The New Social Environment#241

Radical Poetry Reading with Barry Schwabsky

Featuring political poetry read by Simone Kearney, Joyelle McSweeney, Arthur Sze, and Tyrone Williams.


1 p.m. Eastern / 10 a.m. Pacific

Barry Schwabsky curates the 26th Radical Poetry Reading featuring Simone Kearney, Joyelle McSweeney, Arthur Sze, and Tyrone Williams.

In this talk

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Pamela Sneed

Pamela Sneed
Photo by Patricia Silva
A New York-based poet, writer, performer and visual artist, author of Funeral Diva, as well as Imagine Being More Afraid of Freedom than Slavery, KONG and Other Works, Sweet Dreams and two chaplets, Gift by Belladonna and Black Panther. She has been featured in the New York Times Magazine, The New Yorker, Artforum, Hyperallergic and on the cover of New York Magazine. She is online faculty in SAIC’s low res MFA and has also been a Visiting Artist at SAIC in the program for 4 years. She has performed at the Whitney, Brooklyn Museum, Poetry Project , MCA, The High Line , New Museum and Toronto Biennale. She appears in Nikki Giovanni’s, “The 100 Best African American Poems.” In 2018, she was nominated for two PushCart Prizes in poetry.

Kyle Dacuyan

Kyle Dacuyan
Photo by Amelia Golden
A poet, performer, and translator who writes poems and makes performance. Recent poems appear in Ambit, The Brooklyn Rail, The Offing, and Social Text. He is a 2021 NEA Fellow in Literature and Executive Director of The Poetry Project at St. Mark’s.