2020 Cream City Live! Reading by Marlin M. Jenkins

2020 Cream City Live! Reading by Marlin M. Jenkins 

Even though we had to cancel our annual Cream City Live! Reading, we wish to continue this tradition by bringing the event to you in the form of online blog posts and videos featuring our brilliant cast of writers.

Our first reader is the talented Marlin M. Jenkins! Marlin M. Jenkins was born and raised in Detroit and is the author of the poetry chapbook Capable Monsters (Bull City Press, 2020). A graduate of University of Michigan’s MFA in poetry, his work has found homes through Indiana Review, The Rumpus, Waxwing, and Kenyon Review Online, among others. You can find him online at marlinmjenkins.com.

You can support him by ordering the chapbook here.

 Poems read:

“a black poet quotes zora neale hurston’s ‘i feel most [black] when i’m thrown against a sharp white background’ at the beginning of a reading and the white people in the crowd applaud so loud i can’t hear myself” from Cream City Review, 43.1.

“Pokédex Entry #150: Mewtwo” from Capable Monsters (Bull City Press, 2020).

“Pokédex Entry #35: Clefairy” from Capable Monsters (Bull City Press, 2020).