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Indolent Books Pride Poetry Reading

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Indolent Books Pride Poetry Reading
June 10, 2018 3:00 PM
June 10, 2018 4:30 PM
Suggested donation of $10 to support the Bureau. No one turned away for lack of funds.
Bureau of General Services—Queer Division
June 2, 2018
Bureau of General Services—Queer Division
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208 West 13th Street, Room 210, New York, NY, 10011, United States
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Join Indolent Books for a celebration of Queer Pride with readings by Risa Denenberg, Kay Gabriel, Jason SchneidermanGrey Vild, and Jayson P. Smith.
Risa Denenberg is the author of three chapbooks and three full-length collections of poetry, including “Whirlwind @ Lesbos” (Headmistress Press, 2016) and “slight faith” (MoonPath Press, 2018). She currently lives a quiet life on the Olympic peninsula in Washington State. A member of ACTUP NY and a volunteer at the Community Health Project from 1987-1995, she worked for many years as a nurse practitioner in HIV/AIDS and end-of-life care. She is co-founder and editor at Headmistress Press, a publisher of LBT poetry. Online at
Kay Gabriel is the author of Elegy Department Spring (BOAAT Press, 2017), finalist for the 2016 BOAAT chapbook prize selected by Richard Siken. She is one-fifth of Negative Press, a gay Marxist poetry collective, and co-edits Vetch: A Journal of Trans Poetry and Poetics. Find her recent and forthcoming writing in Lambda Literary Poetry Spotlight, Salvage, TAGVVERK, Tripwire, The Believer and
elsewhere. Twitter: @unit01barbie.
Grey Vild is a Queer Art Mentorship & Brooklyn Poets fellow. His work has been published or is forthcoming in Them, Fault, Elderly, Vetch, and Winter Tangerine. He is beginning his MFA at Rutgers University and is working on his first collection of poems, The M4T Files.
Jason Schneiderman is the author of Primary Source (Red Hen Press 2016), winner of the Benjamin Saltman Prize; Striking Surface (Ashland Poetry Press 2010), winner of the Richard Snyder Prize, and Sublimation Point (Four Way Books 2004), a Stahlecker Selection. He edited the anthology Queer: A Reader for Writers (Oxford University Press 2015). His poetry and essays have appeared in numerous journals and anthologies, and he has received He fellowships from Yaddo, The Fine Arts Work Center, and The Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference, as well as the Emily Dickinson Award from the Poetry Society of America. He is Poetry Editor of the Bellevue Literary Review, and Associate Editor of Painted Bride Quarterly. He is an Associate Professor of English at the Borough of Manhattan Community College, City University of New York.
Jayson P Smith is a 2017 NYSCA/NYFA Artist Fellow in Poetry from the New York Foundation for the Arts. Their work appears in publications such as West Branch, 92Y, Gulf Coast, Nepantla, Vinyl, fields magazine, & The Offing. Jayson has received previous support from The Poetry Project, The Conversation Literary Festival, Callaloo, & Millay Colony for the Arts. Jayson currently lives/works in Brooklyn as founder of NOMAD Reading Series and a Spark House teaching artist.