The New Social Environment#742

If We Were To Be the Same Degree of Spoken: A Rail Reading curated by Daniel Owen

Faeturing Owen, Kimberly Alidio, Corina Copp, Mikael Johani, and Violet Spurlock


1 p.m. Eastern / 10 a.m. Pacific

Daniel Owen curates our 121st Poetry Reading with Kimberly Alidio, Corina Copp, Mikael Johani, and Violet Spurlock

In this talk

Kimberly Alidio

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Kimberly Alidio is the author of four books of poetry, including Teeter, a winner of the Nightboat Poetry Prize, which will be published this August. She lives on Munsee-Mohican lands along the Mahicannituck River, otherwise known as New York’s Upper Hudson Valley.

Corina Copp

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Corina Copp is a writer based in Los Angeles. She is the North American translator of Chantal Akerman’s My Mother Laughs (The Song Cave, 2019); and the author of the poetry collection, The Green Ray (Ugly Duckling Presse, 2015), and the multi-part play, The Whole Tragedy of the Inability to Love, presented in installments at Artists Space, NYC Prelude Fest, Home Alone 2 Gallery, LMCC, and Dixon Place. Writing has appeared in Frieze, BOMB, Film Comment, Metrograph Journal, America: Films From Elsewhere (The Shoestring Publisher); Salones de belleza/The Beauty Salons (Gato Negro Ediciones), and elsewhere. At 2220 Arts + Archives, she programs Rotations, a screening series focused on nonfiction filmmaking by living women and feminist practitioners.

Mikael Johani

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Mikael Johani’s first book of poetry, We Are Nowhere And It’s Wow, was published by Post Press. His poems, translations, and essays were published in to let the light in, Poems by Sunday, The Poetry Project Newsletter, The Book of Jakarta, #UntitledThree, On Relationships, Asymptote, The Johannesburg Review of Books, AJAR, Vice, Kerja Tangan, Popteori, and others. He was a writer-in-residence in the Writers Immersion and Cultural Exchange (WrICE) programme in 2022. He lives in Jakarta, Indonesia, where he organizes the monthly spoken word night Paviliun Puisi.

Violet Spurlock

A portrait of poet Violet Spurlock
Violet Spurlock is the author of Alloyed Bliss (Eyelet, 2021) and VS VS VS (GaussPDF, 2021). Her first full-length book, In Lieu of Solutions, won the Other Futures Award and is forthcoming from Futurepoem.

Daniel Owen

Daniel Owen
Daniel Owen’s recent publications are Celingak-Celinguk (Tan Kinira, 2021), Up in the Empty Ferries (Third Floor Apartment Press, 2021), and Points of Amperture (dos-à-dos chapbook with Jennifer Soong’s When I Ask My Friend, DoubleCross Press, 2021). His translations from Indonesian include Afrizal Malna’s Document Shredding Museum (Reading Sideways Press, 2019). He edits and designs books and participates in many processes of the Ugly Duckling Presse editorial collective.

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