The New Social Environment#231

Radical Poetry Reading with Aditi Machado

Featuring political poetry read by Joey Yearous-Algozin, Ginger Ko, Jos Charles, and G.E. Patterson.


1 p.m. Eastern / 10 a.m. Pacific

Poet Aditi Machado curates the 24th Radical Poetry Reading, featuring Joey Yearous-Algozin, Ginger Ko, Jos Charles, and G.E. Patterson.

In this talk

Aditi Machado

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Aditi Machado is the author of two books of poetry, Emporium (Nightboat, 2020) and Some Beheadings (Nightboat, 2017), as well as several chapbooks/pamphlets the most recent of which is now (Sputnik & Fizzle, 2022). A recipient of the James Laughlin Award and The Believer Poetry Prize, Machado teaches poetry and translation at the University of Cincinnati.

Joey Yearous-Algozin

Joey Yearous-Algozin
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The author of A Feeling Called Heaven (Nightboat Books), Utopia, and the multi-volume The Lazarus Project, among others. With Holly Melgard, he has co-authored a trilogy of books Holly Melgard’s Friends and Family, White Trash, and Liquidation. He is a founding member of the publishing collective, Troll Thread. He lives in Brooklyn, NY.

Ginger Ko

Ginger Ko
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Assistant Professor at Sam Houston State University’s MFA program in Creative Writing, Editing, and Publishing. She is the author of Motherlover (Bloof Books) and Inherit (Sidebrow), as well as several chapbooks. Her next project, a book as interactive app, is forthcoming from The Operating System. Her poetry and essays can be found in The Atlantic, American Poetry Review, The Offing, VIDA Review, and elsewhere.

Jos Charles

Jos Charles
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Author of “feeld,” a Pulitzer-finalist and winner of the 2017 National Poetry Series selected by Fady Joudah (Milkweed Editions), and “Safe Space” (Ahsahta Press). She is a PhD student at UC Irvine and currently resides in Long Beach, CA.

G.E. Patterson

G.E. Patterson
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Poet, critic, & public artist. He was a featured poet-performer in New York’s Panasonic Village Jazz Fest. Other work includes public-art commissions – for Create: The Community Meal (on food access & food justice), the Plume Project (on energy awareness and sustainability), & the Dale Street Bridge Replacement (on uniting a community fractured by freeway construction and urban renewal). He wrote about the community of care at the George Floyd Memorial, for He is the author of two poetry collections, To and From (Ahsahta Press) and Tug (Graywolf Press), which won the Minnesota Book Award. Patterson has received fellowships from Cave Canem, the Djerassi Foundation, the MacDowell Colony, & New York City’s Fund for Poetry, among other awards and honors.

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