Queer Lives:Fault Lines

Queer Lives/Fault Lines

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Queer Lives/Fault Lines
July 29, 2017 7:00 PM
July 29, 2017 9:30 PM
Suggested donation of $10 to benefit the Bureau. No one turned away for lack of funds.
Bureau of General Services—Queer Division
July 24, 2017
Bureau of General Services—Queer Division
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208 West 13th Street, Room 210, New York, NY, 10011, United States
Queer Lives:Fault Lines


The Bureau of General Services-Queer Division hosts this multi-genre reading of poets exploring intersectional identities and cultural violences that are experienced in a queer context. We may also speak of joy.
Suggested donation of $10 to benefit the Bureau. No one turned away for lack of funds
We will have a brief reception from 7:00-7:30 with readings beginning at 7:30. There will be non-alcoholic beverages available. There will be a brief intermission. The event will end by 9:30

The Bureau is wheelchair accessible. All-gender bathrooms are available down the hall.
The Readers:
George Abraham (they/he) is a Palestinian-American Poet, Activist, and Engineering PhD Candidate at Harvard University. His chapbook, al youm: for yesterday & her inherited traumas, was a winner of the Atlas Review’s 2016 chapbook contest. He is a recipient of the Lois Morrell Poetry Prize, the Favianna Rodriguez Award for Artistic Activism, and the honor of “Best Poet” at the 2017 College Union Poetry Slam Invitational. His poetry has appeared or is forthcoming in Vinyl, Apogee, Thrush, Kweli, Hawai’i Review, Winter Tangerine, and anthologies such as Bettering American Poetry 2016, the Nepantla Anthology for Queer Poets of Color, and the Ghassan Kanafani Palestinian Literature Anthology.
Hannah Ingram (she/her) has been teaching in public and private schools in New York and California since 2005. During that time, Hannah has also taught in higher education around issues of inclusivity, intersectionality and queering curriculum in elementary contexts. Hannah has been writing since she could form letters, and her practice has been built through poetry workshops in college and graduate programs, and most recently, workshops through Brooklyn Poets. Most importantly, Hannah makes poems with children.
Kira Garcia (she/her) is a writer living in Brooklyn. She has published Shouts & Murmurs for the New Yorker, as well as personal essays, humor pieces and interviews for Lenny, Jezebel, and the Hairpin. She is old enough to remember when Ellen Degeneres was presumed to be straight.
Nicole Goodwin (she/her) is the 2017 EMERGENYC Hemispheric Institute Fellow as well as the 2013-2014 Queer Art Mentorship Queer Art Literary Fellow, and the winner of The Fresh Fruit Festival’s 2013 Award for Performance Poetry. She published the articles “Talking with My Daughter…” and “Why is this Happening in Your Life…” (Personal essay/Review for award-winning documentary Tough Love) in the New York Times’ parentblog Motherlode. Additionally, her work ‘”Desert Flowers” was shortlisted and selected for performance by the Women’s Playwriting International Conference in Cape Town, South Africa.
Jake Matkov (he/him) received a scholarship to the first grade. He was cast in Annie Get Your Gun, as The Gun and had nightmares ever since. A recipient of a 2017 New York Foundation for the Arts poetry fellowship and a 2015-16 Queer / Art / Mentorship literary fellowship, his poems have been published in The Blueshift Journal, fields magazine, voicemail poems, and others. You can find him in Brooklyn or on Twitter and Instagram @ooohjakie.