poetry






SELECTED PUBLICATIONS 

  • TAYO Literary Magazine (SOFT Issue), Four Poems (June 2019) 
  • Bushwick Daily, Poem of the Month, "Work in Progress: Residential" (July 2018)
  • Paper China, Journal of Best Nationwide Undergraduate Poetry, “Dear Michael” (2016)
  • Poetic Journeys selection, “I’m facing you, Lexington and 125th (or perhaps you’re facing me)” (2016)
  • Long River Review, First Prize, Edward R. and Frances Schreiber Collins Literary Prize for Poetry, “Laundry” (2013)


RECENT READINGS

2020
  • Bowery Poetry, Abuela’s Backyard Series  
  • Surviving COVID Without Papers


2019
  • Brooklyn Poets Workshop Showcase / 61 Local, Brooklyn Big Words, Etc. (“Almost, Not Quite”) / 61 Local, Brooklyn, 
  • First Saturday Pop-Up Poetry (Curator and Reader) / Brooklyn Museum

2018
  • No Borders, No Nations: Benefit for Queer & Trans Refugees / The Glove, Brooklyn 
  • Agua Maravilla / Petite Pop Up Shop, Brooklyn 
  • Big Words, Etc. (Reading for RAICES) / 61 Local, Brooklyn 
  • Closing Party, Block Party / Jenkins Johnson Projects, Brooklyn 
  • Queer Abstract: What are you scared to lose? / Starr Bar, Brooklyn
  • Big Words, Etc. (Don't Panic!) / 61 Local, Brooklyn
  • Jazz and Poetry (Featured Poet) /  Ferguson Library, Stamford, CT 

WORKSHOP PARTICIPATION

  • Cave Canem, Beast of No Poetics with Marwa Helal (2020)
  • Brooklyn Poets, Poetics of I-mage with Marwa Helal (2019) 
  • Winter Tangerine (2019) 
MARACUYÁ PEACH
Poetry series (co-curator, cofounder)
2019-Present


Maracuyá Peach was one of the popsicle flavors dreamed by poet Ximena Izquierdo Ugaz's father after waking from a coma. From this imagined combination comes a juicy new poetry series created by Ximena Alejandra 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

  • Maracuyá Peach #7: TV Dinner / Zoom
  • Maracuyá Peach #6: Thirsty Thursdays / Zoom
  • Maracuyá Peach #5: Thirsty Thursdays / Zoom
  • Maracuyá Peach #4: Corazón De Melon / Project Reach, Manhattan 
  • Maracuyá Peach #3: Maví Night/ Mil Mundos, Brooklyn
  • Maracuyá Peach #2: Hard Aguacate: Baby Queer Poems [Part of PEN America’s Lit Crawl ] / Books are Magic, Brooklyn  
  • Maracuyá Peach #1: Fruta Futures / Mil Mundos, Brooklyn 


UndocuPoetry Week 
Poetry series (co-curator, preformer) 
May 2020


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

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