july 18: vi khi nao + susan daitch 7 pm
VI KHI NAO was born in Long Khánh, Vietnam. She is the author of Sheep Machine (Black Sun Lit, 2018), Umbilical Hospital (1913 Press, 2017), the story collection A Brief Alphabet of Torture, which won FC2’s Ronald Sukenick Innovative Fiction Prize in 2016, the novel Fish in Exile (Coffee House Press, 2016), and the poetry collection The Old Philosopher, which won the Nightboat Books Prize for Poetry in 2014. She holds an MFA in Fiction from Brown University, where she received the John Hawkes and Feldman Prizes in Fiction and the Kim Ann Arstark Memorial Award in Poetry.
SUSAN DAITCH is the author of The Lost Civilization of Suolucidir (City Lights, 2016), Storytown (Dalkey Archive Press, 1996), and The Colorist (Vintage Contemporaries, 1990), among others. She has been the recipient of a New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowship in Fiction, two Vogelstein awards, and research grants from NYU and CUNY. Her short work has been published in Black Clock, Guernica, BOMB, Vestiges, and elsewhere.
Presented by Black Sun Lit.
july 24: diana arterian + adjua greaves + paul legault 7 pm
DIANA ARTERIAN is the author of the poetry collection Playing Monster :: Seiche (1913 Press, 2017), the chapbooks With Lightness & Darkness and Other Brief Pieces (Essay Press, 2017), Death Centos (Ugly Duckling Presse, 2013), and co-editor of Among Margins: Critical & Lyrical Writing on Aesthetics (Ricochet, 2016).
AMY LAWLESS is the author of the poetry collections My Dead (2013) and Broadax (2017), both from Octopus Books. With Chris Cheney, she is the author of the hybrid book I Cry: The Desire to Be Rejected from Pioneer Works Press’ Groundworks Series (2016). Her chapbook, A Woman Alone, was published by Sixth Finch in 2017.
PAUL LEGAULT is the author of The Madeleine Poems (Omnidawn, 2010), The Other Poems (Fence, 2011), The Emily Dickinson Reader: An English-to-English Translation of the Complete Poems of Emily Dickinson (McSweeney’s, 2012), Self-Portrait in a Convex Mirror 2 (Fence, 2016), and Lunch Poems 2 (Spork, 2018).
june 25: kim calder + j. gordon faylor + monica mcclure
Kim Calder studies post-1945 American literature and theory at the University of California, Los Angeles and is co-director of Les Figues Press. Her work has appeared in The Believer, Jacket2, The Los Angeles Review of Books/LARB Quarterly, ASAP/Journal, and The Volta.
J. Gordon Faylor is the author of The Puppet Wedding (Smiling Mind Documents), Registration Caspar (Ugly Duckling Presse), and The Sycophant (TROLL THREAD), among other works. He edits Gauss PDF and is the managing editor of SFMOMA’s Open Space.
Monica McClure is a writer and curator based in NYC. Described by Craig Teicher for NPR as “the poster girl for a new generation of poets,” Monica’s writing has been featured in The Awl, Huffington Post, The Believer, The Stranger, and elsewhere. She has performed at the Museum of Modern Art, Silent Barn, Dixon Place Theatre, and the &Now conference at California Institute of the Arts. Publisher’s Weekly awarded her poetry collection, Tender Data, a starred review. Currently, Monica is a creative director for LAMM, a design collective that hosts a multidisciplinary, immersive poetry event at Artbook @ MoMA PS1 and creates shareable, experiential content for fashion, beauty, and other e-commerce brands.
Presented by Poetry Time at the Chateau