This is a short slide show of Downtown Eastside poet Antonette Rea. Antonette is reading from her chap book, ‘A Tranny Tapestry of Reality’, a collection of five poems and two poetic prose.
Rea’s work is uncompromisingly honest, no holds barred. She writes about her ‘….Set(ting) new wheels in motion, to escape the ditches of addiction….’. She writes about her friend Rachelle, her daughter Sarah. She writes about what it is to be a Transgender person, and the roads she walked, and still walks.
Antonette is a regular reader/performer at the Carnegie Community Center Poetry Night. This is held on the first Saturday of every month, starting at 7:00 pm.
You can contact Antonette at firstname.lastname@example.org if you want to buy a copy of her book. Or you can come down to the Carnegie Center, to hear Antonette, and other Downtown Eastside poets read/perform. And if you want you can even read/perform a work of your own. This is an open mic event and you will need to give host Diane Wood your name to get on the reading list.
Ciao, have a lovely spring. And remember to not take any wooden nickels.