Guiseppe Arcimboldo, Winter (from the Four Seasons)

Occasional Evenings: Winter’s Nick – Poetry for a New Decade

BISR Central
68 Jay Street, #425
Brooklyn, NY 11201

We are here, we are here: in the nick of winter! Please join us, on our third Occasional Evening, for a reading and a conversation on poetry nownew, old, nicked and unbrokenwith Marcella Durand, Lee Posna, Asiya Wadud, and BISR’s Rebecca Ariel Porte. Wine, seltzer, and snacks will be served. Please RSVP below.


  • Rebecca Ariel Porte
  • Marcella Durand

    Marcella Durand’s books of poetry include The Prospect (Delete Press, 2020), Rays of the Shadow (Tent Editions, 2017), Le Jardin de M. (The Garden of M.), with French translations by Olivier Brossard (joca seria, 2016), Deep Eco Pré, a collaboration with Tina Darragh, AREA, and Traffic & Weather, written during a residency at the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council. Her translation from French of Michèle Métail’s book-length piece, Earth’s Horizons/Les horizons du solwas published this year by Black Square Editions. She lives in the Lower East Side in New York City with her husband and son, and is working on a new manuscript involving septentrionals and constellations.

  • Asiya Wadud

    Asiya Wadud is the author of Crosslight for Youngbird, day pulls down the sky… a filament in gold leaf (written collaboratively with Okwui Okpokwasili), Syncope, and the forthcoming No Knowledge Is Complete Until It Passes Through My Body. Recent work appears in e-flux, BOMB Magazine, Social Text, and other publications. Asiya is a 2019-2020 Lower Manhattan Cultural Council Artist-in-Residence and also currently a writer-in-residence at Danspace Project. She lives in Brooklyn, New York, where she teaches poetry at Saint Ann’s School.

  • Lee Posna

    Lee Posna recently returned to the tristate area after 15 years away, mostly spent in New Zealand. He edits The Winter Anthology, takes classes at BISR and currently works as a caregiver to elders suffering from Alzheimer’s. Three books he’s recently enjoyed are: Dreams and Stones by Magdalena Tulli, Black Sun by Julia Kristeva and Unforgiving Years by Victor Serge.

Event Schedule

Wednesday, 7:00-9:00pm
January 08, 2020


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