Tri Lengua and No, Dear Join Forces to present to you work by:
Mirene Arsanios Wo Chan & Laura-Marie Marciano
MIRENE ARSANIOS is the author of The City Outside the Sentence (Ashkal Alwan, Beirut, 2015). Her writings have appeared in publications such as The Brooklyn Rail, The Rumpus, The Animated Reader, and The Outpost, among others. She co-founded the collective 98weeks Research Project in Beirut and is the founding editor of Makhzin, a bilingual literary magazine. She holds an MA in Art Theory from Goldsmiths College and a writing MFA from Bard College. She currently lives in New York City where she was an 2016 LMCC Workspace resident.
WO CHAN is a queer Fujianese poet and drag performer who writes on the ideas of otherness, artifice, and contradiction. A recipient of fellowships from Poets House, Kundiman, and Lambda Literary, Wo touches on a range of subjects in their poems, including immigration, performance, gender, and capitalism, often writing from a standpoint that is at once deeply empathic and slightly absurd. Wo’s work has been published in cream city review, BARZAHK, the Lambda Literary Anthology, and VYM Magazine. As a member of Brooklyn-based drag alliance, Switch n' Play, Wo has performed at venues including Brooklyn Pride, The Trevor Project, and the Architectural Digest Expo. Wo was a 2015 AAWW Margins Fellow.
LAURA-MARIE MARCIANO is a multi-discipline artist who works to integrate visual and relational aesthetics into her writing. For example, she would like you to imagine what this bio might read as if it were constructed out of large pink balloon letters floating in a field in southern Rhode Island. She holds an MFA from Brooklyn College and is an adjunct professor at Fairfield University.
TRI LENGUA is an ad-hoc literary event that promotes readings of poetry and prose in any language or dialect, work in translation and translation between media (film-poems, visual art into poetry, etc.) Tri Lengua began in Barcelona in 2009, initially focusing on three languages Spanish, Catalan and English. It has since branched out to include all languages and literature in translation, with regular readings in Barcelona, New York and (coming soon) Newcastle-Upon-Tyne.
NO, DEAR is a Brooklyn-based press that aims to bring together the voices of New York City poets who might not otherwise be in dialogue: both emerging and established poets from diverse backgrounds who are living and writing in New York Citys five boroughs.
$10 sliding scale admission fee at the door. All funds go to the nonprofit Bowery Arts and Science. No one will be turned away for lack of funds.