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s04e04: Casey, Tbakhi, Baranova, hood, Debevec-McKenney, blackwood

We are so psyched to announce that we're bringing the final episode of Season 4 online on Friday, June 26 at 8 PM with readings from six Peach contributors across North America: Brad Casey, Fargo Tbakhi, Ivanna Baranova, jamie hood, Sasha Debevec-McKenney, and zach blackwood! As always, this episode is open to the public, but for privacy reasons, you must register in advance using this Google Form to receive the link. This reading is also free, but we're suggesting a $5-10 donation to the mutual aid or bail fund of your choice for those who have the means.


  • When: Friday, June 26 • 8 PM (ET)

  • Where: Online register

  • Readers: Brad Casey, Fargo Tbakhi, Ivanna Baranova, jamie hood, Sasha Debevec-McKenney, and zach blackwood

  • Accessibility: Reading copies will be made available to those who request them during registration. We are also exploring options for closed captioning.

  • Admission: PWYC suggested donation to mutual aid funds or bail funds supporting Black Lives Matter

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About the Readers:

Brad Casey is the author of the novel The Handsome Man (Book*hug, 2020) and poetry collection The Idiot on Fire (Metatron, 2016). His work has appeared in Hobart, The Puritan, The Hart House Review, Peach Mag, and more. Currently he lives in Toronto, Canada.

Fargo Tbakhi (he/him) is a queer Palestinian-American performance artist. He is the winner of the 2018 Ghassan Kanafani Resistance Arts Prize, a Pushcart nominee, and a 2020 Desert Nights, Rising Stars Fellow. His writing is published or forthcoming in Strange Horizons, Foglifter, Hobart, The Shallow Ends, Mizna, Peach Mag, and elsewhere. His performance work has been programmed at OUTsider Fest, INTER-SECTION Solo Fest, and the Alwun House Monster's Ball, and has received support from the Arizona Commission on the Arts. 

Ivanna Baranova is the author of CONFIRMATION BIAS (Metatron Press)Her work has appeared or is forthcoming in ATM Magazine, Cosmonauts Avenue, The Poetry Project, Newest York, and elsewhere. She lives between Brooklyn and Los Angeles.

jamie hood is an ex-doctoral student, ex-hooker, and ex-girlfriend. she's currently finishing a manuscript of poetry and memoirist miscellany on sexual assault and rape culture, called RAPE GIRL, as well as a book of essays, and also a thousand other projects. most recently her work has appeared in The New Inquiry, Teen Vogue, and Protean Magazine. she lives, writes, dog moms, and cries in brooklyn.

Sasha Debevec-McKenney received her MFA in poetry from New York University, where she was the 2018 Rona Jaffe Graduate Fellow. In the fall she will be the 2020-2021 Jay C. and Ruth Halls Poetry Fellow at the University of Wisconsin Institute for Creative Writing. She minored in American Studies at Beloit College. Her poems have appeared in The Yale Review, Nashville Review, Peach Mag, and elsewhere. She was born in Hartford, Connecticut.

zach blackwood is a poet and contemporary performance curator in philadelphia, pa. he is the author of SEXY UNIQUE HOLLOW POINT out now from glo worm press. he has poems published in peach mag (duh!), occulum, bedfellows magazine, maudlin house, and elsewhere. he is available on the world wide web @blackwhom.



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