Port of Exit by Kevin Wiggins

Cover of 2019 DC Poet Project winner Kevin Wiggins’ collection, Port of Exit, featuring artwork by Tim Tate.

Following his win of the 2019 DC Poet Project competition, Day Eight has published Kevin Wiggins’ book of poetry, Port of Exit. Port of Exit was published October 15, 2019.

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Kevin Wiggins was born and raised in Baltimore, Maryland and performs as The Mysfit – a spoken word artist, storyteller, and playwright. His work stares adversity in the face and is unapologetic for the Black LGBTQ community with intensity, rage, compassion, and love.

The artwork on the book’s cover is by artist Tim Tate.

Author Amy Woolard wrote, “These poems, and this poet, are a gospel.”

Poet Gregory Luce said, “Defying racial and gender conventions at every turn, these poems spark tears and laughter in equal measures.”

To download a sample of poems from Port of Exit, click here.

The 2019 DC Poet Project was produced by Day Eight through support from the DC Commission on the Arts and participating poets and partners, including the DC Public Library, Anacostia Coordinating Council, BRINK media and poets Gregory Luce,  E. Ethelbert Miller, Regie Cabico, C. Thomas, Naomi Ayala, John Johnson, Shaquetta Nelson, Venus Thrash, Jeffrey Banks, Monica Leak, and Susan Meehan.