The New Social Environment#356

Radical Poetry Reading with Tarik Dobbs

Featuring poetry read by Steven Duong, Sara Elkamel, and torrin a. greathouse


1 p.m. Eastern / 10 a.m. Pacific

Tarik Dobbs curates the 46th Radical Poetry Reading featuring poetry read by Steven Duong, Sara Elkamel, and torrin a. greathouse.

In this talk

Tarik Dobbs

A portrait of Tarik Dobbs by Ros Seamark
Photo by Ros Seamark
Arab American queer writer & text artist Tarik Dobbs was born in Dearborn, Michigan, on stolen land of the Chippewa, Ottawa, and Potawatomi people. Dobbs’s poems appear in American Poetry Review, Best of the Net, Poetry Magazine, and his debut chapbook Dancing on the Tarmac (Yemassee, 2021) was selected by Gabrielle Calvocoressi as the winner of the 2020 Yemassee Journal Poetry Chapbook Contest. Dobbs is an Editor for Poetry Online and an Assistant Editor for Great River Review.

Steven Duong

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Writer Steven Duong is an incoming MFA candidate in fiction at the Iowa Writers' Workshop. His poems and stories can be found in Guernica, Catapult, AGNI, and other venues. He is from San Diego. Find more of his work here →

Sara Elkamel

A portrait of Sara Elkamel
Poet and journalist Sara Elkamel is the author of the chapbook Field of No Justice forthcoming in September 2021 from the African Poetry Book Fund & Akashic Books. Her poems have appeared in The Common, Michigan Quarterly Review, Four Way Review, The Cincinnati Review, The Los Angeles Review, and are anthologized in Best New Poets, Best of the Net, and other publications. She holds an MA in Arts Journalism from Columbia University and is an MFA candidate in poetry at New York University. She lives between her hometown Cairo and NYC.

torrin a. greathouse

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Transgender cripple-punk torrin a. greathouse is an MFA candidate at the University of Minnesota. Her work is published in POETRY, Ploughshares, New England Review, and The Kenyon Review. They are a 2021 National Endowment for the Arts fellow and have also received fellowships from the Effing Foundation for Sex Positivity, Zoeglossia, and the University of Arizona Poetry Center. She is the author of Wound from the Mouth of a Wound (Milkweed Editions 2020).