Adeena Karasick & Paul Tran

This reading is a co-presentation with Nuyorican Poets Cafe. It will be held at Nuyorican Poets Cafe (236 East 3rd Street, NY, NY) at 7pm. Tickets are $10. More information available here.

Photo: Anya Roz

Adeena Karasick

Adeena Karasick is a New York based poet, performer, cultural theorist and media artist and the author of seven books of poetry and poetics. Writing at the intersection of post-Language Conceptualism and neo-Fluxus performatics, her urban, Jewish feminist mashups have been described as “electricity in language” (Nicole Brossard) and noted for their “cross-fertilization of punning and knowing, theatre and theory” (Charles Bernstein) “a twined virtuosity of mind and ear which leaves the reader deliciously lost in Karasick’s signature “syllabic labyrinth” (Craig Dworkin). Most recently is This Poem (Talonbooks, 2012) and The Medium is the Muse: Channeling Marshall McLuhan (NeoPoiesis Press, 2014). She teaches Literature, Critical Theory at Pratt Institute and at St. John’s University in New York and is co-founding Director of KlezKanada Poetry Festival and Retreat. The “Adeena Karasick Archive” has just been established at Special Collections, Simon Fraser University.

Paul Tran

Paul Tran is the 10th ranked slam poet in the world. His Pushcart-nominated work appears in Prairie Schooner, The Offing, The Cortland Review & RHINO, which gave him a 2015 Editor’s Prize. Paul has also received fellowships & residencies from Kundiman, VONA, Poets House, Lambda Literary, Napa Valley, Home School Miami & The Vermont Studio Center. He’s the first Asian American poet to represent the Nuyorican Poets Cafe at the National Poetry Slam in almost 20 years, placing 9th overall. Paul lives in NYC, where he works at NYU and coaches the Barnard/Columbia slam team.

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