The New Social Environment#65

Kyle Dacuyan with Anselm Berrigan


1 p.m. Eastern / 10 a.m. Pacific

Poet and performer Kyle Dacuyan will discuss their work in the context of our new social reality with poet Anselm Berrigan of the Brooklyn Rail.

Portrait of Kyle Dacuyan by Phong Bui
Portrait of Kyle Dacuyan by Phong Bui

Kyle Dacuyan writes poems and makes performance. Recent writing is in Ambit, The Offing, Social Text, and elsewhere, and he’s had recent performance pieces at FringeArts, Ars Nova, and Haus für Poesie. He is the Executive Director of The Poetry Project at St. Mark’s.

In the Rail:

Anselm Berrigan was born in 1972 in Chicago, Illinois. He received a BA from SUNY Buffalo and an MFA from Brooklyn College. He is the son of poets Alice Notley and the late Ted Berrigan.

He is the author of several books of poetry, including Something for Everybody (Wave Books, 2018), Come in Alone(Wave Books, 2016),Notes from Irrelevance (Wave Books, 2011), Free Cell (City Lights Books, 2009), and Integrity and Dramatic Life(Edge, 1999). With Alice Notley and his brother Edmund Berrigan, he coedited The Collected Poems of Ted Berrigan (University of California, 2005) and the Selected Poems of Ted Berrigan (University of California, 2011).

Berrigan was a New York State Foundation for the Arts Fellow in poetry in 2007 and has received threegrants from the Fund for Poetry. From 2003 to 2007, he served as artistic director of The Poetry Project at St. Mark’s Church. He is cochair of writing at the Milton Avery Graduate School of the Arts and also teaches writing at Pratt Institute and Brooklyn College. He lives in New York City.

Anselm is the Poetry Editor at the Brooklyn Rail:

The event will conclude with a poetry reading by Kay Gabriel.

Kay Gabriel is a poet and essayist. She’s the author of Elegy Department Spring / Candy Sonnets 1 (BOAAT Press, 2017), the recipient of fellowships from the Poetry Project and Lambda Literary, and recently completed her PhD in Classics. With Andrea Abi-Karam she’s co-editing an anthology of radical trans poetics, forthcoming fall 2020 from Nightboat Books.

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