The Poetry Project


Hannah Black & Jackie Wang

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The same way you know how to touch things and people in dreams, how to greet the extraterrestrials as they arrive, how to find comrades in the capital's rubble, Hannah Black and Jackie Wang create worlds in their writing through knowledge that is embodied, materialist, oceanic.


Enthusiastic readers are encouraged to engage more deeply with Jackie Wang's work by purchasing her debut collection of poems, The Sunflower Cast a Spell to Save Us from the Void, available for purchase from the publisher, our friends Nightboat Books
Public Health Precautions

This is tentatively planned as a live outdoor event at St. Mark's Church. We are following (and exceeding) recommendations laid out by NY State for outdoor gatherings. These include: limiting the number of attendees, including event participants, to under 50; setting up seating with fixed and socially distant spacing; requiring and providing face masks, as well hand sanitizer stations. We will have 3 microphones on hand, and will be rotating / sanitizing these between readings. Attendees are required to register in advance, and contact information is collected at the point of registration in the event that we need to support any public health efforts around contact tracing. We are grateful to attendees for helping us maintain safety within our present public health context, and look forward to holding meaningful shared listening space together.