EOAGH Spring 2017 Launch!

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EOAGH Spring 2017 Launch!
April 29, 2017 7:00 PM
April 29, 2017 9:00 PM
Suggested donation of $10 to benefit the Bureau. No one turned away for lack of funds.
Bureau of General Services—Queer Division
April 24, 2017
Bureau of General Services—Queer Division
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208 West 13th Street, Room 210, New York, NY, 10011, United States


EOAGH Spring 2017 Launch!

Featuring: Abigail Child, Kenyatta JP Garcia, Phoenix Nastasha Russell, Kerry Downey, Jay Lucero, Pazia Miller, and Isabelle Shallcross.

Hosted by Trace Peterson at the Bureau of General Services—Queer Division

Saturday, April 29 at 7-9 PM,

Abigail Child is a media artist and writer who pushes the envelope of sound-image-text relations with humor, liveliness and complex “plangent, friable, nacreous, lambent, sinewy…and syncopated” montage. An award-winning filmmaker, Child is the author of six books of poetry, among them, A Motive for Mayhem, Scatter Matrix and her most recent MOUTH TO MOUTH, as well as a book of criticism, THIS IS CALLED MOVING: A Critical Poetics of Film (2005) from University of Alabama Press.

Kenyatta JP Garcia is the author of Slow Living (West Vine Press) and This Sentimental Education. They were raised in Brooklyn but currently live in Albany, NY. They spend their nights being paid to put boxes on shelves while their days are dedicated to dreaming.

Phoenix Nastasha Russell is an accomplished poet. Several of her poems have been published in art books like “Rivers of Emotion” and on websites like She has performed her art work of words in all sorts of venues and has gotten the highest of acclaims. Nastasha’s art oft times incites gut wrenching laughter and at other times intense contemplation as she fires of verse after verse of spellbinding lexis. When she orates her art you can tell that she is truly in her element. Nastasha will entice you and delight you, just like her namesake she’s like a Phoenix taking flight on wings of searing light….her words will never disappoint cause you’ll know and feel just where she’s coming from.

Kerry Downey (born Fort Lauderdale, 1979) is an interdisciplinary artist, writer, and teacher. Downey’s work explores how we interact with each other physically, psychologically, and socio-politically. Encompassing video, works on paper, writing, and performance, their work reimagines the possibilities and limitations of language, gender and intimacy. Their work has recently been exhibited at the Queens Museum, Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions, the Center for Curatorial Studies at Bard College, the Drawing Center, and Taylor Macklin. In 2015, Downey was awarded the Joan Mitchell Foundation Emerging Artist Grant. They hold a BA from Bard College and an MFA from Hunter College.

Jay Lucero aka Silverfemme is a senior at Hunter College. They were awarded the Martin Luther King Jr. Award from Queensborough Community College. Jay is a poet, actor, and activist born and raised in NYC. They are a magical brown oddity that embodies no and all genders. Instagram: @silverfemme.

Pazia Miller is a queer poet and public school teacher living in Brooklyn. She is currently working on two different poetry collections, one of which is a long form confessional poem in blank verse. Her poetry lives in small corners of the internet and can be found on The Bridge.

Isabelle Shallcross (she/her) writes poems about the South, nature, and being a sad and problematic person under capitalism. Her favorite writers include Chris Kraus, Ross Gay, and Mira Gonzalez. She has received a scholarship to study poetry at the Bread Loaf School of English and is originally from Alabama.