The New Social Environment#281

Radical Poetry Reading with Ben Fama

Featuring poetry read by Rachel Rabbit White, Mo Romney, Maya Martinez, and Rachel Oyster Kim.


1 p.m. Eastern / 10 a.m. Pacific

Ben Fama curates the 33rd Radical Poetry Reading featuring poetry read by Rachel Rabbit White, Mo Romney, Maya Martinez, and Rachel Oyster Kim.

In this talk

Rachel Rabbit White

Rachel Rabbit White
Poet, Vice “sex scenes” columnist (formerly of Playboy and Thought Catalog), and sex worker, Rachel Rabbit White is the author of Porn Carnival, a collection of poems released November 2019, and the recent poetry series, Work For Love (Triangle House). Her most recent publication is an expanded reissue of Porn Carnival titled, Porn Carnival: Paradise Edition.

Mo Romney

Mosie (Mo) Romney
Photo courtesy of Mosie (Mo) Romney
Jamaican-American artist Mo Romney lives and works in Ridgewood, Queens, New York. They received their education from SUNY Purchase, obtaining a Bachelor of Science in Visual Arts in 2016. They have been an artist in residence at the Home School, Hudson in 2018 and at Pocoapoco, Oaxaca City in 2021 (upcoming). Exhibitions include Mosie Romney, Nicodim Gallery, Los Angeles (2021, solo, upcoming); Evening Lark, Y2K Group, New York (2020, solo); PAPA RAGAZZE!, Nicodim Gallery, Los Angeles (2020); Mosie Romney and Juan Guiterrez, Meredith Rosen Gallery, New York (2020); and Materia Prima, Gern en Regalia, New York (2019).

Maya Martinez

A photo by Maya Martinez
Writer, artist, and dancer Maya Martinez’s writing and object making deal with personal mythology, cruelty, traps, and entertainment. Maya is from Florida and dances on the weekend.

Rachel Oyster Kim

Photo of Rachel Oyster Kim (courtesy of Flaunt Magazine)
Photo courtesy of Flaunt Magazine
Rachel Oyster Kim is an artist, poet, and sex worker.

Ben Fama

Ben Fama
Ben Fama is the author of the full length poetry collections Fantasy (Ugly Duckling Presse, 2015) and Deathwish (Newest York, 2018). His debut novel If I Close My Eyes is now available from Sarka Press. He is the editor of Wonder Books and lives in New York City.

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