The New Social Environment#186

Radical Poetry Reading with No Land

Featuring political poetry read by Cait O’Kane, Julie Ezelle Patton, Lucía Hinojosa Gaxiola, and Mary Norbert Körte.


1 p.m. Eastern / 10 a.m. Pacific

Poet No Land curates the 15th installment in a weekly series of Radical Poetry Readings, featuring Cait O’Kane, Julie Ezelle Patton, Lucía Hinojosa Gaxiola, and Mary Norbert Körte.

In this talk

No Land

A photo of No Land sitting on a stoop.
Courtesy No Land
No Land is an artist, poet, filmmaker, photographer & otherwise– born and working in New York City. Her work has been recognized for continuing the lineage of downtown NYC counterculture, honoring an intuitive vow towards creation. No Land’s art evokes reverence for Mystery & her creations serve as protest against all erasure of infinite possibility. As a poet & vocalist, she has performed in collaborative works internationally at Jazzfest Berlin, Crossing Borders Festival in the Hague, Enclave Festival (Mexico City), LaMaMa Galleria (NYC), The Kennedy Center (DC), Roulette Intermedium, the University of New Haven, & more recently on NYC street corners during the 2020 pandemic. In 2018, she released Authentic Artifice, an art-book of poetry and photographs, published by Newest York. She has been grateful to collaborate with luminaries such as Anne Waldman, Daniel Carter, Heroes are Gang Leaders, Pat Steir, Fast Speaking Music, Joanna Mattrey & other special spirits.

Cait O'Kane

A photo of poet Cait O'Kane.
Courtesy Cait O’Kane
Cait O’Kane was born in Philadelphia and currently lives there with family. She attended a state university in Pennsylvania before spending two years as the Anne Waldman Fellow at the Jack Kerouac School of Disembodied Poetics at Naropa University. For most of her life, Cait worked in supermarkets, in kitchens, on farms, and in warehouses. Along with Devin Brahja Waldman, Cait currently makes music in a band called Notable Deaths.

Julie Patton

Photo of Julie Patton
She’s a bug, a bird, a righter, town crier, FREE, a Fool for ya, part of an infinite w of poet tree and song, hand me down

Lucía Hinojosa Gaxiola

A photo of poet Lucía Hinojosa Gaxiola in front of a tapestry.
Photo by Diego Gerard
Lucía Hinojosa Gaxiola is an interdisciplinary artist & writer. Her time-based practice develops through ephemeral gestures that result in a corpus of text-based, visual and sound pieces. She’s the artistic director of diSONARE, an experimental editorial project from Mexico City. She recently co-founded Rizoma, a series of performance workshops led by an international poet collective for the imprisoned women of Santiaguito de Almoloya de Juárez, Estado de México.

Mary Norbert Körte

A photo of Mary Norbert Korte reading a piece of paper.
Courtesy Mary Norbert Körte
Mary Norbert Körte is a poet, environmental activist, and teacher. She joined the Dominican Catholic Sisterhood in San Rafael, California at the age of 17. She earned BA and MA degrees in Latin, translating Virgil’s Georgics into iambic pentameter and studying classical texts. She left the Dominican order in 1968, and continued to publish poetry, participate in anti-war activism, and spearhead environmental protection projects—including the preservation of over 200 acres of old growth redwoods in Irmulco, where she moved in the 1970s. There, she served as Northern California Coordinator for Poets in the Schools, and taught in Coyote Valley’s reservation for the Pomo people and at Mendocino Community College. She still lives in a cabin she built herself, and writes nearly every day.

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