Before you kneels my silence

Jacob Steinberg ~~ Before You Kneels My Silence ~~ w/ Carina Finn & Lonely Christopher

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Jacob Steinberg ~~ Before You Kneels My Silence ~~ w/ Carina Finn & Lonely Christopher
January 8, 2015 7:00 PM
January 8, 2015 10:00 PM
646 457 0859
December 12, 2014
Bureau of General Services—Queer Division @ The Center
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208 West 13th Street, Room 210, New York, NY, 10011, United States
Before you kneels my silence

Please join us for this reading in celebration of Jacob Steinberg‘s new full-length poetry collection Before You Kneels My Silence (Scrambler Books)! Featuring performances by Jacob Steinberg, Carina Finn, and Lonely Christopher. Hosted by Lucas Baumgart.


“Within an absolutely concrete framework, the author of this book gives shape to those intangible things that exist in our daily lives. Following a fantastic tradition of American literature, Steinberg gets into the greatest of mysteries through the most mundane elements of daily life. He makes it possible for a phone call, a synagogue visit, or a thermometer crashing to the floor and the mercury spillage that follows to become allegories for those immense celestial questions. Never before as now… does a text show for me—furthermore, in a simultaneous way—the author’s both existence in and absence from this world.” —Mario Bellatin, author of Beauty Salon

“Jacob Steinberg has a colossal heart; he uses it for breaking and exploration. His words read me—I am their golem, granted life. These poems are gently wounding, darkly adorable, and tragically perceptive. Before You Kneels My Silence introduces to the reading public a foxy new voice—an adroit and necessary one in this emerging moment.” —Lonely Christopher



Jacob steinberg

Jacob Steinberg was born in Stony Brook, New York, in 1989. His Spanish-language poetry collections include Magulladón (2012) and Ante ti se arrodilla mi silencio (2013). In 2014, Scrambler Books released both volumes in an English edition titled Before You Kneels My Silence. As a translator Steinberg has worked with Cecilia Pavón, CAConrad, and Mario Bellatin, among others. He currently lives in New York.



Carina Finn

Carina Finn is the author of INVISIBLE REVEILLE (Coconut Books, 2014), LEMONWORLD & Other Poems (Co.Im.Press, 2013), and The Grey Bird: Thirteen Emoji Poems in Translation with Stephanie Berger (Coconut Books, 2013), MY LIFE IS A MOVIE (Birds of Lace, 2012), and I HEART MARLON BRANDO (Wheelchair Party Press, 2010). She is also a playwright and multimedia artist, and is the pastry chef at Alta Restaurant in NYC.



Lonely Christopher is a poet and filmmaker. He is the author of the poetry collection Death & Disaster Series (Monk Books, 2014) and the short story collection The Mechanics of Homosexual Intercourse, which was a 2011 selection of Dennis Cooper’s Little House on the Bowery imprint of Akashic Books. His plays have been produced in New York City and China. He wrote and directed the feature film MOM (Cavazos Films, 2013) and his stories have been adapted for the screen in Canada and France. He lives in Brooklyn.


Lucas Baumgart is a recent graduate of Bard College and the author of Flights of Gravity (89Plus/LUMA Foundation 2014). He lives in New York.