The New Social Environment#852

Dreamboat Hour: A Rail Reading curated by Alli Warren

Featuring Warren, Ari Banias, Andrew Brooks, and Camille Roy


1 p.m. Eastern / 10 a.m. Pacific

Alli Warren curates our 143rd poetry reading with Ari Banias, Andrew Brooks, and Camille Roy.

In this talk

Ari Banias

A portrait of Ari Banias
Ari Banias is the author of A Symmetry, which won the 2022 Publishing Triangle Award for Trans & Gender Variant Literature, and Anybody, both from W. W. Norton. His work has been supported by numerous fellowships and residencies, and has been published in Triple Canopy, The Nation, The New Republic, Hyperallergic, The Yale Review, and Bæst, among others. Ari lives in Chicago.

Andrew Brooks

Photo of Andrew Brooks
Andrew Brooks lives on unceded Wangal land (Sydney, Australia). He is a lecturer in the School of Arts and Media at the University of NSW, a co-editor of Rosa Press. With Astrid Lorange, he is one half of the critical art collective Snack Syndicate. He is the author of Homework (Discipline, 2021), a book of essays and art and politics co-authored with Lorange and the author of the poetry collection, Inferno (Rosa, 2021).

Camille Roy

A photo of poet Camille Roy
Camille Roy is a writer of fiction, poetry, and plays. Her fiction collection Honey Mine was published by Nightboat in 2021. Previous books include Sherwood Forest, a book of poetry and prose from Futurepoem, and Cheap Speech, a play from Leroy Chapbooks, as well as Swarm(fiction, from Black Star Series). She co-edited Biting The Error: Writers Explore Narrative (Coach House 2005, re-issued 2010), a book of essays by writers on their own experimental prose practices. Earlier books include The Rosy Medallions (poetry and prose, from Kelsey St. Press) and Cold Heaven (plays, from Leslie Scalapino’s O Books). Recent work has been published in Field Notes #4 (UK), Amerarcana, and Open Space (SFMoma blog).

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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