Triangle Quarterly: Karasick, Nurkse, gaines

Feb
11
Sun, 11 February 2018 // 05:30 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!

The readers for the evening are: Adeena Karasick, D. Nurkse, reg e gaines.

Adeena Karasick is a New York based poet, performer, cultural theorist and media artist and the author of seven books of poetry and poetics. Most recent is Salomé: Woman of Valor (University of Padova Press, Italy, 2017), and The Medium is the Muse: Channeling Marshall McLuhan (NeoPoiesis Press, 2014). She teaches Literature and Critical Theory for the Humanities and Media Studies Dept. at Pratt Institute, is co-founding Artistic Director of the KlezKanada Poetry Festival and Retreat, 2016 Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Award recipient and winner of the 2016 Voce Donna Italia award for her contributions to feminist thinking. The “Adeena Karasick Archive” has just been established at Special Collections, Simon Fraser University.

D. Nurkse is the author of eleven poetry collections, most recently Love in the Last Days (Knopf, 2017). He is the recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship and the Literature Award from the American Academy of Arts and Letters. He has taught at Sarah Lawrence College, the Stonecoast MFA Program in Creative Writing, and Rikers Island Correctional Facility. He has also worked for human rights organizations, writing on human rights issues under his full name, Dennis Nurkse, and was elected to the board of directors of Amnesty International USA.

reg e gaines is a two time Tony Award nominated playwright, Grammy Award nominated lyricist, has published four books of poetry, is editor of the 2015 poetry anthology, A Year in Ink, and scored the PBS documentary, Senior Year. Recent projects include: director of Connect the Lots, a musical theater summer camp in Camden, New Jersey in 2014, director / creative writing workshop facilitator of Through The Looking Glass, Center Theater Group, Los Angeles California, 2014-2016, and director of Lyricist Fellowship Lab, Teaching Firm of America Charter School, Bedford Stuyvesant Brooklyn, in winter/spring 2017.

Tickets: $8 advance / $10 at the door https://bpt.me/3192013