Triangle Quarterly: DeSilva-Johnson, Shepard, Wright

Sun, 21 May 2017 // 06:00 PM
Bowery Poetry, 308 Bowery, NYC (map)

Please join us for the next reading of Triangle Quarterly - a series dedicated to exploring diverse styles and genres of poetry, curated and hosted by Anton Yakovlev.

Each reading features 3 poets writing in distinctly different modes. After the readings the 3 poets assemble onstage for a Q&A and a discussion where they react to each other's work!

This readers for the evening are: Lynne DeSilva-Johnson, Neil Shepard, and Jeffrey Cyphers Wright!

Lynne DeSilva-Johnson is a queer interdisciplinary creator, curator, educator, and facilitator working in performance, exhibition, and publication in conversation with new media. A visiting assistant professor at Pratt, an adjunct at CUNY, and teaching artist for over a decade, Lynne is the founder and Managing Editor of The Operating System, as well as Libraries Editor at Boog City. She is the author of GROUND, blood atlas, and Overview Effect, co-author of A GUN SHOW with Adam Sliwinsk/S Percussion, and co-editor of the anthologies RESIST MUCH, OBEY LITTLE: Inaugural Poems for the Resistance, and In Corpore Sano: Creative Practice and the Challenged Body. Recent or forthcoming publication credits include Drunken Boat, The Brooklyn Poets Anthology, Gorgon Poetics, and a Panhtalassa Pamphlet from Tea & Tattered Pages Press. She performs often, resists always, and lives in Brooklyn NY.

Neil Shepard’s sixth and seventh books of poetry were both published in 2015: Hominid Up (Salmon Poetry, Ireland) and a full collection of poems and photographs, Vermont Exit Ramps II, (Green Writers Press, Vermont). His Selected Poems are due out in early 2018 from Salmon Poetry. His poems appear online at Poetry Daily, Verse Daily, and Poem-A-Day (from the Academy of American Poets), as well as in several hundred literary magazines. He taught for many years in the low-residency MFA Program at Wilkes University (PA), as well as in the BFA writing program at Johnson State College in Vermont, and he edited the literary magazine Green Mountains Review for a quarter-century. These days, he teaches at Poets House in Manhattan.

Jeffrey Cyphers Wright is a publisher, critic, eco-activist, artist, and poet. He is the author of 13 books including most recently Triple Crown, Sonnets, and Party Everywhere. The Operating System will release Radio Poems this year. He received his MFA in Poetry after studying with Allen Ginsberg at Brooklyn College and taught there for several years. He has served on the Poetry Project’s Board and taught there as well. From 1987 to 2000 he ran Cover Magazine, the Underground National. Poems of his are included in the 2017 issue of New American Writing. Recent critical reviews appear in American Book Review and ArtNexus. Currently, Wright stages events at KGB and La Mama in New York City in conjunction with his annual journal called Live Mag!

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