The New Social Environment#341

Radical Poetry Reading with I.S. Jones

Featuring poetry read by Camonghne Felix, Patrycja Humienik, Ladan Osman, and Gaia Rajan


1 p.m. Eastern / 10 a.m. Pacific

I.S. Jones curates the 45th Radical Poetry Reading featuring poetry read by immigrant daughters Camonghne Felix, Patrycja Humienik, Ladan Osman, and Gaia Rajan.

In this talk

I.S. Jones

A portrait of I.S. Jones by Nicholas Nichols
Queer American Nigerian poet and music journalist, I.S. Jones is a Graduate Fellow with The Watering Hole and holds fellowships from Callaloo, BOAAT Writer’s Retreat, and Brooklyn Poets. I.S. hosts a month-long workshop every April called The Singing Bullet. She is an editor at 20.35 Africa: An Anthology of Contemporary Poetry. Her works have appeared or are forthcoming in Guernica, Washington Square Review, Hayden’s Ferry Review, Hobart Pulp, The Rumpus, The Offing, Shade Literary Arts, and elsewhere. Her chapbook Spells Of My Name is forthcoming with Newfound in 2021.

Camonghne Felix

Camonghne Felix
Poet and cultural worker, Camonghne Felix received an MA in arts politics from New York University and an MFA from Bard College. She is the author of Build Yourself a Boat (Haymarket Books, 2019), long-listed for the 2019 National Book Award in Poetry. The 2013 winner of the Cora Craig Award for Young Women, Felix has received fellowships from Cave Canem, Callaloo, and Poets House. Her collection of poems, Dyscalculia, and collection of essays, Let the Poets Govern, are forthcoming from One World, an imprint of Penguin Random House.

Patrycja Humienik

Patrycja Humienik
Daughter of Polish immigrants, Patrycja Humienik is a writer and performer based in Seattle, WA. She serves as Events Director for The Seventh Wave and works in the Office of Equity & Justice in Graduate Programs at the University of Washington. She was a recent semi-finalist for the 92Y Discovery Prize, and is working on her first book of poems, Anchor Baby.

Ladan Osman

Ladan Osman
Photo by Joe Penney
Poet and educator Ladan Osman is the author of Exiles of Eden, winner of the Hurston/Wright Legacy Award, and The Kitchen-Dweller’s Testimony, winner of the Sillerman Prize. She has received fellowships from Cave Canem, the Lannan Foundation, and the Michener Center. Her work in film includes Sam Underground, Sun of the Soil, and The Ascendants. She is a 2021 Whiting Award honoree and lives in New York.

Gaia Rajan

A portrait of Gaia Rajan
Poet and editor Gaia Rajan is a cofounder of the WOC Speak Reading Series, a Junior Journal Editor for Half Mystic, a web manager for Honey Literary, and poetry editor for Saffron Literary. Her work has previously appeared or is forthcoming in the Kenyon Review, Muzzle Magazine, Split Lip Magazine, and elsewhere. Her chapbook, Moth Funerals, is out now from Glass Poetry Press, and she is a two-time National Student Poet semifinalist.

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