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Book Launch with Jasmine Reid and Catherine Chen

February 23 @ 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM


Catherine Chen & Jasmine Reid read from their debut poetry collections Manifesto, Or: Hysteria (Big Lucks) and Deus Ex Nigrum (Honeysuckle Press), the 2018 Winner of the Honeysuckle Chapbook Contest, selected by Danez Smith, at this stop along their Dykes of the Universe co-book tour. Catherine will reach into your soul & hold you in the mirrored reality of their poesis. Jasmine will invite you to find posterity & futurity in the blooming surround of human being. Together, in sky, these sibling comets arrive.
Copies of Manifesto, Or: Hysteria and Deus Ex Nigrum will be available for purchase at the Bureau. To reserve a copy/copies please write to us at Please support the Bureau by buying books from us. Thank you!
Catherine Chen is a poet, performer, and author of the chapbook Manifesto, or: Hysteria (Big Lucks). Their writing has appeared in Slate, The Rumpus, Apogee, Anomaly, and Nat. Brut, among others. A recipient of fellowships from Poets House, Lambda Literary, and Sundress Academy for the Arts, they’re currently working on a libretto.
Jasmine Reid is a twice trans poet of flowers. She is the author of Deus Ex Nigrum, winner of the 2018 Honeysuckle Press Chapbook Contest, selected by Danez Smith. An MFA candidate at Cornell University and recipient of fellowships from Poets House and Jack Jones Literary Arts, her work has been published or is forthcoming in Muzzle Magazine, Apogee, the Shade Journal, and Pinwheel, among others. A Pushcart Prize and Best of the Net nominated poet, Jasmine was born and raised in Baltimore, MD, and is currently based in Ithaca, NY. Find her at



February 23
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM


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