Southern Road Trip: An Evening of Poesía

6:00 PM, 30 October 2021

An Evening Featuring the Poetry of Jo’van O’Neal, Justin Davis, and Maurico Novoa

About the authors:

Jo’Van O’Neal is a poet, content creator, and teaching artist currently based in Savannah, Georgia. He is a fellow of The Watering Hole and a Hurston/Wright Foundation workshop Alumnus. In 2018, he was an inaugural Open Mouth Readings Writing Retreat participant. His work can be found in the Foundry Journal, Tahoma Literary Review, Anmoly, New Delta Review, and Bayou Magazine.

Justin Davis earned his BA in Literature & Creative Writing from Rhodes College, where he received the Anne Howard Bailey Prize in Poetry. A 2018 Pushcart nominee, his poems and fiction can be found in decomP, Bodega, Arcturus, and Memoir Mixtapes. He works as a community organizer in Memphis, Tennessee.

Mauricio Novoa, originally from Glenmont, Maryland, is currently living in Austin, Texas. He received his MFA at Queens University of Charlotte. Recent work has been published in the anthologies The Wandering Song: Central American Writing in the United States, and The BreakBeat Poets Vol. 4: LatiNext. Other work can be found in The Petigru Review, Acentos Review, Blue Mesa Review, and Latino Book Review.

Sponsored by Red Salmon Arts

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Red Salmon Arts is a 501(c)3 grassroots cultural arts organization, with a thirty-year history of working with the indigenous neighborhoods of Austin. RSA is dedicated to the development of emerging writers and the promotion of Chicanx/@/Latinx/@/Native American literature, providing outlets and mechanisms for cultural exchange, and sharing in the retrieval of a people’s cultural heritage with a commitment to social justice.

This project is supported in part by the Cultural Arts Division of the City of Austin Economic Development Department.