The Poetry Project


Hannah Emerson, Farnoosh Fathi, & Tyler Rai

Please join The Poetry Project and Unrestricted Interest in celebrating Hannah Emerson's debut collection of poems, The Kissing of Kissing. Emerson, together with Farnoosh Fathi and Tyler Rai, will use language, movement, and performance to explore the abundance of interconnectivity, the ever-present light, teaching us how to resource-share like trees so that we might all grow together.

This is tentatively planned as a live indoor event at St. Mark's Church. We are following guidelines laid out by the CDC and the State of New York. These include: keeping the number of attendees to a limited capacity; requiring proof of vaccination be shown at the door upon arrival; and requiring and providing face masks, as well as hand sanitizer stations. Before each event, we will also be conducting rapid tests for all performers and event staff. 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 committed to the safety of our performers, audience, and event staff, and will be fully prepared to update any of these plans and protocols as circumstances continue to evolve. 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.

Please arrive prepared to show proof of vaccination and a photo ID at the door. Proof of vaccination may be in the form of your vaccination card (or a picture of your card), the NYC Covid Safe app, or the Excelsior app. If, for medical reasons, you have not been vaccinated, you may instead bring documentation of a negative PCR test taken within the last 72 hours.

This event will be livestreamed at