AT THE ZINC BAR

Fall/Winter 2017-18

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82 WEST 3rd STREET, BETWEEN THOMPSON AND SULLIVAN STS.

SATURDAYS FROM 4:30 - 6:30 PM

$5 admission goes to support the readers

These events 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.

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Curators:

The Segue Reading Series is made possible by the support of The Segue Foundation. For more information, please visit www.seguefoundation.com or call (212) 614-0505. Curators: OCTOBER-NOVEMBER: Aldrin Valdez & Joël Díaz; DECEMBER-JANUARY: Sarah Arkebauer & Kate McIntyre



OCTOBER

 

OCTOBER 7

RICARDO HERNANDEZ & SAFIYA SINCLAIR

Ricardo Hernandez is the son of Mexican immigrants. He is a recipient of fellowships from Lambda Literary & Poets House. Ricardo’s work has appeared in Assaracus, The Cortland Review, & Newtown Literary. He is an MFA candidate in Poetry at Rutgers-Newark.

Safiya Sinclair was born in Montego Bay, Jamaica. She is the author of Cannibal (University of Nebraska Press, 2016), winner of a Whiting Award, the Addison Metcalf Award from the American Academy of Arts & Letters, and an ALA “Notable Book of the Year.” Sinclair is currently a PhD candidate at the University of Southern California.

OCTOBER 14

AKEEMA-ZANE & CHERYL BOYCE-TAYLOR

Akeema-Zane is a multidisciplinary artist of Afro-Caribbean descent. Her published work includes There’s a Monopoly on Change, On Being the Daughter Discovering the Home of her Descendants…, Interlude, & When Money Can’t Buy You Home. She is a native New Yorker.

Cheryl Boyce-Taylor is a recipient of the 2015 Barnes & Noble Writers For Writers Award. Cheryl earned her MFA in Creative Writing from the University of Southern Maine. She is the author of Raw Air, Night When Moon Follows, Convincing the Body & Arrival.

OCTOBER 21

JOSEPH O. LEGASPI & PHILLIP B. WILLIAMS

Joseph O. Legaspi is the author of Threshold & Imago (CavanKerry Press) & two chapbooks, Aviary, Bestiary (Organic Weapon Arts) & Subways (Thrush Press). He co-founded Kundiman (www.kundiman.org), a non-profit organization serving Asian American writers.

Phillip B. Williams is the author of Thief in the Interior, winner of the 2017 Kate Tufts Discovery Award, a Lambda Literary Award, & a 2017 Whiting Award. He is co-editor in chief of the online journal Vinyl. He is a visiting professor at Bennington College.

OCTOBER 28

SAFIA ELHILLO & RAMI KARIM

Safia Elhillo is a Sudanese-American writer living in Washington, DC. Her collection, The January Children (University of Nebraska Press, 2017), received the Sillerman First Book Prize for African Poets. She is a Cave Canem fellow & holds an MFA from the New School.

Rami Karim’s work appears in Apogee, The Brooklyn Review, The Invisible Bear, & Peregrine. Their chapbook is Smile & Nod (Kaf/Wendy’s Subway, 2017). They teach writing at the City University of New York & are an Asian American Writers’ Workshop 2017 Margins Fellow.

 

NOVEMBER

 

NOVEMBER 4

SAHAR ROMANI & JAYSON P. SMITH

Sahar Romani’s work appears in The Offing, Asian American Writers’ Workshop’s The Margins, & 92Y’s Podium. She received a Poets House Emerging Poets Fellowship in 2017 & is an MFA candidate at NYU. Raised in Seattle, she lives in Queens.

Jayson P. Smith is a 2017 NYSCA/NYFA Artist Fellow in Poetry & a 2016 Emerge-Surface-Be Fellow with The Poetry Project. Jayson lives & works in Brooklyn as founder of NOMAD, a Crown-Heights based performance series. Their poems can be found in journals such as Gulf Coast, Vinyl, fields magazine, & The Offing. www.jaysonpsmith.com

NOVEMBER 11

MARIAM BAZEED & YANYI

Mariam Bazeed is an Egyptian performance artist & writer of fiction, memoir, & poetry living in Brooklyn. She is currently pursuing an MFA in Fiction at Hunter College. In 2017, she debuted her first play, PEACE CAMP ORG, in workshop performance at La Mama Theater.

Yanyi is a 2017-2018 Asian American Writers Workshop Margins Fellow & contributing editor at Foundry. He was previously senior editor at Nat. Brut, curatorial assistant at The Poetry Project, & a 2015 Poets House Fellow. Find him at yanyiii.com.

NOVEMBER 18

I.S. JONES & BENJAMIN KRUSLING

I.S. Jones is a writer, educator, & hip-hop head from Southern California. She is a fellow with The Watering Hole, BOAAT Writer’s Retreat, & Callaloo. She received an honorable mention from the Academy of American Poets and two nominations for the Best of The Net Anthology. In 2016, she was nominated for a Pushcart Prize.

Benjamin Krusling’s recent work appeared in The New Inquiry, Hyperallergic, & Tagvverk. The winner of Sonora Review’s 2017 Poetry Prize, Benji received fellowships from the Iowa Writers’ Workshop & Naropa University. As grouppttherapy, he DJs & makes sound work.

NOVEMBER 25

PEGGY ROBLES-ALVARADO & PAUL TRAN

Peggy Robles-Alvarado is a two-time International Latino Book Award winner & an MFA candidate at Pratt Institute. She authored Conversations With My Skin, Homenaje A Las Guerreras, & The Abuela Stories Project. She edited the anthology, Mujeres, The Magic, The Movement, and The Muse. Contact her at robleswrites.com.

Paul Tran is Poetry Editor at The Offing & Chancellor’s Graduate Fellow in the Writing Program at Washington University in St. Louis. Their work appears in The New Yorker, Prairie Schooner, MTV, & elsewhere.

 

DECEMBER

DECEMBER 2

JENNIFER FIRESTONE & MC HYLAND

Jennifer Firestone is an Assistant Professor of Literary Studies at the New School’s Eugene Lang College. She is the author of 4 books, including TEN (BlazeVOX, forthcoming) and Gates & Fields (Belladonna* Collaborative, 2017).

MC Hyland is a PhD candidate in English Literature at NYU, & holds MFAs in Poetry and Book Arts from the University of Alabama. From her research, she produces scholarly & poetic texts, artists’ books, & public art projects. She is the founding editor of DoubleCross Press as well as the author of the poetry collection Neveragainland (Lowbrow Press, 2010).

DECEMBER 9

DIA FELIX & AKOSUA ZIMBA AFIRIYIE-HWEDIE

Dia Felix wrote the Lambda-nominated experimental novel Nochita (City Lights/Sister Spit, 2014) & the poetry chapbook YOU YOU YOU (Projective Industries, 2017). She curates a monthly pan-genre literary performance series, GUTS, at Dixon Place. By day she shoots & edits video at The Metropolitan Museum. Originally from California, she lives in New York.

Akosua Zimba Afiriyie-Hwedie is a Zambian-Ghanaian poet raised in Botswana. She is a Callaloo and Watering Hole fellow as well as a Cave Canem workshop participant. She is currently pursuing her MFA at the University of Michigan.

DECEMBER 16

LIZ BOWEN & RACHEL ZOLF

Liz Bowen is a poet & teacher living in New York City. She published Sugarblood (Metatron Press, 2017). She is a doctoral student in English and Comp. Lit. at Columbia University.

Rachel Zolf is a Canadian poet living in Philadelphia. Coach House Books published Janey’s Arcadia, Neighbour Procedure, & Human Resources. Video projects have shown at White Cube (UK), Art Basel Miami, the International Film Festival Rotterdam, & elsewhere.

DECEMBER 23 & DECEMBER 30

No readings

 

JANUARY


JANUARY 6

DAVY KNITTLE & BOB PERELMAN

Davy Knittle s the author of the chapbooks empathy for cars / force of july (horse less press, 2016) & cyclorama (the operating system, 2015). He lives in Philadelphia, & curates the City Planning Poetics series at the Kelly Writers House.

Bob Perelman is a Professor Emeritus at Penn. His book Modernism the Morning After was published by the University of Alabama Press, 2017. He is at work on a new book of poems Jack and Jill & is the author of Iflife (Roof) & Playing Bodies (Granary).

JANUARY 13

TONYA M. FOSTER & MICHELLE TARANSKY

Tonya M. Foster is the author of A Swarm of Bees in High Court (Belladonna* Press, 2015). She is an assistant professor of writing & literature at California College of the Arts.

Michelle Taransky is the author of Sorry Was In The Woods (Omnidawn, 2013) & Barn Burned Then, selected by Marjorie Welish for the 2008 Omnidawn Poetry Prize. She teaches courses in critical & creative writing at Penn, & is the Reviews Editor for Jacket2.

JANUARY 20

JULIA BLOCH & SAWAKO NAKAYASU

Julia Bloch is a 2017-2019 Pew Fellow, a Lambda Literary Award finalist, & the author of Letters to Kelly Clarkson (Sidebrow, 2012), Valley Fever (Sidebrow, 2015), & Like Fur (Essay Press, 2017). She coedits Jacket2 & directs the creative writing program at the University of Pennsylvania.

Sawako Nakayasu’s books include The Ants, Texture Notes, & the translation of The Collected Poems of Chika Sagawa. With Lisa Samuels, she edited A Transpacific Poetics (Litmus Press, 2017). Nakayasu has performed on Japanese television as a poetry judge & in Yvonne Rainer’s Grand Union Dreams (dir. Yelena Gluzman). She teaches at Brown University.

JANUARY 27

CHARLES BERNSTEIN & ERICA HUNT

Charles Bernstein & Ted Greenwald started what is now the Segue/Zinc series at the Ear Inn forty years ago. PennSound has archived many of the readings.

Erica Hunt is the author of Local History, Arcade, Piece Logic, A Day and Its Approximates, & Time Slips Right Before Your Eyes. With Dawn Lundy Martin, she co-edited the anthology Letters to the Future, Radical Writing by Black Women. Hunt is the Parsons Family Professor of Creative Writing at LIU Brooklyn.