The Poetry Project


Kate Durbin & Matt Longabucco

Watch Video Here


In their newest work, Kate Durbin and Matt Longabucco explore collective social fantasies and collective social traumas as they manifest in the popular artifacts that define and mirror a public. On searches about searching, these writers examine attachment and disappointment as they are both represented in and the conditions of possibility for Hoarders and La maman et la putain.

Enthusiastic readers and listeners are encouraged to engage more deeply with Kate Durbin's and Matt Longabucco's works by purchasing their books. Kate Durbin's Hoarders is available through the publisher, Wave Books; Matt Longabucco's MW: An essay on Jean Eustache's La maman et la putain is available through the publisher Ugly Duckling Presse.*

Please note you must be logged in to your Eventbrite account to access the event's zoom link. We will begin letting people into the reading from Eventbrite a few minutes before the start of the event. Please also note that if you are not logged into Eventbrite, you will receive a notification reading "You don't have access to this event" when you click on the event link. This is an automatically generated notification indicating that you need to login, using the email address with which you registered for the event. You can do so using the button located directly below the notification. If you have any questions, have trouble accessing your Eventbrite account, or have trouble accessing Zoom after the event's listed start time, please contact Poetry Project staff directly at

The Poetry Project is committed to making our event programming inclusive and accessible for individuals with different experiences, and are continuously working to improve and expand upon accessibility measures. Our online broadcasts feature live transcription and are presented on broadcasts compatible with most screen readers. If you have a question about either of these resources, or an accessibility measure we haven't described, please contact us at