Virtual Poetry Reading by Joey De Jesus
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Poets House will present a virtual reading by poet, performer, and politician Joey De Jesus from his recent work NOCT— The Threshold of Madness. The reading will be live-streamed on the Poets House Twitter page on Friday, July 31st at 12:00 PM EST, and will also be available on the Poets House Facebook page, IGTV, and YouTube channel.
Joey De Jesus is the author of HOAX (Operating System, 2020+), NOCT— The Threshold of Madness (The Atlas Review, 2019), and co-author, alongside Sade LaNay, of Writing Voice into the Archive vol. 1, organized and edited by Jennifer Tamayo with support from UC Berkeley’s Center for Race and Gender. Joey co-edits poetry at Apogee Journal, is an Advisory Board Member at No, Dear Magazine, and received the 2019-20 BRIC ArtFP Project Room Commission and 2017 NYFA/NYSCA Fellowship in Poetry. Poems have appeared in the Academy of American Poet’s Poem-A-Day, Bettering American Poetry, Barrow Street, BOAAT, The Brooklyn Rail, among other venues. Poems have been performed and/or installed in Artists Space, Basilica Soundscape, The New Museum, The Poetry Project and elsewhere. Joey lives in Ridgewood, Queens, where they ran for NY State Assembly District 38.
Founded by two-time U.S. Poet Laureate Stanley Kunitz and legendary arts administrator Elizabeth Kray, Poets House serves as a home for all who read and write poetry. In 2009, Poets House moved into its permanent home at 10 River Terrace in Battery Park City on the banks of the Hudson River where, last year, 80,000 people walked through its doors, and more than five million were introduced to Poets House through its new website and national partnerships. 2017 marks the 30th Anniversary Celebration of this landmark institution. For more information about these events and Poets House in general, visit www.poetshouse.org and find us on Facebook and Twitter.
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