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Soup’s On! Featuring Chris Zimmerly, Fatima Hirsi, and Vic Victory!
August 23, 2016 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Zim has been active in the Dallas Poetry Scene since 1995. His book, Get in the Mother-Lovin’ Car, is a wild and beautiful ride through the beautifully wild mind of a genius poet. Chris is a member of Pecan Tree, the ultimate jam session band and is The King of the Hootenanny. He is the free-flowing current that lights up poets and poetry alike.
Fatima-Ayan Malika Hirsi comes from the water! She gives poetry to children in area schools, shelters, and community centers as an educator for the Writer’s Garret. She can often be found in public spaces making poems for strangers on her typewriter. In January 2016, she founded Dark Moon Poetry & Arts to spotlight the creative feminine energies of North Texas. Her poetry has appeared in various anthologies and journals online and has been profiled by KERA, the Dallas Morning News, the Dallas Observer, Writer’s Digest, and others. Her soul is the color violet.
Victory is a writer, painter, graphic designer, copywriter, parent and poet from Texas. She has been a member of several poetry slam teams since the year 2003 that have competed at the National Poetry Slam. In 2004 she graced the finals stage as a member of the Dallas Slam Team that took a third place showing at the National Poetry Slam in St. Louis, Missouri against over 80 teams. Victory has performed at the Austin International Poetry Festival, The Deep Ellum Arts Festival and was featured at the Fermoy International Poetry Festival in Ireland in 2014 as part of the Mad Swirl Poets. She has appeared on radio and on the 2004 National Poetry Slam DVD. Her work can also be found in “Not Dead Yet: An Anthology of Survivor Poetry” (2014). She is driven by her belief that poetry can heal and provide strength and the validation necessary as we struggle with the burdens of loneliness, anxiety and self-doubt.