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Newfangled 6: Robert Siek hosts Chase Berggrun, Tom Capelonga, & Paul Tran

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Newfangled 6: Robert Siek hosts Chase Berggrun, Tom Capelonga, & Paul Tran
May 29, 2015 7:00 PM
May 29, 2015 10:00 PM
646 457 0859
May 2, 2015
Bureau of General Services—Queer Division @ The Center
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208 West 13th Street, Room 210, New York, NY, 10011, United States
Newfangled 6 500


Join us for the 6th installment of Newfangled, poetry readings by emerging poets hosted by Robert Siek. Newfangled 6 will feature Chase Berggrun, Tom Capelonga, & Paul Tran.



CHASE BERGGRUN is a genderqueer poet and the author of Discontent and Its Civilizations: Poems of Erasure, winner of the 2012 jubilat Chapbook Contest judged by Peter Gizzi, and their work has been published or is forthcoming in Apogee, No Tokens, The Cortland Review, Cutbank, BOAAT, Beloit Poetry Journal, and elsewhere. They are Assistant Poetry Editor at Washington Square Review, and an MFA candidate in Poetry at NYU.




TOM CAPELONGA is a 27-year-old native of New York City. His work has appeared in FourTwoNine magazine and Podium. He lives in Manhattan.



Paul Tran

PAUL TRAN is a Vietnamese American historian and spoken word poet. He won “Best Poet” and “Pushing the Art Forward” at the national college poetry slam, as well as awards and fellowships from Kundiman, Poets House, Lambda Literary, Napa Valley, VONA, and the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. His work can be found in CURA, Nepantla, cream city review, and RHINO, which selected him for the 2015 Editor’s Prize. Since 2013, Paul has taught the Untitlement Project at New Urban Arts in Providence, Rhode Island, and coached the Brown University, Barnard College & Columbia University, and Providence youth slam teams. He currently lives in New York City, where he’s writing his first book and working at New York University.


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ROBERT SIEK is the author of the poetry collection Purpose and Devil Piss (Sibling Rivalry Press, 2013) and the chapbook Clubbed Kid (New School University, 2002). He works at a large publishing house in Manhattan and lives in Brooklyn.