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Visceral Brooklyn

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Some of the fiercest, most necessary voices in poetry are coming together for visceral brooklyn reading #2. Whet your poetry festival appetite with this extravaganza as we (unofficially) kick off one of the best poetry events in NYC with these masters of language, of rhythm, of truth. We celebrate these important voices and you should join us!

Also, the editors of visceral brooklyn are reading unsolicited submissions for our third issue. The submission period closes July 31. Please consider submitting! We make it a priority to publish marginalized voices—we seek submissions from women, trans, non-binary, queer, differently abled writers and writers of color. Please consider submitting or encourage others!


NADIA ALEXIS is a poet, photographer and community organizer. Her poems have appeared in BLACKBERRY: a magazine, Duende Literary Journal, Kalyani Magazine and Kweli Journal. She is the featured visual artist in TORCH Literary Journal's 2016 Spring/Summer issue where her photographs appear. A Callaloo fellow and a Pushcart Prize nominee, she currently resides in Harlem and will be an MFA candidate at the University of Mississippi beginning this Fall. 

NATALIE EILBERT is the author of the debut poetry collection, Swan Feast (Bloof Books, 2015). She is the recipient of the 2016 Jay C. and Ruth Halls Poetry Fellowship at University of Wisconsin–Madison, where she will serve a one-year academic appointment. Her work has appeared in or is forthcoming from The New Yorker, Tin House, jubilat, The Boston Review, The Kenyon Review, and elsewhere. She is the founding editor of The Atlas Review.

CAMONGHNE FELIX, M.A. is a poet, political speechwriter and essayist. She received an MA in Arts Politics from NYU, an MFA from Bard College, is a Cave Canem Fellow, a 2012 Pushcart Prize nominee, and the 2013 recipient of the Cora Craig Award for Young Women. You can find her work in various visual spaces, including Youtube, and in publications like Apogee, Union Station, and Poetry Magazine. She is also the author of the chapbook Yolk, published via Penmanship Books in March 2015 and in May of that year was listed by Black Youth Project as a "Black Girl From the Future You Should Know"

RICARDO ALBERTO MALDONADO was born and raised in Puerto Rico. He is the translator of Dinapiera Di Donato's Colaterales and a recipient of fellowships from Queer/Arts/Mentorship and the New York Foundation for the Arts. He is managing director at the 92Y Unterberg Poetry Center.

WILLIE PERDOMO is the author of The Essential Hits of Shorty Bon Bon (Penguin Poets), a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award and Milton Kessler Poetry Award; winner of the International Latino Book Award, and a Hurston/Wright Legacy Award nominee. He is also the author of Smoking Lovely (Rattapallax), winner of the PEN/Beyond Margins Awards and Where a Nickel Costs a Dime (Norton), a finalist for the Poetry Society of America Norma Farber First Book Award. Perdomo is a Puschart nominee, two-time New York Foundation for the Arts Poetry Fellow and a former Woolrich Fellow in Creative Writing at Columbia University. His work has appeared in The New York Times Magazine, The Norton Anthology of Latino Literature, BOMB Magazine, and African Voices. He is currently a member of the VONA/Voices faculty and an English Instructor at Phillips Exeter Academy.

Earlier Event: July 26
Cool As F*ck Reading
Later Event: August 18
Jennifer Williamson's Launch Party