On this Bonus Slice, Maya Williams from Episode #9: Oat Bread & Jonah Poems reads "Samson & Suicide" from their debut poetry collection Judas & Suicide. Bon a petit!
Bonus Slice is a little offering, an appetizer if you will, of delectable bonus content related to previous episodes, ranging from poems read by former guests, after the interview follow-ups, outtakes, and more. On this Bonus Slice, Maya Williams from Episode #9: Oat Bread & Jonah Poems reads "Samson & Suicide" from their debut poetry collection Judas & Suicide. Bon a petit!
Guest: Maya Williams, IG: @emmdubb16, Twitter: @emmdubb16, Website: www.mayawilliamspoet.com
Bio: Maya Williams (ey/they/she) is a religious Black multiracial nonbinary suicide survivor who is currently the seventh poet laureate of Portland, Maine. Ey has published poems in venues such as The Portland Press Herald, The Cortland Review, FreezeRay, Indianapolis Review, glitterMOB, and more. Their first poetry collection Judas & Suicide will be released via Game Over Books May 30th 2023; their second poetry collection Refused a Second Date will be released via Harbor Editions October 5th, 2023. Maya was one of three artists of color selected to represent Maine in The Kennedy Center’s Arts Across America series in 2020, and was listed as one of The Advocate’s Champions of Pride in 2022. Follow more of her work, and invite her to read or facilitate a workshop, at mayawilliamspoet.com.
Poem: "Samson & Suicide" by Maya Williams
Photo Credit: Najee Brown @authoredby
Theme Music: Stu Dias @stuartdiasplaysmusicsometimes
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