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An Evening with Sibling Rivalry Press: Fundraiser and Readings

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An Evening with Sibling Rivalry Press: Fundraiser and Readings
August 20, 2016 7:00 PM
August 20, 2016 9:00 PM
Suggested donation of $10 to benefit Sibling Rivalry Press--no one turned away for lack of funds.
Bureau of General Services—Queer Division
212 620 7310 ext. 300
July 31, 2016
Bureau of General Services—Queer Division @ The Center
212 620 7310 ext. 300
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208 West 13th Street, Room 210, New York, NY, 10011, United States
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Nine Sibling Rivalry Press poets will read at this New York City based fund-raiser for their newly nonprofit press. Monetary donations will be collected at the event, and their will be a silent auction, including items to bid on such as a collection of signed copies of all the readers’ books and three signed copies of the out-of-print chapbook Burnings by Ocean Vuong. If you can’t make it to the reading and wish to donate to Sibling Rivalry Press, go here online:


Suggested donation of $10 to benefit Sibling Rivalry Press–no one turned away for lack of funds.


DARREL ALEJANDRO HOLNES is a poet and playwright from Panama City, Panama. His poetry has been published in Poetry magazine, American Poetry Review, Callaloo, Best American Experimental Writing, and elsewhere. He is the co-author of PRIME: Poetry & Conversations, which was published by Sibling Rivalry Press in 2013; the book was selected by the American Library Association for the Over the Rainbow Book List. He teaches at NYU.


MATTHEW HITTINGER is the author of The Erotic Postulate (2014) and Skin Shift (2012) both from Sibling Rivalry Press, and the chapbook Pear Slip (2007), winner of the Spire Press Chapbook Award. He received his MFA from the University of Michigan where he won a Hopwood Award. His work has appeared in many journals and anthologies, has been adapted into art songs, and in 2012 Poets & Writers Magazine named him a Debut Poet on their 8th annual list. Matthew lives and works in New York City.


JOANNA HOFFMAN ( is a poet and teaching artist based in Brooklyn, NY. She has competed on 5 National Poetry Slam teams, ranked 4th at the 2012 Women of the World Poetry Slam and was the 2012 champion of Capturing Fire, an international LGBTQ poetry competition. Her full-length book of poetry, Running for Trap Doors (Sibling Rivalry Press), was nominated for a Lambda Literary Award and featured in the American Library Association’s list of recommended LGBT reading for 2014. She was recently named a White House Champion of Change for LGBT advocacy through art. Her work has appeared on Upworthy and BuzzFeed, and in literary journals and publications including Winter Tangerine, decomP, PANK, Union Station Magazine, The Legendary, and Sinister Wisdom and in the Write Bloody Publishing anthologies We Will Be Shelter and Multiverse.


MICHAEL KLEIN is a five-time Lambda Literary Award Finalist and had won the award twice. His new book is When I Was a Twin. He teaches at Hunter College in New York, the MFA program at Goddard College, and through the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown, online ( and as a summer workshop faculty member.


STEPHEN S. MILLS is the author of the Lambda Award–winning book He Do the Gay Man in Different Voices (Sibling Rivalry Press, 2012) and A History of the Unmarried (Sibling Rivalry Press, 2014). He earned his MFA from Florida State University. His work has appeared in The Antioch Review, PANK, The New York Quarterly, The Los Angeles Review, Knockout, Assaracus, The Rumpus, and others. He is also the winner of the 2008 Gival Press Oscar Wilde Poetry Award and the 2014 Christopher Hewitt Award for Fiction. He lives in New York City. Website:


SAM SAX is the author of ‘bury it’ forthcoming from Wesleyan University Press 2017. He’s received fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, Bread Loaf, & the Michener Center for Writers where he served as the editor-in-chief of Bat City Review. He’s the two-time Bay Area Grand Slam Champion & author of four chapbooks. His poems are forthcoming in American Poetry Review, Boston Review, Ploughshares, Guernica, Poetry magazine, + other journals + he’s the winner of the 2016 Iowa Review Award.


ROBERT SIEK is the author of the poetry collection Purpose and Devil Piss (Sibling Rivalry Press, 2013) and the poetry chapbook Clubbed Kid (New School University, 2002). He works at a large publishing house in Manhattan and lives in Brooklyn.


CHRISTOPHER SOTO aka Loma (b. 1991, Los Angeles) is a poet based in Brooklyn, New York. He was named one of “10 Up and Coming Latinx Poets You Need to Know” by Remezcla. He was named one of “30 Poets You Should Be Reading” by The Literary Hub. He was named one of “7 Trans & Gender Non-Conforming Artist Doing the Work” by The Offing. Poets & Writers honored Christopher Soto with the Barnes & Noble Writer for Writers Award in 2016. Christopher Soto’s first chapbook Sad Girl Poems was published by Sibling Rivalry Press. His work has been translated into Spanish and Portuguese. He is currently working on a full-length poetry manuscript about police violence and mass incarceration. He founded Nepantla: A Journal Dedicated to Queer Poets of Color with the Lambda Literary Foundation and cofounded The Undocupoets Campaign. He interned at the Poetry Society of America and received an MFA in poetry from NYU.


JANE SUMMER’s latest book, EREBUS, is being sold by specialty bookstores associated with polar exploration. Her best work has been written under a pseudonym.