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Poems for Margrit Lewczuk, NA: Angels

  • The New York Studio School Gallery 8 West 8th Street New York, NY 10011 (map)

Saturday, March 2, 5-7 pm
The New York Studio School Gallery

On the occasion of Margrit Lewczuk’sAngels at the New York Studio School, the Brooklyn Rail is pleased to host a poetry reading to celebrate Lewczuk’s ethereal, light-bending works. Readers include Charles Bernstein, Moina Pam Dick, Farnoosh Fathi, Jonathan Goodman, Bob Holman and organizer Phong Bui.

Charles Bernstein is a New York-based poet, essayist, theorist, and scholar. He is a foundational member and leading practitioner of Language poetry and has published dozens of books, including poetry and essay collections, pamphlets, translations, collaborations, and libretti. His poetry has been widely anthologized and translated, and it has appeared in over 500 magazines and periodicals. With Al Filreis, he is the co-founder and co-editor of PennSound (, an extensive archive of recorded poetry.

Moina Pam Dick (aka Misha/Gregoire/Mina Pam Dick et al.) is the author of this is the fugitive (Essay Press, 2016), Metaphysical Licks (BookThug, 2014), and Delinquent (Futurepoem, 2009). With Oana Avasilichioaei, she is the co-translator of Suzanne Leblanc’s The Thought House of Philippa (BookThug, 2015). Her writing has appeared in BOMB, FENCE, The Brooklyn Rail, and elsewhere, as well as in the anthology Troubling the Line: Trans and Genderqueer Poetry and Poetics (ed. TC Tolbert and Trace Peterson, Nightboat Books, 2013). Also a visual artist and deinstitutionalized philosopher, she lives in New York City.

Farnoosh Fathi is the author of the poetry collection Great Guns (2013) and the editor of Joan Murray: Drafts, Fragments, Poems (NYRB Poets, 2018). Her poems have appeared in BOMB, Boston Review, PEN America, and elsewhere. Her translations of poetry have appeared in Circumference and Jacket2, her interviews with poets can be found in The Brooklyn Rail, and her essay on Emily Dickinson’s influence on contemporary poetry can be found in The Emily Dickinson Journal (JHU Press, 2008). She is the founder of the Young Artist Language and Devotion Alliance. 

Jonathan Goodman is an art writer based in New York. For more than thirty years he has written about contemporary art–for such publications as Art in America, Sculpture Magazine, and fronterad (an Internet publication based in Madrid). His special interests have been the new art of Mainland China and sculpture. He currently teaches contemporary art writing and thesis essay writing at Pratt Institute in Brooklyn.

Bob Holman is a New York City-based spoken-word poet and arts activist. He is the author of numerous collections of poetry, including Picasso in Barcelona (2011), Bob Holman’s The Collect Call of the Wild (1995), and Tear to Open: This This This … (1979). He coedited the collaboration Crossing State Lines: An American Renga (2011, with Carol Muske-Dukes), The United States of Poetry (1996, with Joshua Blum and Mark Pellington), and ALOUD! Voices from the Nuyorican Poets Cafe (1994, with Miguel Algarin). Numerous anthologies have included his work, including Spoken Word Revolution (2003), Bum Rush the Page: A Def Poetry Jam (2001), and Up Late: American Poetry Since 1970 (1988). He cotranslated The Book of Sana’a: Poetry of Abd Al-aziz Al-maqalih (2004, with Sam Liebhaber) and also translated poet Er Zhang’s Carved Water (2003).

Phong Bui is an artist, writer, independent curator and former curatorial advisor at MoMA PS1 (2007 – 2010). He is also the Co-Founder, Publisher, Artistic Director of the monthly journal the Brooklyn Rail, the River Rail, and the publishing press Rail Editions, as well as the Host/Producer of “Off the Rail” on Art International Radio. He is a board member of the Third Rail of the Twin Cities, the Miami Rail, the Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation, the Sharpe-Walentas Studio Program, the International Association of Art Critics United States Section (AICA–USA), Anthology Film Archives, Studio in a School, Second Shift Studio Space of Saint Paul, MN, among others. In 2013 he founded the Rail Curatorial Projects which aims to curate group and one-person exhibits that respond specifically to location, cultural moment, and economic conditions. Forthcoming projects are: Occupy Colby: Artists Need to Create on the Same Scale that Society Has the Capacity to Destroy, Year II, Colby Museum, ME (2019), The River Rail: On Puerto Rico (2019), and Occupy Rail, an ongoing endeavor to encourage and support motivated individuals to create their own Rail publication in their local communities.

Earlier Event: March 1
Kiki Smith, NA: Murmur