The New Social Environment#281
Radical Poetry Reading with Ben Fama
Featuring poetry read by Rachel Rabbit White, Mo Romney, Maya Martinez, and Rachel Oyster Kim.
1 p.m. Eastern / 10 a.m. Pacific
Ben Fama curates the 33rd Radical Poetry Reading featuring poetry read by Rachel Rabbit White, Mo Romney, Maya Martinez, and Rachel Oyster Kim.
In this talk
Rachel Rabbit White
Poet, Vice “sex scenes” columnist (formerly of Playboy and Thought Catalog), and sex worker, Rachel Rabbit White is the author of Porn Carnival, a collection of poems released November 2019, and the recent poetry series, Work For Love (Triangle House). Her most recent publication is an expanded reissue of Porn Carnival titled, Porn Carnival: Paradise Edition.
Jamaican-American artist Mo Romney lives and works in Ridgewood, Queens, New York. They received their education from SUNY Purchase, obtaining a Bachelor of Science in Visual Arts in 2016. They have been an artist in residence at the Home School, Hudson in 2018 and at Pocoapoco, Oaxaca City in 2021 (upcoming). Exhibitions include Mosie Romney, Nicodim Gallery, Los Angeles (2021, solo, upcoming); Evening Lark, Y2K Group, New York (2020, solo); PAPA RAGAZZE!, Nicodim Gallery, Los Angeles (2020); Mosie Romney and Juan Guiterrez, Meredith Rosen Gallery, New York (2020); and Materia Prima, Gern en Regalia, New York (2019).
Writer, artist, and dancer Maya Martinez’s writing and object making deal with personal mythology, cruelty, traps, and entertainment. Maya is from Florida and dances on the weekend.
Rachel Oyster Kim
Rachel Oyster Kim is an artist, poet, and sex worker.
Ben Fama is a writer based in New York City. He is the author of Deathwish (Newest York, 2019), Fantasy (Ugly Duckling Presse, 2015), and the chapbooks Odalisque (Bloof, 2014), Cool Memories (Spork, 2013), New Waves (Minutes Books, 2011), and Aquarius Rising (Ugly Duckling Presse 2010). He is also the author of the artist book Mall Witch (Wonder, 2012). He is the cofounder of Wonder.
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