Welcome to Capturing Fire 2019

Capturing Fire

Dear Trans and Queer Poets,

I am thrilled to produce the 9th annual Capturing Fire. This year we will align our opening event with Walt Whitman’s 200th year birthday May 31, 2019 as well as celebrating a second Capturing Fire Press anthology, The Fire Come Down, a collection of writing that examines the global hate we are experiencing.

We are thrilled to receive a sister city grant that allows us to archive poetry written during these times when our civil liberties are tested. This collection features writers from Paris, France as well as in Washington, DC and our Capturing Fire participants. We are also proud to debut the poetry collections of Brendan Gillett, Drew Pisarra, Tyler French & Jerrica Escoto.

Most of all, we look forward  to bringing Shannon Cain, prose writer and director of Maison Baldwin. Cain’s work to save Baldwin’s Saint Paul De Vence home as a nurturing…

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