Up My Spot Trio

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Up My Spot Steals Yr Move
April 14, 2013 3:00 PM
April 14, 2013 5:00 PM
Nick Von Kleist
April 8, 2013
Bureau of General Services–Queer Division
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Strange Loop Gallery, 27 Orchard St., New York, NY, 10002, United States
Up My Spot Trio

The Bureau is pleased to welcome back Up My Spot for a post-brunch reading. Up My Spot celebrates poetry that queers language, explores modes of representation, and creates sites of non-normative histories, identities, and intimacies. This reading features poems that borrow, revise, and re-appropriate the texts and authors that used us first. Readings by Mia Bruner, Audrey Zee Whitesides, and Nick Von Kleist. The Bureau will serve Bloody Marys and Mimosas in addition to wine, beer, and sparkling and still water for suggested donations of $5.

Mia Bruner grew up in Los Angeles and moved to New York in 2009 to attend The New School where she co-founded The Akilah Oliver Memorial Reading with Jamila Wimberly and Zee Whitesides.  Her work has appeared in Belladonna Chaplet #148, Made of These (Belladonna*, 2013).


Audrey Zee Whitesides is a poet and musician born in Elizabethtown, Kentucky. Her poetry and cultural writing has appeared or is forthcoming in/on, Jughead’s Basement, and Seven Stamps among others, and she’s the author of two handmade chapbooks. She also leads Brooklyn trans punk band Little Waist.


Nicholas Von Kleist is a poet and performer who dabbles in a little bit of it all. In immersive theatrics nvk combines poetry, sound, movement and sculpture to generate work that tickles all five senses. nvk’s poetry has been featured in online zines and has read at the Akilah Oliver Memorial Reading and was a regular reader at the Bow Wow at Bowery Poetry Club.