Singing In Unison: A Poetry Reading at TOTAH

Featuring Anselm Berrigan, Maia Siegel, Ari Lisner and Emma Wippermann


4 p.m. Eastern / 1 p.m. Pacific

Please join us for a poetry reading to celebrate the closing of Singing in Unison at TOTAH (183 Stanton St, New York)

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A poetry reading curated by Tyhe Cooper to celebrate the closing of Singing in Unison at TOTAH, featuring readings by Rail poetry editor Anselm Berrigan, Ari Lisner, Maia Siegel, and Emma Wippermann, with opening remarks by Phong H. Bui. The reading will be followed by a reception.

Anselm Berrigan

Anselm Berrigan
The most recent book of poems by Anselm Berrigan, Pregrets, was published by Black Square Editions in 2021. Other books include Something for Everybody, Come In Alone, and Notes from Irrelevance, all published by Wave Books. He has also published four books with Edge Books, most recently Primitive State. He is the Poetry Editor for The Brooklyn Rail, and also organizes the Rail’s Wednesday online Radical Poetry Series. He has worked with family and friends on various books by his father, the poet Ted Berrigan (1934-1983), including a book of Ted’s prose that will be out soon from City Lights, and is called Get The Money! Collected Prose of Ted Berrigan.

Maia Siegel

A photo of Maia Siegel in a coat and sunglasses
Poet Maia Siegel’s writing is published in Poetry London, The Bennington Review, Rattle, The Saranac Review, and elsewhere.

Ari Lisner

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Poet, journalist, and researcher Ari Lisner’s writings capture queer intimacy against the backdrop of New York City. Their work has been featured in Peach Mag, Triangle House, Wonder Press, GQ, Allure, and others. ONE SCHTICK PONY, their first chapbook, is forthcoming with Bullshit Lit in Winter 2023. They are also the co-founder of the poetry press Touch Me New World alongside Coco Gordon Moore and the host of the reading series It’s A Sign at KGB Bar.

Emma Wippermann

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New York based poet Emma Wippermann’s forthcoming book, Joan of Arkansas (Ugly Duckling Presse, March 2023), is a book-length poem about climate catastrophe and divine gender expression. Other work can be found in jubilat, Omniverse, Second Factory, No, Dear, and Oversound, and publications by dispersed holdings and Patient Sounds. She lives in Greenpoint with her girlfriend and two small dogs.

Phong H. Bui

Photo of Phong Bui taken by Nicola Delorme
Photo by Nicola Delorme
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.

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