Third Thursdays Poetry: Niki Tulk, Joshua Nguyen, Chen Chen, & Tamiko Beyer

Third Thursdays Poetry: Niki Tulk, Joshua Nguyen, Chen Chen, & Tamiko Beyer

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Brookline Booksmith

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Brookline, MA 02446

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In person at Brookline Booksmith! Join us for an evening of poetry with Niki Tulk, Joshua Nguyen, Chen Chen, & Tamiko Beyer.

This event is part of Third Thursdays Poetry, a monthly reading series at Brookline Booksmith.

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Chen Chen’s second book, Your Emergency Contact Has Experienced an Emergency, is forthcoming from BOA Editions in September 2022. His debut, When I Grow Up I Want to Be a List of Further Possibilities (BOA Editions, 2017), was longlisted for the National Book Award and won the Thom Gunn Award, among other honors. He has received two Pushcart Prizes and fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts and United States Artists. He is core poetry faculty for the low-residency MFA programs at New England College and Stonecoast.

Tamiko Beyer's books are the 2022 Lambda Literary Award winner Last Days, We Come Elemental, and Poetry as Spellcasting: Poems, essays, and prompts for manifesting liberation and reclaiming power (forthcoming from North Atlantic Books).

Joshua Nguyen is the author of Come Clean (University of Wisconsin Press), winner of the 2021 Felix Pollak Prize in Poetry and winner of the 2022 Mississippi Institute of Arts & Letters Poetry Award. He is also the author of the chapbook American Lục Bát for My Mother (Bull City Press, 2021). He is a PhD student at The University of Mississippi, where he also received his MFA.

Niki Tulk is an ex-pat Australian, and experimental theatre-maker, improviser, writer, poet and author of Performing the Wound: Practicing a Feminist Theatre of Becoming (Routledge, 2022). She currently lives with her family and rescue dog in the White Mountains, New Hampshire.

About Brookline Booksmith

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This event will take place in Brookline Booksmith's Used Book Cellar, which is only accessible by stair. If possible, the event will be livestreamed to YouTube. ASL interpretation may be provided (based on the availability of interpreters) but must be requested at least 2 weeks in advance of the event. Seats are limited. Please email us at as soon as possible if you require ASL interpretation, guaranteed seating, or other accommodations. We will do our best to serve your needs!


At this time masks are NOT required at Brookline Booksmith.

Please note that any Brookline Booksmith in-person event may be canceled by the bookstore, publisher, or author based on concerns about health and safety around the time of the event. Wherever possible, any in-person appearance canceled due to COVID will be moved to the Brookline Booksmith Zoom as a Webinar at the same date and time, and all tickets & registrations will be transferred to the online event. Book signing details may change. Refunds may be requested in the case of a virtual pivot or event cancellation.

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