Idiot, That’s Called Sculpture

Featuring Carolyn Ferrucci, Portlyn Houghton Harjo, Noa Mendoza, and Jaylen Strong


6 p.m. Eastern / 3 p.m. Pacific

Tyhe Cooper curates a poetry reading in celebration of Singing in Unison, Part Six, currently on view at Miguel Abreu Gallery.

In this talk

We’re thrilled to invite you to Idiot, That’s Called Sculpture, a Rail Reading with Carolyn Ferrucci, Portlyn Houghton Harjo, Noa Mendoza, and Jaylen Strong, this Thursday (10/13) at Miguel Abreu Gallery at 6 pm!

Curated by Tyhe Cooper, this reading celebrates Singing in Unison, Part Six, which is on view at the gallery’s 88 Eldridge Street location through October 16, 2022

Come join us on Thursday as we hear these brilliant poets read among the luminous art works in the exhibit!

Miguel Abreu Gallery 88 Eldridge Street New York, NY (map)

Carolyn Ferrucci

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Born and raised in NYC, Carolyn Ferrucci is a poet thinking lately about misunderstanding, the weather, and centers. Their work has been published in the Brooklyn Rail, Changes Review, Form IV, Field Notes (UK), No Dear, and forthcoming from Spoil (Hi-Lo) Press.

Portlyn Houghton Harjo

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Portlyn Houghton Harjo is a Mvskoke and Seminole writer from the elusive state of Oklahoma. In April 2022, she read with Joy Harjo (no relation) during the former Poet Laureate’s closing event at the Library of Congress. Her other work can be found in The Creative Field Guide to Northeastern Oklahoma, SMITTEN: This is What Love Looks Like, and the zine I’ll Take You There. Harjo worships Bigfoot and the natural process of decay. She currently resides in Brooklyn.

Noa Mendoza

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Writer and translator Noa Mendoza is based in Brooklyn. Her first little chapbook of hybrid poetry and translation is in the works through Wendy’s Subway. Her work most recently appears in Pile Press.

Jaylen Strong

A portrait of poet and artist Jaylen Strong.
multi-hyphenate, slow-walking, seed-catching body jaylen strong is beneath the tree calculating how the shadows might reign. he is the former librarian curator for the playground annex. his work has been featured at moma ps1, artists space, pratt institute, brown university, moca cleveland, the center for african american poetry & poetics, and elsewhere.

Tyhe Cooper

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Photo by Kayhl Cooper
A writer working in experimental prose, poetry, and digitality, Tyhe Cooper maintains a focus in the treacheries of autonomous hands, outer space, and AI. They are the Editorial Assistant and a poetry events curator at the Brooklyn Rail, as well as the curator of Can’t Make These Fuckin Concentric Circles Work, a reading series at Unnameable Books that spotlights trans, genderqueer, gnc poets. Their work was recently published in the Brooklyn Rail’s April 2022 issue.

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