Broadside Reading Series: Felix Bernstein and Rio Cortez
October 27, 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
With Felix Bernstein and Rio Cortez
The Center’s Broadside Reading Series produces 12 limited-edition letterpress-printed broadsides each year, featuring the poetry of New York-based writers of diverse backgrounds. Our Fall 2017 series is organized by Guest Curator Tracie Morris, a page-based writer, sound poet, critic, scholar, bandleader, actor and multimedia performer.
More about the Poets:
Felix Bernstein is the author of Notes on Post-Conceptual Poetry (Insert Blanc Press) and Burn Book (Nightboat). His writing has been featured in Flash Art, Spike Arts Quarterly, Poetry Magazine, Hyperallergic, and Texte Zur Kunst. With Gabe Rubin, he has shown works of Abjective Theater at the Whitney Museum of American Art, Issue Project Room, Anthology Film Archives, and MOCA Los Angeles. His book with philosopher Kyoo Lee on contemporary queer avant-gardes is forthcoming.
Rio Cortez is a Pushcart-nominated poet, who has received fellowships from Poet’s House, Cave Canem and Canto Mundo Foundations. Her manuscript I Have Learned to Define a Field as a Space Between Mountains was selected by Ross Gay as the inaugural winner of the Toi Derricotte & Cornelius Eady Chapbook Prize, now available from Jai-Alai Books. www.riocortez.com
Suggested donation: $10 / $5 members
Guests receive a free letterpress broadside, produced by artists at the Center.
The Center’s Literary Programs are supported, in part, by public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature, and from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, in partnership with the City Council.