Poetry Projects 



Maracuyá Peach
co-curator,cofounder
2019-Present


︎Maracuyá Peach was one of the popsicle flavors dreamed by poet xime izquierdo ugaz's father after waking from a coma. From this imagined combination comes a juicy new poetry series created by Izquierdo Ugaz and danilo machado in 2019. The series, currently curated by danilo machado and Devyn Mañibo, is by and for queer and trans poets of color working across media, languages, and diasporas, embracing the bilingual, the fruity, and the sticky.

︎The series has adapted to virtual readings which have fundraised to support the poets.

Readings

︎Reading Series of NY Taster, Brooklyn Bookfest Book Ends Event
︎MP #7: TV Dinner w/ Jan-Henry Gray & Tara Jayakar  (Virtual)
︎ MP #6: Thirsty Thursdays: Café con Leche w/ ray ferreira, Jimena Lucero, Xandria Phillips & Janelle Tan (Virtual) 
︎MP #5: Thirsty Thursdays: Lavender Limonada w/ Inam Kang, Cyrée Jarelle Johnson, Francisco Marquez & xime izquierdo ugaz (Virtual) 
︎ MPh #4: Corazón De Melon / Project Reach, Manhattan
︎ MP #3: Maví Night (Guest Curated by Cristóbal Guerra) Mil Mundos, Brooklyn
︎ MP #2: Hard Aguacate: Baby Queer Poems [Part of PEN America’s Lit Crawl ] / Books are Magic, Brooklyn 
︎ MP #1: Fruta Futures (Guest Curated by Jimena Lucero) / Mil Mundos, Brooklyn



UndocuPoetry Week
co-curator, preformer 
May 2020


︎Four days of readings between poets and organizers fundraising for the Connecticut UndocuFund.

Press

︎Hartford Courant, CT UndocuFund uses poetry to give voice and support to undocumented people struggling with economic meltdown