Third Thursdays Poetry: Myles Taylor, Katya Zinn, & Yena Sharma Purmasir

Third Thursdays Poetry: Myles Taylor, Katya Zinn, & Yena Sharma Purmasir

Thursday, February 15, 2024 - 7:00PM ET
Event Location: 
In person with live streaming
Event address: 
Brookline Booksmith
279 Harvard Street
Brookline, MA 02446-2908

In person at Brookline Booksmith! Join us for an evening of poetry with Myles Taylor, Katya Zinn, & Yena Sharma Purmasir.


This event is part of Third Thursdays Poetry, a monthly reading series at Brookline Booksmith.


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Third Thursdays Poetry: February

Myles Taylor is a transmasculine writer, organizer, award-winning poetry slam competitor, food service worker, Capricorn-Aquarius cusp, and glitter enthusiast. They are the current Producer of the historic Boston Poetry Slam at the Cantab Lounge. Their first full-length collection, Masculinity Parable, is out with Game Over Books. Their list of publications can be found at, and their neuroses can be found on social media @mylesdoespoems.

Katya Z!nn is a Boston-based writer-performer, interdisciplinary teaching artist, and unofficial poet laureate of Chuck E. Cheese. Rekindling childhood belief in magic to spark kinder, weirder worldviews, her work focuses on humanity’s need for art to ignite change, forge connection, and fuel healing. Author of the chapbook human verses (Finishing Line Press, 2021), Manic-depressive Pixie Dream Girl (2022) is her first full-length poetry collection from Game Over Books. You can find Katya by transcribing “zinnvisibleink” after an “@," before a “.com," or across several leaves in a simple conjuring spell, performed at the next full moon.

Yena Sharma Purmasir is a poet and essayist from New York City. She was the Queens Teen Poet Laureate from 2010-2011. She is the author of Until I Learned What It Meant (Where Are You Press, 2013) and When I’m Not There (self-published, 2016), as well as co-author of [Dis]Connected Volume 1: Poems & Stories of Connection and Otherwise (Central Avenue Publishing, 2018). In 2022, she released her third and fourth books of poetry: Our Synonyms: An Epic from Party Trick Press and VIRAHA from Game Over Books. Purmasir holds a master’s degree in theological studies from Harvard Divinity School, where she focused on South Asian religious traditions. Currently, Purmasir works as the Content Manager at AppSumo. She resides in Cambridge, Massachusetts, and loves the Charles River.