The New Social Environment#677
Love Is Found in All the Ways Friends Speak: A Rail Reading Curated by Anne Tardos
Featuring Tardos, Marcella Durand, Evelyn Reilly, and Jennifer Firestone
1 p.m. Eastern / 10 a.m. Pacific
Anne Tardos curates our 109th Wednesday Poetry Reading with Marcella Durand, Evelyn Reilly, and Jennifer Firestone.
In this talk
Marcella Durand is the author of several books, most recently To husband is to tender (Black Square Editions, 2021), and is the 2021 recipient of the C.D. Wright Award in Poetry from the Foundation of Contemporary Art. She is currently working on a new collection, Circles for Wheelmakers, and has led bird-poetry walks in Corlears Hook Park and Naval Cemetery Landscape. She grew up in Lower Manhattan and loves the mysteries, emotion and challenges of urban birding.
Poet, scholar and environmentalist Evelyn Reilly’s books include Styrofoam, Apocalypso and Echolocation, all published by Roof Books. Her poetry has appeared in many anthologies and was recently included in the Feral Atlas: The More-than-Human Anthropocene, a multimedia compendium of work by scientists, thinkers, poets and artists. She is a member of the Steering Committee of the climate activist group 350NYC.
The author of five books of poetry and four chapbooks, the works of Jennifer Firestone include Story (UDP), Ten (BlazeVOX [books]), Gates & Fields (Belladonna* Collaborative), Swimming Pool (DoubleCross Press), and others. She co-edited (with Dana Teen Lomax) Letters To Poets: Conversations about Poetics, Politics and Community (Saturnalia Books) and is collaborating with Marcella Durand on a book about Feminist Avant-garde Poetics. She won the 2014 Marsh Hawk Press’ Robert Creeley Memorial Prize. Firestone is an Associate Professor of Literary Studies at the New School’s Eugene Lang College and is also the Director of their Academic Fellows pedagogy program.
A fellow of the New York Foundation for the Arts, Anne Tardos is the author of twelve books of poetry and editor of three posthumous collections of poetry by Jackson Mac Low. Her work has been translated and published in dozens of anthologies and journals around the world. She pioneered a unique multilingual writing style, often complementing her texts with video stills, photographs, and collages. Her writing is renowned for its fluid use of multiple languages and its innovative forms. She has worked in numerous media, creating performance pieces, radio plays, videos, and musical compositions.
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