February 26: Mendi Obadike reads in Brooklyn
Stain Poetry Series :: Hosted by Amy King and Ana Božičević
Friday, February 26 @ 7 p.m. – Goodbye Blue Monday – Bushwick, Brooklyn
(corner of Dodworth St)
Brooklyn, NY 11221-3013
J M Z trains to Myrtle Ave
or J train to Kosciusko St
Mendi Lewis Obadike makes literature, art, and music. She is the author of Armor and Flesh: poems. She composed the The Sour Thunder, an Internet Opera and produced the audio anthology Crosstalk: American Speech Music with Keith Obadike. Her conceptual media artworks with Keith have been exhibited at the Whitney Museum, the New Museum, and Electronic Arts Intermix and the New York African Film Festival, among other institutions. M+K’s opera-masquerade Four Electric Ghosts debuted at The Kitchen in May 2009. Mendi is an Assistant Professor in Humanities and Media Studies at Pratt Institute.
Jillian Brall received both her BA in Creative Writing in 2004 and her MFA in Poetry in 2009 from The New School, in New York, NY. She is a NYC certified Teaching Artist, currently living in the Bushwick area of Brooklyn. She recently published a book of poems, Wet Information, under ZoeWo Press. She is also a saxophonist and visual artist, focusing on mixed media collage and painting. Several of her collages can be seen in the current issue of Pax Americana, as well as featured on The Best American Poetry Blog, and have been used as cover art for several electronic poetry books published by Scantily Clad Press. Prints of her collages, as well as copies of her book, Wet Information, are available for purchase at http://www.zoewopress.etsy.com.
Steve Langan is the author of Meet Me at the Happy Bar (BlazeVOX, 2009), Freezing, and Notes on Exile and Other Poems. He lives in Omaha and on Cliff Island, Maine.
Janaka Stucky is practicing the perfection of effort while working on silent relationships with knives, hairpins, & a history of tentacles. Other passions include whiskey and pugilism. He is also the Publisher of Black Ocean and its literary magazine, Handsome, and the author of Your Name Is The Only Freedom (Brave Men Press). Some of his poems have appeared in Cannibal, Denver Quarterly, Fence, Free Verse, No Tell Motel, North American Review, Redivider and VOLT.