The New Social Environment#231

Radical Poetry Reading with Aditi Machado

Featuring political poetry read by Joey Yearous-Algozin, Ginger Ko, Jos Charles, and G.E. Patterson.

 

1 p.m. Eastern / 10 a.m. Pacific

Poet Aditi Machado curates the 24th Radical Poetry Reading, featuring Joey Yearous-Algozin, Ginger Ko, Jos Charles, and G.E. Patterson.

Aditi Machado

A black and white photograph of poet Aditi Machado, wearing glasses, in front of palm leaves.
Courtesy Aditi Machado
Aditi Machado is a poet, translator, and essayist. Her second book of poems Emporium received the James Laughlin Award and will appear in Fall 2020 from Nightboat. Her other works include the poetry collection Some Beheadings (Nightboat, 2017), a translation from the French of Farid Tali’s Prosopopoeia (Action Books, 2016), and several chapbooks the most recent of which are a long poem called Rhapsody (Albion Books, 2020) and an essay titles The End (Ugly Duckling Presse, coming soon). Machado’s work appears in journals like Lana Turner, Volt, The Chicago Review, Western Humanities Review, and Jacket2. A former Poetry Editor for Asymptote (2011-2019), she works as an Assistant Professor at the University of Cincinnati.

Joey Yearous-Algozin

Joey Yearous-Algozin
Courtesy of Joey Yearous-Algozin
The author of A Feeling Called Heaven (Nightboat Books), Utopia, and the multi-volume The Lazarus Project, among others. With Holly Melgard, he has co-authored a trilogy of books Holly Melgard’s Friends and Family, White Trash, and Liquidation. He is a founding member of the publishing collective, Troll Thread. He lives in Brooklyn, NY.

Ginger Ko

Ginger Ko
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Assistant Professor at Sam Houston State University’s MFA program in Creative Writing, Editing, and Publishing. She is the author of Motherlover (Bloof Books) and Inherit (Sidebrow), as well as several chapbooks. Her next project, a book as interactive app, is forthcoming from The Operating System. Her poetry and essays can be found in The Atlantic, American Poetry Review, The Offing, VIDA Review, and elsewhere.

Jos Charles

Jos Charles
Photo by Cybele Knowles
Author of “feeld,” a Pulitzer-finalist and winner of the 2017 National Poetry Series selected by Fady Joudah (Milkweed Editions), and “Safe Space” (Ahsahta Press). She is a PhD student at UC Irvine and currently resides in Long Beach, CA.

G.E. Patterson

G.E. Patterson
Photo by C. Kirkman
Poet, critic, & public artist. He was a featured poet-performer in New York’s Panasonic Village Jazz Fest. Other work includes public-art commissions – for Create: The Community Meal (on food access & food justice), the Plume Project (on energy awareness and sustainability), & the Dale Street Bridge Replacement (on uniting a community fractured by freeway construction and urban renewal). He wrote about the community of care at the George Floyd Memorial, for PlacesJournal.org. He is the author of two poetry collections, To and From (Ahsahta Press) and Tug (Graywolf Press), which won the Minnesota Book Award. Patterson has received fellowships from Cave Canem, the Djerassi Foundation, the MacDowell Colony, & New York City’s Fund for Poetry, among other awards and honors.