Poets of intersecting identities come together from A Gathering of the Tribes and the Poetry Brothel to perform new work in assorted modes, including confessional, philosophical, humor, and drag.
Featuring: Molly Kirschner, Joanna Sit, Nicholas Oliver Moore, Luciann Berrios
CORNELIA STREET CAFE
29 Cornelia St, New York, NY 10014
August 2nd, 2017 6:00PM
Molly Kirschner is a poet and playwright. Kirschner’s first book of poems, Hard Proof, was released in July of 2015 from Red Mountain Press. Her second collection, Notes For Further Research, is forthcoming from Fly By Night Press, a subsidiary of A Gathering of the Tribes. Kirschner’s poems have appeared in numerous journals, as well as in Italian translation. Her new play L'appel du Vide premiered this summer at Under St Marks Theater.
Joanna Sit is the author of three books of poetry: My Last Century (2012, Spuyten Duyvil), In Thailand with the Apostles (2014, Spuyten Duyvil) and recently released Track Works (2017, Fly by Night Press). Her poems and translations have appeared in Five Willows Review, Ezra, Natural Bridge, Seneca Review and other literary publications. Her poem "Timescape: The Age of Oz" was nominated for the Pushcart Prize in December 2016. Her "Mickey Rourke Rondelets," appears in the anthology Wreckage of Reason II as "July 7" (2014, Spuyten Duyvil). She is working on anethnographic narrative, The Reincarnation of Red, about Chinese immigrants and Cantonese Opera.
Nicholas Oliver Moore credits his interest in meter to growing up in a Flamenco household, though sadly he has not performed even a Sevillanas in years. He is a San Diego native; perhaps in reaction to an overabundance of vitamin D, his lifestyle can best be described as "Halloween." (For instance, consider his enjoyment of the Monster Mash – Bobby Pickett's full album – yearlong.) His publications include Bodega, Vagabonds, and Gambler Mag. He performs in and around NYC, most notably at the Poetry Brothel, and has been featured at the Inwood Local. He holds a Bachelor of Liberal Arts from Sarah Lawrence, and currently spends his time writing about how men are creating the apocalypse. For more information, please send inquiries to firstname.lastname@example.org, or find him on Twitter @n_o_moore.
Luciann Berrios is a Hunter College graduate. She was awarded a Bachelor of Arts in English Language Arts and then continued on to a Master of Arts in Journalism at Griffith College Cork in Ireland. She is also a volunteer for Steve Cannon, founder of nonprofit organization A Gathering of the Tribes. She read her work to him and thus embarked on the blessing of being able to publish her work both in WORD: An Anthology by a Gathering of the Tribes and as her own manuscript titled Thunder and Sunshine in One Body.
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This event is funded in part by Poets and Writers with public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.