Brooklyn Poets Reading Series @ Brooklyn Museum
Nov
2
6:30 PM18:30

Brooklyn Poets Reading Series @ Brooklyn Museum

Saturday, November 2, 2019, 6:30 PM

Diannely Antigua, Jessica Greenbaum, Mark Doty

Brooklyn Museum, 200 Eastern Parkway, Prospect Heights

Named one of the best reading series in NYC as well as one of the 50 best free things to do in the city by Time Out New York, the Brooklyn Poets Reading Series takes place bimonthly at select venues in Brooklyn, with a summer stop on Governor’s Island. Readings are free and open to the public.

Each reading features three poets, with at least one from Brooklyn and one from outside the borough, pairing emerging with more established poets and focusing on those from underrepresented communities. Readings are curated by Jason Koo. For inquiries, contact us.

View Event →
Lit Crawl Portland: Our Words Are a Bridge
Nov
8
8:00 PM20:00

Lit Crawl Portland: Our Words Are a Bridge

We proudly present our Lit Crawl Portland 2019 event, Our Words Are a Bridge: An Evening with The Rumpus, Corporeal Writing, and YesYes Books!

Where:
Coporeal Writing
510 SW 3rd Ave #101
Portland, OR 97204

With readings from Diannely Antigua, Jennine Capó Crucet, Steph Cha, Brandon Courtney, Ross Gay, Matt Hart, and T Kira Madden. Hosted by Rumpus Editor-in-Chief Marisa Siegel.

This event is free and open to the public! Original event artwork by Lisa Lee Herrick.

View Event →
Pop-up: YesYes Books presents Diannely Antigua & Brandon Courtney
Nov
9
3:45 PM15:45

Pop-up: YesYes Books presents Diannely Antigua & Brandon Courtney

Who:

Diannely Antigua

Brandon Courtney

When:November 9 @ 3:45 pm - 4:00 pm

Where:

Portland Art Museum
1219 SW Park Ave
Portland, OR 97205

Poets Diannely Antigua (Ugly Music) and Brandon Courtney (This, Sisyphus), pop-up in the Portland Art Museum galleries with their poetry collections, out from YesYes Books this year. 

Antigua and Courtney are paired with the artwork Allegory of Poetry by Jean François de Troy; found in the European Art Gallery, on the 2nd floor of the Portland Art Museum. Please reference the Portland Art Museum Map to find this location.

About Ugly Music: Diannely Antigua’s debut collection Ugly Music is a cacophonous symphony of reality, dream, trauma, and obsession. It reaches into the corners of love and loss where survival and surrender are blurred. The poems span a traumatic early childhood, a religious adolescence, and later a womanhood that grapples with learning how to create an identity informed by, yet in spite of, those challenges. What follows is an exquisitely vulgar voice, unafraid to draw attention to the distasteful, to speak a truth created by a collage of song and confession, diary and praise. It is an account of observation and dissociation, the danger of simultaneously being inside and outside the experiences that mold a life. Ugly Music emerges as a story of witness, a realization that even the strangest things exist on earth and deserve to live. … -Catherine Barnett, author of Human Hours

About This, Sisyphus: Metaphysical in scope, transcendent in language, This, Sisyphus makes malleable received forms and rhyme to articulate what it means to face incalculable loss. Centered on the death and subsequent repatriation of a sailor who was the author’s lover and closest friend, this collection moves beyond elegiac gestalt, questioning instead a God who created an imperfect world in which death is possible and inevitable. Composed of four sections, This, Sisyphus is a rejection of Leibniz’s “best possible world,” and, more importantly, it is the author’s transubstantiated epiphany that, ultimately, in tragedy and suffering, we have only each other.

Whether wrestling God or trying to make sense and sound out of grief, Brandon Courtney’s This, Sisyphus is a bright, urgent addition to the elegiac canon. My lord, folks, the language Courtney has found here interrupted me. Such a deep well of grief matched with such a high zenith of lyric, just as it should be. Written exquisitely and vulnerably, this is a book for anyone seeking to wander back towards the light after travelling through Death’s valley.  -Danez Smith, author of Don’t Call Us Dead and [insert] boy 



View Event →
Dangerous Love: Desire & Obsession @ Portland Book Festival
Nov
9
5:00 PM17:00

Dangerous Love: Desire & Obsession @ Portland Book Festival

Dangerous Love: Desire & Obsession

Who:

Diannely Antigua

Jericho Brown

Malcolm Tariq

Erika Stevens

When:November 9 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Where:

Portland’5 Winningstad Theatre (Poetry Foundation Stage)
1111 SW Broadway
Portland, OR 97205

These poets confront the trauma of the past—the personal past and the shared past—while celebrating desire and love. Ugly Music, the debut collection from Diannely Antigua, explores reality, dream, trauma, and obsession, and how to create an identity informed by and in spite of the past. Jericho Brown’s The Tradition, longlisted for the National Book Award, details the normalization of evil and its history at the intersection of the past and the personal in poems of fatherhood, legacy, blackness, queerness, worship, and trauma. Malcolm Tariq’s debut, Heed the Hollow, explores the concept of “the bottom” across blackness, sexuality, and the American South in poems that reckon with a lineage of trauma while searching for beauty and love. Moderated by Erika Stevens, poetry editor at Coffee House Press.

View Event →
Writers on Campus Series: Maureen Stanton and Diannely Antigua
Nov
12
5:30 PM17:30

Writers on Campus Series: Maureen Stanton and Diannely Antigua

  • UMass Lowell O'Leary Library Mezzanine (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Where: O’Leary Library Mezzanine Reading Room

UMass Lowell professor Maureen Stanton is the author of Body Leaping Backward: Memoir of a Delinquent Girlhood, which People Magazine called “a blazingly important memoir,” and Killer Stuff and Tons of Money, winner of a Massachusetts Book Award. For her nonfiction, she has received an Iowa Review prize, Pushcart Prizes, and fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts and the MacDowell Colony.

UMass Lowell graduate Diannely Antigua’s debut collection of poetry, Ugly Music, won the Pamet River Prize from YesYes Books. Antigua received her MFA from New York University, where she was awarded a Global Research Initiative Fellowship to Florence, Italy. She is the recipient of additional fellowships from CantoMundo, Community of Writers, and the Fine Arts Work Center Summer Program.



View Event →

2019 Open Mouth Poetry Festival: Diannely Antigua & Hyejung Kook
Oct
12
5:00 PM17:00

2019 Open Mouth Poetry Festival: Diannely Antigua & Hyejung Kook

Join us for a reading by 2019 Poetry Festival features Diannely Antigua and Hyejung Kook, 5:00 PM at The Nines! Opening reading by Victoria Hudson. Free and open to the public.

For more Poetry Festival events, visit: https://www.openmouthreadings.com/2019-poetry-festival

DIANNELY ANTIGUA
Diannely Antigua is a Dominican American poet and educator, born and raised in Massachusetts. Her debut collection Ugly Music was the winner of the YesYes Books Pamet River Prize. She received her B.A. in English from the University of Massachusetts Lowell where she won the Jack Kerouac Creative Writing Scholarship and received her MFA at NYU where she was awarded a Global Research Initiative Fellowship to Florence, Italy. She is the recipient of additional fellowships from CantoMundo, Community of Writers, and the Fine Arts Work Center Summer Program. Her work has been nominated for both the Pushcart Prize and Best of the Net. Her poems can be found in Washington Square Review, Bennington Review, The Adroit Journal, and elsewhere. Her heart is in Brooklyn.

More about Diannely at https://diannelyantigua.com/

HYEJUNG KOOK
Hyejung Kook's poetry has recently appeared or is forthcoming in The World I Leave You: Asian American Poets on Faith and Spirit, Half Mystic Radio, The Massachusetts Review, Glass: A Journal of Poetry, Hyphen Magazine, and Pleiades. Other works include an essay in The Critical Flame and a chamber opera libretto. Hyejung was born in Seoul, Korea and now lives in Kansas with her husband and their two young children. She is a Fulbright grantee and a Kundiman fellow.

More about Hyejung at https://hyejungkook.tumblr.com/

VICTORIA HUDSON
Victoria Hudson is an MFA candidate and recipient of a Lily Peters Fellowship at the University of Arkansas. Her poems are published or forthcoming in jubilat, the Dunes Review, and Fogged Clarity. She is an Assistant Poetry Editor at the Arkansas International.

View Event →
Letras Latinas @ Bryant Park
Jul
16
7:00 PM19:00

Letras Latinas @ Bryant Park

Poets DIANNELY ANTIGUA, YSABEL Y. GONZALEZ, JOE JIMÉNEZ, and ORLANDO RICARDO MENES read from their work.

DIANNELY ANTIGUA is a Dominican American poet and educator, born and raised in Massachusetts. Her debut collection Ugly Music (YesYes Books, 2019) was the winner of the Pamet River Prize. She received her B.A. in English from the University of Massachusetts Lowell where she won the Jack Kerouac Creative Writing Scholarship and received her MFA at NYU where she was awarded a Global Research Initiative Fellowship to Florence, Italy. She is the recipient of additional fellowships from CantoMundo, Community of Writers, and the Fine Arts Work Center Summer Program. Her work has been nominated for both the Pushcart Prize and Best of the Net. Her poems can be found in Washington Square Review, Bennington Review, The Adroit Journal, Cosmonauts Avenue, Sixth Finch, and elsewhere. Her heart is in Brooklyn.

YSABEL Y. GONZALEZ was born in the Bronx, NY and raised in Newark, New Jersey. She received her BA from Rutgers University, an MFA in Poetry from Drew University and serves as the Assistant Director for the Poetry Program at the Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation. Ysabel has received invitations to attend VONA, Tin House, Ashbery Home School and BOAAT Press workshops. She is a CantoMundo fellow and her first full length collection, Wild Invocations, is available now from Get Fresh Books.

JOE JIMÉNEZ is the author of the poetry collection The Possibilities of Mud and Bloodline, a young adult novel. Jiménez is the recipient of the 2016 Letras Latinas/ Red Hen Press Poetry Prize. His poems have appeared on the PBS NewsHour and Lambda Literary sites. Jiménez was recently awarded a Lucas Artists Literary Artists Fellowship from 2017 to 2020. He lives in San Antonio, Texas, and is a member of the Macondo Writers Workshop.

ORLANDO RICARDO MENES was born in Lima, Perú, to Cuban parents but has lived in the U.S since the age of ten. He considers himself Cuban-American. Since 2000 he has taught in the Creative Writing Program at the University of Notre Dame where he is Professor of English and Poetry Editor of the Notre Dame Review. Menes is the author of six poetry collections, including Memoria (Louisiana State University Press, 2019), Heresies (University of New Mexico Press, 2015) and Fetish, winner of the 2012 Prairie Schooner Book Prize in Poetry. An NEA fellow, his poems have appeared in several prominent anthologies, as well as in literary magazines like POETRY, Ploughshares, Harvard Review, The Antioch Review, Prairie Schooner, Hudson Review, Shenandoah, Callaloo, Indiana Review, Cincinnati Review, Epoch, The Southern Review, and New Letters. In addition, Menes is editor of Renaming Ecstasy: Latino Writings on the Sacred (Bilingual Press/Editorial Bilingüe, 2004) and The Open Light: Poets from Notre Dame, 1991-2008 (University of Notre Dame Press, 2011). Besides his own poems, Menes has published translations of poetry in Spanish, including My Heart Flooded with Water: Selected Poems by Alfonsina Storni (Latin American Literary Review Press, 2009).

Click here to be directed to the Bryant Park Events announcement.

View Event →
Boston Poetry Slam @ the Cantab
Jul
10
8:00 PM20:00

Boston Poetry Slam @ the Cantab

Diannely Antigua will be the featured poet at the Boston Poetry Slam on Wednesday, July 10, 2019.

Diannely Antigua is a Dominican American poet and educator, born and raised in Massachusetts. Her debut collection Ugly Music (YesYes Books, 2019) was the winner of the Pamet River Prize. She received her B.A. in English from the University of Massachusetts Lowell where she won the Jack Kerouac Creative Writing Scholarship and received her MFA at NYU where she was awarded a Global Research Initiative Fellowship to Florence, Italy. She is the recipient of additional fellowships from CantoMundo, Community of Writers, and the Fine Arts Work Center Summer Program. Her work has been nominated for both the Pushcart Prize and Best of the Net. Her poems can be found in Washington Square Review, Bennington Review, The Adroit Journal, Cosmonauts Avenue, Sixth Finch, and elsewhere. Her heart is in Brooklyn.

Photo of the artist is courtesy Savuth Thor.

SCHEDULE
7:15pm: doors and sign-ups open
8:00pm: open mic
10:00pm: Diannely Antigua features
More info about the show: http://bostonpoetryslam.com/?p=9291

The show is 18+, $3 and the bar is cash only. Everyone must show a photo ID to enter the Cantab Lounge.

------------------------

Want to learn more?
** All about our Wednesday show: http://bostonpoetryslam.com/see-a-show/weekly-show
** Directions and parking: http://bostonpoetryslam.com/see-a-show/weekly-show/directions
** Frequently asked questions: http://bostonpoetryslam.com/faq



View Event →
Pigeon Pages Reading @ McNally Jackson
Jun
10
7:00 PM19:00

Pigeon Pages Reading @ McNally Jackson

Join Pigeon Pages for their June reading, featuring Lisa Marie Basile, Diannely Antigua, Kate Doyle, & Dennis Norris II, hosted by Alisson Wood.

You can always find them in their online nest at www.pigeonpagesnyc.com or @pigeonpagesnyc.

ABOUT YOUR READERS

Lisa Marie Basile is most recently the author of Nympholepsy, a poetry collection, and Light Magic for Dark Times, a collection of practices and rituals for self-care. She is the founder and editor of Luna Luna Magazine, and her work can be found in The New York Times, Catapult, Entropy, Bustle, Bust, Best American Poetry, Best American Experimental Writing, The Atlas Review, and more. She focuses her work on trauma recovery, foster care, self-care, the shadow self, chronic illness, and ritual. She received an MFA in Writing from the New School and is working on her forthcoming book, Wordcraft, which explores writing as ritual act.


Diannely Antigua is a Dominican American poet and educator, born and raised in Massachusetts. Her debut collection Ugly Music (YesYes Books, 2019) was the winner of the Pamet River Prize. A graduate of the MFA program at NYU, she was awarded a Global Research Initiative Fellowship to Florence, Italy. She is the recipient of additional fellowships from CantoMundo, Community of Writers, and the Fine Arts Work Center Summer Program. Her poems can be found in Washington Square Review, Bennington Review, The Adroit Journal, Cosmonauts Avenue, Sixth Finch, and elsewhere. Her heart is in Brooklyn.


Kate Doyle’s writing has been nominated for the Pushcart Prize and Best Small Fictions and has appeared in Anomaly, No Tokens, Meridian, Cordella, the Franklin Electric Reading Series, and elsewhere. She received an MFA from NYU, where she was a graduate fellow at NYU Paris, and her work has been recognized by Glimmer Train and SPACE at Ryder Farm. She is writing a book of short stories.

Dennis Norris II is the author of the chapbook Awst Collection—Dennis Norris II, named a best book of 2018 by Powell's. A recipient of fellowships from The MacDowell Colony, Tin House, VCCA, and Kimbilio Fiction, their stories have twice been nominated for a Pushcart Prize and named a finalist for the Best Small Fictions Prize. They currently serve as Assistant Fiction Editor at The Rumpus and co-host of the critically acclaimed podcast Food 4 Thot. Based in Brooklyn, they are currently working on their debut novel. You can learn more at www.dennisnorrisii.com.



ABOUT YOUR HOST

Alisson Wood’s writing has been published in places including The New York Times, Catapult, and Epiphany. She won the inaugural Breakout 8 Writers Prize, chosen by Alexander Chee, Hannah Tinti, and Tracey O’Neill on behalf of Epiphany magazine and the Author’s Guild. A graduate of NYU, she is a Professor of Creative Writing for undergraduates at her alma mater and teaches Creative Nonfiction at Sackett Street. She is the founder & editor of Pigeon Pages, an online literary journal and NYC reading series. You can find her online at alissonwood.com or on Twitter at @literaryTSwift. Her memoir, Being Lolita, is forthcoming from Flatiron Books (Macmillan).

ABOUT PIGEON PAGES

Pigeon Pages is a literary space where emerging and established writers from all backgrounds are encouraged to nest together. We seek to champion voices that are not always allowed to sing loudly. The reading series acts as a physical space to host our diverse writers, and the online literary journal is a supportive platform accessible anywhere and to all. Pigeon Pages NYC showcases established and emerging voices in literature side by side.

View Event →
Clouds and Other Louds Poetic Arts Fest @ the Dorchester Art Project
Apr
28
5:00 PM17:00

Clouds and Other Louds Poetic Arts Fest @ the Dorchester Art Project

Poetic arts fest by Reality Hands + Pizza Pi Press
Featuring showcases from Peach Mag + Glow Worm Press
Featuring 2 days of readings and community building


Come meet, hang out with, and support artists in your community.

Both days begin with a book fair from 1-3.
Readings run from 3-9:30 on Saturday, 3-9:45 on Sunday
Party after on both days!

$10. Get tix at the door or at: http://www.realityhands.com/products/clouds-and-other-louds-ticket

View Event →
Apr
12
7:00 PM19:00

Washington Square Review Launch Party

  • Lillian Vernon Creative Writers House (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Readings by contributors to the NYU Creative Writing Program’s nationally distributed literary journal.

Diannely Antigua’s book Ugly Music, forthcoming from YesYes Books, was chosen for the 2017 Pamet River Prize. Eric Gamalinda recently published The Descartes Highlands (Akashic Books, NY), his fifth novel and his first to be published in the US, which was shortlisted for the 2009 Man Asian Prize. Jamie Quatro's debut novel, Fire Sermon, published in 2018 with Grove Press in the U.S., Picador in the U.K., and Anansi International in Canada.

Books will be available for purchase and signing.

View Event →
Mar
28
6:30 PM18:30

The Boiler, NDR, Redivider, SER @ AWP Portland

Join THE BOILER, New Delta Review, Redivider, and Southeast Review for an evening of words for AWP-Portland!

Featuring Readings from Nabila Lovelace, Taneum Bambrick, Hai-Dang Phan, Ginger Ko, Kelly Grace Thomas, Jenny Molberg, Ángel Garcia, Diannely Antigua, Paul Tran, Dana Diehl, Irène Mathieu, Angie Sijun Lou, and Ginger Ko.

Books will be available for purchase and signing.

View Event →