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February 2018

Uljana Wolf Reading & Conversation at Yale

February 24, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Uljana Wolf is a German poet, translator, editor, and teacher based in Brooklyn and Berlin. She published four books of poetry inGerman, exploring the poetics of translation and the ever-shifting space between language, as well as two chapbook-length essays on the prosepoem and on the translingual poetics of Theresa Hak Kyung Cha. She alsopublished numerous translations of poets such as Erín Moure, NourbeSe Philip, LaTasha N. Nevada Diggs, Christian Hawkey, Eugene Ostashevsky, Eugeniusz Tkaczyszyn-Dycki. Her work was awarded several prices, most recently the Adalbert-von-Chamisso-Prize 2016 and the Villa Massimo Rome Prize 2017. English translations of her work appeared in four chapbooks and in Subsisters: Selected Poems, translated by Sophie Seita (Belladonna*, November 2017). Uljana Wolf teaches German language and literary translation at New York University, the Pratt Institute, Humboldt University Berlin and the Institut für Sprachkunst, Vienna.

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Jen Firestone, Lynn Melnick and Rosamond King

February 28, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Jennifer Firestone reads from her new book of poems Gatesand Fields: In dialogue with Emily Dickinson and other voices from the past, Gates & Fields maps a poetics of meditation and disjuncture, where loss is inconceivable and language, faith, and the rituals of grief fall short. Gates and Fields demands an attention to the dead, the dying, and those left behind.Plus the wonderful poets - Rosamond King and Lynn Melnick

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March 2018

Belladonna* Collaboratives Annual Volunteer Reading

March 1, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Please join us at the wonderful Brooklyn Art Library in Williamsburg for a night of poetry by members of our Belladonna Collaborative. Performers are:Rachael WilsonChrissy RamkarranRupert McCranorChristina BarreiroKayla ParkFatima LundyAsiya WadudLindsey Hoover

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Readings in Contemporary Poetry: Marcella Durand & Tonya Foster

March 13, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Free for Dia members; $10 general admission; $6 admission for students and seniors Advance ticket purchases recommended. Tickets are also available for purchase at the door

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Celina Su & Cecilia Vicuna

March 16, 2018 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm

Readings from Celina Su and Cecilia Vicuna.

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And/With: Aracelis Girmay + Javier Zamora

March 19, 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Belladonna* Collaborative's programs are supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairsin partnership with the City Council.Belladonna* Collaborative's programs and publications are made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.6:30pm-8:30pm

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The Body and Migration: Celina Su, Vi Khi Nao, Brandon Shimoda, Dorothy Wang

March 29, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Join Celina Su alongside Vi Khi Nao, Brandon Shimoda, and Dorthy Wang at Asian America Writer's Workshop. Celina Su’s debut collection of poetry, Landia, is a series of border crossings and questioning the social contract of the state and citizenship. More info here: https://aaww.org/curation/the-body-and-migration/

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April 2018

And/With: Abdellah Taïa

April 10, 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Belladonna* Collaborative, Brooklyn Public Library and Asian American Writers' Workshop are proud to co-present Abdellah Taïa. Additional support has been generously provided by Seven Stories Press. This event marks a rare New York appearance by Abdellah (based in Paris) who will be will be joined in a post-reading conversation by poet, writer and scholar Meena Alexander. A new Belladonna* chapbook authored by Abdellah will be available at the night of the event, alongside copies of his novel Infidels (Seven Stories Press, 2016.) Free and Open to Public. Register at: https://www.bklynlibrary.org/calendar/andwith-abdellah-taïa-central-library-info-041018 Belladonna* Collaborative's programsare supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.Belladonna* Collaborative's programs and publications are made possible bythe New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature. RSVP to our Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/897581710409463/

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Book Launch for Celina Su’s Landia & Youmna Chlala’s The Paper Camera

April 26, 2018 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Celina Su and Youmna Chlala launch their respective debut poetry collections, questioning of spatial practices, architecture and cities as they relate to language, visuality, and literature. Both author's poetry intersects with their artistic and academic practices in multiple ways along the lines ofrace, translation, movement, and displacement. Chlala's collection The Paper Camera (Litmus Press) is about the language as the object that mediates and records memory, longing, loss, and love, notates light and translates between body and space. Su's collection Landia (Belladonna* Series) excavates literaland figurative borderlands—redrawn boundaries, architectural palimpsests, underground transport systems—to reckon with the historical and cultural forces that shape our cities and our intimate lives.  Co-sponsored by Litmus Press, Belladonna* Series, The James Gallery, The Center for the Humanities at the Graduate Center, CUNY.

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May 2018

Anna Maria Hong

May 3, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Belladonna* and "your office hours" invite you to celebrate the publication of Anna Maria Hong's first collection of poetry, "Age of Glass." This event is organized in collaboration with "your office hours." RSVP to our Facebook event:  

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Independent Publishers Book Party

May 10, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Join us for the 19th Annual New York City Independent Publishers Book Party. Will be there alongside: DoubleCross Press Purgatory Pie Press Roof Books Tender Buttons United Artists Books Litmus Press Station Hill Press AJAR Resolving Host Fence Books The Figures Futurepoem Nightboat Books EOAGH The Operating System & Ugly Duckling Presse RSVP to the Facebook event: 

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NYU IPK Print Fest

May 12, 2018 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Institute for Public Knowledge, 20 Cooper Square, 5th Floor
New York, New York 10003

NYU’s Institute for Public Knowledge invites you to join for the 2nd Annual Print Fest, featuring the work of New York based small presses, zines, & literary organizations. Through its robust list of vendors, the Fest represents and celebrates the plurality of voices that make the New York-area literary and print culture so vibrant. /// VENDORS /// Amber Atiya Belladonna* Collaborative The Bettys Black Sun Lit #Blackgrlswurld ZINE Brain Washing From Phone Towers Cardboard House Press DoubleCross Press Harlequin Creature Homos in Herstory J. Expressions Louffa Press The Operating System Organism for Poetic Research Ugly Duckling Presse The Print Fest will run from 11AM to 4PM on the 5th floor of 20 Cooper Square, with the following panel and workshop taking place on the 2nd floor. The day will conclude with a reception on the 5th floor. RSVP to the Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/print-fest-nyu-ipk-small-press-and-zine-fair/1800752546897813/

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Belladonna* And/With: Iman Mersal and Aditi Machado

May 14, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Institute for Arab and Islamic Art, 3 Howard St
New York, New York 10013

Belladonna* and IAIA (Institute of Arab and Islamic Art) are proud to co-present an evening of literature featuring Iman Mersal and Aditi Machado. Additional support has been generously provided by Mophradat and Poets & Writers. The readings will be followed by a conversation between the two writers, moderated by Omar Berrada. New Belladonna* chaplets from each reader will be released and available for purchase at the night of the event. Aditi Machado’s reading and the following discussion will be conducted in English, while Iman Mersal’s reading will alternate between English and Arabic. Seating is limited, please rsvp@instituteaia.org by May 10, 2018. RSVP to our Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/2003061719947697/ 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. Belladonna* Collaborative's programs and publications are made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature. A special thanks to Mophradat as a co-sponsor of this event.

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September 2018

Brooklyn Book Festival

September 16, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Brooklyn Book Festival, 209 Joralemon St.
Brooklyn, New York 11201

Find us with fellow small presses at the Small Press Union (booths 607 and 608) at the Brooklyn Book Festival this weekend! With The Operating System, Black Sun Lit, Augury Books, Bloof Books, No, Dear Magazine, Litmus Press, Projective Industries, Harlequin Creature, DoubleCross Press, Organism for Poetic Research, The Distance Plan, Knife Fork Book at The Dark Side Studio, Quimby's Bookstore NYC, and Contra Mundum Press. Come visit us!

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Sweet Dreams Book Party with Pamela Sneed, Tracie Morris, Shelley Marlow, & Roya Marsh

September 19, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The Poetry Project, 131 East 10th St.
New York, New York 10003

Join us for a celebration of Pamela Sneed's Sweet Dreams (Belladonna* 2018), a hybrid work of poetry, essay, and memoir that confronts issues of in/visibility; relationships, community, and inclusion/exclusion; writing and transformation--through anecdotes from Sneed'sown life, interwoven with analyses of pop culture, and buoyed by the wisdom of mentors such as Sekou Sundiata and Audre Lorde. Pamela will bejoined by special guest readers Shelley Marlow, Roya Marsh, and Tracie Morris. General admission: $8 Students/Seniors: $7 Members: $5 or free -- No one turned away for inability to pay. Accessibility: St. Mark’s Church is wheelchair accessible. Please call The Poetry Project at 212-674-0910 in advance of events to arrange accessibility. The Poetry Project will arrange for an ASL interpreter for any event with one week’s advance notice. RSVP to our Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/2096622573987827/

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October 2018

Belladonna* Roll Call Reading Series: Serena J. Fox & Orchid Tierney

October 11, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Spoonbill & Sugartown Warehouse, 99 Montrose Ave.
Brooklyn, New York 11206

Join us for the first reading of our Belladonna* Roll Call Reading Series with Patricia Spears-Jones presenting Serena J. Fox, and Rachel Blau DuPlessis presenting Orchid Tierney. New work & new chaplets! About the Series: For each installment of Roll Call, presented by Belladonna* Collaborative, two previously published poets from the Belladonna* chaplet archive have selected and will introduce a poet whose work expands and enriches the tradition of experimental feminist writing. Roll Call builds upon networks and communities within the feminist avant-garde while materializing the breadth of Belladonna* Collaborative’s twenty-year publishing history. RSVP to our Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/232325430769271/

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Belladonna* Roll Call Reading Series with Anaïs Duplan & Yumi Dineen Shiroma

October 14, 2018 @ 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
BGSQD, 208 West 13th St.
New York, New York

Anaïs Duplan and Yumi Dineen Shiroma read for the second event in the Belladonna* Roll Call Reading Series. Come hear new work and get new chaplets! Takes place during the NY Queer Zine Fair!! About the Series: For each installment of Roll Call, presented by Belladonna* Collaborative, two previously published poets from the Belladonna* chaplet archive have selected and will introduce a poet whose work expands and enriches the tradition of experimental feminist writing. Roll Call builds upon networks and communities within the feminist avant-garde while materializing the breadth of Belladonna* Collaborative’s twenty-year publishing history. RSVP to our Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/528693830914282/

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Belladonna*, The Operating System, & Ugly Duckling Presse

October 16, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
McNally Jackson Williamsburg, 76 N 4th St.
Brooklyn, NY 11249

Belladonna* Collaborative teams up with The Operating System and Ugly Duckling Presse to host a bilingual reading with Urayoán Noel, Margaret Randall, Mónica de la Torre, María Vásquez Valdez, Lila Zemborain, and Elizabeth Zuba. From the OS: Join the Operating System for a bilingual poetry event in celebration of the release of the dual-language translation of Mexican poet / scholar / translator María Vázquez Valdez’s 'Kawsay - La llama de selva / Kawsay - The flame of the jungle' at McNally Jackson's Williamsburg Store on October 16th! Vázquez Valdez will be joined by the translator of the volume, renowned poet Margaret Randall, as well as a host of incredible bilingual poet-translators representing Belladonna*/Belladonna Books and Ugly Duckling Presse! We’re thrilled to have Urayoán Noel, Elizabeth Zuba, and LIla Zemborain joining us for this very special evening. Kawsay is Vázquez Valdez’s poetic account of her experience in Peru working with the Shipibo indigenous community, and features drawings by Chizuko Osato. RSVP to our Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/2247864495443673/

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November 2018

Belladonna* Roll Call Reading Series: Marta Lopez Luaces & Montana Ray

November 5, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
McNally Jackson Williamsburg, 76 N 4th St.
Brooklyn, NY 11249

Join us for our Belladonna* Roll Call Reading Series with Mercedes Roffé presenting Marta Lopez Luaces, and Mónica de la Torre presenting Montana Ray. New work & new chaplets! About the Series: For each installment of Roll Call, presented by Belladonna* Collaborative, two previously published poets from the Belladonna* chaplet archive have selected and will introduce a poet whose work expands and enriches the tradition of experimental feminist writing. Roll Call builds upon networks and communities within the feminist avant-garde while materializing the breadth of Belladonna* Collaborative’s twenty-year publishing history. RSVP to our Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/2186698694904183/

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December 2018

Belladonna* 2018 Auction

December 1, 2018 @ 12:01 am - December 21, 2018 @ 11:59 pm

Help support Belladonna* Collaborative by bidding on one or more of our amazing auction items! Auction goes live on our website December 1st at http://www.belladonnaseries.org/auction/

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Belladonna* Roll Call Reading Series: Laura Buccieri & K. Lorraine Graham

December 7, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Printed Matter, 231 11th Ave
New York, New York 10001

Join us for our Belladonna* Roll Call Reading Series with Elaine Equi presenting Laura Buccieri, and Tina Darragh presenting K. Lorraine Graham. New work & new chaplets! About the Series: For each installment of Roll Call, presented by Belladonna* Collaborative, two previously published poets from the Belladonna* chaplet archive have selected and will introduce a poet whose work expands and enriches the tradition of experimental feminist writing. Roll Call builds upon networks and communities within the feminist avant-garde while materializing the breadth of Belladonna* Collaborative’s twenty-year publishing history. RSVP to our Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/353398361896481/

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January 2019

Belladonna* Member Ru (Nina) Puro reads at the Poetry Project

January 14 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
The Poetry Project, 131 East 10th St.
New York, New York 10003
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Ru (Nina) Puro‘s collection, Each Tree Could Hold A Noose Or A House, winner of the New Issues Poetry Prize, was recently released. They are a member of the Belladonna* Collaborative, social worker, and recipient of fellowships from the MacDowell Colony, Deming Fund, & others. Morgan Vo is a poet and singer. Born in the Tidewater area in 1989, he studied at the Cooper Union and the St. Mark’s Poetry Project, and lives now in Brooklyn, NY.

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Poets on the Road: Barbara Henning and Maureen Owen

January 18 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
McNally Jackson Williamsburg, 76 N 4th St.
Brooklyn, NY 11249

  Poets Barbara Henning and Maureen Owen are hitting the road, and keeping a blog along the way. Keep track of their travels at http://barbarahenning.com/category/maureenowen, and join us on January 18th to send them off. Barbara Henning is the author of four novels, seven collections of poetry, four chapbooks and a series of photo-poem pamphlets. Maureen Owen, former editor and chief of Telephone Magazine and Telephone Books, currently lives in Denver, Colorado. She is the author of eleven books of poetry, most recently Edges of Water from Chax Press. RSVP to our Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/298176650903172/

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March 2019

Lesbian All Stars Reading

March 4 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Performance Space, 150 First Avenue, 4th Floor
New York, NY
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Join us for the Lesbian All Stars reading at Performance Space New York! With readings by Raquel Gutiérrez, Ru (Nina) Puro, Camille Roy, Gail Scott, and Pamela Sneed, curated by Rachel Levitsky. Open bar in the lounge, New T-shirts, New Chapbooks, New Performance Space Series by Sarah Schulman featuring new work by the authors!

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Bernadette Mayer and Stacy Szymaszek

March 9 @ 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Poets House, 10 River Terrace
New York, NY
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    Bernadette Mayer and Stacy Szymaszek in conversation on the long poem and dailiness at Poets House!!General admission is $10 for adults, $7 for students and seniors, and free for Poets House members RSVP to our Facebook event:https://www.facebook.com/events/383706412393465/

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