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HOT TEXTS READING SERIES presents: Rachel Levitsky, Christian Hawkey, Erín Moure

February 21, 2012 @ 12:00 am - 1:00 am

Curated by local poet activists Krystal Languell and Emily Skillings—HOT TEXTS is a reading series in Brooklyn, New York that celebrates innovative writing rooted in the body, desire, sexual politics and the erotic sphere. HOT TEXTS is an extension of the Belladonna* Collaborative, a feminist, avant-garde event series, collective and publishing venture.

Rachel Levitsky is the author of Neighbor (Ugly Duckling Presse, 2009), Under the Sun (Futurepoem Books, 2002), and DEARLY, (A+Bend Press, 1999). Her book The Story of My Accident Is Ours is forthcoming from Futurepoem Books in 2012. Levitsky is Associate Adjunct Professor at the Pratt Institute and a part-time professor at the Naropa University.

Christian Hawkey’s latest book is Ventrakl (2010, Ugly Duckling Presse). In 2006 he received a Creative Capital Innovative Literature Award. In 2008 he was a DAAD Artist-in-Berlin Fellow. He translates contemporary German poetry, and with the German poet Uljana Wolf he translates the Austrian writer Ilse Aichinger. He lives in Brooklyn and Berlin.

Erín Moure is a Canadian poet, essayist and translator of poetry from Galician (Chus Pato, Rosalía de Castro), French (Nicole Brossard), Spanish (Andrés Ajens), Portuguese (Fernando Pessoa). She has published 16 books of poetry and a book of essays in English, and poems, reviews and essays in many countries. Her recentO Resplandor (2010) is a curious cousin to Christian Hawkey’s Ventrakl.A new work, The Unmemntioable, an investigation into subjectivity andexperience in Ukraine and Alberta, will appear in February 2012. She lives in Montreal.


February 21, 2012
12:00 am - 1:00 am