This event is part of the program for Must They Also Be Gods, a Flux Factory…
Friday,September 29th, 7pm
Suggested donation, $5
join us for an evening of poetry and prose with Sueyeun Juliette Lee, Chia-Lun Chang, ray ferreira, Phoebe Glick and Geoffrey Olsen
Curated by Rhonda Lowry
Sueyeun Juliette Lee grew up three miles from the CIA. Her interests include light, human displacements, and imaginations of the future. Her books includeThat Gorgeous Feeling, Underground National, Solar Maximum, and No Comet, That Serpent in the Sky Means Noise—just out from Kore Press—as well as numerous chapbooks. A former Pew Fellow in the Arts for Literature, she’s held international residencies in dance, poetry, and video art. She formerly edited Corollary Press, a chapbook series dedicated to innovative multi-ethnic writing, and has published numerous essays and reviews on conceptual writing and contemporary poetry. Find her at silentbroadcast.com.
w h e n a m i blaqlatinx from occupied Lenape lands called New York, N Y: the illegitimate EEUU. An o t the r Corona, Queens a spacetimemattering a materialdiscusive (dis) continuity: [the Caribbean, the Greater Antilles, Hispañola, the Dominican Republic —> Corona, Queens] : history.
ray ferreira w h e n a m i a performer of sorts aka multidisciplinary artist aka polymath. She stays playin : the dance between materiality<->language through her body w h e n a m i where histories are made and remade. She plays with iridescence, text, rhythms (aka systems), to cruise a quantum poetics. Englishes, Spanishes, and other body languages spiral, dance, and twirl to create a banj criticality: that turnup w/the grls; that swerve past white cishet patriarchy. wh e n ami
Phoebe Glick is a writer interested in preserving queer intimacies under the authoritative State. She has a chapbook called Period Appropriate. Her work has been published in Apogee, the Fanzine, Entropy, and other places. She edits The Felt, a journal of otherworldly poetics.
Geoffrey Olsen is a poet living in Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn. He is a recent graduate from the Pratt Institute MFA in Writing. He is the author of two chapbooks (End Notebook and Not of Distends * Address Panicked). With writers Lyric Hunter and Sade LaNay, he collaboratively wrote and performed the piece Tect Heart at the Brooklyn Arts Exchange in spring 2017.
Chia-Lun Chang is the author of a chapbook, One Day We Become Whites (No, Dear/Small Anchor Press), recent writing can be found in Literary Hub, the Brooklyn Rail, and Ugly Duckling Presse’s 6×6 Journal. A semi-finalist for the 2017 Discovery / Boston Review Contest, she has received support from Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, the Center for Book Arts and Poets House. Born and raised in Taipei, Taiwan, she lives in New York City.