Reading: Half a Truth Ago
Harper Quinn, Christine Shan Shan Hou, Angela Veronica Wong
Saturday, October 19th, 5:30 - 7pm
Join us for readings by Harper Quinn, Christine Shan Shan Hou, and Angela Veronica Wong.
- Readers -
Harper Quinn is the author of Coolth (Big Lucks Books, 2018), as well as two chapbooks, Thrownness (2019) and Unnaysayer (Flying Object 2013). She received her MFA from Cornell University in 2014, and her work has been supported by Literary Arts and the Regional Arts & Culture Council. Poems can be found in Gramma Daily, Gulf Coast, The Volta and Sixth Finch. She lives in Portland, OR where she works as the Program Director at the Independent Publishing Resource Center.
Christine Shan Shan Hou is a poet and visual artist living in Brooklyn, NY. Publications include Community Garden for Lonely Girls (Gramma Poetry 2017), “I'm Sunlight” (The Song Cave 2016), C O N C R E T E S O U N D (2011) a collaborative artists’ book with artist Audra Wolowiec, and Accumulations (Publication Studio 2010). Additional poems and/or artwork recently appear in Foundry Journal, No, Dear Magazine, Powder Keg Magazine, and Poetry Society of America, amongst others. She has received awards from The Key West Literary Seminar, The Flow Chart Foundation/The Academy for American Poets, and Naropa University. Christine teaches yoga in Brooklyn and poetry at Columbia University.
Angela Veronica Wong is a writer, artist, and educator living in New York City. She is the author of two full-length books of poetry including ELSA: AN UNAUTHORIZED AUTOBIOGRAPHY (Black Radish). She has published several chapbooks, most recently ANIMAL SUICIDES (Sixth Finch). Her performance work has been featured in independent galleries in Buffalo, Toronto, and New York City. She is on the internet at http://www.angelaveronicawong.com and on Twitter at @avwusesherwords.
Book Launch: Beige Pursuit by Sara Magenheimer
Saturday, October 26, 6:30pm
Offsite: Bureau Gallery
178 Norfolk Street, New York, NY 10002
Please join us to celebrate the release of Beige Pursuit by Sara Magenheimer, published by Wendy's Subway.
Sara will be joined by Constance DeJong, Rindon Johnson, Shiv Kotecha, and Jordan Strafer, to read from the book.
Writes Anselm Berrigan: "You can change your rhythm in order not to panic I learned from Beige Pursuit, a marvel of a book that fuses and transforms various overlapping wildernesses—that of the body subject to transformation, that of the anxiety of our current shared predicaments & the ways that anxiety is fueled to deaden response, & that of the imagination, prone to serious irreverent examination, having to constantly move within its own unfolding in words. X, pregnant, and our guide, is told by talking peonies describing the intimacy gradient that she can’t enter her own home, & so it goes—it being the ordinary blasted bureaucratic temperament of the present. A present Sara Magenheimer illuminates by amplifying and grounding its absurdities in the daily chaotic filters of refusal and admission."
Beige Pursuit is the second title in the Document Series, an interdisciplinary publishing initiative that highlights work by time-based artists in printed form.
More on Beige Pursuit here.
LINEAGE: Julia Guez, Kate Thorpe, Eila Weaver
Friday, November 1 - 7pm
LINEAGE is a seasonal event honoring the relationships that sustain artists. Poets’ concerns, processes, and creations intersect, inform, support and challenge each other. In this reading series, one selected reader invites a mentor and a mentee to read alongside them, illuminating this sometimes subtle, sometimes urgent, golden thread of artistic lineage.
The fourth LINEAGE reading features Julia Guez, Kate Thorpe, and Eila Weaver.
LINEAGE is organized by Emily Brandt for Wendy's Subway.
- Readers -
Julia Guez's essays, interviews, fiction, poetry and translations have appeared in POETRY, The Guardian, Boston Review, PEN Poetry Series, BOMB, The Seattle Review and Hyperallergic. Her debut collection, In an Invisible Glass Case Which Is Also a Frame, was published from Four Way Books in September 2019. Guez has been awarded the Discovery/Boston Review Poetry Prize, a Fulbright Fellowship, and The John Frederick Nims Memorial Prize in Translation from The Poetry Foundation. For the last decade, Guez has worked with Teach For America; she’s currently the senior managing director of program implementation. She teaches creative writing at Rutgers and writes poetry reviews for Publishers Weekly. Guez lives in Brooklyn and online at www.juliaguez.net
Kate Thorpe is currently pursuing her PhD at Princeton with a focus on eighteenth-century poetry. She is also completing a poetic manuscript about the transformation of post-industrial architecture through art in the Ruhrgebiet, Germany based on research conducted on a Fulbright Fellowship. Kate studied at the Iowa Writers’ Workshop and was a Teagle Fellow at Wesleyan University. Her poems have appeared in American Letters & Commentary, Court Green, Volt, and WSQ, among other literary journals.
Eila Weaver is a copy chief at news website Law360. She is at work on a poetry manuscript exploring the ways we map ourselves onto the world, a novel about marginalized identities and the Weekly World News character Bat Boy, and a memoir about her fiancée's leukemia and one of the worst nuclear accidents in US history. Ella has been a chair's fellow at Columbia University's Writing Program and a National Merit scholar at the University of Florida.
- Organizer -
Emily Brandt is the author of the forthcoming collection, Falsehood, and three chapbooks. She's a co-founding editor of No, Dear and an Instructional Coach at a NYC public school.
- Image Credit -
Ulla Puggaard and Erica Jewell