Featuring poetry readings by Anselm Berrigan, Phong H. Bui, Chia-Lun Chang, Christine Kuan, Rachelle Rahmé and David Zaza, and a musical performance by Kristopher Hull.
In this talk
Join us for the Closing Reception of Singing in Unison: Artists Need to Create On the Same Scale That Society Has the Capacity to Destroy, Part 1, rivers, threads, folds at Art Cake from 6pm to 8pm.
Art Cake, 214 40th St Brooklyn, NY 11232
Food and beverages will be served.
Poet Anselm Berrigan was born in 1972 in Chicago. He is the author of several books of poetry, including Something for Everybody, Come in Alone, Notes from Irrelevance, Free Cell, and Integrity and Dramatic Life. With Alice Notley and his brother Edmund Berrigan, he co-edited The Collected Poems of Ted Berrigan and the Selected Poems of Ted Berrigan. Berrigan was a New York State Foundation for the Arts Fellow in poetry in 2007 and has received three grants from the Fund for Poetry. From 2003 to 2007, he served as Artistic Director of The Poetry Project at St. Mark’s Church. He is the Poetry editor of the Rail.
Artist, writer, and independent curator Phong H. Bui is Publisher and Artistic Director of the Brooklyn Rail, the River Rail, Rail Editions, and Rail Curatorial Projects. Among many other awards, Bui received The Dorothea and Leo Rabkin Prize for Arts Writers in 2017, was the recipient of an Honorary Doctorate from University of the Arts in 2020, and the American Academy of Arts and Letters’ Award for Distinguished Service to the Arts in 2021.
Chia-Lun Chang is the author of One Day We Become Whites (No, Dear/Small Anchor Press, 2016). Recent work appears in Poetry Society of America, Pinwheel, Apogee, Sink Review, Poetry Project, Brooklyn Poets, and Asiya Wadud: Echo Exhibit. She has received support from Jerome Hill Artist Fellowship, Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, Tofte Lake Center, Vermont Studio Center, and Poets House. Chia-Lun teaches contemporary Taiwanese poetry at the Brooklyn Public Library and writes for chatbots. Born and raised in New Taipei City, Taiwan, she lives in New York City.
Born in Jounieh, Lebanon, Rachelle Rahmé is a Lebanese-American poet and independent scholar. She is the author of Count Thereof Upon the Other’s Limbs (72 Press, 2019) and two chapbooks, most recently Bataille’s Eggs (blush, 2021). Her translations of Georges Bataille were published as 27 Poems on Death by o•blēk editions in 2021. Her poems have appeared in The Brooklyn Rail and 3fold, among others. She is a 2021-2022 ESB Fellow at the Poetry Project. Her work in sound has been presented by Issue Project Room, PS1, and others. Rahmé holds a Masters in Philosophy from the New School for Social Research. She is a co-editor at blush, and lives and works in Brooklyn, New York.
Raised in Kenya and Greece, Kristopher Hull and attended the architecture school at Rice University, which he left early to attempt a career as a self-taught concert pianist. Finding pianos wherever he could, practicing up to ten hours a day. In 2008, inspired by his hero Don Quixote, he loaded an upright piano into the back of a pickup truck and drove from Miami to Denver committing pianist errantry, performing and bringing Chopin to those in need. He practiced like a madman throughout the pandemic, convinced it would be time to ride once again when the world opened back up.
Poet David Zaza is a partner at McCall Associates, a design company specializing in museum and gallery publications. His poetry has been published in various magazines since 1992. Recent multidisciplinary projects include “The Goldberg Variations,” an audio work which presents his recited poetry with piano accompaniment; “Before and After, or At The Same Time,” a poem illustrated with three charcoal drawings; and [unreliable], a poetry/drawing collaboration with visual artist Mark Fox.