On Thursday, September 4th, Nepantla: A Journal for Queer Poets of Color is launching its inaugural issue! The issue will be available for free download on the Lambda Literary site.

To celebrate the launch, Nepantla (being curated by Christopher Soto in collaboration with the Lambda Literary Foundation) will be hosting Journal Launch Readings in NYC, Chicago, and San Francisco. Below is information regarding event details. We hope to see you there!


New York, NY: September 4, 2014 (7pm)
Presented in collaboration with Apogee Journal & Our Word
“Celebrating the Voices of Trans & Gender
Non-Conforming Poets of Color”
at Columbia University, Alfred Lerner Hall, Broadway Room
116th St & Broadway, New York, NY 10027
Featuring: Alok Vaid-Menon, Alan Pelaez, J Mase III, Eden


Chicago, IL: September 4, 2014 (7pm)
Presented in collaboration with the Poetry Foundation
Poetry Foundation
61 W Superior St, Chicago, IL 60654
Featuring: Ching-In Chen, Francisco Aragón,
Ruben Quesada, Duriel E Harris


San Francisco, CA: September 4, 2014 (7pm)
Presented in collaboration with Radar Productions
at the San Francisco Public Library, Latino Reading Room
100 Larkin St, San Francisco, CA 94102
Featuring: Brontez Purnell, Cam Awkward- Rich, Aracely Mondragon, Kevin Simmonds, Celeste Chan, Hosted by Virgie Tovar



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