Hallelujah! The event you’ve been waiting for is on the horizon. In celebration of poetry month, four luminous poets take flight—on the stage via their poems—at this month’s Sunday Salon. The enchantment begins at 7pm at Jimmys no. 43. Please join us!
Wo Chan is a queer Fujianese immigrant, poet, and drag performer. Wo is the recipient of honors from Poets House, Kundiman, Asian American Writers Workshop, and Lambda Literary, and is published in The Margins, Cortlandt Review, No Tokens, and others. Wo is also a member of the Brooklyn based drag alliance Switch N’ Play, and has performed at various venues, including weddings, municipal Pride festivals, Ivy League institutions, and the Architectural Digest Expo. You can find their digital persona on Facebook or Instagram (@theillustriouspearl).
Aimee Nezhukumatathil is the author of three collections of poetry and, with Ross Gay, co-authored Lace & Pyrite, a chapbook of nature poems. She serves as poetry editor of Orion magazine and her writing appears in American Poetry Review, Poetry, Tin House, and in The Best American Poetry series. She is professor of English at The State University of New York at Fredonia, and in 2016-17, will be the Grisham Writer-in-Residence for University of Mississippi’s MFA program.
Morgan Parker is the author of Other People’s Comfort Keeps Me Up At Night (Switchback Books 2015), selected by Eileen Myles for the 2013 Gatewood Prize, and There Are More Beautiful Things Than Beyonce, forthcoming from Tin House Books in 2017. Morgan is Cave Canem graduate fellow, winner of a 2016 Pushcart Prize, and poetry editor for The Offing. She also co-curates the Poets With Attitude (PWA) reading series with Tommy Pico, and with Angel Nafis, she is The Other Black Girl Collective. www.morgan-parker.com
Trace Peterson is author of the poetry book Since I Moved In (Chax Press, 2007) and numerous chapbooks. She is editor/publisher of EOAGH; coeditor of the anthology Troubling the Line: Trans and Genderqueer Poetry and Poetics (Nightboat Books, 2013), which was nominated for a Lambda Literary Award in 2014; and coeditor of the forthcoming Gil Ott: Collected Writings (Chax Press). From 2009 to 2012, she curated the TENDENCIES: Poetics & Practice series inspired by Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick at CUNY Graduate Center, where she is currently a PhD candidate.