Best of Philly

2023 Literary Event

You Can’t Kill a Poet

These semi-regular readings upstairs at South Street dive Tattooed Mom (and occasionally elsewhere) are now in their ninth year, which may be a new record for a local poetry-reading series. The success stems from host and curator Boston Gordon’s mission to bring together the best queer and trans writers from the Philadelphia area — and from the fact that these readings are often visceral, incisive and funny, all meant to bring you a little closer to the city’s literary community. The next reading is set for September 24th.