ALL READINGS ARE AT TORN PAGE
435 w 22nd st
main buzzer 2nd floor
The eighth reading in the venerable unAmerican Activities series, a near-simultaneous poetry reading held in New York and London.
in NEW YORK:
Julie Ezelle Patton
LONDON: 7.30 for 8pm start
Lock-keepers Cottage, Queen Mary University of London, Mile End Road, London E1 4NS
NYC: 2.30 for 3pm start
at Torn Page / Page Poetry Parlor, 435 W22nd St, between 9th & 10th Avenue, in Chelsea, NYC
unAmerican Activities is a poetry reading series held simultaneously in New York and London.
The series connects audiences and readers on both sides of the Atlantic via live video link.
unAmerican Activities is organized by Ian Heames, Jacob McGuinn, Luke McMullan, and Sophie Seita.
Thanks to the Queen Mary Postgraduate Research Initiative Fund,
to Tony Torn & Lee Ann Brown for letting us host the series at their parlour in New York,
and to Andrea Brady for letting us host recordings of these events on Archive of the Now.
Civic poetry is public poetry. It is often political poetry. It is about the hard stuff of life: money, crime, gender, corporate excess, racial injustice. Alissa Quart's new book Monetized and Idra Novey's Exit, Civilian are two such books, one inspired by being a journalist covering inequality in the aftermath of the financial crisis, the other by working directly with incarcerated populations.
Idra Novey is the author of Exit, Civilian, selected by Patricia Smith for the 2011 National Poetry Series, The Next Country, a finalist for the 2008 Foreword Book of the Year Award in poetry, and most recently Clarice: The Visitor, a collaboration with the artist Erica Baum. Her poetry has been featured on NPR's All Things Considered and in Slate, The Paris Review, and Poetry, which selected her poems for the 2013 Friends of Literature Award. Her debut novel Ways to Disappear is forthcoming from Little, Brown in 2016. She teaches in the Creative Writing Program at Princeton University.
Alissa Quart's first book of poetry, Monetized, has just been published by Miami University Press. Her poetry has also appeared in the London Review of Books, The Awl, Fence, Open City, Feminist Studies, and many other publications, as well as in her poetry chapbook Solarized. She is the author of three non- fiction books: Branded (Basic Books, 2003), Hothouse Kids (Penguin Press, 2006), and Republic of Outsiders: The Power of Amateurs, Dreamers and Rebels (The New Press, 2013). With Barbara Ehrenreich, she is editor of the Economic Hardship Reporting Project, a non-profit that supports journalism about inequality. She wrote and produced the Emmy-nominated multimedia project "The Last Clinic" for The Atavist.
New Yorker Feature on Quart and "Monetized": http://www.newyorker.com/books/page-turner/alissa-quart-money-poet