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 is the poetry editor for the Brooklyn Rail, and author of a number of books of poems, most recently Pregrets, from Black Square Editions.
Poet, journalist, and researcher Ari Lisner’s writings capture queer intimacy against the backdrop of New York City. Their work has been featured in The Quarterless Review, Peach, Triangle House, Wonder, GQ, Allure, and others. ONE SCHTICK PONY, their first chapbook, is forthcoming with Bullshit Lit in 2023. Ari is also the co-founder of the poetry press Touch Me New World and the host of the reading series IT’S A SIGN at KGB Bar.
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
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.