AT THE ZINC BAR
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82 WEST 3rd STREET, BETWEEN THOMPSON AND SULLIVAN STS.
NEW YORK CITY
SATURDAYS FROM 4:30 - 6:30 PM
$5 admission goes to
support the readers
These events are made possible, in part, by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.
The Segue Reading Series is made possible by the support of The Segue Foundation. For more information, please visit www.seguefoundation.com or call (212) 614-0505.
JANUARY: Sarah Arkebauer & Kate McIntyre
FEBRUARY-MARCH: Harry Burke & Precious Okoyomon
APRIL-MAY: Ana Božičević & Mel Elberg
JULIA BLOCH & SAWAKO NAKAYASU
Julia Bloch is a 2017-2019 Pew Fellow, a Lambda Literary Award finalist, & the author of Letters to Kelly Clarkson (Sidebrow, 2012), Valley Fever (Sidebrow, 2015), & Like Fur (Essay Press, 2017). She coedits Jacket2 & directs the creative writing program at the University of Pennsylvania.
Sawako Nakayasu’s books include The Ants, Texture Notes, & the translation of The Collected Poems of Chika Sagawa. With Lisa Samuels, she edited A Transpacific Poetics (Litmus Press, 2017). Nakayasu has performed on Japanese television as a poetry judge & in Yvonne Rainer’s Grand Union Dreams (dir. Yelena Gluzman). She teaches at Brown University.
CHARLES BERNSTEIN & ERICA HUNT
Charles Bernstein & Ted Greenwald started what is now the Segue/Zinc series at the Ear Inn forty years ago. PennSound has archived many of the readings.
Erica Hunt is the author of Local History, Arcade, Piece Logic, A Day and Its Approximates, & Time Slips Right Before Your Eyes. With Dawn Lundy Martin, she co-edited the anthology Letters to the Future, Radical Writing by Black Women. Hunt is the Parsons Family Professor of Creative Writing at LIU Brooklyn.
LUCAS DE LIMA & SCRAAATCH
Lucas de Lima is the author of Wet Land (Action Books, 2014), Terraputa (Birds of Lace, 2014), & a doctoral candidate at the University of Pennsylvania. His writing appears in PEN Poetry, Poetry Foundation, boundary2, & Apogee Journal, & anthologies pertaining to Latinx, avant-garde, & eco-poetics.
SCRAAATCH, the sound & performance duo E. Jane & chukwumaa, has performed & exhibited at MoMA PS1, New Museum, The Kitchen & MoCADA in NYC; Various Small Fires in LA; Locks Gallery & Little Berlin in Philadelphia; & Yale Union in Portland.
SOPHIA LE FRAGA, RICHARD KENNEDY, MÓNICA DE LA TORRE, & KEIJAUN THOMAS
Sophia Le Fraga is the author of literallydead (Spork, 2015). She lives & works in NYC & has recently presented work at MOCA, LA; Artists Space, NYC; & Centre d’Art Contemporain, Geneva.
Richard Kennedy has presented work at MoMA, MoMA PS1, Artists Space, Danspace Project, & Performa 17 in NYC, & is an MFA candidate at Bard College.
Mónica de la Torre is the author of five books of poetry, most recently The Happy End / All Welcome (Ugly Ducking Presse, 2017).
Keijaun Thomas creates live performances & multimedia installations that oscillate between movement & materials, incorporating visual language that can be read, observed, & repeated within spatial, temporal, & sensorial environments. Her work investigates the histories, symbols, & images that construct notions of Black identity within Black personhood.
SONIA LOUISE DAVIS & YULAN GRANT
Sonia Louise Davis engages improvisation across installation, writing, weaving, & performance. She attended Wesleyan University & the Whitney Independent Study Program, & is currently a New York Community Trust Van Lier Fellow at the International Studio & Curatorial Program in Brooklyn. She lives in Harlem.
Yulan Grant is a NYC-based multidisciplinary artist from Kingston, Jamaica. As a creative positioned between Caribbean & American culture, her work interrogates identity, power, perceived histories, & the entanglements that happen within these topics.
HANNAH BLACK & ANNE BOYER
Hannah Black is an artist & writer. She lives in NYC.
Anne Boyer’s newest book, A Handbook of Disappointed Fate (Ugly Duckling Presse, 2018), collects essays & fables about poetry, love, music, lambs, death, art, & other impossible questions. She is currently finishing a book about cancer, care, & having a body inside of history. She lives in Kansas City.
ARIA DEAN & SPARROW
Aria Dean is an artist, writer, & curator based in LA. She is Assistant Curator of Net Art & Digital Culture at Rhizome. Her writing has appeared in publications such as Artforum, Art in America, e-flux, The New Inquiry, Real Life, & Topical Cream.
Sparrow lives in Phoenicia, NY. His latest book is How to Survive the Coming Collapse of Civilization (& Other Helpful Hints!) (The Operating System, 2016).
FRED MOTEN & DANA WARD
Fred Moten teaches in the Department of Performance Studies at NYU. His latest publication is the three volume consent not to be a single being (Duke University Press, 2017-18).
Dana Ward is the author of Some Other Deaths of Bas Jan Ader (Flowers & Cream, 2013), The Crisis of Infinite Worlds (Futurepoem, 2013) & This Can’t Be Life (Edge, 2012). He lives in Cincinnati in a neighborhood called Northside, which he loves with all his heart.
CHING-IN CHEN & EL ROY RED
Ching-In Chen is author of The Heart’s Traffic (Arktoi Books, 2009) & recombinant (Kelsey Street Press, 2017). A Kundiman & Lambda Fellow, they belong to Macondo & Voices of Our Nations Arts Foundations. Chen is co-editor of The Revolution Starts at Home (South End Press, 2011) & poetry editor of Texas Review.
El Roy Red works in the space btwn hope & efficacy until they reach actualization. Galvanized in Black/Brown queer liberation, Red utilizes writing, movement, ritual, & performance to facilitate healing, growth, & alternative futures. #postafrofuturism. Their poems can be found in Apogee Journal & Hand Job Zine.
RINDON JOHNSON & DARCIE WILDER
Rindon Johnson is a multidisciplinary artist & writer whose sculptures, videos, & performances have been shared internationally. Johnson is the author of Nobody Sleeps Better Than White People (Inpatient Press, 2016), the virtual-reality book Meet in the Corner (Publishing House, 2017), & Shade the King (Capricious, 2017).
Darcie Wilder is the Twitter account @333333333433333 & the Instagram account @cumcumcumcumcumcumcumcum. She graduated from from SUNY Purchase Film Conservatory with a BFA in 2012 & writes across platforms at MTV News. Literally Show Me A Healthy Person (Tyrant Books, 2017) is her second book.
CYRUS GRACE SIMONOFF & JACKIE WANG
Cyrus Grace Simonoff is a writer from NYC. Their first book, a short memoir, will be available in 2019. They livein LA, where they work as a legal advocate with the California Coalition for Women Prisoners and as a developer on Support.fm, a platform to fundraise bail for trans people.
Jackie Wang is a student of the dream state, black studies scholar, prison abolitionist, poet, performer, library rat, trauma monster, PhD student at Harvard University, and the author of Carceral Capitalism (Semiotext(e), 2018).
CODY CLEVIDENCE & RAMI KARIM
Cody Clevidence lives in the Arkansas Ozarks with their dog, Pearl. Their first book, BEAST FEAST (Ahsahta Press, 2014), was a finalist for the 2015 Firecracker Award & their second book Flung THRONE is forthcoming from Ahsahta this spring.
Rami Karim is a writer based in Brooklyn. Their work has appeared in Apogee, Feelings, The Brooklyn Review, & others, & their chapbook is Smile & Nod (Wendy’s Subway, 2017).
ANNA MOSCHOVAKIS, ANGEL NAFIS & SHIRA ERLICHMAN
Anna Moschovakis explores uncertainty, failure, power, & connection. She wrote They and We Will Get Into Trouble For This (Coffee House, 2016) & translated Bresson on Bresson (NYRB, 2016). She is a member of the Ugly Duckling Presse collective and co-founder of Bushel, an art space in Delhi, NY. Her novel, Eleanor, or The Rejection of the Progress of Love, is forthcoming.
Angel Nafis is a Cave Canem Fellow. Her work has appeared in The BreakBeat Poets Anthology, Buzzfeed Reader, The Rumpus, Poetry Magazine and more. She represented the NYC at the National Poetry Slam and the Women of the World Poetry Slam. She is the author of BlackGirl Mansion. Recipient of the 2016 Ruth Lily Dorothy Sargent Rosenberg Fellowship and the 2017 NEA Creative Writing Fellowship, she is an MFA Candidate in Poetry at Warren Wilson College. With poet Morgan Parker she is The Other Black Girl Collective.
Shira Erlichman is a poet, musician and visual artist. A three time Pushcart Prize nominee, her work has been featured or is forthcoming in The Huffington Post, BuzzFeed Reader, Nomadic Press, The Rumpus and PBS NewsHour’s Poetry Series, among others. Her debut poetry collection Odes to Lithium is forthcoming from Alice James Books in September 2019. www.officialshira.com
MARK FRANCIS JOHNSON & EVELYN REILLY
Mark Francis Johnson lives in Philadelphia, where he sells rare records & antiquarian books out of his small shop, Hiding Place. His most recent publications include How to Flit (Roof, 2018), Can of Human Heat (Golias, 2017), Treatise on Luck (Gauss PDF, 2017), & After Such Knowledge Park (Make Now Press, 2015).
Evelyn Reilly has written three books that attempt to manifest a poetics of the Anthropocene: Styrofoam, Apocalypso, & Echolocation (all Roof Books). Reilly has taught at The Poetry Project & has been a curator of the Segue Reading Series.
TRUK DARLING & MIRENE ARSANIOS
Under the name Jeni Olin, Truk Darling published BLUE COLLAR HOLIDAY (collaboration with Larry Rivers) & HOLD TIGHT: THE TRUCK DARLING POEMS (both Hanging Loose Press) as well as Ich Habe Angst Um Meinen Hedgefonds & The Pill Book. As Truck Darling, THE HUNGER NOTEBOOK is forthcoming (Tender Buttons Press, 2018). He lives in NYC.
Mirene Arsanios wrote the short-story collection, The City Outside the Sentence (Ashkal Alwan, 2015). She contributed to The Brooklyn Rail, The Rumpus, The Animated Reader, & The Outpost. Arsanios co-founded the collective 98weeks Research Project in Beirut & founded Makhzin, an English/Arabic magazine of innovative writing. She lives in NYC.
CHARITY COLEMAN & AISHA SASHA JOHN
Charity Coleman is the author of There, There (a forthcoming collection of essays & elegies) & Julyiary (O’clock Press, 2015). She teaches an integrated stretching class for writers & painters & edits the decennial journal MONOWORLD, where poets go mono.
Aisha Sasha John is a poet, dancer & choreographer. Her solo performance the aisha of is premiered at the Whitney Museum in June 2017 and will close the MAI’s 2017/2018 season. She is the author of I have to live (M&S, 2017), The Shining Material (BookThug, 2011), and THOU (BookThug, 2014). She was born in Montreal.
ED SANDERS & STACY SZYMASZEK
Ed Sanders is a poet, musician, songwriter, composer, historian, & co-founder of The Fugs. He is the author of Broken Glory: The Final Years of Robert F. Kennedy (Arcade, 2018).
Stacy Szymaszek’s Journal of Ugly Sites & Other Journals won the Ottoline Prize from Fence Books (2016) & was nominated for a Lambda Literary Award. Another journal book, A Year From Today, is forthcoming from Nightboat Books. She is the Executive Director of The Poetry Project at St. Mark’s Church.
ARPINE KONYALIAN GRENIER & MINA ZOHAL
Arpine Konyalian Grenier was born & raised in Beirut, Lebanon after the post-Ottoman era induced French rule of the region ended. Four of her collections have been published, another is forthcoming; recent work is at Journal of Poetics Research & Barzakh. She lives & writes in LA.
Mina Zohal is an Afghan American writer living in the United States.
CHASE BERGGRUN & PRECIOUS OKOYOMON
Chase Berggrun is a trans poet, author of R E D (Birds, LLC, 2017) & the chapbook Discontent and Its Civilizations: Poems of Erasure (jubilat, 2012). Their work appears in Lambda Literary Spotlight, PEN Poetry Series, Diagram, & Beloit Poetry Journal. They are the poetry editor at Big Lucks.
Precious Okoyomon is the author of Ajebota (Bottlecap Press, 2016). Her writing has been presented at the Baltic Triennial in Vilnius, Cincinnati Contemporary Art Center, Exo Exo in Paris and MoMA PS1 in NYC. Her writing appears in Hobart, Fanzine, & New York Tyrant.