The New Social Environment#922

NEXT TEXTS: A Rail Reading curated by Douglas Piccinnini

Featuring Piccinnini, Niina Pollari, and Ben Fama


1 p.m. Eastern / 10 a.m. Pacific

Douglas Piccinnini curates our 155th Wednesday Poetry Reading featuring Niina Pollari and Ben Fama

In this talk

Niina Pollari

Photo of Niina Pollari
Niina Pollari is the author of two poetry collections, Path of Totality (Soft Skull, 2022) and Dead Horse (Birds, LLC, 2015), and several chapbooks. She is also the translator, from the Finnish, of Tytti Heikkinen’s The Warmth of the Taxidermied Animal (Action Books 2012). Her poems, translations, and essays have appeared in Poetry, Granta, The Millions, Fence, LA Review of Books, Pitchfork, and other outlets. She lives in Western North Carolina with her family.

Ben Fama

Ben Fama
Ben Fama is the author of the full length poetry collections Fantasy (Ugly Duckling Presse, 2015) and Deathwish (Newest York, 2018). His debut novel If I Close My Eyes is now available from Sarka Press. He is the editor of Wonder Books and lives in New York City.

Douglas Piccinnini

Black and white photo of Douglas Piccinnini
Douglas Piccinnini is the author of Beautiful, Safe & Free (New Books), Blood Oboe (Omnidawn) and Story Book: a novella (The Cultural Society), as well as numerous chapbooks including A Western Sky (Greying Ghost) and Victoria (Bloof). His work has appeared in publications such as the Brooklyn Rail, American Poetry Review, Tupelo Quarterly, and other outlets. Piccinnini has been awarded residencies by Art Farm Nebraska, The Elizabeth Bishop Society of Nova Scotia, The Vermont Studio Center, Sundress Academy for the Arts in Knoxville, TN and The Mastheads in Pittsfield, MA. He lives with his wife Tara and their son Oblio in Frenchtown, NJ.

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