Monday, January 14, 2019

Thursday, January 17: Will Alexander & Neelanjana Banerjee - RAD! Residencies

RAD! Residencies 


Hosted by Harold Abramowitz and Andrea Quaid at the Poetic Research Bureau, RAD! Residencies is a new critical-creative literary event series.


The pragmatics:

Three separate evenings at the Poetic Research Bureau focused around an issue or idea that the writer brings to the residency.

Part One: A reading and conversation, we pair the writer with someone.
Part Two: A reading and conversation, writers pair themselves with someone.
Part Three: A collaborative community event – workshop, experimental lecture, performance, collaborative poetics involving the community that is emerging through the residency.

The spirit:

Writers who bring a question or theme to work with, writers who want to think publicly with others about a question or theme, writers working on new projects, writers working on continuing projects, writers who might use the occasion to generate something entirely new!


In RAD! Residency - Will Alexander: Language As Interior Alchemical Archery

Part One – Thursday, January 17th, 2019: A reading with Will Alexander & Neelanjana Banerjee


Will Alexander is a poet, novelist, essayist, aphorist, playwright, visual artist, and pianist, he is author of over 30 books and chapbooks he is both a Whiting Fellow and a California Arts Council Fellow. In addition to this he has been recipient of a PEN Oakland Award, and an American Book Award. In 2016 he was recipient of the Jackson Prize for poetry and is currently Poet-in-Residence at Beyond Baroque Literary Arts Center in Venice, California.

Neelanjana Banerjee's fiction, poetry, and essays have appeared in places like Prairie Schooner, Chicago Quarterly Review, PANK Magazine, The Literary Review, Weird Sister, Teen Vogue, and more. She is a co-editor of the first South Asian American poetry anthology, Indivisible, and The Coiled Serpent, an anthology featuring poets from Los Angeles published by Tia Chucha Press. She is the Managing Editor of Kaya Press, and teaches writing in the Asian American Studies Department at UCLA and with Writing Workshops Los Angeles.


With generous support from the CalArts Alumnx Council Seed Grant.

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