Kristiania Presents: The Queer Gaze

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Kristiania Presents: The Queer Gaze
May 1, 2014 7:00 PM
May 1, 2014 10:00 PM
646 457 0859
April 14, 2014
Bureau of General Services–Queer Division
646 457 0859
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83A Hester St., New York, NY, 10002, United States

Please join us for the first public event of Kristiania, an international anarcho-literary collective of politically minded writers. This will be a conversation around the subjects of queerness and subjectivity featuring the exciting authors and thinkers:


Samuel R. Delany

Ana Božičević

Saeed Jones

Trace Peterson


Moderated by Lonely Christopher

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Samuel R. Delany is the author of numerous science fiction books including, Dhalgren and Stars in My Pocket Like Grains of Sand, as well as the best-selling nonfiction study Times Square Red, Times Square Blue and the memoir The Motion of Light In Water. His latest novel is Through the Valley of the Nest of Spiders. He lives in New York City and teaches at Temple University. The Lambda Book Report chose Delany as one of the fifty most significant men and women of the past hundred years to change our concept of gayness; he is a recipient of the William Whitehead Memorial Award for a lifetime’s contribution to lesbian and gay literature; and, after winning four Nebula Awards and two Hugo awards over the course of his career, The Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America named him the 2013 Damon Knight Memorial Grand Master.


Ana Božičević was born in Croatia in 1977 and emigrated to New York when she was nineteen. Her book of poems, Stars of the Night Commute (Tarpaulin Sky Press) and Rise in the Fall (Birds, LLC), were finalists for the 2010 and 2013 Lambda Literary Award. She completed her MFA at Hunter College and is now a PhD Candidate in English at The Graduate Center, CUNY, where she helps run the Annual Chapbook Festival, Lost&Found: The CUNY Poetics Document Initiative, and the Transculturations Seminar. In Fall 2010, The Feminist Press honored her as one of their 40 Under 40: The Future of Feminism award recipients. Her translation of Zvonko Karanovi ́c’s Snow on Fire was awarded the PEN American Center/NYSCA grant. The anthology of translations The Day Lady Gaga Died: An Anthology of Newer New York Poets she co-edited with Željko Miti ́c appeared in Serbia in Fall 2011.


Saeed Jones is the author of the chapbook When the Only Light is Fire (2011, Sibling Rivalry Press) and the forthcoming poetry collection Prelude to Bruise (2014, Coffee House Press). His work has appeared in Best Gay Stories 2013GuernicaEbony MagazineThe RumpusHayden’s Ferry Review, and West Branchamong other publications. Jones received his MFA in Creative Writing at Rutgers University – Newark and is the recipient of fellowships from Cave Canem and Queer / Arts / Mentors. He works as the editor of Buzzfeed LGBT and lives in Brooklyn.


Trace Peterson’s two favorite things are sex and literary criticism. Author of the poetry book Since I Moved In(Chax Press) and numerous chapbooks of poems, she is also Editor / Publisher of EOAGH, co-editor of the new anthology Troubling the Line: Trans and Genderqueer Poetry and Poetics (Nightboat Books) which is a finalist for a Lambda Literary Award this year, and co-editor of the forthcoming Gil Ott: Collected Writings(Chax Press). From 2009-2012, she curated the TENDENCIES: Poetics & Practice series inspired by Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick at CUNY Graduate Center in NYC, where she is currently a Ph.D. Candidate.


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 and is the programming director for the Kristiania Collective.