Tuesday, May 8, 2018

Thursday, May 10: Celina Su, Diane Ward & SA Smythe

The Poetic Research Bureau presents...

Hosted by Andrea Quaid and Harold Abramowitz

Celebration of Celina Su's new book Landia from Belladonna*



Doors 7:30pm
Reading 8:00pm

Celina Su was born in São Paulo, Brazil, and lives in Brooklyn. Her first book of poetry, Landia, was published by Belladonna* in 2018. Her writing includes two poetry chapbooks, three books on the politics of social policy and civil society, and pieces in journals such as n+1, Harper’s, and Boston Review. Su is the Marilyn J. Gittell Chair in Urban Studies and an Associate Professor of Political Science at the City University of New York.

Diane Ward was born in Washington, DC and has lived in various boroughs of New York City and in Los Angeles. She has been writing, publishing, and performing her poetry for 4 decades. She is a Ph.D. candidate in Geography at UCLA.

SA Smythe is a Black genderqueer writer currently living between London and LA, constantly scheming up new ways for us to get free. SA was the publishing editor for THEM - Trans Literary Journal and associate editor for Scarf Magazine. Their writing has been featured (or is forthcoming) in the nines, Johannesburg Salon, Strike!, Feminist Wire, Black Trans Love Is Trans Wealth, Critical Contemporary Journal, okayafrica, and elsewhere. SA also does translation work in six languages and organises in Black queer and trans abolitionist writing collectives around the world. They are currently working on a poetry collection, tentatively titled proclivity. Follow them on Twitter @essaysmythe

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