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Monthly Poetry Series: Wendy's Subway Reading Series, July 12

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In conjunction with Bard Graduate Center’s Focus Projects, New York Crystal Palace 1853 and Design by the Book: Chinese Ritual Objects and the Sanli tu, we have invited Brooklyn-based literary organization Wendy’s Subway to curate a Reading Room in the ground floor of the Gallery. Admission is free, as is the wifi!


Wendy’s Subway presents the Reading Room at Bard Graduate Center to promote engagement with artists’ books, periodicals, and other publications selected for their relationship to the spring exhibitions and public programs.

Bringing together the boldest voices in poetry, literature, and performance, the Reading Series is an intimate, salon-style gathering that comes together once a month at Bard Graduate Center Gallery from 7 to 9 pm. Join us on Wednesday, April 26 for the first in Wendy’s Subway’s monthly Reading Series with a evening reading by Layli Longsoldier, Julian Talamantez, Brolaski, and Wendy Xu. Admission is free and open to the public (with RSVP) and includes refreshments and book signings.

Originally designed by Tyler Polich and Hannah Wilentz, Reading Rooms have previously been installed at the Brooklyn Academy of Music (New York); White Columns (New York); NADA New York (with Aeromoto, Mexico City); Brown University, (Providence, RI); and the Carnegie Mellon University School of the Arts (Pittsburgh, PA).

Wendy’s Subway is a non-profit library and writing space located in Brooklyn. Wendy’s Subway hosts a range of public programs, including readings and screenings, interdisciplinary talks and lectures, discussion and reading groups, and writing workshops. The non-circulating library holds a collection of books and documents with a special focus on poetry, art, theory, and philosophy, as well as the Laurin Raiken Archive, an extensive resource for the study of art history and criticism. Wendy’s Subway is operated by its membership of poets, curators, novelists, artists, and critics with an interest in hybrid forms and cross-disciplinary discourse.


Reading Series Schedule

Wendy’s Subway is pleased to present a monthly reading series in conjunction with the Reading Room at Bard Graduate Center. On select Wednesdays from April through July, poets and writers based in New York and across the country will read new work, variously engaging with titles in the collection and its guiding theme, “ritual and capital.”

All events start at 7 pm with refreshments available from 6:30 pm.

Wednesday, July 12: Feliz Lucia Molina, Danniel Schoonebeek, and Anna Vitale

Feliz Lucia Molina is a poet, editor, and co-organizer of Desert Poetry in Joshua Tree, California. Her books and chapbooks include Undercastle (Magic Helicopter Press, 2013), The Wes Letters (Outpost19, 2014), Crystal Marys (Scary Topiary Press, 2016), and Roulette (forthcoming), and her work has appeared in PEN America, SF MOMA Open Space, Gauss PDF, Fence, Jacket2, Night Papers, and elsewhere. She is currently based in Chicago.

Danniel Schoonebeek is the author of American Barricade (YesYes Books, 2014) and Trébuchet, a 2015 National Poetry Series selection published by University of Georgia Press in 2016. A recipient of a 2015 Ruth Lilly and Dorothy Sargent Rosenberg Poetry Fellowship from the Poetry Foundation, recent work appears in The New Yorker, Poetry, Kenyon Review, and elsewhere.

Anna Vitale is a writer and performer interested in poetry, psychoanalysis, music, and improvisation. She is the author of Detroit Detroit (Roof Books, 2017), Different Worlds (Troll Thread, 2017), Unknown Pleasures (Perfect Lovers, 2013), and Anna Vitale’s Pop Poems (OMG!, 2010). Her work has appeared in The Brooklyn Rail, Entropy, Gauss PDF, Harriet, Jacket2, and P-Queue. She is from Detroit and lives in Brooklyn.

For the other events related to this series please visit the full schedule.

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