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Muggs Fogarty + Sara Mae

Photo by Lip Manegio

Photo by Lip Manegio

Muggs Fogarty, author of Sex Camel

Sara Mae, author of Priestess of Tankinis

“Anything can be a desert if that’s where you’re at. Muggs Fogarty's Sex Camel is an echo of desires in conflict, exposed vulnerabilities, a tug of war between love and grief. A sex camel carries the world; all of the feelings, the inadequacies, the needs, the hunger, the rage, and the aching desire for connection. Fogarty's voice is melancholic, sharp, warm, brilliant, honest. Holding itself, it holds the reader. Fogarty liberates us with their words that unlock, heal, and lead us into an oasis of compassion and self love.” — Shey Rivera Ríos, Artistic Director of AS220

"Sara Mae's Priestess of Tankinis is a prayer to herself that invites me into that holy place and reminds me what the fuck I deserve from love, girlhood and tenderness."  — Zenaida Peterson, author of Breakfast for Dinner 

"Tenderness and unapology work together not just to assert the poet's strength and resilience, but to remind us of ours. Priestess of Tankinis shows me that magic is real—both around me, and within me." — Jess Rizkallah, author of the magic my body becomes

Muggs Fogarty is a writer, performer, and vocalist local to Providence, Rhode Island. Muggs has represented Providence in national poetry slam competition eight times respectively and is a 2017 FEMS Slam champion, a National Poetry Slam semi-finalist, and a Brave New Voices finalist. Muggs has been a co-director of award-winning Providence Poetry Slam and ProvSlam Youth since 2014, and has coached several youth and collegiate level slam teams, particularly through UCONN, Brown University, and RISD. Muggs has also worked as an arts mentor with local organizations such as New Urban Arts, CityArts, and PASA, and has received awards from the Rhode Island State Council on The Arts. Muggs is the author of Unburn (Ghost Hum Arts 2016) and the forthcoming Sex Camel (Game Over Books 2018). Muggs can also be found fronting the local darkpop band, Lookers, as well as their own solo loop pedal project, Sweetpea Pumpkin. Muggs is a resident at the non-profit community arts space, AS220, and practices bodywork as an LMT in Providence. 

Sara Mae is a bookseller in Jamaica Plain and an executive director of the Feminine Empowerment Movement Slam (FEMS) Organization. She is the winner of the 2018 Peach Mag Bronze Prize. She believes in the magic of blue bicycles and orange lipstick. She hopes you think her bangs are not too long.

Earlier Event: February 13
Book Club Meeting
Later Event: February 27
Poets Resist