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Poets of the Archipelago: Bruce E. Whitacre, Kelsea Valentine, and Gigi

May 2 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Join Bruce E. WhitacreKelsea Valentine, and gigi to launch Bruce’s second poetry collection, Good Housekeeping, from Poets Wear Prada. Whitacre will be joined by one or two other exciting poets reading from work that will entertain, inspire, and share the experience of LGBTQ+ life.


To reserve a copy of Good Housekeeping (Poets Wear Prada, April 1, 2024, paperback, $18), please write to us at contact@bgsqd.com with “please reserve copy of Good Housekeeping for May 2” in the subject line.

Thank you for supporting the Bureau by purchasing books from us!


This event will take place in person at the Bureau of General Services—Queer Division, on the second floor (room 210) of The LGBT Community Center, 208 W. 13th St., NYC, 10011.

Registration is not required. Seating is first come, first served.

Also live-streaming on the Bureau’s YouTube channel:



Suggested donation to benefit the Bureau: $10.

All are welcome to attend, with or without a donation.

We will pass a bag for donations at the start of the event, but we can also take credit card donations at the register or on Venmo @BGSQD


Bruce E. Whitacre’s Good Housekeeping, Poets Wear Prada, is a BookLife Reviews Editors Pick. The Elk in the Glade: The World of Pioneer and Painter Jennie Hicks, placed 2nd in Contemporary Poetry at The BookFest Spring 2023. His crown sonnet about the culture of violence won the Nebraska Poetry Society’s 2023 Open Poetry Contest. More info at www.brucewhitacre.com.


Kelsea Valentine is a poet and multidisciplinary artist from the abysmal plains of Nebraska, now based in Brooklyn, NY. She founded the Poetry Is a Team Sport artists collective and organizes publications and readings across the city.


A multidisciplinary artist and educator living in Brooklyn, gigi explores gender, ecology, spirituality, and the Absurd through poetry, figure modeling, and visual art. Rarely working alone, gigi believes in the generative power of artistic collaboration as a means to continuously evolve the process. Some of their most notable influences are Sol Lewit, Taehyoung Jeon, Frankie Gallina-Jones, Dolan Morgan, and the southern red oaks of Anne Arundel County.


Registration Required:
Youth Only:
Arts and Culture
May 2
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm


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Bureau of General Services Queer Division (BGSQD)
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Arts and Culture
Registration Required
Youth Only