Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Saturday, April 21: Kate Durbin, Morgan Parker & Emily Skillings

The Poetic Research BUreau presents...


Saturday, April 21 2018

Doors 7:30pm
Reading 8pm

Kate Durbin is an artist and writer. Her books include E! Entertainment (Wonder) The Ravenous Audience (Akashic Books), and the collaboration ABRA (1913 Press). ABRA is also a free, interactive iOS app, which won the 2017 Turn On Literature Prize for electronic literature and a grant from the Center for Book and Paper Arts at Columbia College Chicago. Her next book of poems, HOARDERS, is forthcoming in 2019 from Spork. In 2015, she was the Arts Queensland Poet-in-Residence in Brisbane, Australia. She is currently a Digital Studies fellow at Camden-Rutgers University, and Visiting Professor of English at Whittier College.

Morgan Parker is the author of There Are More Beautiful Things Than BeyoncĂ© and Other People’s Comfort Keeps Me Up at Night. In 2019, a third collection of poems, Magical Negro, will be published by Tin House, and a young adult novel will be published with Delacorte Press. Her debut book of nonfiction will be released in 2020 by OneWorld. Parker is the recipient of a 2017 National Endowment for the Arts Literature Fellowship, winner of a Pushcart Prize, and a Cave Canem graduate fellow. She is the creator and host of Reparations, Live! at the Ace Hotel. With Tommy Pico, she co-curates the Poets with Attitude (PWA) reading series, and with Angel Nafis, she is The Other Black Girl Collective. She lives in Los Angeles.

Emily Skillings is the author of the poetry collection Fort Not (The Song Cave, 2017), which Publishers Weekly called a “fabulously eccentric, hypnotic, and hypervigilant debut,” as well as two chapbooks, Backchannel (Poor Claudia) and Linnaeus: The 26 Sexual Practices of Plants (No, Dear/ Small Anchor Press). Recent poems can be found in Poetry, Harper’s, Boston Review, Brooklyn Rail, BOMB, Hyperallergic, LitHub, and jubilat. Skillings is a member of the Belladonna* Collaborative, a feminist poetry collective, small press, and event series. She received her MFA from Columbia University, where she was a Creative Writing Teaching Fellow in 2017, and has taught creative writing at Yale University, Parson's School of Design, and Poets House. She splits her time between Brooklyn and Hudson, NY.

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