Along with being a World Poetry Slam Champion and the current poet laureate for the city of Boston, Porsha Olayiwola also writes, performs, educates and curates—and still found time to create the new collection I Shimmer Sometimes, Too. The book fits in Olayiwola’s work using afro-futurism and surrealism to examine historical and current issues in the Black, woman, and queer diasporas, which she’ll discuss in her big deal appearance at Ice House presented by Button Poetry and hosted by Sarah Ogutu, Olayiwola. Sunday, November 17th, 7:30 PM. $12 advance, $15 door.Tracy Oxford

Icehouse, 2528 Nicollet Avenue South, MPLS; icehousempls.com