The New Social Environment#141

Radical Poetry Reading with Kay Gabriel

Featuring political poetry read by Dagan Brown, Amy De’Ath, Brendan Joyce, Wendy Trevino, and Adjua Gargi Nzinga Greaves.


1 p.m. Eastern / 10 a.m. Pacific

Poet Kay Gabriel curates the seventh installment of Radical Poetry Readings, featuring Dagan Brown, Amy De’Ath, Brendan Joyce, Wendy Trevino, and Adjua Gargi Nzinga Greaves.

In this talk

Kay Gabriel

A photograph of poet Kay Gabriel sitting an a desk, near bookshelves, an open notebook, wine bottles and cups.
Jo Barchi
Kay Gabriel is a poet and essayist. She’s the author of Kissing Other People or the House of Fame (Rosa Press, 2021) and the chapbook Elegy Department Spring / Candy Sonnets 1 (BOAAT Press, 2017). With Andrea Abi-Karam she co-edited We Want It All: An Anthology of Radical Trans Poetics (Nightboat, 2020). Kay is a member of the editorial collective for the Poetry Project Newsletter.

Dagan Brown

A photograph of poet Dagan Brown wearing an "evolution of man" shirt.
Domenic D’Andrea
Dagan Brown has reviewed poetry for The Poetry Project Newsletter and currently writes poems in Baltimore.

Amy De'Ath

A photograph of poet Amy De'Ath, wearing black and blue print, in front of a wall with a frame on it.
Courtesy Amy De’Ath
Amy De’Ath has published a number of chapbooks, including ON MY LOVE FOR gender abolition (Capricious, NY) and Lower Parallel (Barque Press). She is working on an academic book, Unsociable: Antagonism and Abstraction in Contemporary Feminized Poetry, and with Nat Hurley and Sean O’Brien, is finishing a short book called Anti-Social Reproduction. She teaches contemporary literature, culture and theory at King’s College London.

Brendan Joyce

A black and white photograph of poet Brendan Joyce.
Courtesy Brendan Joyce
Brendan Joyce is an unemployed worker, the co-organizer of Grieveland and the author of Character Limit and Love & Solidarity.

Wendy Trevino

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Courtesy Wendy Trevino
Wendy Trevino was born and raised in the Rio Grande Valley of South Texas. She lives in San Francisco, where she shares an apartment with her boyfriend, friend & two cats. She has published chapbooks with Perfect Lovers Press, Commune Editions and Krupskaya Books. Brazilian no es una raza - a bilingual edition of the chapbook she published with Commune Editions - was published by the feminist Mexican press Enjambre Literario in July 2018. Her first book-length collection of poems Cruel Work was published by Commune Editions in September 2018. Wendy is not an experimental writer.

Adjua Gargi Nzinga Greaves

A photograph of poet Adjua Gargi Nzinga Greaves.
Courtesy Adjua Gargi Nzinga Greaves
Adjua Gargi Nzinga Greaves (New York City, b. 1980) writes ethnobotanical literary criticism and collages detritus into heraldic devices. Greaves has most recently been published in The Brooklyn Rail, and Letters to the Future: Black Women / Radical Writing (Kore Press). Her chapbook Close Reading As Forestry is published by Belladonna*. A publication with Ugly Duckling Presse is forthcoming in 2020. Formerly a Monday Night Reading Series curator at The Poetry Project, Site Director for Wendy’s Subway, and an artist-in-residence at Rauschenberg Residency, she is currently based in New York City where she is Young Mother of The Florxal Review.

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