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July 27, 2011 @ 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.


R. Erica Doyle’s poetry and fiction have appeared in Best American Poetry, Our Caribbean, Ploughshares, Best Black Women’s Erotica, and Bloom, among others. She was an Astraea Lesbian Writers Fund finalist, a New York Foundation for the Arts and Cave Canem Fellow, and she lives and teaches inNew York City.

Argentinean poet Lila Zemborain has been living in New York since 1985. She is the author of the poetry collections, Abrete sésamo debajo del agua (1993), Usted (1998), Guardianes del secreto (2002) / Guardians of the Secret (Las Cruces: Noemi Press, 2009),Malvas orquídeas del mar (2004) /Mauve-Sea Orchids (New York: Belladonna Books, 2007), Rasgado (2006) and in collaboration with artist MartinReyna La couleur de l’eau / El color del agua (Paris: Virginie Boissiere, 2008). She has authored the book-length essay Gabriela Mistral. Una mujer sin rostro. From 2000 to 2006, she was the director and editor ofthe Rebel Road Series, and since 2003 she curates the KJCC Poetry Series at New York University, where she directs the MFA in Creative Writing in Spanish. In 2007 she was selected as a Guggenheim Fellowship for poetry, and in Spring 2010 she was awarded a one month residency at the Millay Colony.

Paul Foster Johnson’s first collection of poetry, Refrains/Unworkings, was published by Apostrophe Books, and his second, Study in Pavilions and Safe Rooms, was published by Portable Press at Yo-Yo Labs. With E. Tracy Grinnell, he is the author of the g-o-n-g press chapbook Quadriga. His poems have appeared in The Awl, Cannot Exist, GAM, EOAGH, Fence, and Octopus. From 2003 to 2006, he curatedthe Experiments and Disorders reading series at Dixon Place. He is an editor at Litmus Press and lives in New York.

Susana Gardner’sfirst full-length collection of poems, [lapsed insel weary], was published by The Tangent Press in 2008. Her second collection, HERSO An Heirship in Waves is just out from Black Radish Books, 2011. She has also published several chapbooks, the most recent of which is Idylls& Rushes(Dusie Kollektiv, 2011). Her poetry has appeared in many online and print publications including Jacket Magazine, How2, Puerto Del Sol, andCambridge Literary Review among others. Her work has also been featuredin several anthologies, including “131.839 slog meth bilum” (131.839 keystrokes with spaces), NTAMO, Finland and NOT FOR MOTHERS ONLY, a collection of poetry by women from Fence Books, USA. She lives in Zürich, Switzerland, where she also edits and curates the online poetics journal and experimental kollektiv press, Dusie.


July 27, 2011
12:00 am - 1:00 am