As a respite from the throes of networking hell at AWP, The Baffler invites you to Tampa’s premier pirate-themed bar for a night of poetry and free booze.
Join us Friday, March 9, at Gaspar’s Grotto (1805 E. 7th Avenue) starting at 6:30 p.m., whereupon we’ll be whipped into a sublime frenzy by the poetry of an esteemed crop of Baffler bards. Readers include: sam sax, author of Madness (2017) and winner of the National Poetry Series; Patricia Smith, author of Incendiary Art (2017), winner of the 2018 Kingsley Tufts Poetry Award; Charif Shanahan, author of Into Each Room We Enter without Knowing (2017); francine j. harris, author of play dead (2016); and Hanif Willis-Abdurraqib, author of the collection of poems The Crown Ain’t Worth Much (2016).
The doors open at 6:30 p.m. and the reading starts at 7:30 p.m. at Gaspar’s Grotto. Did we mention the open bar? Please RSVP below ahead of the big day and make sure to drop by our table at the bookfair, which we’re sharing with our comrades in arms at Guernica.