The New Social Environment#892

I Only Know It in Fragments: A Rail Reading curated by Ashley Escobar

Featuring Escobar, Edwin Torres, Filip Marinovich, Julien Poirier and Matt Proctor


1 p.m. Eastern / 10 a.m. Pacific

Ashley Escobar curates our 149th Wednesday Poetry Reading with Edwin Torres, Filip Marinovich, Julien Poirier and Matt Proctor.

In this talk

Edwin Torres

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Edwin Torres is a NYC native and neo-lingualisualist. His books of poetry include; Quanundrum: i will be your many angled thing (Roof Books) which received a 2022 American Book Award, Xoeteox: the collected word object (Wave Books), The PoPedology of an Ambient Language (Atelos), and editor of The Body In Language: An Anthology (Counterpath Press). Multi-disciplinary collaborations with a wide range of cultural nomads have contributed to the development of his bodylingo poetics. Edwin will be teaching “Brainlingo,” his workshop on poetry and portals, as an adjunct this semester at Columbia University.

Filip Marinovich

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Filip Marinovich (aka Wolfman Librarian) is the author of The Suitcase Tree, Wolfman Librarian, And If You Don’t Go Crazy I’ll Meet You Here Tomorrow, and Zero Readership, an Epic. He teaches the roving seminar Shakespearian Motley College in its various incarnations online and live at Torn Page, Chelsea, Manhattan.

Julien Poirier

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Julien Poirier publishes poems through the US Post Office (Night Mail) and sometimes in newspapers like The New York Times and the Brooklyn Rail. He was a co-founder of the Ugly Duckling Press Collective and has taught poetry in New York and San Francisco public schools and at San Quentin State Prison.

Matt Proctor

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Matt Proctor is the host of Easy Paradise open mic every Monday night at KGB Red Room in the East Village. His poetry reality show ‘scenes from a life’ airs Mondays 11pm on Manhattan public access television, and anytime on YouTube.

Ashley D. Escobar

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Ashley D. Escobar is a fiction MFA candidate at Columbia University and the author of a debut poetry chapbook called SOMETIMES (Invisible Hand Press). She co-edits Wind-up Mice literary and art journal and publishes a quarterly zine called We Are in the Shop. She also makes experimental short films. Her work can be found in Hobart, The London Magazine, Expat Press, and elsewhere.

โค๏ธ ๐ŸŒˆ We'd like to thank the The Terra Foundation for American Art for making these daily conversations possible, and for their support of our growing archive.