At The Inkwell: Bring Out Your Dead

At the Inkwell Denver: Bring Out Your Dead

Poetry Night and Costume Contest!



Curated/Hosted by Hillary Leftwich



Eric Baus is the author of five books of poetry: The Tranquilized Tongue, (City Lights 2014), Scared Text, winner of the Colorado Prize for Poetry (Center for Literary Publishing, 2011), Tuned Droves (Octopus Books, 2009), and The To Sound, winner of the Verse Prize (Wave Books, 2004). How I Became a Hum is forthcoming from Octopus in 2018. He teaches literature and creative writing at Regis University’s Mile High MFA program in Denver.


Julia Madsen is a multimedia poet and educator. She received an MFA in Literary Arts from Brown University and is currently a PhD candidate in English/Creative Writing at the University of Denver. Her first book, The Boneyard, The Birth Manual, A Burial: Investigations into the Heartland, is forthcoming from Trembling Pillow Press.


Alexandra Jackson is a recent graduate from the University of Denver with a BA in, psychology and creative writing, and a MSW. She holds distinction in writing for her senior thesis, “Angels in my Living Room”. She hopes to bridge her MSW with her passion of creative writing to increase self-expression and self-esteem while breaking down systematic barriers for marginalized communities. Her works look at the storage of trauma in the biopsychosocial body and the release through anti-oppressive work and counternarratives. “Until the lions have their own historians, the history of the hunt will always glorify the hunter” – African Proverb


Nico Wilkinson is a poet, organizer and artist based out of Colorado Springs, CO. They are the founder of the Quaill Club, an intentional living community for queer artists and the organizer of “Keep Colorado Springs Queer,” an award-winning open mic by and for the queer community of Colorado Springs. In January, 2017 they released “Inauguration,” winner of the Pikes Peak Arts Council 2017 award for Best Publication, a collaborative book with Idris Goodwin which celebrated resilience in the midst of the current political climate. The release show packed the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center. In summer of 2017 they competed and won Capturing Fire, the national queer slam tournament.   



Akusua Akoto is a writer and spoken word artist living in Denver. Her work focuses on experiences living with multiple chronic conditions, family estrangement, past homelessness and generational mental illness. She has a WordPress site called To A Soul That Has Been Abused


Catch Business is the founder of sad spell press and the next lit fest. she wrote fuck me while my phone charges (reality hands, 2017) and quick fix (2fast2house, 2018).

Event date: 
Sunday, October 21, 2018 - 5:30pm to 7:30pm