Six Points Reading Series: November 2019

November Six Points Reading
Meg Day and Jonathan Mendoza
November 15th, 7-8 pm
Semicolon Bookstore

Meg Day is the author of Last Psalm at Sea Level (Barrow Street, 2014), winner of the Barrow Street Press Poetry Prize and The Publishing Triangle’s 2015 Audre Lorde Award, and a finalist for the 2016 Kate Tufts Discovery Award from Claremont Graduate University, a 2015 Lambda Literary Award in Poetry, and Jacar Press’ Julie Suk Award. Day is the author of two chapbooks: When All You Have Is a Hammer (winner of the 2012 Gertrude Press Chapbook Contest), and We Can’t Read This (winner of the 2013 Gazing Grain Chapbook Contest). Day’s poems appear or are forthcoming in Beloit Poetry Journalcream city review, and Vinyl. 


Jonathan Mendoza is an award-winning Mexican-American and Jewish spoken word poet, community organizer, activist, and educator. He writes and performs on topics pertaining to social justice, mental health, multiracial and Jewish POC identity, Latinidad, U.S.–Latin American relations, and local and global politics. He is a National Poetry Slam champion with the House Slam of Boston, Massachusetts, a three-time award winner at the College Union Poetry Slam Invitational, and the 2018 winner of the Sonia Sanchez-Langston Hughes Poetry Contest. His work has been featured in Huffington Post, The Boston Globe, and Button Poetry.


This program is partially supported by a grant from the Illinois Arts Council Agency. Additional support from the City of Chicago, Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events.



“Writing poetry makes me feel like I can see myself, like I can see my reflection, but not in a mirror, in the world. I write and I know I can be reflected.”
-Oscar S.

“Writing poetry makes me feel free.”
-Buenda D.

“Writing poetry is like your best friend.”
-Jessica M.