Upcoming Events

 

Thursday, March 30 2017
  • Belladonna* WITH BGSQD, feat. Sam Ace and Aristilde Kirby

    Location: Bureau of General Services-Queer Division 208 W 13th St, New York, NY 10011, United States
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Friday, April 28 2017
  • Annual Small Press Party

    Location: Zieher Smith & Horton, 516 W 20th St, New York, NY 10011
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Monday, May 01 2017
  • Belladonna* WITH Series: Queens College feat. Camille Rankine, Hoa Nguyen and Eléna Rivera

    Location: Queens College, City University of New York 65-30 Kissena Blvd, Flushing, NY 11367, United States
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Previous Events

 

Monday, October 12 2009
  • Book launch

    Bharat jiva by kari edwards and NO GENDER, Reflections on the Life & Work of kari edwards

    



Tuesday, January 12 2010
  • Three First Books in English!

    Readings by:

    Sarah Dowling (Security Posture)

    Michelle Taransky (Barn Burned, Then)

    Marina Temkina (What Do You Want?)


    



  • Poetry Reading & Triple Book Release

    Readings by: Anselm Berrigan — Free Cell (City Lights, Sept. 2009) Mina Pam Dick — Delinquent (Futurepoem, Winter 2009) Macgregor Card — Duties of an English Foreign Secretary (Fence Books, Winter 2009)

    



Monday, February 22 2010
  • The Tenth Muse with John Ashbery

    Readings by Marcella Durand, Robert Elstein and John Gallaher

    



Tuesday, March 09 2010
  • New Releases from Ugly Duckling Presse

    Kostas Anagnopoulos, author of Moving Blanket

    Kevin Varrone, author of g-point almanac: passyunk lost

    Karen Weiser, author of To Light Out

    Admission: $6.00



    Location: Dixon Place: 161 Christie Street; New York City
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Thursday, April 08 2010
  • Belladonna* at AWP in Denver, CO

    Belladonna* will be at the conference bookfair at TABLE X, A Publishing Commune.

    Belladonna* members will also be a part of many panels, readings, book signings, and other events.

    AWP events feauting Belladonna* members and authors:

    CLMP Panel — Face Out:

    Maximizing the Visibility of Emerging Writers

    Thursday, April 8; 9:00 am - 10:15 am

    Room: 106 - Colorado Convention Center

    Panelists: Rachel Levitsky, E. Tracy Grinnell, Matvei Yankelevich, Rebecca Wolff

    Description: A discussion about how small presses present and market experimental work by emerging writers—work too often misunderstood as possessing the least market potential.

    Latin American Poets in the USA

    Thursday, April 8; 1:30 pm - 2:45 pm

    Room: 201 - Colorado Convention Center

    Panelists: Lila Zemborain, Mariela Dreyfus, Eduardo Chirinos, Víctor Rodríguez-Núñez, Carmen Valle, Eduardo Espina

    Description: This bilingual poetry reading (Spanish and English) aims to present six outstanding Latin American poets in mid-career. It is a very representative selection, with authors coming from strong poetic traditions all over the continent, namely Argentina, Cuba, Peru, Puerto Rico, and Uruguay. All these authors are long-time residents in the U.S and their poetry collections have been either partially—or fully—translated into English.

    And the Beat Goes On...

    Thursday, April 8; 1:30 pm - 2:45 pm

    Room: Agate Room, Hyatt Regency, Third Floor

    Participants: Elizabeth Robinson, Reed Bye, Anselm Hollo, Maureen Owen

    Description: Since its inception, Naropa University's Writing & Poetics program has been a living model of "outrider" traditions. This roundtable includes poets who have lived through and shaped poetic movements central to the 20th & 21st centuries: from Beat and Black Mountain experiments through New York School and Language poetries, this roundtable offers conversation with Naropa poets who have been at the center of American poetic history.

    Orbiting Salt:

    A Quarterly West / Western Humanities Review / Barrelhouse / Versal Reading

    Thursday, April 8; 4:30 pm - 5:45 pm

    Room: 111 - Colorado Convention Center

    Participants: Sawako Nakayasu, Dawn Lonsinger, Cris Mazza, Alan Michael Parker, Blake Butler

    Description: This reading features writers recently published in Quarterly West, Western Humanities Review, Barrelhouse, and Versal. Spanning the traditional and the experimental, the regional and the global, it celebrates the diverse and powerful work of four journals with editors currently studying creative writing at the University of Utah. Reading by with the Denver Quarterly and Coach House Books

    Friday, April 9; 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm

    Location: The Dikeou Collection, 1615 California Street, Suite 515, Denver

    Participants: Rachel Levitsky, Dan Beachy-Quick, Julie Carr, Malinda Markham, Martha Ronk, Cole Swensen, Brian Teare, Christian Bök, Jen Currin, kevin mcpherson eckhoff, K. Silem Mohammad

    Reading by Anne Waldman & Gary Snyder

    Friday, April 9; 8:30 pm - 10:00 pm

    Room: Four Seasons Ballroom, Colorado Convention Center

    Panelists: Anne Waldman, Gary Snyder

    Description: Ecopoetic scholars and political activists Anne Waldman and Gary Snyder gather for a reading.

    Siren Songs From Across the Seas: Women Poets in Translation

    Saturday, April 10, 9:00 am - 10:15 am

    Room: 107 - Colorado Convention Center

    Participants: Sawako Nakayasu, Henry Israeli, Forrest Gander, Susanna Nied, Kristin Dykstra

    Description: Extraordinary women poets from around the world have recently been given voice by a number of American poets and translators. This panel will feature readings of the work of Luljeta Lleshanau (Albania), Coral Bracho (Mexico), Inger Christensen (Denmark), Ayane Kawata (Japan), and Reina María Rodríguez (Cuba), followed by a discussion about capturing the poets' distinct voices in American-English.

    CHAX Press Reading

    Saturday, April 10, 1:30 am - 2:45 am

    Room: 201 - Colorado Convention Center

    Participants: Leslie Scalapino, Jane Sprague, Charles Alexander, Hank Lazer, Kyle Schlesinger, Elizabeth Treadwell

    Description: Poetry Reading by Chax Press (Tucson, Arizona) published poets, in celebration of twenty-five years of Chax Press. Can Poetry Save the Earth?

    Saturday, April 10, 4:30 pm - 5:45 pm

    Room: 201 - Colorado Convention Center

    Participants: Brenda Iijima, Leonard Schwartz, Sandra Alcosser, John Felstiner, Jonathan Skinner

    Description: This panel will investigate the relationship between poetry and ecology, ranging from historical imperatives to contemporary ecopoetics. These panelists—representing activist poets working in zoos and parks, scholars illuminating the vital role of Western nature poetry, and writers redefining our relationship to language and ecology—are at the leading edge of the conversation where poetic language meets environmental education and global sustainability.

    The Future of Feminist Publishing

    Saturday, April 10, 4:30 pm - 5:45 pm

    Room: 303 - Colorado Convention Center

    Panelists: Rachel Levitsky, Amy Scholder, Brooke Warner, Kate Khatib, Jocelyn Burrell

    Description: This panel brings together five feminist publishing professionals to discuss these issues: how is the scope of feminist publishing changing with the times? What is a feminist book? Do readers respond differently to self-defined feminist books? Why should authors seek out feminist presses to publish their work?



    Location: Hyatt Regency Denver & Colorado Convention Center
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Tuesday, April 13 2010
  • Closing Event for Belladonna's Year of New Releases

    Dorothea Lasky (Black Life)

    Brenda Iijima (revv. you’ll—ution & If Not Metamorphic )

    Eleni Stecopoulos (Armies of Compassion)

    David Wolach (Occultations )

    Admission: $6.00



    Location: Dixon Place: 161 Christie Street; New York City
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Thursday, April 29 2010
  • Brooklyn Independents: Ugly Duckling Poets

    Readings from Ugly Duckling Presse poets Rachel Levitsky, Rick Snyder, and Karen Weiser.

    Admission: FREE



    Location: Brooklyn Public Library, Central Branch
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Monday, May 03 2010
  • Annual Chapbook Festival

    The Festival celebrates the chapbook as a work of art and as a medium for alternative and emerging writers and publishers. Now in its second year, the festival features a two-day bookfair with chapbook publishers from around the country, workshops, marathon poetry readings, and a closing-night reading of prize-winning Chapbook Fellows.

    Admission: FREE. Free registration required. To attend workshops, please register by e-mailing abozicevic@gc.cuny.edu

    MONDAY, MAY 3, 2010

    10 – 11:30 am

    Producing Chapbooks: A Workshop for Poets

    Brenda Iijima (Portable Press at Yo-Yo Labs), Rachel Levitsky (Belladonna*), and Lonely Christopher (The Corresponding Society)

    10 – 11:30 am

    Do-It-Yourself Chapbooks: Make and Distribute Your Own

    Mary Gannon and Jean Hartig (Poets & Writers Magazine), Emily Goodale (Brave Men Press), Matvei Yankelevich (Ugly Duckling Presse), and Adam Robinson (Publishing Genius)

    11:30 am – 1 pm

    Producing Chapbooks: A Workshop for Publishers

    Jan Heller Levi (Hunter College), Rachel Levitsky (Belladonna*), and Booklyn

    11:30 am – 1 pm

    Chapbooks as Art Objects

    Roni Gross (Roni Gross Design), and Jeremy Thompson (The Autotypograph), with Sarah Nicholls (Center for Book Arts)

    2 – 7 pm

    Chapbook Poets: A Marathon Reading

    Poets from participating presses read.

    7 – 8 pm

    Opening Reception

    Proshansky Auditorum Lobby

    TUESDAY, MAY 4, 2010

    10 – 11:30 am

    Producing Chapbooks: A Workshop for Poets

    Sommer Browning and Tony Mancus (Flying Guillotine Press), Jill Magi (Sona Books), and Daniel Lin (Love Among the Ruins)

    10 – 11:30 am

    Do-It-Yourself Chapbooks: Make and Distribute Your Own

    Mary Gannon and Jean Hartig (Poets & Writers Magazine), Emily Goodale (Brave Men Press), and Anna Moschovakis (Ugly Duckling Presse)

    11:30 am – 1 pm

    Producing Chapbooks: A Workshop for Publishers

    Jan Heller Levi (Hunter College), Andrew Levy (CRAYON Magazine), Sueyeun Juliette Lee (Corollary Press), and Booklyn

    11:30 am – 1 pm

    Chapbooks as Art Objects

    Roni Gross (Roni Gross Design) and Jeremy Thompson (The Autotypograph), with Sarah Nicholls (Center for Book Arts)

    2 – 7 pm

    Chapbook Poets: A Marathon Reading

    Poets from participating presses read. 7 pm

    PSA Chapbook Fellowship Reading at the Martin E. Segal Theatre

    Alice Quinn with judges Mark Doty, Linda Gregg, and Arthur Sze, and winners Jocelyn Casey-Whiteman, Haines Eason, Heidi Johannesen Poon, and Stephanie Adams-Santos. Followed by reception.



    Location: CUNY Graduate Center: 365 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY; Workshops: C Level Breakout Rooms
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  • “Talk Show” presented by Ugly Duckling Presse

    Hosted by Jon Cotner and Andy Fitch

    with Rachel Levitsky, Dodie Bellamy, Alex Stein, Matthew Rohrer, and Marina Temkina

    On the occasion of the release of two new books, Ten Walks/Two Talks and Made-up Interviews with Imaginary Artists, Ugly Duckling Presse presents “Talk Show” — an evening of interviews, poetry, and unscripted surprises in the format of a late-night talk show. Hosted by Jon Cotner and Andy Fitch (Ten Walks/Two Talks). With poets Dodie Bellamy, Rachel Levitsky, Matthew Rohrer, and Marina Temkina. Plus interview-aritst Alex Stein (Made-up Interviews with Imaginary Artists) interviewing Cecilia Vicuña.

    Admission: FREE

    This is a seated event and admission is limited. Please arrive early.



    Location: The Kitchen, 512 West 19th Street, New York
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Friday, May 07 2010
  • Rachel Levitsky reads from her book Neighbor (Ugly Duckling Presse, 2009)

    Admission: FREE


    Location: Cafe Istanbul: 4130 Butler Street, Pittsburgh, PA
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Saturday, May 08 2010
  • Rachel Levitsky reads with Kate Zambreno and Michael Dumanis

    Admission: FREE


    Location: Visible Voice Books: 1023 Kenilworth, Cleveland, OH
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Thursday, May 13 2010
  • Belladonna*, Litmus, Ugly Duckling, Futurepoem, Litmus, The Figures, Roof, Emergency, Bootstrap, Spuyten Duyvil, Talisman, Portable Press at Yo-Yo Labs, Corollary, United Artists invite you to celebrate the following books and authors (and more):

    Bharat jiva by kari edwards No Gender edited by Brolaski, Kaufman, Grinnell The Belladonna Elders Series, Vol. 1-8 by Emma Bee Bernstein, Gail Scott, Leslie Scalapino, Lyn Hejinian, Anne Waldman, Chris Kraus, Tisa Bryant, and more.


    Location: ZieherSmith Gallery: 516 West 20th, New York, NY
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Tuesday, May 25 2010
  • Ecopoetical Futures A Panel with Marcella Durand, Brenda Iijima, Ted Mathys, and Tyrone Williams

    Four emerging poets investigate how poetry might marshal diverse languages, ethnicities and identities to engage with a global ecosystem under duress.

    Part of Ecopoetic Futures at Poets House, a series of events that examine poetry and the environment. Programs in this series are funded, in part, by grants from the National Endowment for the Arts and the New York Council for the Humanities.

    Admission: $10 for general admission; $7 for students and seniors; Free to Poets House Members



    Location: Poets House: 10 River Terrace; New York, NY
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Friday, June 11 2010
  • Rethinking Poetics Conference

    "Rethinking Poetics." is the sense that the practices of poetics are in danger of becoming pro forma and that a focused, skeptical examination of basic assumptions will be most useful. Terms continue to be used routinely in circumstances that increasingly call for nuanced or even fundamental change. What does "materiality of the signifier" mean in the era of data mining or platform instability? What does "news" mean? How useful are current periodizations? Such questions can be multiplied.

    Given that new questions need to be raised and old certainties troubled, the goal is to have a conference dedicated to articulating what most needs to be rethought, what familiar formulations seem increasingly inadequate, what new directions seem best to pursue.

    There will be a series of plenary-panels, two in the morning and two in the afternoon, with four or five speakers each taking 10-12 minutes for themselves, leaving half the session for more general discussion. There will be a panel chair to moderate discussion, but there will be no introductions.

    Participants include Rachel Zolf, Rodrigo Toscano, Jennifer Scappettone, Brent Hayes Edwards, Lytle Shaw, Juliana Spahr, Kenny Goldsmith, Erica Hunt, Alan Golding, Monica de la Torre, Andrew Schelling, Bruce Andrews, Michael Taussig, Joan Retallack, Rachel DuPlessis, K. Silem Mohammad, Jena Osman, Craig Dworkin, Elizabeth Willis, Barrett Watten, Rob Fitterman, Jonathan Skinner, Marjorie Perloff, Sherwin Bitsui, Mark Nowak, Judith Goldman, C. S. Giscombe, Steve Evans, Stephanie Young, Lisa Robertson, Paul Stephens, Rob Halpern, Jeff Derksen, Ben Friedlander, Joshua Clover, Michael Taussig, Astrid Lorange, James Livingston, Jeff Nealon, Richard Doyle, Tan Lin, Tonya Foster, Matthew Hofer, John Melillo, Susan Howe, and Charles Bernstein.

    Conference costs for the 3-day conference: $50: university faculty; $20: student & unaffiliated; $10: 1-day entrance.



    Location: Columbia University, New York, NY
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Saturday, June 19 2010
  • Flow—Winged Crocodile

    Saturday, June 19, 2010; 7:00 pm & Sunday, June 20, 2010; 2:00 pm

    A play by Leslie Scalapino

    Directed by Fiona Templeton, with Katie Brown, Stephanie Silver and Julie Troost.

    Dance by Molissa Fenley.

    Music by Joan Jeanrenaud.

    Projected drawings by Eve Biddle.

    Technical director Ray Roy III.

    Flow—Winged Crocodile by poet Leslie Scalapino travels between the left and right sides of the brain, with appearances by a reincarnated Patty Hearst in the 1974 SLA bank heist and a green-winged creature that is part Crocodile, part Michelin man and part charging Rhino. Performed by The Relationship, a performance group directed by Fiona Templeton that specializes in innovative language and use of site.

    Leslie Scalapino is the author of thirty books of poetry, poem-plays, essays, and fiction.

    Admission: $10: general admission; $7: students and seniors; Free: Poets House Members Cosponsored by Belladonna* and the Poetry Project.



    Location: Poets House: 10 River Terrace; New York, NY 10282
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Monday, June 21 2010
  • Leslie Scalapino Memorial Readings

    with local poets, artists & friends Reception to follow.


    Location: Poetry Project: 131 E. 10th Street; New York, NY 10003
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Sunday, June 27 2010
  • Belladonna* at The Bronx Museum Book Fair

    An event created as an action against the fact that there are no bookstores in the neighborhood, the Fair is entirely dedicated to small presses and publications. It will have have street food, music, tables, programming that showcases participants and noted local writers. Meet poets, writers, graphic–novelists and publishers in an afternoon entirely dedicated to the small press. Buy books with special discount. Enjoy good street–food and music through the afternoon.

    3:00 pm: Panel on the current state of publishing, followed by a reading.

    Admission: FREE



    Location: The Bronx Museum: 1040 Grand Concourse at 165th St; Bronx, NY 10456
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  • EOAGH Reading Series

    Featuring: Brenda Iijima, E. Tracy Grinnell, and Shelly Taylor


    Location: Unnameable Books 600 Vanderbilt Ave, Brooklyn, NY
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Tuesday, June 29 2010
  • Reading with Jen Hofer, Dolores Dorantes, Sherwin Bitsui, Murat Nemet-Nejat, and Anselm Hollo

    Admission: FREE


    Location: Naropa University, Performing Arts Center, 2130 Arapahoe Ave, Boulder, CO 80302
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Thursday, July 01 2010
  • Reading with Akilah Oliver, Erik Anderson, Brian Kitely, and Jack Hirschman

    Admission: FREE


    Location: Naropa University, Performing Arts Center, 2130 Arapahoe Ave, Boulder, CO 80302
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Tuesday, July 06 2010
  • Panel: Small Press & Blogs

    Naropa University, Performing Arts Center, 2130 Arapahoe Ave, Boulder, CO 80302

    Admission: FREE



    Location: Naropa University, Performing Arts Center, 2130 Arapahoe Ave, Boulder, CO 80302
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  • Reading with Rachel Levitsky, Michelle Naka Pierce, Joanna Howard, Danielle Dutton, and Brian Evenson

    Admission: FREE


    Location: Naropa University, Performing Arts Center 2130 Arapahoe Ave, Boulder, CO 80302
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Thursday, July 08 2010
  • Reading with Julie Patton, Anne Waldman, Patricia Smith, Douglas Dunn, and Amiri Baraka

    Admission: FREE


    Location: Naropa University, Performing Arts Center 2130 Arapahoe Ave, Boulder, CO 80302
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Thursday, July 22 2010
  • Poets House Showcase Reading

    with Tan Lin (Wesleyan University Press),

    Rachel Levitsky (Ugly Duckling Presse),

    Joanna Fuhrman (Alice James Books) &

    Ken Chen (Yale University Press)

    Admission: FREE



    Location: Poets House: 10 River Terrace (at Murray St); New York, NY
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Friday, July 30 2010
  • Boston Poet Tea Party

    A Summer Poetry Marathon featuring 88 local and visiting poets reading for 8 minutes apiece.

    Reading features many Belladonna* authors including Eileen Myles, Kate Colby, Brenda Iijima, Fanny Howe, Anna Moschovakis, and more.

    Admission: FREE



    Location: Friday: Pierre Menard Gallery: 10 Arrow St., Harvard Square, Cambridge/Saturday & Sunday: OUTPOST 186: 186 1/2 Hampshire St., Inman Square, Cambridge
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Thursday, August 12 2010
  • Belladonna* & Dusie present

    The Summer Reading

    Please join us in celebrating these authors and their new books:

    Cara Benson: (made), Book Thug

    Mairéad Byrne: The Best of (What’s Left of) Heaven, Publishing Genius

    Caroline Crumpacker: Recherche Theories, EtherDome Press

    Susana Gardner: Herso, An Heirship in Waves, Black Radish Books

    Eileen Myles: Inferno (a poet’s novel), O/R

    Kate Zambreno: O Fallen Angel, Chiasmus Press



    Location: Book Thug Nation: 100 N. 3rd St; Between Berry St & Wythe Ave; Williamsbug, Brooklyn
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Tuesday, August 24 2010
  • SEA Poetry Series, No. 5

    Featuring Julie Ezelle Patton

    Julie Ezelle Patton will be reading, followed by a reading/panel with local food activists, including James Subudhi, Environmental Policy and Advocacy Coordinator, WE ACT for Environmental Justice, Inc. (WE ACT) and others to be announced. There will be time for the audience to ask questions and get involved in the discussion. Please plan to hang out in the bar following the formal presentation.

    $5 suggested donation. Cash Bar.



    Location: EXIT ART; 475 10th Avenue; New York, NY
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Wednesday, September 15 2010
  • Gulf Coast Poets Benefit Reading

    featuring Tonya Foster, Darrell Bourque, Yusef Komunyakaa, and Mona Lisa Saloy. The reading will be followed by a reception and book signing. Presented by the Writers at Rutgers Reading Series.

    Admission: FREE



    Location: Rutgers University 126 College Ave; New Brunswick, NJ
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Friday, November 12 2010
  • Belladonna* FALL FUNDRAISER for a Year in The Commons

    lease join Belladonna* for a benefit performance and reading.

    • Delicious Food!

    • Discounted Drinks

    • Cutting Edge Collaborative Performances

    • The Opening of Belladonna*s Year in the Commons

    • Limited number of discounted year-long subscriptions. Be the first to sign up!

    Part of the ticket proceeds will go to Belladonna*s generous host and long-time supporter, Dixon Place!

    6:30 pm: Pre-performance Champagne Salon with Artists

    Colette Alexander, Kristin Prevallet, Daria Fain and Robert Kocik (four of the seven artists performing at the benefit) discuss the work they will be presenting. Champagne toast and delicious treats included…

    7:30 pm: Performances & Readings

    Seasons: Quartets by Colette Alexander & Kristin Prevallet This will mark the debut performance of conceptual poet Kristin Prevallet, rock-cellist Colette Alexander, and composer/producer Nancy Magarill's audacious collaboration in which they dare to recompose T.S. Eliot’s Four Quartets and Vivaldi’s Four Seasons—canonical pieces of Western music and literature.

    Marcella Durand, Tonya Foster and Lila Zemborian Belladonna Series writers will read a collaborative work written specifically for this evening.

    The Phoneme Choir directed by Daria Fain and Robert Kocik present RE-ENGLISH RE-ENGLISH asks, given our history, why have we not done otherwise? RE-ENGLISH states that today’s economic, climate, security and inequity crises are direct consequents of the sonic and connotative qualities of superpower English. RE-ENGLISH is an atoning and a re-tuning—imbuing our language with heretofore unheard of inherences, tones, meanings, moods, admixtures and admonishments.

    9:00 to 10:00 pm: Two-for-One Drinks & Pizza in the Dixon Place Lounge

    6:00 to 10:00 pm: Silent Auction featuring mystical, cultural, political and hysterical objects.



    Location: Dixon Place: 161 Chrystie Street New York, NY 10002
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Tuesday, November 16 2010
  • Flow – Winged Crocodile

    A Play by Leslie Scalapino

    Directed by Fiona Templeton, with Katie Brown, Stephanie Silver and Julie Troost.

    Dance by Molissa Fenley.

    Music by Joan Jeanrenaud.

    Projected drawings by Eve Biddle.

    Technical director Ray Roy III.

    Please join us for a special performance of poet Leslie Scalapino’s play: Flow – Winged Crocodile.

    Flow – Winged Crocodile by poet Leslie Scalapino travels between the left and right sides of the brain, with appearances by a reincarnated Patty Hearst in the 1974 SLA bank heist and a green-winged creature that is part Crocodile, part Michelin Man, and part charging Rhino. Performed by The Relationship, a performance group directed by Fiona Templeton that specializes in innovative language and use of site.

    Leslie Scalapino (1944-2010) was the author of thirty books of poetry, poem-plays, essays, and fiction.

    admission: $6



    Location: Dixon Place: 161 Chrystie Street; New York, NY
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Thursday, November 18 2010
  • Readings in Contemporary Poetry featuring Eileen Myles and Stacy Szymaszek

    Admission: $6: general admission; $3: Dia members, students, and seniors


    Location: Dia Chelsea: 535 West 22nd Street; New York, NY
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Friday, December 03 2010
  • Leslie Scalapino Memorial readings with poets, artists & friends

    Location: University of California, Berkeley; Maude Fife Room, 315 Wheeler Hall
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Tuesday, December 14 2010
  • READING AND BOOK RELEASE PARTY

    The Wide Road: Lyn Hejinian and Carla Harryman

    Belladonna Series is beside itself tickled to release The Wide Road, the long awaited masterpiece collaboration of two of our heroes Lyn Hejinian and Carla Harryman. Self-described as a “picaresque buddy being,” The Wide Road is a reveling revelatory investigation of the female body, female friendship, writing, community, activism, travel and the nature and possibility of human thinking. Please join us in celebration of this wonderful book and partnership.

    Lyn Hejinian was born in the San Francisco Bay Area in 1941. Poet, essayist, and translator, she is also the author or co-author of several books of poetry, including Saga/Circus (Omnidawn Publishing, 2008), The Fatalist (2003), My Life in the Nineties (Shark, 2003), and A Border Comedy (2001). She lives in Berkeley, California.

    Carla Harryman is the author of twelve books of poetry, prose plays, and essays, most recently the Essay Press publication Adorno’s Noise, two experimental novels, Gardener of Stars (2001) and The Words: after Carl Sandburg’s Rootabaga Stories and Jean-Paul Sartre (1999). Harryman teaches in the Department of English at Eastern Michigan University and is on the faculty of the Milton Avery School of the Arts Graduate Program at Bard College.

    Admission: $6



    Location: Dixon Place: 161 Chrystie Street; New York, NY
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Wednesday, February 02 2011
  • Join Belladonna * in Washington DC for AWP!

    Belladonna * is part of Table X at the conference bookfair. TABLE X is ROW I1 - I11 and I28 - I36

    AWP BELLADONNA EVENTS:

    Friday, February 4, 2011; 4 - 6 pm

    SAYING IT: A Walking Poem Against Censorship

    JOIN US for a march & speak-out against the silencing of voices that want & need to be heard and a celebration of voices, of our voices, of your voices.

    Bring signs, texts, images, costumes!

    Location: GATHER outside Marriott Wardman Park Hotel (conference hotel) on corner of Connecticut Ave & Woodley Road NW, Washington DC. MARCH on Connecticut Ave to Henry Wadsworth Longfellow Monument at M Street NW for SPEAK-OUT, reading, breaking of silences.

    Friday, February 4, 2011; 6:30 pm

    PROSE EVENT: Reading and Conversation with Bhanu Kapil, Eileen Myles, & Vanessa Place

    The first of four Belladonna* Collaborative PROSE EVENTS: a reading and conversation with prose writers who write at the intersection of fiction and the essay, producing texts that are urgent and often unclassifiable.

    Limited edition chaplets available!

    Location: Hamiltonian Gallery;1353 U Street, Suite 101; Washington DC

    Directions: Half block away from U Street / Cardozo Metro stop at 13th St. Take the Red Line from Woodley Park, transfer over to green line at Chinatown/Gallery Place, and get off at U Street. Or a 15 minute cab from AWP.

    Belladonna* authors will be involved in many other panels, readings, book signings, and events!


    



Tuesday, February 15 2011
  • BODY OF WORDS: the critical and kinesthetic intersection of text and physical performance

    The Belladonna* Collaborative presents an evening of discussion and performance by movement artists who use text as a regular part of their research and practice. A hybrid event for the dance and poetry communities—performances by Lauren Nicole Nixon, Alexandra Beller, Sally Silvers and Rosamond S. King. Curated by Emily Skillings. Discussion moderated by Saifan Shmerer

    Admission: $6



    Location: Dixon Place: 161 Chrystie Street; New York, NY
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Wednesday, March 02 2011
  • Join Belladonna* at the 2011 Chapbook Festival

    Thursday - Friday, March 3 - 4, 2011, Noon - 7 pm

    Book Fair

    Elebash Recital Hall Lobby, The Graduate Center, CUNY

    Thursday, March 3, 2011, 1 pm

    Workshop: Nuts and Bolts for Publishers

    Andrew Kenower, Rachel Levitsky (Belladonna* co-founder); Emily Pettit, and Matvei Yankelevich discuss how to create and run a chapbook press. Organized by Poetry Society of America.

    Friday, March 4, 2011, 1 pm

    Workshop: Pushing Boundaries of Form

    Cara Benson (Belladonna* member), Adam Robinson, Felice Tebbe, Mary Gannon, A showcase of publishers that are especially innovative in their approach to chapbook publishing—from the books they produce to the way they distribute them to readers. Organized by Poets & Writers.

    Friday, March 4, 2011, 5:30 pm

    Conversation: Book People

    A Roundtable on Lost & Found: The CUNY Poetics Document Initiative

    Ammiel Alcalay, Steve Clay, Megan Mangum, Anne Waldman (Belladonna* author)

    Even in the digital age, the book occupies enormous cultural space and remains a central metaphor of many civilizations. How have poets in the 20th and 21st centuries honored and expanded this tradition? How are histories newly created from archival materials and what are the differences between personal and institutional archives? What are the roles of preservation and design in the transmission of culture? In this extraordinary gathering, hear the perspectives of poets, scholars, archivists and book designers as they discuss these and other questions.

    FREE. To attend workshops, please register for free by emailing sstarkweather@gc.cuny.edu



    Location: CUNY Graduate Center; 365 Fifth Ave (at 34th St), New York, NY
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Thursday, March 03 2011
  • Please join us in celebrating the life of Akilah Oliver

    Middle Collegiate Church

    50 East 7th Street at Second Avenue

    New York, NY 10003

    Subway: 6 to Astor Place

    Please bring an offering to place on the altar or to share with others

    EVERYONE IS WELCOME


    



Saturday, March 05 2011
  • Belladonna* and Kundiman Celebrate Theresa Hak Kyung Cha

    Door: 1:40pm; Show: 2pm to 3:30pm [PROMPT]

    Belladonna* and Kundiman Celebrate Theresa Hak Kyung Cha

    On the weekend of what would have been Cha's 60th birthday (a full life cycle event in the Chinese/Korean lunar calendar), Belladonna* and Kundiman gather nine poets to perform a staged reading from Dictee. Cha's best known written work, Dictee focuses on the life of several women framed with the art of the Greek muses, yet in the cosmos of Shamanism and Daoism. Their struggle to speak and overcome suffering is enacted through a... mixture of media which destabilizes the notion of a progressive and seamless history.

    Participants to include: Tamiko Beyer, Sarah Gambito, Laura Hinton, Cathy Park Hong, Myung Mi Kim, Soomi Kim, Nathanaël, Alison Roh Park, Sina Queyras, Jen Shyu, Anne Waldman, Zhang Er

    Join us for an afternoon of projected images, voices, pictorial characters, scholarly contextualization, a birthday cake, and surprises.

    Screening of Cha's video works courtesy of University of California, Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive; gift of the Theresa Hak Kyung Cha Memorial Foundation.

    Event is being filmed for Woo Jung Cho's documentary on Theresa Hak Kyung Cha, The Dream of the Audience.

    Curated by Cara Benson, Sarah Gambito and Zhang

    Admission: $8



    Location: Bowery Poetry Club: 308 Bowery (Between Houston and Bleecker); New York, NY
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Friday, April 08 2011
  • A Toast in Your House: a memorial reading to celebrate the life & work of Akilah Oliver

    Featuring:

    Adrienne Dodt

    Krista Franklin

    Jenny Henry

    Jennifer Karmin + dancer J’Sun Howard

    John Keene

    Kevin Kilroy

    Marie Larson

    Todd McCarty

    Marissa Perel

    Hosted by Rebecca George & Luis Humberto Valadez

    Admission: $4 suggested donation

    All funds will be donated to assist the Oliver family with the costs associated with Akliah’s departure and to keep her work alive!

    Co-presented by the Midwest Naropa Writers & Red Rover Series

    AKILAH OLIVER was a poet, a dedicated teacher, and an inspiration to the lives she touched. Her books include An Arriving Guard of Angels, Thusly Coming to Greet (Farfalla, McMillan & Parrish, 2004), The Putterer’s Notebook (Belladonna, 2006), a(A)ugust (Yo-Yo Labs, 2007), and A Toast In The House of Friends (Coffee House, 2009). She taught poetry in New York at The New School, Pratt Institute and The Poetry Project. She also taught at Naropa University’s Jack Kerouac School of Disembodied Poetics.

    We will remember her warmly, in a house of friends, with our words.



    Location: Outer Space Studio; 1474 N. Milwaukee Ave; Chicago, IL near CTA Damen blue line; third floor walk-up; not wheelchair accessible
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Tuesday, April 19 2011
  • Flux Poetics: Writing in Cultural Duality

    Belladonna* Collaborative is pleased to present three remarkable poet artists who write and live in dual or multiple cultures and languages. Performances will be followed by conversation moderated by Lila Zemborain.

    Cecilia Vicuña: Poet and artist, born in Chile, she performs and exhibits her work widely in Europe, Latin America and the US. She is also an activist and co-founder of oysi.org. Vicuña has published 20 books of poems including QUIPOem, The Precarious, Art & Poetry of Cecilia Vicuña, Wesleyan University Press. She co-edited The Oxford Book of Latin American Poetry, NY 2009. In 2010/11 her poem-film Kon Kon Pi was exhibited at New York's MOMA. She lives in New York and Chile.

    Tsering Wangmo Dhompa is the author of My rice tastes like the lake (Apogee Press) and In the Absent Everyday and Rules of the House (Apogee Press). Tsering attended Lady Shri Ram College (Delhi University), University of Massachussetts, and San Francisco State University. Her publications include two chapbooks, In Writing the Names (A.bacus, Potes & Poets Press) and Recurring Gestures (Tangram Press). Tsering grew up in the Tibetan exile communities of Nepal and India and now lives in San Francisco.

    Carmen Giménez Smith is the author of two collections of poetry — Odalisque in Pieces (University of Arizona, 2009), and The City She Was (Center for Literary Publishing, 2011), and a memoir, Bring Down the Little Birds (University of Arizona, 2010). She is the recipient of a fellowship from the Howard Foundation for creative nonfiction. She is the publisher of Noemi Press, the editor-in-chief of Puerto del Sol, and an assistant professor in the MFA program in creative writing at New Mexico State University.

    Curated by Krystal Languell and Rachel Levitsky.

    Admission: $6

    This event is supported, in part, with funding from:

    Poets&Writers and NYCulture



    Location: Dixon Place: 161 Chrystie Street; New York, NY
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Friday, April 29 2011
  • Harryette Mullen and Barbara Henning in conversation about LOOKING UP HARRYETTE MULLEN: INTERVIEWS ON SLEEPING WITH THE DICTIONARY AND OTHER WORKS and Mullen's Genealogy Project

    This event is supported, in part, with funding from Poets & Writers and NYC Culture.


    Location: Poets House; 10 River Terrace; New York, NY 10282
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  • A Reading by Harryette Mullen

    Location: Long Island University, Brooklyn Campus Humanities Building, Room 206 Dekalb & Flatbush, Brooklyn, NY
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Saturday, April 30 2011
  • Harryette Mullen reading with Camille Rankine and Niki Herd

    Location: Cave Canem; 20 Jay Street, Suite 310-A; Brooklyn, NY
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Tuesday, May 17 2011
  • PROSE EVENT With readings by Renee Gladman, Danielle Dutton and Amina Cain

    This is the second Belladonna* Collaborative PROSE EVENT. Each is a reading and conversation with prose writers who write at the intersection of fiction and the essay, producing texts that are urgent and often unclassifiable. We will be especially interested in exploring the idea of the walker as essayist, flaneuring through city and suburban space, skirting around the crosswalks or margins of genre.

    Renee Gladman is the author of four works of prose, most recently To After That (TOAF) and Event Factory (Dorothy) and one collection of poetry, A Picture-Feeling. Since 2005, she has operated Leon Works, an independent press for experimental prose and other thought-projects based in the sentence, making occasional forays into poetry. She teaches in the Literary Arts Program at Brown University, and lives in Massachusetts.

    Danielle Dutton is the author of two books — S P R A W L and Attempts at a Life — and her fiction has appeared in magazines such as Harper's, BOMB, and The Brooklyn Rail. She designs books at Dalkey Archive Press; teaches in The Jack Kerouac School of Disembodied Poetics at Naropa; and edits Dorothy, a publishing project.

    Amina Cain is the author of the short story collection I Go To Some Hollow (Les Figues Press, 2009), and an upcoming chapbook, Tramps Everywhere (Insert Press/PARROT SERIES). She is also a curator/organizer, and a teacher of creative writing/literature. Her writing has appeared in publications such as 3rd bed, Action Yes, Denver Quarterly, Dewclaw, Encyclopedia Project (F-K), LRL, onedit, and Wreckage of Reason: Xxperimental Prose by Women Writers, and has been translated into Polish on MINIMALBOOKS. She lives in Los Angeles.

    Curated by Kate Zambreno. Kate Zambreno is the author of O Fallen Angel, which won Chiasmus Press’ “Undoing the Novel—First Book Contest.” Another novel, Green Girl, will be published by Emergency Press in Fall 2011. A nonfiction book revolving around the women of modernism, Heroines, will be published by Semiotext(e)’s Active Agents series in Fall 2012. She writes the blog Frances Farmer is My Sister. She is also an editor at Nightboat Books. Admission: $6



    Location: Dixon Place: 161 Chrystie Street; New York, NY
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Wednesday, May 18 2011
  • Eugene Ostashevsky & Elisa Biagini Poet Elisa Biagini visiting from Florence reads her work in Italian and poet Eugene Ostashevsky reads his translations in English

    Elisa Biagini lives in Florence, Italy after having taught and studied in the U.S. for several years. Her poems have been published in several Italian and American reviews and anthologies. She has published 6 poetry collections- some biligual- such as “L’Ospite”, (Einaudi, 2004) and “Fiato. parole per musica” (2006). Her new collection came out in 2007 (“Nel Bosco”, Einaudi). Her poems have been translated into English, German, Spanish, Portuguese, French, Croatian, Japanese, Slovak, Russian, Serbian, Arabic and Chinese. She has translated several contemporary American poets for reviews, anthologies and complete collections (“Nuovi Poeti Americani” Einaudi, 2006). She teaches Creative Writing-Poetry, Travel Writing, Literature and Art History in American Universities in Italy and abroad.

    Eugene Ostashevsky is a Russian-born American poet from New York City. His books include the poetry collections The Off-Centaur, (New York: Germ, 2002); Iterature (New York: Ugly Duckling, 2005); Infinite Recursor or The Bride of DJ Spinoza (New York: StudioRADIA / Ugly Duckling, 2006) and Chapbook Enter Morris Imposternak, Pursued by Ironies (Ugly Duckling). He also translates widely and edited a volume of Russian 1930s writings in translation called OBERIU: An Anthology of Russian Absurdism which includes his translations of Alexander Vvedensky, Daniil Kharms, Nikolai Zabolotsky, Nikolai Oleinikov, Leonid Lipavsky, and Yakov Druskin.

    $8, includes $5 red wine specials & snacks



    Location: The Bowery Poetry Club: 308 Bowery (Between Houston and Bleecker), New York, NY; F train to 2nd Ave, 6 to Bleecker
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Thursday, May 19 2011
  • Belladonna*, Litmus, United Artists, Ugly Duckling, Future Poem, Talisman, Granary, Roof & The Figures invite you to a BOOK PARTY!

    Belladonna* will celebrate two new books: The Wide Road by Carla Harryman & Lyn Hejinian, and Looking Up Harryette Mullen by Barbara Henning. Refreshments will be served.


    Location: ZieherSmith Gallery: 516 W. 20th Street; New York, NY
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Wednesday, June 15 2011
  • Akilah Oliver Memorial Reading

    Please join us as we create a space for people to read and perform Akilah Oliver’s work and work inspired by her. The reading will be in the Parish Hall, a room where she read her work, carefully listened to the work of other poets and taught workshops. The event is an opportunity for us to express our deep gratitude and pay homage to her gifts and her greatness. With Rachel Levitsky, Eileen Myles, Patricia Spears Jones, Julie Patton, Tonya Foster, E. Tracy Grinnell, Tracie Morris, Charles Bernstein, Steven Taylor, Tyler Burba, Julian T. Brolaski, Rachel Zolf, Joyce LeeAnn Joseph, Laura Meyers, Stacy Szymaszek, Marcia Oliver and a special tribute from a group of some of her former students: Stephen Motika, Lydia Cortes, Jamila Wimberly & Mia Bruner. Presented with the Poetry Project. FREE


    Location: Poetry Project: 131 East 10th Street; New York, NY 10003
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Saturday, June 18 2011
  • Booklyn Print + Zine Fair

    Please join Belladonna* at the Brooklyn Print + Zine Fair! In conjunction with Northside Open Studios, this will be a street-level print and zine fair featuring of a handful of independent publishers and individual artists including: Belladonna*, Booklyn Aritst Alliance, Brainwaves Print + Zine Department, Casey Farnum, FLY, Ian McGillivray, Jess Poplawski, Jason Kachadourian, Lauren Denitzio, Mike Taylor, Pen15, Press Ugly Duckling Presse, Wild Isle, & more!

    The exhibition MASTER OF REALITY, will be open upstairs in our gallery space on the fourth floor from 12 - 6pm, along with AC and refreshments.



    Location: Booklyn Artist Alliance: 37 Greenpoint Avenue; Brooklyn, NY 11222
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Friday, June 24 2011
  • FACE OUT Book Party

    A multi-press book party, featuring recipients of the Jerome Foundation Face Out grant, administered by CLMP. Join us for a dynamic event! Rachel Levitsky (Futurepoem) will read with Jeffrey Jullich (Litmus Press), Paul Foster Johnson (Portable Press at Yo-Yo Labs), Karen Weiser (Ugly Duckling Presse), and Elizabeth Streb (The Feminist Press).


    Location: Greenlight Bookstore: 686 Fulton St.; Brooklyn, NY 11217
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Saturday, July 23 2011
  • Popsickle Festival

    The second annual POPSICKLE Festival unites Brooklyn-based poetry and prose reading series for a monster day of reading, performance, and screenings as well as book tables and a raffle with amazing prizes.


    Location: Gowanus Ballroom: 55 9th St; Brooklyn, NY
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Tuesday, July 26 2011
  • HOT TEXTS READING SERIES: R. Erica Doyle, Lila Zemborain, Paul Foster Johnson, Susana Gardner

    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.

    Readers:

    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 in New 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 Martin Reyna 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 of the 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 curated the Experiments and Disorders reading series at Dixon Place. He is an editor at Litmus Press and lives in New York.

    Susana Gardner’s first 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, and Cambridge Literary Review among others. Her work has also been featured in 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.



    Location: The Way Station: 683 Washington Ave; Brooklyn, NY 11238 Between Prospect and St Marks Subway: A to Washington or 2/3 to BK Museum or Q to 7th Ave B45 to Washington Ave and Prospect Place (stops right in front of bar)
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Friday, July 29 2011
  • Printers' Ball

    The Printers' Ball is an annual celebration of literary culture, featuring thousands of magazines, books, and broadsides available free of charge; live music and readings; letterpress, offset, and paper-making demonstrations; and much more, free to all ages.


    Location: The Ludington Building; 1104 S Wabash Ave, Chicago, IL
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Saturday, July 30 2011
  • The First Annual New York City Poetry Festival

    Location: Governors Island, Colonel's Row; 10 South Street, NYC
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Saturday, August 06 2011
  • Boog City Book Festival

    Please join Belladonna* at the Boog City Book Festival!

    With a special reading from Belladonna* author Evie Shockley @ 12pm on August 6th! Stop by our table to hear her read her own work and an excerpt from Akilah Oliver's recently reissued Putterer's Notebook.



    Location: Unnameable Books: 600 Vanderbilt Avenue; Brooklyn, NY 11238
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Thursday, September 08 2011
  • Brooklyn Book Festival

    Bookend events at BAM, Brooklyn Bowl, BookCourt, Community Book Store, Galapagos Art Space, powerHouse Arena, WORD and other locations.


    Location: Brooklyn Borough Hall; 209 Joralemon St; Brooklyn, NY
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Monday, September 12 2011
  • In Aporia: The Annual Akilah Oliver Memorial Reading

    The annual Akilah Oliver Memorial Reading honors the memory of Lang professor Akilah Oliver, a radical poet, feminist, and activist. As the first of an annual reading series, this reading will feature the work of Oliver's contemporaries Julian Brolaski, Rachel Levitsky and Lauren Nicole Nixon, along with Oliver's former students Erik Freer, Karl Leone and Kaley Foley.

    Rachel Levitsky is the author of Under the Sun (Futurepoem 2003), NEIGHBOR (UDP 2009) and the forthcoming novel,The Story of My Accident is Ours (Futurepoem 2011 or 2012). She is also the author of seven or eight chapbooks, most recently a prose work, Renoemos (Delete Press 2010). Levitsky teaches Writing and Literature at Pratt Institute, Naropa University’s Summer Writing Program, Poets House and Bard Prison Initiative. She is a member of Belladonna* Collaborative—a hub of feminist avant-garde literary action. Four of her mini-essays on Confinement can be found online. With Christian Hawkey and a bunch of their students, she recently opened The Office of Recuperative Poetics, a mobile installation of cultural recollection and reanimation.

    Julian Talamantez Brolaski is the author of gowanus atropolis (Ugly Duckling Presse, 2011) and several chapbooks. Advice for Lovers is forthcoming from City Lights in spring 2012. Julian lives in Brooklyn where xe is an editor at Litmus Press and plays country music with Juan & the Pines. New work is on the blog hermofwarsaw.

    Lauren Nicole Nixon is a Brooklyn-based artist representative and poet. Nixon holds an M.A. in Arts Politics from NYU and a B.A. in Dance and Culture/Media Studies from The New School. Recent and forthcoming work is published in Bone Bouquet, The Tulane Review, apt, 491, Jelly Bucket, No, Dear and In Posse. She is a Pushcart Prize nominee.

    Erik Freer is an undergraduate student at The New School in the dual degree program pursuing a BFA from Parsons the New School for Design in Communication Design and a BA from Eugene Lang College the New School for the Liberal Arts in Writing. At Parsons his focus is on Information, Print, and Typography and at Lang his focus is on Poetry and Play writing, with a minor in Japanese. Erik possesses a deep interest in ideas of mapping (or un-mapping) and the visual representation of information. Erik dedicates his spare time to any and everything cultural and creative he can produce and experience.

    Kailey Foley is a poetry major in her third year at Lang. She resides and works in Bushwick, Brooklyn, which is often detrimental to her health if not instrumental to her writing. Her favorite poetry includes that of Charles Bukowski and the female Language poets. She spends most of her time composing 90's power-hour playlists and thinking about syntax. Kailey has had pieces published in Voice and Moth Mouth literary magazines and online at Spillway publications. Cool, whatever.

    Karl Leone is a junior at Eugene Lang College of The New School and is honored to be taking part in this fall’s reading honoring his dear friend, mentor, and teacher Akilah Oliver. As an actor, Karl’s New York stage credits include “Marat/ Sade,” “Pride and Prejudice,” “Laramie Project,” and “Undermilkwood. 4 Recent film credits include “Keep the Lights On” dir. Ira Sachs and “Going Out” dir. Leah Samuel. Most recently, Karl has been concentrating on the genre of poetic drama and is developing a play called “Our Aporia” influenced on the writings of Oliver’s “A Toastin the House of Friends.”



    Location: The New School: Lang Cafe, 65 West 11th Street; New York, NY
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Tuesday, September 13 2011
  • Our Material Lives: Feminism and Poetry at Various Ages

    Our 2011-2012 season will call to attention the material life of the artist, as person, who, in addition to being creator/conspirator to a body of work, possesses a physical body, and real financial, medical and social needs. To inaugurate this season, we'll begin with an unique event focusing on feminism and writing in the many stages of our poetic lives.

    The evening will include an exclusive screening of The Poetry Deal, Melanie La Rosa's film about legendary poet Diane di Prima, readings by internationally acclaimed poets Ana Bozicević and Caroline Crumpacker, with Hannah Zeavin and an opportunity for conversation among presenters and audience.

    Curated by Rachel Levitsky, Krystal Languell and Emily Skillings

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    Admission: $6

    Poet and translator Ana Bozicević came from Croatia to America and wrote Stars of the Night Commute (Tarpaulin Sky Press, 2009), a Lambda Literary Award finalist. She works and studies at The Graduate Center, CUNY, where she prepared Diane di Prima's "The Mysteries of Vision: Some Notes on H.D." for publication in Lost&Found: The CUNY Poetics Document Initiative. Currently she's completing her second book of poems.

    Caroline Crumpacker has published the chapbooks Recherche Theories (Etherdome Press, 2010) and The Institution in Her Twilight (Dusie Kollectiv, 2011). Her poetry, translations and reviews appear in magazines and anthologies including The Talisman Anthology of Contemporary Chinese Poetry (Talisman, 2007) and American Poets in the 21st Century: The New Poetics (Wesleyan University Press, 2007). She is a member of Belladonna* Collaborative and a contributing editor for Circumference, and was a founding editor of both Fence and the French/American online magazine Double Change. She lives in "mid-upstate New York" with her lovely daughter Coco and her partner the puppeteer Roberto Rossi. A bit further upstate, she runs The Millay Colony for the Arts.

    Diane di Prima was born in Brooklyn, New York, in 1934, a second generation American of Italian descent. She lived and wrote in Manhattan for many years, where she became known as an important writer of the Beat movement. During that time she co-founded the New York Poets Theatre, and founded the Poets Press, which published the work of many new writers of the period. With Amiri Baraka (LeRoi Jones), she edited the literary newsletter The Floating Bear (1961-1969). She is the author of 43 books of poetry and prose, including Pieces of a Song (City Lights, 1990). Her work has been translated into more than twenty languages and she's received many grants and awards for her poetry. Diane lives and writes in San Francisco, where she teaches private classes and workshops and does individual consultations on writing and creativity. Di Prima was named Poet Laureate of San Francisco in 2009, and she turned 77 in August.

    Melanie La Rosa has worked in the production of documentaries since 1996. Aside from directing, her numerous roles have included that of producer, director of photography, 2nd unit camera, associate producer, and assistant editor. Her education includes an MFA in Film and Media Arts from Temple University and a BA in Political Science from the University of Michigan. She teaches documentary filmmaking at Hunter College. Melanie is currently at work on THE POETRY DEAL, a film about the life and work of poet Diane di Prima.

    Hannah Zeavin is a poet and feminist from Brooklyn. She now attends Yale University, where she helped instigate a recent Title IX complaint. Her poetry and articles have appeared in a few magazines and journals. Zeavin has spoken out on issues of gender and sexuality on CNN, The New York Times, and Good Morning America. She is the poetry editor at Cousin Corinne’s Reminder and the editor-in-chief of Broadrecognition.com. Her first book, Circa, was published by Hanging Loose Press.



    Location: Dixon Place: 161A Chrystie Street New York, NY 10002
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Tuesday, September 27 2011
  • HOT TEXTS featuring Khadijah Queen and Julian T. Brolaski

    Please join us for the second installment of HOT TEXTS at The Way Station. 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.


    Location: The Way Station: 683 Washington Avenue, Brooklyn, NY
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Tuesday, October 11 2011
  • Two readings: Uljana Wolf and Erica Kaufman

    Plus: Re-introducting the 'short open mike' — a space for poets to sign up on the spot and give a brief, 1 – 3 minute reading. We welcome you to bring a short work that addresses 'material lives' to the event.

    Admission: $6

    The German poet and translator Uljana Wolf published two books of poetry, kochanie ich habe brot gekauft and falsche freunde (both kookbooks, Berlin), as well as “BOX OFFICE” (an essay on the prose poem). false friends, an English selection translated by Susan Bernofsky, appeared from Ugly Duckling Presse 2011. Her poems appeared in journals and anthologies such as New European Poetry (Graywolf, 2008), Dichten No. 10: 16 New German Poets (Burning Deck, 2008), jubilat, Chicago Review, Harper’s Magazine. She translates numerous poets into German, among them Matthea Harvey, Christian Hawkey, Erín Moure, and Cole Swensen, and was the co-editor of the Jahrbuch der Lyrik 2009. Photography by Katja Zimmermann.

    Erica Kaufman is the author of censory impulse (Factory School 2009) as well as several chapbooks, most recently selections from INSTANT CLASSIC (Least Weasel 2011). More poems from this recent project, INSTANT CLASSIC, can be found online in Little Red Leaves and Elective Affinities. Recent prose can be found in The Poetry Project Newsletter and Rain Taxi. Kaufman is currently pursuing a Ph.D. at the CUNY Graduate Center in Composition & Rhetoric, and teaches at Baruch College and Bard College’s Institute for Writing & Thinking and Institute for Language & Thinking.

    This event was funded in part by Poets & Writers, Inc. through public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs.



    Location: Dixon Place: 161A Chrystie Street New York, NY 10002
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Sunday, December 11 2011
  • Benefit Performance & Live Auction

    The Belladonna* Benefit will showcase a performance by Anne Waldman and Ambrose Bye, live auction by renowned auctioneer Erin Ward of Star Benefit Auctions with special assistant Amy King, and a dance performance by the A.O. Movement Collective.

    The Auction and the Benefit will support Belladonna*s 2012 season of publications and events, which share a theme of caring for the material realities of poets, viewing a publishing project holistically. We're referring to 2012 as The Year of Material Lives, and we plan to host combination readings/dinners with ample time set aside to discuss the economic and social concerns of writers, artists, publishers, and other creators. Moreover, in addition to continuing our commemorative chaplet series, we hope to publish five full-length books of hybrid and experimental work in the coming year including new work by Julie Patton, LaTasha N. Nevada Diggs, and Tonya Foster.

    At the auction, we are hoping to earn the funds to complete our budget for 2012. This year we’ve been fortunate to be the recipient of funds from both NYSCA and The O Books Fund, but we still have work to do to make our goals a reality! Part of our benefit proceeds will also support honoraria for our wonderful interns.

    The Belladonna* Collaborative would like to thank the following for their generous support & enthusiasm:

    Action Books, Helen Adam Estate, Etel Adnan, Rosa Alcala, Natalia Porter Bolland, A.O. Movement Collective, Jenny Awasano, Eric Baus, Susan Bee, The Believer, Martine Bellen, Cyndie Bellen-Berthézène, Cara Benson, Susan Berger-Jones, Caroline Bergvall, Mei-mei Berssenbrugge, Beth’s Farm Kitchen, Bitch Magazine, Natalia Porter Bolland, Bone Bouquet Journal, BookThug, Ana Božičević, Brooklyn Brewery, Laynie Browne, Mia Bruner, Tisa Bryant, Rafael Bueno, Melissa Buzzeo, Ambrose Bye, Ariana Cameron, Center for Book Arts, Circus Warehouse, Steve Clay, Todd Colby, Conjunctions, Marisa Crawford, Caroline Crumpacker, Josane Cumandala, Dorothy: A Publishing Project, R. Erica Doyle, Marcella Durand, Mona Fafarman, Simone Fattal, Feminist Press, Jen Firestone, Muggs Fogarty, Suzan Frecon, Good Yoga, Gotham Girls Roller Derby, Great Small Works, Mimi Gross, Carla Harryman, Christian Hawkey, HR Hegnauer, Kristy Hegnauer, Barbara Henning, Hi Art!, Cathy Park Hong, Horse Less Press, Christine Shan Shan Hou, Erica Hunt, Laird Hunt, Brenda Iijima, The Jack Kerouac School of Disembodied Poetics at Naropa University, Vincent Katz, Jane Kennedy, Amy King, Basil and Martha King, Krystal Languell, Le Poisson Rouge, Rachel Levitsky, Rebecca Liu, Jill Magi, Shelley Marlow, Bill Mazza, Millay Colony for the Arts, Minus House Chapbooks, Noemi Press, Rich O’Russa, Annie Paradis, Parcel Press, Nicole Peyrafitte, Deborah Poe, Poetry Foundation, Poetry Project, Post-Apollo Press, Kristin Prevallet, Publishing Genius, Alissa Quart, Khadijah Queen, Sina Queyras, Rain Taxi, Andrea Rexilius, Sarah Riggs, Robertson-Tait General Contracting Design, Jenny Romaine, Camilo Roldan, Jen Scappettone, Kate Schapira, Leonard Schwartz, Adrian Shirk, Eleni Sikelianos, Emily Skillings, Lois Skillings, Kaegan Spark, Kiki Smith, Paige Taggart, Catherine Taylor, Trembling Pillow Press, Trickhouse, Ugly Duckling Presse, Penelope Umbrico, Unnameable Books, Vine Wine, Anne Waldman, Erin Ward & Star Benefit Auctions, Lewis Warsh, Kylee Weiss, Natalie Wetzel, Tom White, Jamila Wimberly, Uljana Wolf, Audra Wolowiec, WORD Bookstore, Writers.com, Lila Zemborain, Zhang Er, Rachel Zolf, and Rachel Zucker



    Location: Hi Art! 227 West 29th Street, 4th Floor (between 7th & 8th) New York, NY 10001
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Tuesday, February 07 2012
  • Voices of Belladonna*

    Belladonna* honors its hard working interns and devoted helpers with a celebratory reading. Interns Jamila Wimberly and Jane Kennedy read with Hanna Andrews.

    Jamila Wimberly is a graduating senior at Eugene Lang College of the New School University. She is the co-founder of Picnic, Lightning Reading Series, a collaborative which recognizes and supports the work of contemporary poets/writers, including students. She also has work published in Lingerpost Magazine. She has worked with Belladonna* since 2010.

    Jane Kennedy was born in York, Pennsylvania. She attends Smith College where she studies linguistics and poetry.

    Hanna Andrews is the co-founder and co-editor of the feminist poetry press Switchback Books. She lives in Brooklyn, and is an editor at the Academy of American Poets, where she edits the journal American Poet. She is the author of Slope Move, which is forthcoming in 2012 from Coconut Books.



    Location: Dixon Place Lounge, 161A Chrystie Street, New York, NY
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Monday, February 20 2012
  • HOT TEXTS READING SERIES presents: Rachel Levitsky, Christian Hawkey, Erín Moure

    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 recent O Resplandor (2010) is a curious cousin to Christian Hawkey’s Ventrakl. A new work, The Unmemntioable, an investigation into subjectivity and experience in Ukraine and Alberta, will appear in February 2012. She lives in Montreal.



    Location: The Way Station: 683 Washington Ave; Brooklyn, NY 11238
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Wednesday, February 29 2012
  • Join Belladonna* at AWP in Chicago. We will be a part of the Table X group in the conference bookfair

    Friday, March 2, 2012; 1:30 - 2:45 pm

    In the Midst of Words I Wanted: A Tribute to Akilah Oliver

    Boulevard Room A, B, C, Hilton Chicago, 2nd Floor

    Panelists: Julie Patton, Tonya Foster, Selah Saterstrom, Danielle Vogel

    And a film showing of Akilah: 3 Readings, directed by Ed Bowes

    This event is a tribute to the poet, teacher, and activist, Akilah Oliver, who passed away recently. In celebration of her work and life, this panel consists of her colleagues, one of her earliest publishers and advocates, and a recent student. Oliver authored several books, and her influence as a mentor was widespread and inspiring. One of her last projects was a book-length theory on lamentation. This panel was organized by Belladonna Collaborative, the feminist publisher of which she was a member.


    



  • Barbara Henning & Frances Richard read at the Poetry Project

    Location: The Poetry Project at St. Mark’s Church, 131 E. 10th Street, New York, NY 10003
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Friday, March 09 2012
  • Reading & Music

    Free

    Event will be hosted by BlazeVOX editor and publisher, Geoffrey Gatza

    Featuring readings from

    Geoffrey Gatza, Barbara Henning, Aimee Herman, Michael Kelleher, Krystal Languell

    and music from

    Christy Davis, Julie Delano & Gold, Leslie Graves

    There will be wine, cheese, and crackers, too.

    Poetry booked by Geoffrey Gatza, music booked by Christy Davis.

    Curated and with an introduction by Boog City editor David Kirschenbaum



    Location: Sidewalk Café: 94 Ave. A, NYC
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Monday, March 12 2012
  • HOT TEXTS READING SERIES: Kirsten Kaschock, Mark Wunderlich, Adam Fitzgerald

    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. We are back again after February’s amazing reading: it was our biggest crowd yet! Join us this Monday for readings from...

    Kirsten Kaschock is the author of two books of poetry: A Beautiful Name for a Girl (Slope Editions) and Unfathoms (Ahsahta Press). Her first novel, Sleight, was recently published by Coffee House Press. She has earned a Ph.D. in English from the University of Georgia and is currently a doctoral fellow in dance at Temple University. Kirsten lives with her three sons and their father in Philadelphia, where she makes things—sometimes people.

    Mark Wunderlich’s collections of poetry include The Anchorage (1999), winner of the Lambda Literary Award, and Voluntary Servitude (2004). His honors include fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown, the Massachusetts Cultural Council, and the Bread Loaf Writers Conference. Wunderlich has taught writing at Sarah Lawrence College, San Francisco State University, and Bennington College. He lives in New York’s Hudson River Valley. Photo by Mary Jane Dean.

    Adam Fitzgerald is the founding editor of Maggy Poetry Magazine. He teaches creative writing at Rutgers and New School, and lives in the East Village.



    Location: The Way Station: 683 Washington Ave; Brooklyn, NY 11238
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Tuesday, March 20 2012
  • Culture Project's Women Center Stage Festival Presents: A Dance Theater adaptation of Theresa Hak Kyung Cha's Dictee

    Dictee: bells fall a peal to sky

    Conceived and performed by Soomi Kim

    Directed by Suzi Takahashi

    By using the code AF1516 before March 16, $15 tickets for any event in the Festival, limited to 4 tickets per performance.

    Adapted from the groundbreaking literary collage by late Theresa Hak Kyung Cha, DICTEE intertwines the stories of ordinary, mythic, and martyred women—including Korean revolutionary Yu Guan Soon, Joan of Arc, Demeter and Persephone, as well as Cha herself. Korean born, NYC-based performer Soomi Kim uses movement, video, and original music to transpose Cha’s postmodern poetry to the stage .Dictee: bells fall a peal to sky is based on the book Dictee, by Theresa Hak Kyung Cha, copyright The Regents of the University of California, courtesy of the University of California, Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

    Featuring Kiyoko Kashiwagi and Diana Oh

    Music by Jen Shyu

    Additional music by Adam Rogers

    Lighting design by Lucrecia Briceno

    Video by Eric Jiaju Lee

    AD/SM Leta Tremblay

    Also featuring works by Korean American Female artists



    Location: The Living Theatre 21 Clinton St., between Houston & Stanton
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Saturday, March 24 2012
  • Culture Project's Women Center Stage Festival Presents: A Dance Theater adaptation of Theresa Hak Kyung Cha's Dictee

    Dictee: bells fall a peal to sky

    Conceived and performed by Soomi Kim

    Directed by Suzi Takahashi

    Location: Dictee: bells fall a peal to sky

    Conceived and performed by Soomi Kim

    Directed by Suzi Takahashi

    By using the code AF1516 before March 16, $15 tickets for any event in the Festival, limited to 4 tickets per performance.

    Adapted from the groundbreaking literary collage by late Theresa Hak Kyung Cha, DICTEE intertwines the stories of ordinary, mythic, and martyred women—including Korean revolutionary Yu Guan Soon, Joan of Arc, Demeter and Persephone, as well as Cha herself. Korean born, NYC-based performer Soomi Kim uses movement, video, and original music to transpose Cha’s postmodern poetry to the stage .Dictee: bells fall a peal to sky is based on the book Dictee, by Theresa Hak Kyung Cha, copyright The Regents of the University of California, courtesy of the University of California, Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

    Featuring Kiyoko Kashiwagi and Diana Oh

    Music by Jen Shyu

    Additional music by Adam Rogers

    Lighting design by Lucrecia Briceno

    Video by Eric Jiaju Lee

    AD/SM Leta Tremblay

    Also featuring works by Korean American Female artists



    Location: The Living Theatre 21 Clinton St., between Houston & Stanton
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Thursday, March 29 2012
  • Join Belladonna at the CUNY Chapbook Festival
    



Tuesday, April 03 2012
  • Poem. Body. Planet. Need.

    Belladonna Collaborative presents readings by TC Tolbert and Juliana Spahr.

    How can we, as poets, take care of ourselves, our creative work, and the larger planetary body on which we depend? Juliana Spahr and tc tolbert read from new work and discuss. This event is part of the 2011-2012 Belladonna* Material Lives season which calls attention to the material life of the artist, as person, who, in addition to being creator/conspirator to a body of work, possesses a physical body, and real financial, medical and social needs. Bring questions and desire.

    Juliana Spahr is the author of Well Then There Now (Black Sparrow Press, 2011); This Connection of Everyone with Lungs (University of California Press, 2005); Fuck You—Aloha—I Love You (Wesleyan University Press, 2001); and Response (Sun & Moon Press, 1996), winner of the National Poetry Series Award.

    TC Tolbert is a genderqueer, feminist poet and teacher committed to social justice. S/he is a member of Movement Salon, a compositional improvisation group in Tucson, and is the Interview Curator for Trickhouse, an online multi-genre publication. TC’s chapbook, territories of folding, was recently published by Kore Press. His manuscript, Gephyromania, is forthcoming from Ahsahta Press. His poems can be found in Volt, The Pinch, Drunken Boat, Shampoo, A Trunk of Delirium, jubilat, and EOAGH. S/he is the creator of Made for Flight, a youth empowerment project that utilizes creative writing and kite building to commemorate murdered transgender people and dismantle homophobia and transphobia.



    Location: Dixon Place Lounge, 161A Chrystie Street, New York, NY
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Wednesday, April 18 2012
  • Join Belladonna* & R Erica Doyle in celebrating her forthcoming book, Proxy!

    This event will be held in collaboration with Litmus Press and Futurepoem Books as part of the Brooklyn Public Library's Poetry Month.

    Poets from a trio of small, independent poetry presses read their work. R. Erica Doyle’s book, Proxy, is forthcoming from Belladonna. Amy King reads from I Want to Make You Safe from Litmus Press and Jon Leon will read from The Malady of the Century, published by Futurepoem.

    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 in New York City.

    "proxy is an unrequited love story in prose poems, where the landscape of the beloved body becomes the windows of new york city, the deserts of north africa, and the mangroves of the caribbean. proxy is a conversation with the calculus, plotting time and space against the infinite capacities of desire."



    Location: Dweck Center for Contemporary Culture, Central Library, 10 Grand Army Plaza; Brooklyn, NY 11238
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Friday, April 20 2012
  • Anne Waldman and Bobbie Louise Hawkins will read at Naropa University's annual Women of Naropa Reading

    Location: Naropa: 2130 Arapahoe Ave. Boulder, CO
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Monday, April 23 2012
  • HOT TEXTS READING SERIES: Chris Hosea, Jenny Sampirisi, LaTasha N. Nevada Diggs

    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.

    LaTasha N. Nevada Diggs. TwERK. Diverse remixtranslated dutty-tom-gal-DJ-mash-up macaronics aka what happens when Babel reforms through the personal vs persona, cultural identity vs pop media, language vs itself. Belladonna* Spring 2013. Get ready.



    Location: The Way Station: 683 Washington Ave; Brooklyn, NY 11238
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Tuesday, April 24 2012
  • Wendy S. Walters and Albert Mobilio

    Belladonna* celebrates poets Wendy S. Walters and Albert Mobilio for their recent accomplishments and dedication to the literary community. Walters' book, Troy, Michigan, has recently been selected for publication by Futurepoem. Mobilio's book, A Handbook of Phrenology, has also been awarded publication by Black Square Editions.

    Price: $6

    Wendy S. Walters is a co-founder of the First Person Plural Reading Series in Harlem, NY. Her most recent book of poems is Longer I Wait, More You Love Me (Palm Press). She is a 2011 New York Foundation for the Arts Fellow in Poetry. Her poems have recently appeared or are forthcoming in Los Angeles Review, Drunken Boat, Callaloo, HOW2, and Seneca Review, among several others. She has been a nominee for the Essay Prize and her prose has been published or is forthcoming in Bookforum, The Iowa Review, Coldfront, Seneca Review, and Harper’s Magazine.

    Albert Mobilio is the recipient of a Whiting Writers’ Award and the National Book Critics Circle award for reviewing. His work has appeared in Harper’s, Black Clock, Bomb, Cabinet, Open City, and Tin House. Books of poetry include Bendable Siege, The Geographics, Me with Animal Towering, and Touch Wood. He is an assistant professor of literary studies at the New School’s Eugene Lang College and is an editor of Bookforum.



    Location: Dixon Place, 161A Chrystie Street, New York, NY
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Friday, May 04 2012
  • Join Belladonna* at the Emergent Communities Conference

    Location: UC Santa Cruz, California
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Saturday, May 12 2012
  • Start the Presses! Announcing the 10th Annual New York City Independent Publishers Book Party Join Belladonna* in celebrating its new titles!

    Other presses include: Litmus Press, Emergency Press, Future Poem, Hanging Loose, Lunar Chandelier, Roof Books, Talisman, The Figures, Ugly Duckling Press, and United Artists.

    Belladonna* Fifteen Poems by Bobbie Louise Hawkins The Putterer's Notebook by Akilah Oliver The Elders Series, #1-8 Looking Up Harryette Mullen by Barbara Henning

    Emergency Press Gentry by Scott Zieher Drive Me Out of My Mind by Chad Faires

    Future Poem The Malady of the Century by Jon Leon, Sherwood Forest by Camille Roy Late in the Antenna Fields by Alan Gilbert The Source by Noah Eli Gordon

    Hanging Loose What It Is Like: Selected Poems by Charles North Surrender When Leaving Coach by Joel Lewis Threads: More Stories from a New York Life by Steven Schrader Drive-By Vigils by R. Zamora Linmark

    Litmus Press I Want to Make You Safe by Amy King O Bon by Brandon Shimoda Then Go On by Mary Burger Aufgabe #11

    Lunar Chandelier petals, emblems by Lynn Behrendt Deliberate Proof by Vyt Bakaitis Homwork by Joe Elliot Earth after Earth by Toni Simon

    Roof Books Apocalypso by Evelyn Reilly Split the Stick by Mac Wellman Motes by Craig Dworkin Both Poems by Anne Tardos

    Talisman Bursts of Light: The Collected Later Poems by William Bronk The Vanishing Point That Whistles An Anthology of Contemporary Romanian Poetry edited by Mugur, Sorkin and Serea New Poetry from Spain: An Anthology edited by Lopez-Luaces, Lorenz and Lamboy The Spiritual Life of Replicants by Murat Nemet-Nejat

    The Figures White Thought by Tom Clark The Champ by Kenward Elmslie Seeing Out Loud by Jerry Saltz Mon Canard by Stephen Rodefer

    Ugly Duckling Press Apart by Catherine Taylor Emergency Index edited by Yelena Gluzman and Matvei Yankelevich On the Tracks of Wild Game by Tomaž Šalamun, translated by Sonja Kravanja Transfer Fat by Aase Berg, translated by Johannes Göransson

    United Artists Alpha Donut by Matvei Yankelevich Clearview/Lie by Ted Greenwald Night Scales by Chris Tysh The Imperfect by George Tysh



    Location: ZieherSmith Gallery: 516 West 20th Street, NYC
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Tuesday, May 22 2012
  • HOT TEXTS READING SERIES: Kate Schapira, Melissa Broder, HR Hegnauer

    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.


    Location: The Way Station: 683 Washington Ave; Brooklyn, NY 11238
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Wednesday, September 19 2012
  • In Aporia: The Annual Akilah Oliver Memorial Reading

    co-sponsored by Belladonna* Collaborative

    The annual Akilah Oliver Memorial Reading at The New School honors the memory of Akilah Oliver, a radical poet, professor, feminist, and activist. The second of this annual reading series, this event will feature the work of Nick Von Kleist, Krystal Languell, Wendy S. Walters, and Eileen Myles.

    Nick Von Kleist is a current senior at Eugene Lang College of the New School, where he studies Literature, Chinese and Fine Arts. Nick has been published on the online zine ShortfastandDeadly in London, where he also did many readings at the Woodburner. In New York, Nick has read at Bowwow at the Bowery Poetry Center.

    Krystal Languell is a graduate of the MFA program at New Mexico State University, where she won the Mercedes Jacobs Thesis Award. Her first book, Call the Catastrophists, was published by BlazeVox in 2011. Her poems have appeared in Barn Owl Review, DIAGRAM, esque and elsewhere, and her reviews and interviews have been published online at NewPages and Coldfront. Founder of the feminist literary journal Bone Bouquet, she is part of the Belladonna Collaborative in Brooklyn and teaches writing at the Borough of Manhattan Community College and Pratt Institute.

    Wendy S. Walters is the author of Troy, Michigan (forthcoming from Futurepoem Books in 2013), Longer I Wait, More You Love Me (2009) and a chapbook, Birds of Los Angeles (2005), both published by Palm Press (Long Beach, CA). She is a 2011 New York Foundation for the Arts Fellow in Poetry. Walters’ poetry has been recognized with residency fellowships from Bread Loaf, MacDowell, Cave Canem and Yaddo, and her poems have recently appeared or are forthcoming in Drunken Boat, Los Angeles Review, Callaloo, HOW2, Natural Bridge, Seneca Review and the Yalobusha Review, among several others. She has been a nominee for the Essay Prize and her prose has been published or is forthcoming in Bookforum, The Iowa Review, Coldfront, Seneca Review, Seattle Review, and Harper’s Magazine. She is also a co-founder of the First Person Plural Reading Series in Harlem with Amy Benson and Stacy Parker Le Melle.

    Eileen Myles is from Boston and moved to New York in 1974 to be a poet. Eileen has published 18 collections of poetry, fiction, and nonfiction most recently Snowflake/different streets (poetry), and Inferno (a poet’s novel). Also The Importance of Being Iceland: Travel Essays in Art (2009) for which she received a Warhol/Creative Capital art writers grant. She is a 2012 Guggenheim fellow. She lives in New York.



    Location: Lang Café, Eugene Lang College, 65 W 11th Street
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Friday, September 21 2012
  • Brooklyn Book Festival Bookends Event: The Third Annual Brooklyn Indie Party!

    Featuring A Public Space, Akashic Books, Archipelago Books, Armchair/Shotgun, Belladonna Series, Black Balloon Publishing, BOMB Magazine, Electric Literature’s Recommended Reading, Ig Publishing, Litmus Press, Melville House, Patasola Press, powerHouse Books, Stonecutter, Tin House, Ugly Duckling Presse, and Vulgar Marsala Press

    Drinks, refreshments, and music from DJ Johnny Temple

    The Brooklyn Book Festival has become one of the premier literary festivals in the country, featuring great authors and publishers from within the borough and around the world. Greenlight is proud to be a vendor at this year’s BKBF, and to participate in the Bookends project: a series of events before and after the Festival to extend the celebration of all things literary throughout the borough. On Friday night, Greenlight once again partners with some of Brooklyn’s best independent book and magazine publishers to throw a Brooklyn-sized party celebrating the spirit of literary independence in Brooklyn with food, drinks and music! Partygoers will mingle with the borough’s great authors and publishers, discover new works, and kick off Brooklyn Book Festival weekend.



    Location: Greenlight Bookstore: 686 Fulton Street, Brooklyn, NY 11217
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Sunday, September 23 2012
  • Brooklyn Book Festival

    Sharing a table with Litmus Press at the book fair!


    Location: Brooklyn Borough Hall and Plaza, 209 Joralemon Street, Brooklyn NY 11201
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Monday, September 24 2012
  • WE ARE THEATRE - a speak out against sexism in theatre

    Co-sponsored by Belladonna* Collaborative

    Guerrilla Girls On Tour! along with 50/50 in 2020 and the Women’s Initiative members of the Dramatists Guild have organized this event because we agree that the continued exclusion of women from the main stages of global theatre is unacceptable.

    WE ARE THEATRE is an evening of monologues, skits, songs and scenes about sexism in theatre. Participants include Theresa Rebeck, Kate Bornstein, Shay Youngblood, Brighde Mullins, Caridad Svich, Andrea Lepcio, Honor Molloy, Kathleen Warnock, Laura Shamas, Penny Jackson, Lauren Ferebee, Sheilah Rae, Paula Cizmar, Velina Hasu Houston, Sarah Duncan, Thelma Virata de Castro, Tiffany Antone and Guerrilla Girls On Tour.

    The one night only event is supported by Women’s Project and Productions, the LA Female Playwrights Initiative, Hollaback!, Hedgebrook, Live Girls! Theater, The Queen’s Company, Judith Shakespeare Company, Guerrilla Girls Broad Band, Little Black Dress INK, Nashville Dramaturgy Project, Looking for Lilith, Tap It New Works Ensemble Theatre and Gloria Steinam.



    Location: Cherry Lane Theatre; 38 Commerce Street, New York, NY 10014
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Thursday, September 27 2012
  • Transfeminism in Literature: Reading and Discussion

    Suggested donation: $5

    What is transfeminism? How does it redefine genre and gender poetics? Join Belladonna* as we host Transfeminism in Literature, a reading and discussion investigating transfeminist theory in contemporary literature, featuring poets Trish Salah, Tim Trace Peterson and critics Nicholas Birns and TL Cowan. Discussion will be moderated by poet Joy Ladin.

    This event was funded in part by Poets & Writers, Inc. through public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, in partnership with the City Council. This event is made possible through Poets House's Literary Partner Program.

    SalahTrish Salah is a lecturer at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, University of Toronto. Her research addresses the contemporary emergence of transgender literatures and the cultural politics of transnational anti-trafficking movements. Her writing has appeared in a wide range of journals and anthologies, most recently Selling Sex, Contested Imaginaries, Cordite Poetry Review, No More Potlucks and Feminist Studies. Her first book of poetry, Wanting in Arabic, was published by TSAR in 2002, and her new book, Lyric Sexology, is forthcoming.

    PetersonTim Trace Peterson is the author of Since I Moved In (Chax Press) and Violet Speech (2nd Avenue Poetry), and the editor/publisher of EOAGH. Peterson is co-editing, with TC Tolbert, Troubling the Line: Trans and Genderqueer Poetry and Poetics (Nightboat Books / EOAGH) and co-editing with Gregory Laynor the forthcoming Collected Writings of Gil Ott (Chax Press). From 2009-2012, Peterson curated the TENDENCIES: Poetics & Practice talks series at CUNY Graduate Center.

    Nicholas Birns is on the faculty of Eugene Lang College, the New School, where he teaches courses on post-1900 American and British fiction, literary theory, Shakespeare, and the history of literary genres and traditions. He is the author of Understanding Anthony Powell (University of South Carolina Press, 2004) and the co-editor of A Companion to Australian Literature Since 1900 (Camden House, 2007), which was named a CHOICE Outstanding Academic Book of the Year for 2008 and of Vargas Llosa and Latin American Politics (Palgrave. 2010). His book Theory After Theory: An Intellectual History of Literary Theory From 1950 to the Early 21st Century appeared from Broadview in 2010, and his edited anthology Cultural Encounter will appear from Salem Press in 2012.

    CowanT.L. Cowan teaches feminist and queer performance, literary and cultural studies at Eugene Lang College and in the School of Media Studies at The New School. T.L. has shown work in venues including Montreal’s Edgy Women Festival, Edmonton’s Visualeyez, Poetry Gabriola, and Toronto’s Festival of Original Theatre. Her performance work includes The Twisted She Project—an intermedial collaborative performance collage that deals with the perversities of contemporary queer femininity—and the ongoing video and performance cycle, Forgiving Medjugorje—a meditation on sex, religion, reconciliation and money. She is also co-convener of DYKE CHECK! Queer Takes on the Revolution, a stage for trans* feminist and queer political performance at Dixon Place, and she is the author of GLITTERfesto: An Open Call For A Revolutionary Movement Of Activist Performance Based On The Premise That Social Justice is Fabulous. You can regularly find T.L. concocting GLITTERactions on the streets of New York City, where she lives.

    Joy Ladin, Gottesman Professor of English at Stern College for Women of Yeshiva University, is the first out transgender employee of an Orthodox Jewish institution. She is the author of a recently-published memoir of transition, Through the Door of Life: A Jewish Journey Between Genders and six books of poetry, including recently-published The Definition of Joy, and two collections that address transgender issues, Forward Fives award winner Coming to Life and Lambda Literary Award finalist Transmigration.



    Location: Poets House, 10 River Terrace, NYC
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Sunday, September 30 2012
  • Julie Patton performance

    Location: The Stone: 2nd St and Avenue C, New York City Ladin
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Wednesday, October 10 2012
  • Celebrating New Work from 2012 CLMP Face Out Grantees including Kristin Prevallet's Everywhere Here and in Brooklyn

    Short readings by:

    Cynthia Cruz, The Glimmering Room, Four Way Books

    Farrah Field, Wolf and Pilot, Four Way Books

    Michael C. Leong, Cutting Time with A Knife, Black Square Editions

    Dan Machlin reading for Frances Richard, Anarch, Futurepoem Books

    Dan Magers, Partyknife, Birds, LLC

    Kristin Prevallet, Everywhere Here and in Brooklyn, Belladonna Books

    About CLMP's Face Out Program: Designed to maximize the visibility of emerging writers, the Council of Literary Magazines and Presses’ Face Out Program supports exceptional writers in partnership with their publishers to put a spotlight on important new experimental titles.

    FREE



    Location: NYU Bookstore, 726 Broadway, NYC
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Friday, October 12 2012
  • Bees in High Court and Everywhere: A Belladonna* Book Party for Kristin Prevallet and Tonya Foster

    Come celebrate new Belladonna* titles!

    Everywhere Here and in Brooklyn by Kristin Prevallet

    A Swarm of Bees in High Court by Tonya Foster

    This event was funded in part by Poets & Writers, Inc. through public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs.



    Location: Email for address
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Saturday, October 27 2012
  • Root of a Dream: Poets House Members' Sleepover

    Join Poets House for an unforgettable evening spent reading, writing and dreaming the "poetry of the night" in the dimmed stacks of their library. Poet Kristin Prevallet returns for a second year to lead our group.

    This is a special event open only to Poets House Members. Space is limited. For details and registration contact Krista Manrique: (212) 431-7920 ext. 2830, or email krista@poetshouse.org.

    To become a Poets House member, click here.

    $75—includes writing and discussion led by Kristin Prevallet, evening refreshments and breakfast.



    Location: Poets House, 10 River Terrace, New York, NY 10282
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Thursday, November 15 2012
  • IOVIS Reading

    A group/polyvocal performance from Anne Waldman's famous book The Iovis Trilogy: Colors in the Mechanism of Concealment featuring her own reading with her son, Ambrose Bye, playing music. The Iovis Trilogy is the winner of Pen Center USA's Poetry Award for 2012.

    Other readers include Mei-mei Berssenbrugge, Ana Bozicevic, Amy King, Julie Patton, and Stacy Szymaszek. Refreshments to follow.

    This event is made possible through the Poets House Literary Partners Space Rental Program.

    $10 Donations suggested. No one turned away.



    Location: Poets House, 10 River Terrace, New York, NY 10282
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Saturday, November 17 2012
  • Audre Lorde & Adrienne Rich Marathon Reading

    7:00 pm: Belladonna Collaborative facilitates

    8:00: R. Erica Doyle looks at the working relationship between Audre Lorde & Adrienne Riche

    Audre Lorde & Adrienne Rich Marathon Reading

    The Lesbian Herstory Archives (LHA) is celebrating the lives and contributions of Audre Lorde and Adrienne Rich with a marathon reading of their work. Their work and presence as poets, theorists, activists and teachers inspired decades of anti-racist, feminist, and lesbian feminist thought and activism. We will read from their poetry and essays, as well as Audre Lorde's biomythography, Zami, and Adrienne Rich's autobiographical reflections, Institution of Motherhood. We will have access to their unpublished papers housed at the Archives, Lorde's lectures and talks, recordings of Lorde and Rich reading their work and together in conversation. In addition, artifacts from their archival collections, including a photo exhibition featuring images of Lorde, will be displayed and passed around. We especially welcome your memories and thoughts on their impact on your own life and work.

    This event marks the twentieth anniversary of Audre Lorde's transition to becoming an ancestor and the year of Adrienne Rich's transition/passing. This joint celebration will honor their life-long dialogue on issues that remain critical in our lives.

    Items from the life and work of both Lorde and Rich will be on display throughout the day. In addition, light refreshemnets will be served throughout the day.

    Suggested donations will be collected at the door ($5-10, more if/less if, no one will be turned away)



    Location: The Lesbian Herstory Archives, 484 14th Street, Brooklyn, New York 11215
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Friday, December 14 2012
  • Belladonna* Benefit Party! Join Bellaonna for an Open Studio Benefit Party with guest poet DJs, tarot, drinks, food, and door prizes

    This year Belladonna* is hosting a benefit dance party in our Brooklyn studio space. The party will feature Poet DJs Bill Mazza, Marcella Durand, Dan Magers, Hanna Andrews, Adam Fitzgerald, and LaTasha Diggs, as well as palm reading by Melissa Buzzeo, tarot readings by Ana Božičević, and on-site hypnotherapist Kristin Prevallet.

    This benefit party is supported by our terrific committee members including Anna Moschovakis, Matvei Yankelevich, Jennifer Firestone, Lila Zemborain, and Krystal Languell, Mia Bruner, Karl Leone, Zee Whitesides, Kylee Weiss, Rae Winkelstein-Duveneck, Cara Benson, Caroline Crumpacker, Marcella Durand, HR Hegnauer, Barabara Henning, Rachel Levitsky, Kristin Prevallet, Emily Skillings, Adam Tobin, Chris Loccisano, Jenny Awasano, Hanna Andrews, Dan Magers, Bill Mazza, Adam Fitzgerald, LaTasha N. Nevada Diggs, Leah Souffrant, Carley Moore, and Paige Taggart.

    Free drinks courtesy of Brooklyn Brewery and Rathbones Pub!

    Sponsored by: Brooklyn Brewery, Rathbones Pub, The Center for Mindbody Studies



    Location: The Belladonna Studio, 925 Bergen Street; Suite 405; Brooklyn, New York 11238
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Tuesday, February 19 2013
  • Belladonna*s: Made of These, a reading from our wonderful interns Karl Leone and Mia Bruner with guest Christine Hou

    Belladonna* acknowledges the valuable contributions of our interns, who often volunteer their time to support our publications and events in exchange for college credit or simply our gratitude. While we're unable to compensate interns and volunteers with wages, we find unique ways to express our gratitude--including this event! Two graduating seniors at The New School, Mia Bruner and Karl Leone, are joined by guest poet Christine Hou in a pairing designed to illustrate the transition from college to early career.

    Mia Bruner grew up in Los Angeles and moved to New York in 2009 to attend The New School where she co-founded The Annual Akilah Oliver Memorial Reading at Eugene Lang College and the New School's Experimental Writing Collective. Her work has appeared in RELEASE, Cuntry Living, Modulo, 11 1/2, The Failed Anthology, and The Isis. She was shortlisted for the Oxonian Review Poetry competition in February 2012, and has worked with Belladonna*, a hub of feminist literary action in Brooklyn, since 2009.

    Karl Leone is a New York based actor, poet, and playwright. Recent NY stage credits include: Bertolt Brecht's The Judith of Shimoda at La MaMa (Dir. Zishan Ugurlu, American Premiere), Our Town at La Tea (Dir. Leon Ingulsrud), and Dr. Coulmier in Marat/Sade with The Queens Players (Dir. Kelly Johnson, Indie Theater Award Nomination: Best Supporting Actor) Film: Speak (Ivan Ratner), Question & Answer (Dir. Sam Kressner) and Ira Sach's Keep The Lights On. More recently, Karl has been pursuing an internship at Belladonna* in honor of his late teacher, Akilah Oliver. He has gathered two collections of poetry and performance texts respectively titled: Castrate Tea/Bags (2009) and which mother [Earth] is mine for the taking? (2011). A play inspired by Oliver's poem In Aporia, titled The Shades of Our Eyes is currently looking for a home in the theater for Spring but is available online as an audio drama (prod.Victor Gurbo and Co., 2011). New School: Eugene Lang College Class of 2013.

    Christine Shan Shan Hou is a poet, artist, and critic living in Brooklyn, NY. Publications include Accumulations (Publication Studio, 2010) and C O N C R E T E S O U N D (Norte Maar, 2011), a collaborative artist’s book with Audra Wolowiec. Additional poems appear, or are forthcoming in Weekday, EOAGH, Parallelograms, Bone Bouquet, and A Science. She has curated exhibitions at Art in General, Jack the Pelican Presents, and The Abrons Arts Center. Her awards include The Flow Chart Foundation/The Academy for American Poets and the Zora Neale Hurston Scholarship. In 2011, she completed a residency at Mount Tremper Arts in partnership with The Brooklyn Rail. She is currently the Managing and Program Director for iLAND (Interdisciplinary Laboratory for Art Nature and Dance) and writes on performance for The Brooklyn Rail, The Performance Club, Hyperallergic Weekend, Idiom and Critical Correspondence.

    FREE



    Location: Dixon Place Lounge: 161A Chrystie Street, New York, NY
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Tuesday, March 05 2013
  • Queer Masculinity

    Queer Masculinity

    Ronaldo Wilson, Stephen Motika, Brian Pietras, Judith Jack Halberstam, Mark Wunderlich

    Writers from poetic, literary, and scholarly backgrounds engage with the notion of 21st century queer masculinity. This event asks a variety of writers to respond to representations of queer men in popular culture, from the fight for marriage equality to music videos and beyond. Each will present his own work in discussion with fellow panelists, and the audience will be invited to continue the conversation.

    Jack Halberstam is Professor of American Studies and Ethnicity, Gender Studies and Comparative Literature at the University of Southern California. Halberstam is the author of five books including: Gothic Horror and the Technology of Monsters (Duke UP, 1995), Female Masculinity (Duke UP, 1998), In A Queer Time and Place (NYU Press, 2005), The Queer Art of Failure (Duke UP, 2011) and Gaga Feminism: Sex, Gender, and the End of Normal (Beacon Press, 2012) and has written articles that have appeared in numerous journals, magazines and collections. Halberstam is currently working on several projects including a book on queer anarchy. Halberstam has co-edited a number of anthologies including Posthuman Bodies with Ira Livingston (Indiana University Press, 1995) and a special issue of Social Text with Jose Munoz and David Eng titled “What’s Queer About Queer Studies Now?”

    Stephen Motika is the author of Western Practice (2012) and the editor of Tiresias: The Collected Poems of Leland Hickman (2009). He is also the author of two poetry chapbooks, Arrival and at Mono (2007) and In the Madrones (2011). His articles and poems have appeared in Another Chicago Magazine, BOMB, The Brooklyn Review, Eleven Eleven, The Poetry Project Newsletter, among other publications. A 2010-2011 Lower Manhattan Cultural Council Workspace Resident, he is the program director at Poets House and the publisher of Nightboat Books.

    Brian Pietras is a doctoral candidate in the English Department at Rutgers University, where he focuses on gender and sexuality in early modern England. His paper on androgyny in Lady Mary Wroth's Urania won the Society for the Study of Early Modern Women's prize for the best Graduate Student Conference Presentation of 2011.

    Ronaldo V. Wilson is the author of Narrative of the Life of the Brown Boy and the White Man (University of Pittsburgh, 2008), winner of the 2007 Cave Canem Poetry Prize, and Poems of the Black Object (Futurepoem Books, 2009), winner of the Thom Gunn Award and the Asian American Literary Award in Poetry in 2010. Co-founder of the Black Took Collective, Wilson is also a Visiting Assistant Professor of Poetry, Fiction and Literature in the Literature Department of the University of California, Santa Cruz. His latest book, Farther Traveler: Poetry, Prose, Other, is forthcoming from Counterpath Press in 2013.

    Mark Wunderlich is the author of three volumes of poems, the most recent of which is The Earth Avails, forthcoming from Graywolf Press. He has published poems in Tin House, Poetry, Paris Review, The Yale Review, Slate and elsewhere, and his work is widely anthologized. He teaches in the graduate writing programs at Columbia University and Bennington College, where he also teaches undergraduate literature and directs Poetry at Bennington, a series of residencies by prominent American poets. He lives in New York's Hudson Valley.

    $12 at the door. $10 students & seniors. FREE CHAPBOOK



    Location: Dixon Place Theater: 161A Chrystie Street, New York, NY
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Thursday, March 07 2013
  • Join Belladonna* at the AWP conference

    We'll be at the bookfair in the Table X section.


    Location: Hynes Convention Center, Boston, MA
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  • R. Erica Doyle will read as part of "Intersecting Lineages," an AWP Off-Site Reading

    Location: Make Shift: 549 Columbus Ave; Boston, MA
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Friday, March 08 2013
  • Holding It Down: The Veterans' Dreams Project

    Holding It Down: The Veterans' Dreams Project

    LaTasha N. Nevada Diggs will be part of this ensemble as an electronic vocalist

    Conceived and Created by Vijay Iyer and Mike Ladd with Maurice Decaul, Directed by Patricia McGregor $38/$25/$15 military & senior/student, for ages 12+



    Location: Lang Theatre, Washington, D.C.
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Saturday, March 09 2013
  • Holding It Down: The Veterans' Dream Project

    Saturday, March 9, 2013; 2 pm & 8 pm

    Holding It Down: The Veterans' Dreams Project

    LaTasha N. Nevada Diggs will be part of this ensemble as an electronic vocalist

    Conceived and Created by Vijay Iyer and Mike Ladd with Maurice Decaul, Directed by Patricia McGregor

    $38/$25/$15 military & senior/student, for ages 12+



    Location: Lang Theatre, Washington, D.C.
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Saturday, March 16 2013
  • LaTasha N. Nevada Diggs and Alison Hedgecoke reading

    This event is free and open to the public.


    Location: Manhattanville College: East Room, Reid Hall, 2900 Purchase St, Purchase, NY
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Thursday, April 04 2013
  • LaTasha N. Nevada Diggs reads as part of the Women Writers of the Diaspora Series

    LaTasha N. Nevada Diggs reads as part of the Women Writers of the Diaspora Series, with book signing to follow. This series moderated by Celesti Colds Fechter, Ph.D, associate dean for Academic Services, The New School for Public Engagement, celebrates the literature written by women across the African Diaspora (African-American, Afro-Caribbean, Afro-Latina, Afro-European, Afro-Asian, and continental African).

    Admission: Free; seating is limited; reservations required by calling or emailing:

    Phone: 212.229.5615

    Email: nspe301@newschool.edu



    Location: Hirshon Suite/ 55 West 13th Street, 2nd floor, New York, NY
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Friday, April 05 2013
  • Race in Writing and Art with LaTasha N. Nevada Diggs, Robin Hayes, Tavia Nyong'o, and Laimah Osman

    hosted by the New School’s Experimental Writing Collective in collaboration with the New School’s Social Justice Initiative.


    Location: The New School's Kellen Auditorium: 66 5th Ave, New York, NY
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  • R. Erica Doyle reading

    The Glitter Pomegranate Performance Series Celebrates Poetry History Month featuring: R. Erica Doyle, Tai Freedom-Ford, Veronica Golos, Rosamond King hosted by Cheryl Boyce-Taylor.

    2 drink minimum, no cover.



    Location: Eve's Lounge: 769 Washington Avenue, Brooklyn, NY
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Wednesday, April 10 2013
  • El Museo del Barrio curated and hosted by LaTasha N. Nevada Diggs

    Featuring Michael Paul Britto, D'Lo, ariel robello, and Alexandro Segade

    Admission: Free, RSVP required


    



Friday, April 12 2013
  • Habana/Harlem: Crossing Harlem

    Performed by the Habana/Harlem® all-star group featuring Onel Mulet, multi-instrumentalist/composer and Roman Diaz, master percussionist, joined by special guests Antoine Roney, saxophonist/composer, LaTasha N. Nevada Diggs, singer, and 8-year old jazz prodigy, Kojo Roney, drummer, this far-reaching evening transcends land, time, and space as it debuts new arrangements by Mulet of original works by key 20th century Harlem composers.

    $30; Members $25; Under 30 $15



    Location: Leonard Nimoy Thalia at Symphony Space
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Saturday, April 13 2013
  • R. Erica Doyle reading at the Rainbow Book Fair

    Be a part of the most exciting LGBT book event in the U.S. The 5th Annual New York Rainbow Book Fair will feature more than 1OO publishers, writers, poets, editors, booksellers, and the 15OO+ readers who love and buy their books—from the serious to the wild, from the zany to the super hot. Rainbow Book Fair is open to the public with book discounts and giveaways.


    Location: Holiday Inn Midtown: 440 W. 57th Street (between 9th & 10th), NYC
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Tuesday, April 16 2013
  • Book Launch party for LaTasha N. Nevada Diggs and R. Erica Doyle

    Location: Accola Griefen Gallery: 547 W 27th St, New York, NY
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Friday, April 19 2013
  • EMP (Experience Music Project) Conference, NYU

    Migrant Locals, a panel

    Jace Clayton (aka DJ /Rupture)

    Jazmin Soto (aka Venus X)

    "Chief" Boima Tucker

    Larisa Mann (aka DJ Ripley)

    LaTasha N. Nevada Diggs

    Hosting by Wayne Marshall (Harvard University / wayneandwax)


    



Wednesday, April 24 2013
  • Beyond Relief: Two Writers' Work & Words : CELINA SU & ARIANA REINES; moderated by Alissa Quart

    Join us for a reading and conversation with activist writers Celina Su and Ariana Reines as they read poetry and prose, ask and answer questions, hold forth, and generally illuminate the politics and poetics of their original, radical, "relief" work on the Thai-Burmese border and Haiti respectively.

    Cost $5

    Celina Su was born in São Paulo and lives in Brooklyn. She is an Associate Professor of Political Science at the City University of New York. Her writing has appeared in both academic and literary journals, including n+1, Aufgabe, Critical Policy Studies, and Boston Review, and her honors include the Berlin Prize, the Whiting Award for Excellence in Teaching, an Academy of American Poets prize, and fellowships from Saltonstall, The Millay Colony, and Bread Loaf. She teaches political science at the City University of New York, and she’s written two books on education policy and grassroots activism. She co-founded the Burmese Refugee Project in Thailand in 2001and received her Ph.D. in Urban Studies from MIT.

    Ariana Reines was born in Salem, Massachusetts. Books include The Cow (Alberta Prize, Fence 2006), Coeur de Lion (Mal-O-Mar 2007, Fence 2011), Mercury (Fence 2011). Her play Telephone was commissioned and produced by the Foundry Theatre in 2009, winning two Obies. Book-length translations include The Little Black Book of Griselidis Real: Days and Nights of an Anarchist Whore by Jean-Luc Hennig (Semiotext(e) 2009), My Heart Laid Bare by Charles Baudelaire (Mal-O-Mar 2009), and Preliminary Materials for a Theory of the Young-Girl by TIQQUN (Semiotext(e) 2012). She has read and performed at venues including Works+Process at the Guggenheim, MoMA Print Studio, The Swiss Institute, and many others, and has led workshops as Roberta C. Holloway Lecturer at UC Berkeley and at The Poetry Project, Poets House, and Columbia University. Recent experiments in visionary poetics include ANCIENT EVENINGS at 208Bowery, THE WOLF AND THE DOG at The New School, and THE OPENING OF THE MOUTH in Santa Fe, NM. New texts have appeared in Grey, Parkett, Triple Canopy, and Film Comment, and a new production of Telephone is being mounted by Theatre Ninjas in Cleveland this Spring. Ariana is working on a new book and a screenplay. She lives in Queens.

    Alissa Quart is the author of two non-fiction books, Branded (Basic Books, 2003) and Hothouse Kids (Penguin Press, 2006), and the forthcoming Republic of Outsiders: The Power of Amateurs, Dreamers and Rebels. She has written features for The New York Times Magazine, Marie Claire and many other publications. In 2012, she has contributed regular reported opinion pieces to The New York Times Sunday Review and New York and her work has appeared in 2013 in The Atlantic, Reuters and The Atavist. An adjunct professor at Columbia University's Graduate School of Journalism, she was a 2010 Nieman Fellow at Harvard University and is a contributing editor and columnist and blogger for Columbia Journalism Review. She is editor at large of The Atavist, a publisher of non-fiction multi-media eBooks. Her poetry has appeared in the London Review of Books, The Awl, Fence, Open City, Feminist Studies and many other publications. She is the author of the poetry chapbook Solarized (2002).



    Location: Poets House: 10 River Terrace, New York City
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Friday, April 26 2013
  • LaTasha N. Nevada Diggs and Emily Skillings

    Center for Book Arts Broadsides Reading Series

    



Thursday, May 09 2013
  • Start the Presses!

    Start the Presses! 11th Annual NYC Independent Publishers Book Party celebrates new Belladonna books, along with new books from The Figures, Future Poem, Litmus, O Book, Lunar Chandelier, Pressed Wafer, Roof, Talisman, Ugly Duckling, and Zieher- Smith.


    Location: ZieherSmith Gallery, 516 W. 20th Street, NYC
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Tuesday, May 14 2013
  • Jayne Cortez & Sekou Sundiata: The Legacy Conversation Revisited Dialogue and Book Signing with Tracie Morris, Cornelius Eady, LaTasha N. Nevada Diggs

    Presented by Cave Canem

    



Saturday, May 18 2013
  • R. Erica Doyle reads for the BLT Salon Series

    R. Erica Doyle reads for the BLT Salon Series with Bliss Broyard, Aisha Cousins, Cynthia Cruz, Natalia Gianella, Julie Kantor, Emily Raboteau, Eugenia Semjonova, and Lauren Whitehead.


    Location: Contact for location
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Tuesday, May 28 2013
  • R. Erica Doyle reads for the Mental Marginalia Series

    Location: The West Brooklyn, 379 Union Ave., Brooklyn, NY
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Friday, May 31 2013
  • Rachel Levistky and LaTasha Diggs read in the Stain of Poetry series

    Location: Goodbye Blue Monday: 1087 Broadway, Brooklyn, NY
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Wednesday, June 12 2013
  • CLMP Faceout culminating event to celebrate R. Erica Doyle's Proxy and LaTasha Diggs's Twerk

    Location: Housing Works Used Bookstore and Cafe 126 Crosby Street, New York, NY 10012
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Wednesday, July 03 2013
  • Thomas Hirschhorn and The Gramsci Monument Project

    Gramsci Monument is the fourth and final work in Thomas Hirschhorn’s series of “monuments” dedicated to major writers and thinkers of the twentieth century, which initiated in 1999 with Spinoza Monument (Amsterdam, The Netherlands) and was followed by Deleuze Monument (Avignon, France) in 2000 and Bataille Monument (Kassel, Germany) in 2002. Gramsci Monument will be located on the grounds of a housing development and take the form of a temporary pavilion with a theater stage, a library of Antonio Gramsci’s books, a public lounge, an internet corner, a workshop area with carpentry tools, and a food kiosk. Daily and weekly programs will include: lectures by scholars on Antonio Gramsci, poetry readings and workshops, open microphone event, art workshops led by Thomas Hirschhorn, field trips organized by the ambassador, and a play, titled Gramsci Body.

    Gramsci Monument will be open daily from 9 am to 6 pm.

    Presented by Dia Art Foundation


    



Thursday, July 18 2013
  • Free: Amplified

    curated and organized by LaTasha N. Nevada Diggs, invokes, remixes and deconstructs Sekou Sundiata’s Free (1977), his only published book of poetry. This multimedia concert features a generation of New York and L.A. based poets and performing artists who came of age in the 1990s as well as a new generation of poets in their twenties inspired by both Sundiata and his heirs. Free: Amplified’s ensemble features HPrizm (Anti-Pop Consortium), Tamar-kali, Douglas Kearney, Patrick Rosal, Kamala Sankaram, Jasiri, Val-Jeanty, Kassa Overall, and Lisette Santiago.

    Co-commissioned by Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts for Target Free Thursdays and co-sponsored by Poetry Society of America. Produced by MAPP International for Blink Your Eyes: Sekou Sundiata Revisited Free: Entrance is on a first come first served basis; seating is limited

    Free: Amplified, David Rubenstein Atrium at Lincoln Center


    



Tuesday, July 30 2013
  • Poets House Showcase Readings: with Dorothea Lasky (Wave Books), Dean Kostos (Spuyten Duyvil) and LaTasha N. Nevada Diggs (Belladonna)

    Location: Kray Hall 10 River Terrace, New York, NY 10282
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Wednesday, July 31 2013
  • Thomas Hirschorn: The Gramsci Monument featuring LaTasha N. Nevada Diggs

    Sponsored by Dia Art Foundation


    Location: Forest Houses, The Bronx
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Saturday, August 03 2013
  • R. Erica Doyle featured at OutWrite 2013

    Poet R. Erica Doyle comes to The DC Center to read from her book Proxy. This reading is in conjunction with Dan Vera, Daniel Nathan Terry, and Michael Klein who will be reading from their poetry works as well at this panel.


    Location: The DC Center, Washington, DC
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  • La Casita at Lincoln Center Out-of-Doors

    LaTasha N. Nevada Diggs will be this year's M.C.

    Lincoln Center Out-of-Doors will dedicate La Casita 2013 to the memory of Sekou Sundiata, who performed at its inaugural edition in 2001. La Casita offers urban poetry, spoken word, and the musical and poetic expressions of traditional and contemporary cultures in two marathon performances featuring 15 artists, presented in consecutive days at Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts and Teatro Pregones. La Casita’s emcee, LaTasha N. Nevada Diggs, will share the poetry of Sekou Sundiata between the sets of the invited spoken word and musical artists. Lincoln Center Out of Doors is sponsored by Bank of America.


    



Friday, August 09 2013
  • La Casa Azul Bookstore

    A reading and conversation with Edwin Torres and LaTasha N. Nevada Diggs


    Location: 143 E. 103rd Street New York, NY 10029 (between Lexington & Park Ave, steps away from the 6 train - 103rd street stop)
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Saturday, September 07 2013
  • HOT TEXTS READING SERIES: Daniela Olszewska , Audrey Zee Whitesides, Cassandra Gillig, Rickey Laurentiis

    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.

    Daniela Olszewska is the author of three full-length collections of poetry: cloudfang : : cakedirt (Horse Less Press, 2012), True Confessions of an Escapee From The Capra Facility for Wayward Girls (Spittoon Press, 2013), and the recently-released Citizen J (Artifice, 2013). She sits on Switchback Books’ Board of Directors and teaches writing in correctional facilities and community colleges. Daniela was born in Poland and received her MFA from University of Alabama, but she self-identifies as a Chicagoan.

    Audrey Zee Whitesides is a poet and musician born in Elizabethtown, Kentucky. Her poetry and cultural writing has appeared or is forthcoming in/on Autostraddle, WONDER, and Bone Bouquet among others, and she’s the author of several DIY chapbooks. She also leads Brooklyn trans punk band Little Waist.

    Cassandra Gillig is a poet and new media artist from Chicago, IL. She is co-author of the mimeo-chap I Went to Believe [Ben Roylance] (w/ Ben Roylance; Minutes Books, 2013) and poetry editor for Epiphany Magazine. Her work has appeared or is forthcoming in Artifice, Black Warrior Review, HOUSEFIRE, Red Lightbulbs, and CBS News. She lives in New Brunswick, NJ.

    Rickey Laurentiis is the recipient of 2013 Creative Writing Fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts and a 2012 Ruth Lilly Fellowship from the Poetry Foundation. He has also received fellowships and scholarships from the Atlantic Center for the Arts, the Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference, the Cave Canem Foundation, the Civitella Ranieri Foundation in Italy, the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, as well as a Chancellor’s Graduate Fellowship from Washington University in St Louis where he received his MFA. His poems have appeared or are forthcoming in Boston Review, Callaloo, Feminist Studies, Fence, Indiana Review, jubilat, The New York Times, Oxford American and Poetry. Born and raised in New Orleans, Louisiana, Rickey currently resides in Brooklyn, New York.



    Location: The Way Station: 683 Washington Ave; Brooklyn, NY 11238; 21+, donation
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Sunday, September 15 2013
  • R. Erica Doyle reading with Lauren Shufran

    FREE


    Location: Poetry Center, HUM 512, San Francisco State University
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Saturday, September 21 2013
  • B[E]ARING THE LINE, FREE[K]ING YOUR MIND

    Saturday - Sunday, September 21-22, 2013

    B[E]ARING THE LINE, FREE[K]ING YOUR MIND: Two-day Intensive Writing Workshop with R. Erica Doyle through the Millay Colony

    Join us for this exciting, two-day writing workshop in at the Trisha Brown studios! How can we find language for the unspeakable ecstatic, the disastrous? How can we counter exposition with composition? How can we distill spillage, leakage and carnage with an eye towards not only our own liberation, but the planet's? In this workshop, through exercises and readings, we will trouble and excite the writer inside and see what new moves we can make.

    Weekend Workshop Schedule: We will begin each four-hour class at 10:00 with coffee, tea and a lot of ideas about a lively, focused, smart writing and art practice. Total workshop time is eight hours. Lunch is served at each class and the day ends at 3:00 PM.

    Weekend Fees: $250 for one weekend class, $450 for two Weekend Workshops, $650 for three Weekend Workshops.

    Limited Scholarships, based on need, are available. Millay Colony Alumni receive a 30%discount.

    Please contact director@millaycolony.org or 518-392-4144 for more information. www.millaycolony.org/workshops

    Location: Trisha Brown Studio, Tribeca, New York City



    Location: Trisha Brown Studio, Tribeca, New York City
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Sunday, September 22 2013
  • Poetry in Performance

    Sunday, September 22, 2013; 5 pm

    Poetry in Performance: LaTasha N. Nevada Diggs(TwERK), Tyehimba Jess (leadbelly), Taylor Mali (The Last Time As We Are), and Quincy Troupe (ErranCities) read their recent work and speak about the influence of music and performance in their poetry. Moderated by Mary Gannon, Academy of American Poets.

    Location: Brooklyn Book Festival, North Stage

    Sunday, September 22, 2013; 10 am - 6 pm: Join Belladonna at the Brooklyn Book Festival Bookfair!



    Location: Brooklyn Book Festival, North Stage
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Monday, September 23 2013
  • R. Erica Doyle reading with Christopher Stackhouse

    Monday, September 23, 2013; 8 pm

    R. Erica Doyle reading with Christopher Stackhouse.

    Location: The Poetry Project at St. Mark’s Church, 131 E. 10th Street, New York, NY 10003



    Location: The Poetry Project at St. Mark’s Church, 131 E. 10th Street, New York, NY 10003
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Wednesday, September 25 2013
  • Reading with Tonya Foster and Salvatore Scibona

    Location: Wesleyan University
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Tuesday, October 01 2013
  • Lee Gough, Julia Drescher, Dawn Pendergas

    Lee Gough, Julia Drescher, Dawn Pendergas

    Belladonna* presents three authors from the Little Red Leaves Textile Series, a handmade chapbook publisher based in Houston, TX.

    Lee Gough is a cross-disciplinary artist and lives in Brooklyn, NY. She teaches drawing to people with cancer and other chronic illnesses in New York City and she does other odd jobs and occupations when she can. Her chapbook, Future Occupations, is available from Little Red Leaves and her website from her drawings, prints and experimental animations is leegough.net.

    Julia Drescher lives in Texas. Her most recent chapbooks include Birds of Paradise, published by Ypolita Press and Hands Chalk the Walls, published by Further Other Book Works.

    Dawn Pendergast lives in Houston, Texas. She’s written five chapbooks, most recentlyEpithalamium (LRLTS, 2012) and Sea Quills (Beard of Bees, 2011). She is the founding editor of Little Red Leaves Textile Series (www.textileseries.com).

    Location: Dixon Place: 161A Chrystie St.New York City



    Location: Dixon Place: 161A Chrystie St.New York City
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Thursday, October 03 2013
  • Rachel Levitsky and Latasha N. Nevada Diggs

    FREE


    Location: Location: Poetry Center, HUM 512, San Francisco State University
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Wednesday, October 09 2013
  • Busboys and Poets reading with LaTasha N. Nevada Diggs

    hosted by Derrick Weston Brown


    Location: Washington, DC, United States
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Tuesday, October 15 2013
  • Reading with Tonya Foster and Martha Ronk

    Tonya Foster’s poetry, fiction, and essays have been published in a variety of journals from Callaloo to The Hat to Western Humanities Review. She is the author of A Swarm of Bees in High Court (Belladonna Press) and co-editor of Third Mind: Creative Writing Through Visual Art. She is currently completing a cross-genre piece on New Orleans, and Monkey Talk, an inter-genre piece about race, paranoia, and surveillance. She’s a recipient of a Ford Foundation Fellowship, a Magnet Fellowship, and a Mellon Fellowship in the Humanities, and regularly teaches for Bard’s Language and Thinking Program.

    Martha Ronk is the author of nine books of poetry, most recently, Partially Kept, published by Nightboat Books, and Vertigo, a National Poetry Series selection, published by Coffee House Press. Her forthcoming, Transfer of Qualities, will be published by Omnidawn Books. Her current project focuses on photographs and reproductions. She has had residencies at Djerassi and MacDowell, received a NEA Fellowship, and is Professor of English at Occidental College in Los Angeles.



    Location: The Poetry Project: 131 E. 10th Street, New York, NY 10003
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Saturday, October 19 2013
  • Segue reading for Theory, A Sunday with Nicole Brossard, Gail Scott, Louise Cotnoir, and Louise Dupré. Curated by Genji Amino and Daisy Atterbur

    This event was funded in part by Poets & Writers, Inc. through public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, in partnership with the City Council.


    Location: Zinc Bar. 82 W.3rd St. NY
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Sunday, October 20 2013
  • Salon for Theory and Aufgabe with Louise Dupré and Louise Cotnoir

    Location: PAGE POETRY PARLOR: 435 West 22nd Street, NYC
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Monday, October 21 2013
  • Poetry Project Reading for Aufgabe

    Location: 131 E 10th St, NYC
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Tuesday, October 22 2013
  • Belladonna* collaborative & Litmus Press present: Montreal! Feminism, Poetry, Prose and the Germ of Language Panel, Reading, Reception

    This event celebrates and showcases two simultaneous publications of translation of writing from Montreal:

    Twenty-five years after its first French language publication, Theory, A Sunday, a collaborative feminist poetics text, debuts Belladonna Collaborative's new Germinal Texts series. Written in the context of years of theoretical discussion on feminism and language, "Sunday meetings," in Montreal, this volume gathers six women's theoretical and creative texts, plus a new introduction by Lisa Robertson and afterword by Gail Scott and Rachel Levitsky. Translators of this text include Erica Weitzman, Luise von Flotow, Popahna Brandes, and Nicole Peyrafitte.

    Aufgabe #12 (Litmus Press) features a special section of poetry in translation from Quebec, guest edited by poet/translator Oana Avasilichioaei also containing translations by Daniel Canty, Norma Cole, Ingrid Pam Dick, Katia Grubisic, Bronwyn Haslam, Jen Hutton, Lazer Lederhendler, françois luong, Robert Majzels, Erín Moure, and Cole Swensen.

    Participants in the panel include Gail Scott and Nicole Brossard from Belladonna and Oana Avasilichioaei and Jean-Marc Desgent from Aufgabe.

    Short readings from Louise Cotnoir, Louise Dupré, Franz Schürch, Steve Savage, and Katia Grubisic.

    Rachel Levitsky will be introducing and moderating.



    Location: Pratt Institute: Engineering Room 305, 200 Willoughby, Brooklyn 11205
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Friday, November 15 2013
  • Reading with Emily Abendroth, Jen Hofer, Anna Maria Hong, Cole Swensen

    Reading with Emily Abendroth, Jen Hofer, Anna Maria Hong, Cole Swensen Unnameable Books 600 Vanderbilt Ave, Brooklyn, NY $5 suggested donation This event was funded in part by Poets & Writers, Inc. through public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, in partnership with the City Council.


    Location: Unnameable Books 600 Vanderbilt Ave, Brooklyn, NY
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Friday, November 22 2013
  • A double book launch party for Barbara Henning & HR Hegnauer

    A double book launch party for Barbara Henning & HR Hegnauer

    Email Belladonna* for location: belladonnaseries@gmail.com

    Barbara Henning has published three novels, ten books of poetry and several limited art/poetry pamphlets; including A Swift Passage (Quale Press, 2013) and Looking Up Harryette Mullen (Belladonna, 2011). In the 1990's, Barbara edited Long News in The Short Century: A Journal of Writing and Art. Currently, she is a member of the Belladonna* Collaborative. As a long-time yoga practitioner, she brings this knowledge and discipline to her writing and teaching at Naropa University, writers.com, and Long Island University in Brooklyn, where she is Professor Emerita.

    HR Hegnauer is the author of the Sir (Portable Press at Yo-Yo Labs, 2013). She is a book designer and website designer specializing in working with independent publishers as well as individual artists and writers. HR is a member of the feminist publishing collaborative Belladonna*, and the poets’ theater group GASP: Girls Assembling Something Perpetual. She received her MFA in Writing & Poetics from Naropa University, where she has also taught in the Summer Writing Program.



    Location: Email Belladonna* for location: belladonnaseries@gmail.com
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Friday, December 13 2013
  • Belladonna Benefit

    Belladonna Benefit! Location: The Belladonna* Studio, 925 Bergen Street, Suite 405, Brooklyn, NY Tickets: $20 now or $25 at the door. Thank you for supporting Belladonna*!


    Location: The Belladonna* Studio, 925 Bergen Street, Suite 405, Brooklyn, NY
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Friday, January 31 2014
  • Belladonna* collaborative presents: Carlos Soto Román, Sueyeun Juliette Lee, Jena Osman

    Belladonna* collaborative presents: Carlos Soto Román, Sueyeun Juliette Lee, Jena Osman Location: Unnameable Books: 600 Vanderbilt Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11238 Carlos Soto Román is the author of Philadelphia’s Notebooks (Otoliths, 2011), and Chile Project [Re-Classified] (Gauss PDF, 2013) He is a translator and the curator of the cooperative anthology of US poetry Elective Affinities. He lives in Philadelphia, PA. Sueyeun Juliette Lee grew up three miles from the CIA. Her full-length collections include That Gorgeous Feeling (Coconut Books),Underground National (Factory School), and the forthcoming Solar Maximum (Futurepoem). She writes reviews for The Constant Critic and is the editor of Corollary Press, a chapbook series dedicated to innovative mulit-ethnic writing. She is also a 2013 Pew Fellow in the Arts. Jena Osman's recent books include Public Figures (Wesleyan 2012) and The Network (Fence Books 2010). Her book Corporate Relations will be out this April from Burning Deck Press. She co-edits the ChainLinks book series with Juliana Spahr, and teaches in the MFA creative writing program at Temple University.


    Location: Unnameable Books, 600 Vanderbilt Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11238
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Wednesday, February 05 2014
  • Holding the Space

    Belladonna* collaborative presents: Holding the Space with Anne Waldman & the Waldman Family Band, Joyce LeeAnn & LaVonne Natasha Caesar, Women of The Barrow Group, Maame-Mensima Horne, Victor V. Gurbo & Co., Karl Leone, Trae Harris,and Chicle + Angelus Join us in "holding the space" for our late friend and poet Akilah Oliver with an evening of poems in performance and new collaborations. This event supports artists who fuse music, movement, sound, and dance with spoken word poetry. We are dedicated to poets, like Oliver, who seek alternative ways to present the spoken word. Location: The Cornelia St. Cafe: 29 Cornelia Street, New York, NY 10014


    Location: The Cornelia St. Cafe: 29 Cornelia Street, New York, NY 10014
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Tuesday, February 18 2014
  • Ideas Like Rocks

    Tuesday, February 18, 2014; 7:00 pm Ideas Like Rocks: Ashley Mansi, Jamila Cornick, and Liz Roberts Hosted by Krystal Languell & the Belladonna* Collaborative Location: Dixon Place Lounge: 161A Chrystie Street, New York, NY The third annual intern celebration reading from Brooklyn's Belladonna* Collaborative. Expressing our gratitude for the meaningful labor of our dedicated interns from Pratt Institute and Queens College. As the internship economy comes under closer scrutiny, Belladonna* Collaborative seeks to value the time, energy and creative work of our dedicated interns from various schools in the city by providing a forum for their in-progress writing. Pairing two interns with one more experienced poet, each year Belladonna* reserves a night in our literary reading series and a chaplet in our publication series (now approaching #160) to honor these young writers. Ashley Mansi grew up in Philadelphia and moved to New York in 2010 to attend Pratt Institute where she will soon graduate from the Writing Program. A fiction major, she was welcomed into the Belladonna* community as an intern in Spring 2012. Though she has yet to be published, she has hopes the novel she is working on for senior thesis will prove lucrative. Jamila Cornick is a writer of critical essays, fiction and poetry. They are currently completing their BA in psychology. Besides interning for Belladonna*, they are an editor for THEM Lit, an online biannual journal that highlights the written work of Trans and queer artists. They were also the recipient of the Zora Neale Hurston scholarship for Naropa University’s Summer Writing Program 2013. Activist and poet Liz Page Roberts left her job at War Resisters League in 2013 and began Brooklyn College’s MFA Program in Creative Writing. Her work has appeared in Erasure, We’Moon, anthologies including We Have Not Been Moved (PM Press) and The Widows Handbook (Kent State University Press, 2014), and a handful of obscure 'zines lovingly produced by ravers, pagans and anarchists. She is a recipient of the 2014 Himan Brown Award for Poetry. Sparked by a year-long creative exploration with two other experimental poets, she wrote Poppet & Oarlock, a manuscript which addresses current people’s movements and the necessity of remaining whole and human as we confront mass suffering and face economic and environmental perils.


    Location: Dixon Place Lounge: 161A Chrystie Street, New York, NY
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Thursday, February 27 2014
  • eohippus labs & Poetry + Politics Imprint Book Release and Reading AWP Offsite

    Thursday. February 27, 2014, 7-9pm eohippus labs & Poetry + Politics Imprint Book Release and Reading AWP Offsite Please join us for a reading by contributors to the newly released Acts + Encounters and by the writers of eohippus labs. Hosted by Andrea Quaid &Harold Abramowitz w/ readings by Cole Cohen, Michelle Detorie, Tung-Hui Hu, Krystal Languell, Janice Lee, Juliana Leslie, Joseph Mosconi, Doug Nufer, Eireene Nealand, Vanessa Place, David Shook, and more TBA! Location: Barca Lounge: 1510 11th Ave, Seattle, Washington 98122


    Location: Barca Lounge: 1510 11th Ave, Seattle, Washington 98122
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Saturday, March 01 2014
  • From the Convergence Zone

    Saturday March 1, 2014, 6pm – midnight From the Convergence Zone, An AWP off-site sponsored by the UWB MFA in Creative Writing and Poetics A reading by faculty in the MFA in Creative Writing & Poetics — UW Bothell, together with an array of our pressmates from 1913, Belladonna* Collaborative, Chax Press, Coach House Books, Essay Press, Les Figues Press, Slope Editions, and Split Level Texts! Location: Sole Repair Shop, 1001 East Pike (in Capital Hill), Seattle, WA 98122 Help us blow out the last night of AWP with: Harold Abramowitz; Samuel Ace Charles Alexander; Amaranth Borsuk Rebecca Brown; Julie Carr Jen Currin; La Digga (Latasha N. Nevada Diggs) Sarah Dowling; Kate Durbin Andrew Fitch; Kathleen Fraser Carla Harryman; Jeanne Heuving Lily Hoang; Lucy Ives Krystal Languell; Rachel Levitsky Aaron McCollough; Scott McFarland Catherine Meng; Joe Milutis Robert Mittenthal; Monica Mody Tenney Nathanson; Shin Yu Pai Sina Queyras (Lemon Hound) Frances Richard; Mary Austin Speaker Maged Zaher; Monica Zobel


    Location: Sole Repair Shop, 1001 East Pike (in Capital Hill), Seattle, WA 98122
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Thursday, March 27 2014
  • Annual Women’s History Month Akilah Oliver Memorial Reading featuring R. Erica Doyle

    Thursday, March 27, 2014; 6:15 pm Performance + Performance Studies with The Writing Program at Pratt Institute & Belladonna* presents: the Annual Women’s History Month Akilah Oliver Memorial Reading featuring R. Erica Doyle r. erica doyle's first book, proxy, came out last year from the Belladonna* Collaboratice. Her work has been anthologized in Best American Poetry, Our Caribbean: A Gathering of Gay and Lesbian Writing from the Antilles, Gumbo: A Celebration of African American Writing, Bum Rush the Page: A Def Poetry Jam, Gathering Ground: A Reader Celebrating Cave Canem’s First Decade and Voices Rising: Celebrating 20 Years of Black Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Writing. Her poetry and fiction appear in various journals, including Ploughshares, Callaloo, Bloom, From the Fishouse, Blithe House Quarterly and Sinister Wisdom. She has received grants and awards from the Hurston/Wright Foundation, the Astraea Lesbian Writers Fund, the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities, the Humanities Council of DC and Poets and Writers, and she was a New York Foundation for the Arts Poetry Fellow. Erica is also a fellow of Cave Canem: A Workshop and Retreat for Black Writers. Location: Pratt Institute: 208 DeKalb Hall, Brooklyn, NY


    Location: Pratt Institute: 208 DeKalb Hall, Brooklyn, NY
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Friday, April 04 2014
  • Friday-Saturday, April 4-5, 2014

    Pratt Institute & Belladonna* present: Indie Book Fair & Performances Location: Pratt Institute: 200 Willoughby Ave, Brooklyn NY 11205 Friday, April 4, 2014: Independent Publishers Book Fair Location: Pratt Lawn (rain location TBA) Time: 11 am – 3 pm Saturday, April 5, 2014: Pratt Faculty/Staff/Alumni/Student Performances Location: Alumni Reading Room Time: 1 – 6 pm, 8 – 10 pm 1:00 – 1:50 1. Amy Guggenheim 2. Jean-Paul Pecqueur 3. Sacha Frey 4. Priscilla Becker 2:00 – 2:50 1. MacGregor Card 2. Liza Williams 3. Krystal Languell 4. Bethany Ides 3:00 – 3:50 1. Jon Cotner 2. Anna Moschovakis 3. Tim Simonds 4. Laura Elrick 4:00 – 4:50 1. Thom Donovan 2. Sam Hunt 3. Melissa Buzzeo 4. Ariel Goldberg 5:00 – 6:00 1. Nada Gordon 2. Bill Obrecht 3. Youmna Chlala 4. Mendi Obadike 5. Amanda Davidson 8:00 – 9:10 1. A Wrecked Tangle 2. Lonely Christopher 3. Students 9:10 – 10:00 1. Rachel Levitsky 2. Ira Livingston 3. Christian Hawkey


    Location: Pratt Institute, 200 Willoughby Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11205
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Wednesday, April 16 2014
  • Brenda Hillman and Evelyn Reilly

    BRENDA HILLMAN is an activist, writer, and teacher. She has published nine collections of poetry, all from Wesleyan University Press, including Practical Water, for which she won the Los Angeles Times Book Award for Poetry, and most recently Seasonal Works with Letters on Fire. Hillman serves on the faculty of Saint Mary’s College in Moraga, California, as the Olivia Filippi Professor of Poetry. Evelyn Reilly's recent books of poetry are Apocalypso and Styrofoam, both published by Roof Books. Essays and poems have appeared lately in Omniverse, Jacket2, The Eco-language Reader, Interim, and The Arcadia Project: Postmodernism and the Pastoral. She has taught poetics at St. Marks Poetry Project and the Summer Writing Program at Naropa University, and has been a co-curator of the Segue Reading Series.


    Location: Berl's Brooklyn Poetry Shop, 126A Front Street, D.U.M.B.O. Brooklyn, NY
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Tuesday, April 22 2014
  • Brooklyn Independents presents Belladonna* with Uljana Wolf, Betsy Fagin, and LaTasha N. Nevada Diggs

    Location: Brooklyn Public Library, 10 Grand Army Plaza, Brooklyn, NY 11238, United States
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Friday, April 25 2014
  • Center for Books Arts Broadside Series

    Zorha Saed and Mendi + Keith Obadike
    Organized by Latasha Diggs.
    Free broadsides for guests and a reception to follow the reading.
    $10 suggested donation/ $5 CBA members


    Location: 28 West 27th Street, 3rd Floor. New York, NY 10001
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Saturday, April 26 2014
  • Mr. Hip Presents Readings Series

    Mr. Hip Presents Readings Series with Gail Mazur, Jamaal May, LaTasha N. Nevada Diggs, Marie-Elizabeth Mali, Zachary Bos, Ben Berman, Jason Rotstein, Amber Rose Johnson, and Musical Guest Lukey the Bird.


    Location: UFORGE Gallery, 767 Centre Street, Jamaica Plain, MA 02130, United States
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Tuesday, April 29 2014
  • r. erica doyle reading

    Location: Leslie-Lohman Museum of Gay and Lesbian Art, 26 Wooster St, New York City, NY, United States
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Thursday, May 15 2014
  • 12th Annual Start the Presses! Book Party

    With recent releases from fellow small presses: Belladonna*, The Figures, Futurepoem, Lunar Chandelier, Roof, Nightboat Books, Least Weasel, Purgatory Pie Press, Tender Buttons, Ugly Duckling Presse & Zieher-Smith.


    Location: Zieher Smith Gallery: 516 W. 20th Street, New York, NY
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Sunday, May 18 2014
  • Rachel Levitsky reading at Berl's Poetry Bookstore

    Location: Berl's Poetry Bookstore
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Tuesday, May 27 2014
  • Hot Texts with Farnoosh Fathi & Sarah V. Schweig

    After a two-month break, HOT TEXTS is back with a very special reading from poets FARNOOSH FATHI & SARAH V SCHWEIG
    The first 5 guests to arrive at the reading will receive a free Belladonna* chapbook!


    Location: The Way Station, 683 Washington Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11238, United States
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Thursday, May 29 2014
  • Lambda Literary Finalists reading

    Lambda Literary Finalists will be reading together. Readers are: Ana Božičević, David Groff, Kamilah Aisha Moon, R. Erica Doyle, Sophie Cabot Black, Angelo Nikolopoulos.


    Location: Berl's Poetry Shop: 126A Front Street in D.U.M.B.O, Brooklyn, NY
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  • An Evening of Readings and Dialogue: Angela Carr & Erín Moure (Chus Pato via video)

    Angela Carr will read from her new collection of poetry, Here in There, and Erín Moure will read from her new translation of Chus Pato's biopoetical essay, Secession, published with Moure's own response text Insecession. Chus Pato will be present by means of a short video reading.
    In your company and with your contributions, Carr and Moure (and Pato as well) look forward to engaging in conversations on attentiveness, on the future and building a space for it, on nation states and borders, on translation and translatability, on affective economies and momentary ones, on civic unrest, on poetry and politics.
    Email rachellevitsky@gmail.com or kate.eichhorn@gmail.com for Rachel Levitsky's home address.


    Location: Rachel Levitsky's home
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Friday, June 06 2014
  • "Images into Words, Words into Images" curated by Rachael Rakes and Leo Goldsmith

    Text Sound and Drawing collaboration with painter Susan Bee


    Location: Heliopolis Gallery, 154 Huron Street, Brooklyn, NY
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Sunday, June 15 2014
  • BOMB Magazine popup book fair

    RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/502381099862342/


    Location: Unnameable books, 600 Vanderbilt ave Brooklyn, ny
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Sunday, July 27 2014
  • Poets in the Garden III: Core, Doyle, Fagin, Hamilton, Iijima, Languell Reading

    Belladonna* authors Betsy Fagin and R. Erica Doyle, Belladonna* Member Krystal Languell read for McNally Jackson's Poets in the Garden Series Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/687349028011706/


    Location: McNally Jackson Books, 52 Prince St, New York, NY, United States
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Wednesday, August 06 2014
  • LaTasha N. Nevada Diggs, Justin Marks, and Bianca Stone reading

    This summer, the Academy of American Poets will continue its tradition of offering poetry readings with a diverse lineup of poets sharing their work at historic New York City locales. Poets read poems from the New York Public Library’s historic archival collection as well as their own work. Free and open to the public. Capacity is limited. Seating is available on a first-come, first-served basis. The 2014 Summer Reading Series is made possible in part by funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs and the New York State Council on the Arts.


    Location: New York Public Library, Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Margaret Liebman Berger Forum, Fifth Avenue at 42nd Street, 2nd Floor, Room 227, New York, NY
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Friday, September 19 2014
  • Emily Skillings Chapbook Launch, Poor Claudia

    Location: w/ Todd Colby, R. Erica Doyle, Sarah Gerard: Berl's Bookstore, 126A Front St.
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Sunday, September 21 2014
  • Brooklyn Book Festival
    



  • Sex, Love, & Poetry Panel at the Brooklyn Book Festival with r. erica doyle (proxy), Angelo Nikolopoulos (Obscenely Yours), Carl Phillips (Silverchest), and Rachel Zucker (The Pedestrians) examining how intimacy, language, and their myriad manifestations intersect and diverge. Moderated by Hafizah Geter, Cave Canem Foundation

    Location: www.brooklynbookfestival.org
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Tuesday, September 23 2014
  • Amanda Davidson, Stephanie Gray, Jess Arndt, Jackie Wang reading

    This event was funded in part by Poets & Writers, Inc., with public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature. This program is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.


    Location: Unnameable Books, 600 Vanderbilt Ave, Brooklyn, NY
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Friday, October 03 2014
  • Betsy Fagin reads with Cassandra Troyan and Oki Sogumi; Multifarious Array Series

    Location: Pete's Candy Store 709 Lorimer St New York NY 11211
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Wednesday, October 08 2014
  • Birds of Lace poets LaTasha N. Nevada Diggs, Christine Shan Shan Hou, Cathy Park Hong & Niina Pollari
    



Saturday, October 11 2014
  • Karla Kelsey and Endi Bogue Hartigan, Literary Salon hosted by Jen Firestone (email for address: belladonnaseries@gmail.com)
    



Thursday, October 16 2014
  • 7-9pm, Theory, A Sunday Celebration at Concordia University, Montreal

    Event organized by Sina Queyras, a celebration of Theory: A Sunday at Concordia University. Gail Scott, Nicole Brossard, Lisa Robertson, and Rachel Levitsky; each will read for 15 minutes. The reading will be something that each poet finds to be in dialogue indirectly, if not directly, with the book itself, and the moment and movement, that the book illustrates. All are welcome. More details tk!


    Location: Concordia University, Montreal
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Saturday, October 18 2014
  • 11am-6pm, Black Lesbian DIY Fest

    The goal of Black Lesbian DIY Fest is to offer black lesbians and allies with materials and content on or about black lesbians an opportunity to sell, share, or trade zines, chapbooks, posters, art, pamphlets, small press books or any other forms of handmade or DIY print based items or materials at Lesbian Herstory Archives, a collective based in Brooklyn, NY celebrating its 40th anniversary.


    Location: 484 14th Street, Bk, NY 11215
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Thursday, October 30 2014
  • Krystal Languell & Amber Atiya, Argos Books Chapbook Launch

    Location: 126 Front St, Brooklyn, NY 11201, USA
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Thursday, November 06 2014
  • BGSQD: Belladonna presents Cheena Marie Lo, EC Crandall, and Natalie Peart

    This program is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.


    Location: 208 W 13th St #210, New York, NY 10011
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Thursday, November 20 2014
  • Boog City present NYC Small Presses Night: feat. Bone Bouquet along with Lunar Chandelier, DoubleCross Press and more!

    Location: 94 Avenue A New York NY 10009
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  • Chapbook Launch: Emily Skillings' Linnaeus (No, Dear)

    Location: 594 Union Ave New York NY 11211
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Friday, November 21 2014
  • Locked Horn Press w/ Belladonna* and Bone Bouquet: #READWOMEN feat. Leah Umansky, Angela Veronica Wong, Cheryl J. Fish, and Pia Aliperti

    This program is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.


    Location: 126 Front St, Brooklyn, NY 11201, USA
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Friday, December 05 2014
  • THEORY, A SUNDAY at TOPRSS: The OPR Seminar Series

    Rachel Levitsky and Krystal Languell in conversation with the Organization for Poetic Research at NYU, discussing Theory, A Sunday


    Location: New York University, 70 Washington Square S, New York, NY 10012, United States
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  • THERESA HAK KYUNG CHA: AVANT-GARDE OF ONE with Thomas Beard, Crystal Parikh, Alison Roh Park

    Some thirty years after her sudden death, Theresa Hak Kyung Cha’s work remains a force in the fields of visual arts, avant-garde poetry, and feminist theory. From her early scholarship on French deconstruction to her video and performance art to her landmark book Dictee, Cha carved a singular space within the history of art, a one-woman avant-garde. Her work, described, in turns, as illegible, de-colonizing, avant-garde, stuttering, provokes us into new understandings of history, language, and the body. The A/P/A Institute at NYU and Asian American Writers’ Workshop are partnering to present an evening of critical reflection, with writers, scholars, and artists responding to Cha’s diverse body of work. Presenters include Thomas Beard (Light Industry), Crystal Parikh (Department of English and Department of Social & Cultural Analysis, NYU), and poet Alison Roh Park (Asian American Studies Program, Hunter College). This will be one of the most comprehensive programs—and one of the few in the last decade—to examine Cha’s work. Co-presented by the Asian/Pacific/American Institute at NYU and Asian American Writers’ Workshop Feat. Jennifer Firestone and Tonya Foster from Belladonna* RSVP at: http://aaww.org/curation/theresa-hak-kyung-cha-avant-garde-one/


    Location: Location TBA
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Saturday, December 13 2014
  • Monti Open Studios

    Join us to see the work of artists and designers working in a range of media.

    Participating artists include:

    Belladonna* Collaborative (https://www.facebook.com/belladonnacollaborative)
    Tess Bilhartz (tessbilhartz.com)
    Emily Bolevice
    Louise Brooks (louisebrooksart.com)
    Maggie Campbell (campbellrawpress.com)
    Sharan Elran (sharanelran.com)
    Christina Graf (xinagrafx.com)
    Sarah J. Hall (sjhstudio.com)
    Kristian Henson (officeocd.com)
    Meredith Jenks (meredithjenks.com)
    Jennifer Maravillas (jenmaravillas.com)
    Maggie Ogden (maggieogden.com)
    Mike Perry (www.mikeperrystudio.com)
    Naomi Safran-Hon (naomisafranhon.com)
    Eliza Stamps
    Jeremiah Stewart
    Nichole van Beek (nicholevanbeek.com)
    Kim Venable (kimberleevenable.com)

    Monti Studios Building (Crown Heights, Brooklyn)
    925 Bergen Street (between Classon and Franklin)
    Brooklyn, NY 11238


    Location: 925 Bergen Street, Brooklyn, NY 11238
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Wednesday, December 31 2014
  • Annual Benefit Party

    Location: 925 Bergen St, Suite 405 BK, NY 11238
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Sunday, February 22 2015
  • Belladonna* Series: Intern LOVE w/ Chia-Lun Chang, Ra Ruiz, Nina Puro, Alexis Pope, Saretta Morgan +Carly Moore and Dynaco friends

    This program is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.


    Location: Dynaco 1112 Bedford Ave New York NY 11216
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Sunday, March 08 2015
  • Belladonna* Series: Laynie Browne, Kim Lyons, Patricia Spears Jones

    This program is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.


    Location: McNally Jackson52 Prince St New York NY 10012
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Thursday, March 12 2015
  • Thinking Its Presence Conference

    Location: University of Montana 32 Campus Dr Missoula MT 59812
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Saturday, March 28 2015
  • CONJUNCTIONS: Shirley + Belladonna*

    Featuring Lorraine Currelley, Nzadi Keita, Jacqueline Jones LaMon & Fakhair Spence This program is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.


    Location: The Joint, 471 Myrtle Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11205, United States
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Thursday, April 02 2015
  • CUNY Chapbook Festival

    Location: The Graduate Center, CUNY 365 5th Ave New York NY 10016
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  • Tonya Foster at NYC/CUNY Chapbook Festival Panel

    2015 NYC/CUNY Chapbook Festival, "The Margins are the Center: CUNY Students Publishing with Chapbook Presses" Please join poets and scholars Iris Cushing, Tonya Foster, erica kaufman, Maryam Parhizkar, Anna Moschovakis, Sara Jane Stoner, and Simone Whitebecause of, and in spite of academic architecture.


    Location: 365 5th Ave New York NY 11215
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  • Belladonna* @ AAWW, with Dorothy Tse, Michael Leong, Betsy Fagin, and Cathy Park Hong

    http://aaww.org/curation/belladonna-reading/ This program is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.


    Location: 110-112 W. 27th Street, Ste. 600, nyc, ny 10001
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Wednesday, April 08 2015
  • Krystal Languell reading for Coconut, w/ Bloof & Saturnalia authors Kaminski, Corso, Gobble, Orgera @New Century Theater

    Location: 615 Hennepin Avenue #145, Minneapolis, MN 55403
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Thursday, April 09 2015
  • Belladonna* at AWP Book Fair, Table 241 w/ Millay Colony

    Location: Minneapolis Convention Center 1301 2nd Ave S Minneapolis MN 55403
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  • Off-site Reading: Creating and Maintaining Liberatory Space w/ Litmus, Apogee, Counterpath & Nepantla

    Location: 1006 Marquette AveMinneapolis MN 55403
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Friday, April 10 2015
  • Composing, Crossing, Creating: Small Press Publications, Broadside Launch, and Readings

    Columbia College Chicago’s Center for Book and Paper Arts and Department of Creative Writing & DoubleCross Press, present a launch party and reading for our new publications. Join us for readings, free broadsides, a letterpress printing demonstration, and tours of the Minnesota Center for Book Arts facilities. Matvei Yankelevich Readers from Columbia College Chicago Matthew Shenoda Lisa Fishman Joshua Young Justin Limoli Reading from DoubleCross Press publications Krystal Languell & Robert Alan Wendeborn Ian Dreiblatt Gracie Leavitt Tonya Foster https://www.facebook.com/events/1424515127845349/


    Location: Minnesota Center for Book Arts
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  • Mixed Messages -- A Literary Mixer

    An intervention on all manner of convention with Julie Patton, Rodrigo Toscano, Rachel Levitsky, Saretta Morgan, C.S. Giscombe, Kristen Orser, Roxi Power


    Location: Gamut Gallery, 1006 South Marquette Avenue, Minneapolis, MN 55403, United States
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Saturday, April 11 2015
  • Emily Skillings reading for Poor Claudia at Gamut Gallery

    Location: 1006 Marquette Ave Minneapolis MN 55403
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Tuesday, April 14 2015
  • BPL does Poetry Month: Feat. Tonya M. Foster, Erica Hunt, Sina Queyras and Purvi Shah

    Location: Brooklyn Public Library 10 Grand Army Plz New York NY 11238
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Thursday, April 16 2015
  • Poetics @ Pratt Book Fair

    Location: Pratt Institute 200 Willoughby Ave New York NY 11205
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Saturday, April 18 2015
  • 2015 Buffalo Small Press Book Fair (w/ Bone Bouquet)

    Location: 453 Porter Ave Buffalo NY 14201
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Sunday, April 26 2015
  • Bone Bouquet at CLMP's lit mag fair

    Location: Housing Works Bookstore Cafe 126 Crosby St New York NY 10012
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Thursday, May 14 2015
  • Akilah Oliver Memorial Reading: In memory of our beloved friend, Akilah Oliver, Belladonna* is going to present readings and performances by Anne Waldman, Ambrose Bye, Erica Hunt, Julie Patton, Saretta Morgan and Rachel Levitsky. We will also have a reading of Akilah Oliver’s The Putterer’s Notebook by Jennifer Firestone, Marcella Durand & the Civic Arts Feminist Avant-garde Poetics Class. Last but not least, we will screen Ed Bowes’ film, “Akilah Oliver: 3 Readings”. It’s a bittersweet event. Please join us and enjoy Akilah Oliver’s poetry and spirits! Food and Drinks will be served.

    Location: 65 W 11th St New York NY 10011 United States
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Thursday, May 21 2015
  • zieher smith gallery small press party

    Location: 516 W 20th St New York NY 10011
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Thursday, June 04 2015
  • Belladonna Series @ La Casa Azul Bookstore

    Tonya M. Foster, JP Howard, Christina Olivares This program is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.


    Location: 143 E. 103rd Street New York, NY 10029 (between Lexington & Park Ave, steps away from the 6 train - 103rd street stop)
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Saturday, June 20 2015
  • Popsickle Brooklyn

    Belladonna* Readers:

    2-3 PM: Chia-Lun Chang
    4-5 PM: Emily Skillings & Nina Puro


    Location: The Living Gallery, 1094 Broadway, Brooklyn, NY 11221, United States
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Thursday, July 23 2015
  • Belladonna* author Betsy Fagin w/ Nickole Brown, Jessica Jacobs, and Thomas Mayer | Poets House Showcase Reading Series

    Location: Poets House 10 River Ter New York NY 10282
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Saturday, August 01 2015
  • BOMB Magazine Small Press Flea

    Location: Brooklyn Public Library, 10 Grand Army Plaza
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  • Belladonna* Reading @ Small Press Flea

    Location: w/ Purvi Shah, Adjua Greaves, Julia Tolo, Chia-Lun Chang
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Wednesday, August 05 2015
  • Boog Lit @ Unnameable Books

    Location: Unnameable Books, 600 Vanderbilt Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11238, United States
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Sunday, August 09 2015
  • Queer Poetry Beach Party on Fire Island!

    With readings by Lilith Latini R Erica Doyle Betsy Fagin Charles Theonia The reading is happening at Floyd's by the dock in Cherry Grove at 4:30 pm, but we will be there for lunch and swimming by 2, so come early for a day at the beach!


    Location: 158 Bayview Walk, Cherry Grove, New York 11782
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Tuesday, August 18 2015
  • Belladonna@ Upstate NY! Betsy Fagin & Erica Hunt

    Location: Red Hook, NY (email belladonnaseries@gmail.com for address; private home)
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Monday, September 07 2015
  • Belladonna@ St. Marks Bookstore w/ Zhang Er, Yu Wang, and Wo Chan

    This event is funded in part by Poets & Writers through public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, in partnership with the City Council. This program is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.


    Location: 136 E 3rd St New York NY 10009 United States
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Tuesday, September 08 2015
  • Belladonna*@ Bryant Park Reading Series with Tonya M. Foster, R. Erica Doyle, Betsy Fagin, Monica Ong

    This program is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.


    Location: Bryant Park New York NY 10018
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Saturday, September 12 2015
  • A Lark Reading @ Berl’s Bookstore with Tonya M. Foster, Elizabeth Treadwell and Sophie Mayer

    Location: Berl's Brooklyn Poetry Shop, 126A Front Street, Brooklyn, NY 11201, United States
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Tuesday, September 15 2015
  • Millay Alumnae and Cave Canem Fellows Rachel Eliza Griffiths & LaTasha Nevada Diggs Read New Work! at Cave Canem Foundation

    Catch Belladonna* author (TWERK) and board member LaTasha Diggs performing at this event!


    Location: Cave Canem, 20 Jay Street Suite 310-A Brooklyn, NY 11201
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Thursday, September 17 2015
  • Belladonna* @ PHILALALIA Book Fair

    Location: Tyler School of Art and Temple Contemporary Gallery, 2001 N 13th St Philadelphia PA 19122
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Sunday, September 20 2015
  • Belladonna* @ Brooklyn Book Festival w/ Litmus Press & Argos Books

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Monday, September 21 2015
  • R. Erica Doyle at Women Writers of Color Reading w/ Pratt MFA Program

    Monday, Sept. 21 @ 5:30pm - 7pm. Pratt Institute, Brooklyn Campus Center for Career Professional Development East Building Readings by: R. Erica Doyle Yesenia Montilla Mahogany L. Browne


    Location: Pratt Institute Center for Career & Professional Development, 200 Willoughby Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11209
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Saturday, September 26 2015
  • 100 Thousand Poets for Change w/ Tonya M. Foster

    100TPC is a global demonstration/celebration to promote peace and sustainability and to call for serious, social, environmental and political change. In conjunction with the Montgomery County Poet Laureate Program, Yolanda Wisher hosts a poetry reading in Souderton, PA, featuring Philadelphia-based poets Monique Gordon, Trapeta Mayson, Pat McLean, and Debra Powell-Wright on the theme of environmental justice and women's rights.


    Location: Souderton Borough Park, Souderton, PA 18964, United States
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Sunday, September 27 2015
  • Betsy Fagin & Karen Lepri @ Studio Dynaco

    Location: Dynaco 1112 Bedford Ave New York NY 11216
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Tuesday, October 06 2015
  • Betsy Fagin Book Launch! Special guests John Keene, Rickey Laurentiis, and r. erica doyle

    Location: Torn Page Poetry Parlor, 435 W 22nd Street NY NY 10011
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Thursday, October 08 2015
  • Tonya Foster @ The American Studies Association Conference

    The theme of this year's annual meeting, "The Reproduction of Misery and the Ways of Resistance," provided ASA members multiple paths for proposing panels and papers and engaging in the work of the Association. The submissions help to realize what we as Co-Chairs of this year's Program Committee have seen as an especially rich opportunity to consider the systemic and ideological sources of the suffering that seems to spread more and more even as evidence of a gathering movement of change in the streets and on campuses becomes harder to ignore.


    Location: Toronto, ON, Canada
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Thursday, October 22 2015
  • Tonya M. Foster w/ David Buuck @ Poetry Center at SFSU

    SFSU HUM 512 FREE


    Location: 1600 Holloway Ave San Francisco CA 94132
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Friday, October 30 2015
  • Belladonna*@ The Poetry Project, w/ Janice Lowe and Pamela Sneed

    This program is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.


    Location: 131 E 10th St New York NY 10003
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Saturday, November 07 2015
  • Belladonna*@ Brooklyn Museum with r. erica doyle, Kyoo Lee & Nathanael

    This program is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.


    Location: Brooklyn Museum of Art 186 Eastern Pkwy New York NY 11238
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Friday, February 12 2016
  • The Midnight Moonlight Marathon For: Ms. White's Students at Bedford Academy

    Fundraiser to send students to the Women of the World Poetry Slam. The Marathon will feature 48 poets reading poems from 12 noon to 12 midnight at The Commons in Brooklyn, on February 12th (just remember, on the 12th from 12 to 12)! Admission is free, though we strongly encourage all guests to enjoy (read, buy) snacks and beverages from The Commons’ café. Suggested donation is $5, but all donations are welcome!


    Location: The Commons Cafe 388 Atlantic Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11217, United States
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Friday, February 19 2016
  • Tonya M. Foster with Nate Marshall and Phillip B. Williams, presented by Cave Canem

    Location: Lillian Vernon Creative Writers House, 58 W 10th St, NYC, NY 10011
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Sunday, March 06 2016
  • Belladonna* With Series: Intern and Volunteer Celebration @ Studio Dynamo 3:30pm-5:30pm

    This program is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.


    Location: Dynaco, 1112 Bedford Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11216, United States
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Monday, March 14 2016
  • Queens College, Godwin-Ternbach Museum Klapper Hall, featuring Sandra Lim and Natalie Diaz, 7:00pm-9:00pm

    This program is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.


    Location: Queens College, Godwin-Ternbach Museum Klapper Hall, Kew Gardens Hills, NY 11367
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Thursday, March 17 2016
  • Tonya M. Foster with Tyehimba Jess and John Keene, 4:00pm

    http://tclib.org/programs/the-changing-color-of-american-literature


    Location: Teton County Library 125 Virginian Ln, Jackson, WY 83001-8333, United States
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Wednesday, April 06 2016
  • Tonya M. Foster reading at Pen & Brush, 7:00pm-9:00pm

    Pen and Brush Presents… is a new reading series curated by Kate Angus for Pen and Brush. The series seeks to support editorial curation as well as exciting new writing by established and emerging writers. Each month, “Pen and Brush Presents…” will feature readings by three writers, each one selected by editors at a press, journal, or organization with a strong female editorial presence.


    Location: Pen and Brush 29 East 22nd Street New York, NY 10010
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Tuesday, April 12 2016
  • Belladonna* With Series: Megan Kaminski, Yanyi Luo, and Rachel Levitsky, 8:00pm-10:00pm

    Megan Kaminski (Noemi Press), Rachel Levitsky (Futurepoem, Ugly Duckling Presse), and Yanyi Luo read from new and in-progress work. Chaplets available for $5 at this event. Cash bar. Free admission.


    Location: Shoestring Press, 663 Classon Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11238, United States
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Thursday, April 14 2016
  • Beautiful Sea Of Waves...For Jayne, 7:30-8:30pm

    Celebrating Jayne Cortez Poet LaTasha N. Nevada Diggs and composer Marc Cary pay homage to the artistic legacy of poet Jayne Cortez (1934-2012). Draw­ing from multiple musical forms, minimalism and breath, Diggs and Cary perform with members of Focus Trio; Michael Gam on bass, Sameer Gupta on drums and tab­las and surprise guests. Commissioned by Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts


    Location: Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, David Rubenstein Atrium
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Saturday, April 16 2016
  • Firespitter: A Tribute to Jayne Cortez, 2:00pm-3:00pm

    This event honors the legacy of poet, performer and activist Jayne Cortez. LaTasha N. Nevada Diggs, Marty Erlich, Mag­dalena Gomez, Robert Hershon, Erica Hunt, Rosamond S. King, Paolo Javier, Evie Shockley, Bob Holman, Camonghne Felix, Karma Mayet Johnson and Tamar-kali each reads/performs a favorite poem by Jayne Cortez and says a few words about her influence. Organized by LaTasha N. Nevada Diggs and Poets House


    Location: Poets House
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Thursday, April 21 2016
  • Belladonna* With Series: featuring Sarah Gambito, Erica Lewis,and Julie Carr at Bluestockings Bookstore, 7:00pm-9:00pm

    This program is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.


    Location: Bluestockings, 172 Allen St, New York, NY 10002, United States
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Saturday, April 23 2016
  • If the Woman is a Drum, 2:30pm

    Jadele McPherson, t’ai freedom ford and electronic musi­cian Val Jeanty read and perform original works as well as a selection of poems by Cortez. Invoking surrealism, politics, the spoken word, New York City and music, this event celebrates Cortez’s influence on a younger generation of women artists. Curated by LaTasha N. Nevada Diggs


    Location: The Highline Park
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  • Tonya M. Foster's Swarm of Bees Book Party, 4:00pm-6:00pm

    Join us in celebrating Tonya Foster's long-awaited debut collection, A Swarm of Bees in High Court, (Belladonna*, 2015) with Charles Bernstein, Rich Blint, R. Erica Doyle, Marcella Durand, Erica Hunt, Tyehimba Jess and beloved friends. Tonya's poetry "contemplates unspoken bonds of culture, geography, and race that bring couples and communities together, along with the terrible strains that can tear them apart" (Haryette Mullen). Swarm has been touted in Publisher's Weekly, BOMB, the New York Times & other publications--we're thrilled to celebrate Tonya and her generous work with toasts, readings and river-front revelry. Tonya M. Foster is a native of a home that no longer is what it was (as always): N'Awlins. Now residing between Harlem and the Bay area, she is an Assistant Professor of Writing and Literature at California College of the Arts and a PhD candidate at CUNY's Grad Center, where she studies the poetics of place.


    Location: Poets House, 10 River Terrace, New York, NY 10282, United States
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Thursday, May 12 2016
  • NYC Small Press Book Party w/ Litmus, UDP, Futurepoem and friends! 6:00pm-8:00pm

    Location: Zieher Smith & Horton, 516 W 20th St, New York, NY 10011, United States
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Tuesday, May 24 2016
  • Belladonna* With Series: featuring "WOWPS Organizer" Mahogany L. Browne with Imani Cezanne, the Women of the World Poetry Slam C0-Winner at Poets House, 6:00-8:00pm

    This program is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.


    Location: Poets House, 10 River Terrace, New York, NY 10282, United States
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Saturday, June 04 2016
  • Bohemian Book Fair

    The book fair is not meant to focus on Czech literature, but rather to feature US-based presses that publish literary fiction, memoir, creative nonfiction, and poetry.


    Location: Czech Center New York, 321 E 73rd St, New York, NY 10021, United States
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Saturday, June 11 2016
  • Popsickle Festival

    With readers representing Belladonna*, including Janice Lowe (1:45pm) and Rachel Levitsky (2:00pm)


    Location: Throne Watches, 41-43 Wythe, Brooklyn, NY
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Thursday, July 07 2016
  • Paper Cuts Reading Featuring Belladonna*

    Readings by Betsy Fagin, Erica Hunt, Rachel Levitsky and Christina Olivares. 7-8:30pm


    Location: Pioneer Books, 289 Van Brunt Street, Brooklyn, NY, 11231
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Saturday, July 30 2016
  • The Small Press Flea

    hosted by BOMB Magazine 10am-4pm


    Location: Brooklyn Public Library 10 Grand Army Plz, Brooklyn, NY 11238, United States
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  • READ & FEED a festival of food and literature Basilica Hudson / Hudson, NY Feed your soul and your belly!

    Book fair and festival! 5-11pm


    Location: Basilica Hudson, 110 S Front St, Hudson, NY 12534, USA
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Saturday, August 06 2016
  • Boog City 12th Small Press Fair

    The fair is for two days, Sat. Aug 6 to Sun Aug 7, and is held at Brooklyn’s Unnameable Books in the backyard. The fair will take place during the Welcome to Boog City poetry, music, and theater festival. August 6th, Maxe Crandall will represent us and read at 11:40am


    Location: Unnameable Books, 600 Vanderbilt Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11238, USA
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  • Maxe Crandall reading for Belladonna* at Boog City / Unnameable Books

    Location: 600 Vanderbilt Ave Brooklyn, NY, United States
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Tuesday, August 23 2016
  • Cave Canem and Belladonna* at Bryant Park

    Join us for poetry al fresco in Bryant Park with Cave Canem fellows and friends Jacqueline Jones LaMon, Janice A. Lowe, Purvi Shah and Evie Shockley. This event is co-sponsored with Belladonna* Books. Jacqueline Jones LaMon is the author of two collections of poetry, Gravity, U.S.A., recipient of the Quercus Review Press Poetry Series Book Award, and Last Seen, a Felix Pollak Poetry Prize selection, about which Martha Collins writes, "In their powerful tension between absence and presence, between broken narrative and richly detailed lyric, LaMon’s poetic sequences put all our assumptions about stability and permanence into question.” Poet and musician Janice A. Lowe is a co-founder of The Dark Room Collective and author of LEAVING CLE poems of nomadic dispersal, lauded by Fred Moten as “a beautiful document of eccentric return . . . it keeps giving home away, disbursing and dispersing hard, pleasurable weather like a new kind of lake effect.“ Winner of the Many Voices Project Prize, Purvi Shah’s debut collection Terrain Tracks is described by Harriet Davidson as “exploring journeys through space and time in beautifully sensuous lyrics charting the dislocations and locations of immigration, memory, love, and loss.” Evie Shockley has published several collections of poetry, including a half-red sea and, most recently, the new black, a Library Journal’s 2011 Best Poetry selection. Terrance Hayes calls the new black “a book of stunning urgency and invention,” and Claudia Rankine praises it as “our contemporary passage through a mosaic of historical and literary constructions.” Free and open to the public. In case of rain, the event is held under a tent at the Reading Room.


    Location: Bryant Park Reading Room Bryant Park, 1060 Avenue of the Americas, New York, NY 10036, United States
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Thursday, September 15 2016
  • Belladonna* @ PHILALALIA Book Fair

    Location: Tyler School of Art and Temple Contemporary Gallery, 2001 N 13th St Philadelphia PA 19122
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Sunday, September 18 2016
  • Brooklyn Book Festival

    With Litmus Press and Argos Books at booth 549!


    Location: Brooklyn Borough Hall and Plaza, 209 Joralemon Street, Brooklyn NY 11201
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Monday, September 26 2016
  • Facing Pages Conference: Statewide Literary Arts Convening

    Location: Time & Space 434 Columbia St, Hudson, NY 12534, United States
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Wednesday, October 19 2016
  • Belladonna* With Series: Valdez, Goldberg, Chan

    7-9pm

    Aldrin Valdez is a Pinoy painterpoet. They grew up in Manila and Long Island and currently live in Brooklyn. Aldrin studied at Pratt Institute and the School of Visual Arts. They have been awarded fellowships from Queer/Art/Mentorship and Poets House. Their work has been published in Art21 Magazine, ArtSlant, BRIC Blog, The Cortland Review, In the Flesh Magazine, Poetry Project's The Recluse, and Uncompromising Tang.

    Ariel Goldberg's The Photographer was published by Roof Books in 2015. Their book length essay The Estrangement Principle is forthcoming from Nightboat Books in Fall 2016. They are the Friday Night Coordinator at The Poetry Project.

    Wo Chan is a multidisciplinary performance artist & poet. They have received honors from Poets House, Kundiman, Lambda Literary, and the Asian American Writers Workshop, and has been published in VYM Magazine, The Margins, No Tokens, and elsewhere. Wo is a standing member of the Brooklyn based performance collective Switch N' Play, and has performed at venues including Dixon Place, Brooklyn Pride & the Architectural Digest Expo.

    Belladonna* Collaborative's programs are supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.


    Location: Unnameable Books, 600 Vanderbilt Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11238, USA
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Saturday, October 22 2016
  • Belladonna* Party!

    5-9pm, email for details


    Location: at Jill's house in Bed-Stuy
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Saturday, October 29 2016
  • Book Launch party for Caroline Crumpacker's ASTROBOLISM, with Jason Zuzga

    7-9pm

    We are excited to host the launch of Caroline Crumpacker's ASTROBOLISM (Belladonna*, 2016) and Jason Zuzga's HEAT WAKE (Saturnalia Press, 2016)

    CAROLINE CRUMPACKER lives with daughter Coco and her partner Roberto Rossi in Red Hook, New York. A bit further upstate, she runs The Millay Colony for the Arts, an artists' residency program and arts center. Caroline was a founding Poetry Editor of Fence magazine, an editor of the French/American online magazine DoubleChange, and a contributing editor for circumference magazine. She is a member of the Belladonna* Collaborative, and author of the chapbooks Recherche Theories (Etherdome Press, 2010), The Institution in Her Twilight (Dusie Kollektiv, 2011), and Upon Nostalgia (Belladonna*, 2011). Her poetry, translations, essays, and reviews have also appeared in numerous magazines and anthologies including The Talisman Anthology of Contemporary Chinese Poetry (Talisman, 2008), American Poets in the 21st Century: The New Poetics (Wesleyan University Press, 2007), Not For Mothers Only (Fence Books, 2007), and Love Poems by Younger American Poets (Verse Press, 2004).

    ASTROBOLISM is pulled, marionette-like, by tethers to feminist anxieties and curiosities, motherhood, partnerhood, delight (if also dismay) in an evolving sense of urbanism, and, through all of the above, a reckoning with end-times existence that attempts to be as sympathetic as it is mournful as it is outraged.

    After a series of jobs in New York publishing and a residential poetry fellowship year at the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown MA, JASON ZUZGA completed an M.F.A. in poetry and nonfiction at the University of Arizona, followed by a year as the poet-in-residence in the James Merrill House. He currently teaches at the University of Pennsylvania, where he received a Ph.D. from the English Department for his dissertation “Uncanny World: Envisioning Nature in Documentary” in August 2016. His debut book of poetry, Heat Wake was published by Saturnalia Books in March 2016. His poetry and nonfiction has been published in numerous journals, such as Tin House, The Awl, the Yale Review, and the Paris Review. He is the Other/Nonfiction co-editor of FENCE.

    Zuzga’s latest work, HEAT WAKE, mixes science with humor, humanity, whimsy and love. In his work the reader encounter natures in myriad forms, all crafted from the unusual perspective of a poet astonished by the world and at work among the queerness of life, the odd sweetness of other people, the city, nature, love, and humanity. The poems unfold amid the presence of stubborn rocks, the vast ocean and its shores, the intimate details of a suburban New Jersey landscape. The book’s exuberant poems take a journey through time itself: the limited time of humans versus time evolutionary and geological. The poems present in rollicking, playful language and joyful imagery, glancing at the infinite and at the future imagined from the desert in Arizona to Mars.

    Belladonna* Collaborative's publications 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.


    Location: Torn Page / Page Poetry Parlor 435 W 22nd St, New York, New York 1001
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