May 2nd writers

(dis)Assembly: Eileen Myles…Jennifer Natalya Fink…Iris Cushing

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(dis)Assembly: Eileen Myles…Jennifer Natalya Fink…Iris Cushing
May 2, 2014 7:00 PM
May 2, 2014 9:00 PM
646 457 0859
April 10, 2014
Bureau of General Services–Queer Division
646 457 0859
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83A Hester St., New York, NY, 10002, United States
May 2nd writers
Three queer women writers of various genres read from their latest, taking apart and putting together an image of the world around them.

Moving between revelry in the parts, words, objects that piece together and the ultimate looming vision of the completed puzzle, these writers play with language in a way that gets to a sense of “reality” both within and beyond the words of their respective texts.

Eileen Myles is an poet and writer who has produced more than twenty volumes of poetry, fiction, nonfiction, libretti, plays, and performance pieces over the last three  decades. In 2012, she publishedSnowflake/different streets, a combination of two distinct poetry collections in one binding. Also in 2012, she received a Guggenheim Fellowship to complete Afterglow, which gives both a real and fantastic account of a dog’s life.
Jennifer Natalya Fink is a mother of a hilarious and brilliant six-year-old girl, a professor of English at Georgetown University, a literacy activist, and an all-around hell-raiser. She is the author of three award-winning novels, The MIKVAH QUEEN, BURN, and V, and a short-story collection, THIRTEEN FUGUES.

Iris Cushing is the author of Wyoming, winner of the 2013 Furniture Press Poetry Prize. She lives in New York and is an editor at Argos Books and Circumference: Poetry in Translation.