First Friday: Quinn Carver Johnson Book Talk
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First Friday: Quinn Carver Johnson Book Talk

May 3, 2024 6-8pm

First Friday: Quinn Carver Johnson Book Talk

Join us at 6 p.m. on Friday, May 3, during the First Friday Art Crawl for a reading from local poet and artist Quinn Carver Johnson. Their debut poetry collection, “The Perfect Bastard” (Curbstone Press, 2023) is a narrative exploration of gender, sexuality and class all staged in the colorful world of Midwestern professional wrestling.

In addition to their own original poetry, Carver Johnson will also be discussing the artistic tradition of collectivism, drawing from a variety of sources and mediums, including Woody Guthrie, Carl Sandburg, John Steinbeck, Carlos Cortez, Dusty Rhodes, Akira Toriyama and more across poetry, folk music and union posters.


Friday, May 3, 2024

6 p.m.

Woody Guthrie Center theater

102 E. Reconciliation Way, Tulsa, OK 74103


Tickets are free with $5 art crawl admission to the Woody Guthrie Center — available at the door.

About Quinn Carver Johnson

Quinn Carver Johnson

Quinn Carver Johnson (they/them) was the editor-in-chief of the Aonian, Hendrix College’s literary magazine. Their work has appeared in “Rappahannock Review,” “Right Hand Pointing,” “Cimmaron Review,” “Red Earth Review” and elsewhere. Carver Johnson currently lives in Tulsa and hosts the People’s Poetry reading series.


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