Gertrude Stein, Patriarchal Poetry And More — Free Reading Group with Evelyn Reilly

In this reading group we will aspire to be “continuously present” for a series of conversations based on Gertrude Stein: Selections, edited by Joan Retallack. By engaging with some of Stein’s most radical language experiments, we’ll explore how they might influence our own writing and thinking about word, world, “ordinary” language and the writing of experience that is also a form of lived experience.

To register for this reading group, email Laura at Capacity is 15. This reading group is now full. To be added to the waitlist, email Laura at

BYOB! (Bring your own book).

Evelyn Reilly

Evelyn Reilly’s recent books of poetry include Styrofoam and Apocalypso, both published by Roof Books. She just completed Self, portions of which have appeared in Pallaksch and are soon to be included in Big Energy Poets of the Anthropocene, edited by Heidi Lynn Staples and Amy King. Her poetry can be found in many journals and anthologies, including The Arcadia Project: Postmodernism and the Pastoral; The &NOW Awards2: The Best Innovative Writing; In|Filtration: A Hudson Valley Salt Line; and the forthcoming Earth Bound: Compass Points for an Ecopoetics, edited by Jonathan Skinner. Reilly has taught at St. Marks Poetry Project and the Summer Writing Program of Naropa University, and has been a curator of the Segue Reading Series.