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  • HOT•BED 723 Chestnut Street Philadelphia, PA, 19106 United States (map)


Simon Wish

Corey Qureshi // Corey Q is a queer writer based in Philadelphia. Sometimes their shirt’s tucked in, sometimes they make the Café Con Leche zine with their partner. Follow them on @q_boxo.

Ari // Ari is a spoken word poet an educator based in North Philly. Their work focuses on the intersectionality of queer identity, trauma, and the Latin experience as an outsider.  


Every Second Monday, drop by HOT•BED for POEMS NIGHT for your dose of poetry. We showcase up-and-coming spoken word talent first followed by a lottery-style open mic.

On top of the cult following it built, POEMS NIGHT is also known for being arguably the most forgiving open mic of its kind, lending itself to experimental performances in front of a captive and supportive audience. If you’re looking for a low-brow and low-key poetry experience, especially amidst cozy plants, to sit back and enjoy or recite your latest work, you found the right place.

Refreshments are available for a suggested donation of $1-5.


Contact Stephanie Czapla (Email: // Instagram: @stephanieczapla) if interested in a poetry feature.

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