The New Social Environment#516

Radical Poetry Reading with Ted Dodson

Featuring Dodson, Rindon Johnson, Camilo Roldán, Ken L. Walker, and Alli Warren


1 p.m. Eastern / 10 a.m. Pacific

Ted Dodson curates the 77th Radical Poetry Reading featuring poetry read by Rindon Johnson, Camilo Roldán, Ken L. Walker, and Alli Warren.

In this talk

Ted Dodson

Ted Dodson
Poet Ted Dodson is the author of An Orange (Pioneer Works / Wonder, 2021), At the National Monument / Always Today (Pioneer Works, 2016), and Pop! in Spring (Diez, 2013). He works for BOMB and is a former editor of The Poetry Project Newsletter.

Rindon Johnson

Photo of Rindon Johnson.
Artist and poet Rindon Johnson bases his work in language. Johnson has presented solo exhibitions at Chisenhale Gallery (London), The Julia Stoschek Collection (Düsseldorf) and the SculptureCenter (Long Island City). Johnson has participated in group exhibitions at the Brooklyn Museum, Kunstverein Freiburg, The Hammer Museum, The Whitney Museum, The Studio Museum in Harlem, Literaturhaus Berlin, among others. He is the author of Nobody Sleeps Better Than White People (Inpatient, 2016), the VR book, Meet in the Corner (Publishing-House.Me, 2017), Shade the King (Capricious, 2017) and The Law of Large Numbers: Black Sonic Abyss (Chisenhale, Inpatient, SculptureCenter 2021). He was born on the unceded territories of the Ohlone people and lives in Berlin.

Camilo Roldán

Camilo Roldán
Bilingual Colombian-American poet and translator Camilo Roldán was born in Milwaukee, WI and currently lives in Bogotá, Colombia. He is the author of the poetry collections Dropout (Ornithopter Press, 2019) and El último soneto y nos vamos (HAO Rotativo de Letras, 2022). His translations include the chapbook Amilkar U., Nadaísta in Translation (These Signals Press, 2011), and María Paz Guerrero’s book, God is a Bitch Too (Dios también es una perra) (UDP, 2020). Individual poems and translations have appeared in various print and digital magazines in the US and abroad.

Ken L. Walker

Photo of Ken L. Walker.
Poet Ken L. Walker has published two chapbooks, Antworten (translations of Georg Herwegh from Greying Ghost) and Twenty Glasses of Water from Diez. He has poems and translations in Boston Review, Tammy, Seattle Review, Atlas Review, and ANMLY. His prose and reviews can be found in The Poetry Project Newsletter, Hyperallergic, and Diagram. He holds an MFA from Brooklyn College, works in advertising, and spends the rest of his time documenting drains.

Alli Warren

Portrait of poet Alli Warren.
Alli Warren is the author of Sundial (Nion Editions, 2021), Little Hill (City Lights, 2020), I Love It Though (Nightboat Books, 2017), and Here Come the Warm Jets (City Lights, 2013), as well as over ten chapbooks. Winner of the Poetry Center Book Award, and twice a finalist for the California Book Award, her writing has appeared in many venues, including Critical Quarterly, Feminist Formations, Harper’s, and Poetry. Alli has lived and worked in the Bay Area since 2005.

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