold Type (Freeform, recurring Season 3), Life’s Poison (dir. Malcolm D. Lee). Off-Broadway: If Sand Were Stone (Theatre Row, dir. Tyler Thomas). Education: BFA in Musical Theatre from Carnegie Mellon University; Rhodolphi International Theatre Lab in Bulgaria; Cleveland Institute of Music (violin); Cleveland School of Ballet. Original music available on Spotify/Apple Music/digital streaming services. Friends, family, and wonderful strangers: love and many thanks! @alexisgfloyd