Port of Exit by Kevin Wiggins

Port of Exit is the debut poetry collection by Kevin Wiggins, aka, The Mysfit, 2019 winner of the DC Poet Project.

Born and raised in Baltimore, Maryland the author is a spoken word artist, storyteller, and playwright. Wiggins’ poetry stares adversity in the face and is unapologetic for the Black LGBTQ community with intensity, rage, compassion, and love.

The book was edited by Robert Bettmann, and features cover art by glass and video artist Tim Tate.

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

Poet Gregory Luce described, “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.

Author Kevin Wiggins – photo by Danny Sax/Brink Media