The New Social Environment#602
Radical Poetry Reading with Mia You
Featuring You, Çağlar Köseoğlu, Nisha Ramayya and Lisa Robertson
1 p.m. Eastern / 10 a.m. Pacific
Mia You curates our 94th Radical Poetry Reading with Çağlar Köseoğlu, Nisha Ramayya and Lisa Robertson
In this talk
Çağlar Köseoğlu lives in Rotterdam, the Netherlands and teaches literature and postcolonial theory at Erasmus University College and pedagogy at Piet Zwart Institute. His poems have appeared among others in Samplekanon, nY, Cabaret Wittgenstein, De Internet Gids and Kunsttijdschrift Vlaanderen. His poetry (chap)book publications are 34 (2015) with Stanza Press and Nasleep (2020) with het balanseer. He is editor of literary journal nY.
Poet Nisha Ramayya grew up in Glasgow and now lives in London. Her poetry collection States of the Body Produced by Love (2019) is published by Ignota Books. Recent projects and publications include: poems in Ludd Gang (https://poetshardshipfunduk.com/about/); a collaboration with sonic dramaturg MJ Harding performed at Wysing Polyphonic 2021: Under Ether (reviewed in Tank); a sequence of poems reflecting on Scotland’s colonial histories in CCA Annex; and an essay-poem in response to the work of mathematician Fernando Zalamea in audiograft. She is currently working on a second poetry collection, tentatively called Now Let’s Take a Listening Walk and teaching Creative Writing at Queen Mary University of London.
Poet and art writer Lisa Robertson began publishing in the 90s in Vancouver. Her 13 books trouble the limits of genre—Debbie: An Epic, a feminist rereading of Virgil, shortlisted for the Governor General’s Award for poetry in 1997 and published in French translation in 2021; The Weather (2001), a long poem plundering the rhetoric of Romantic meteorology; the ficto-essays Occasional Works and Seven Walks from the Office for Soft Architecture (2003) amplify the urban history of Vancouver; Nilling essays a phenomenology of reading (2012); the bildungsroman The Baudelaire Fractal, shortlisted for the 2021 Governor General’s Award for Fiction; the recent Anemones: A Simone Weil Project, working with translation and annotation. She lives in France.
Poet Mia You is the author of I, Too, Dislike It (1913 Press, 2016), the chapbook Objective Practice (Achiote Press, 2007), and an artist’s book YOU (created by Thorsten Kiefer, 2004). She currently teaches creative writing and literature at the Universiteit Utrecht, after completing a PhD in English at the University of California, Berkeley. She writes essays and book reviews and has published them with Artforum, Bookforum, The Critical Flame, The Hairpin, Jacket2, and the Los Angeles Review of Books.
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