Monday July 20, 2020 6 pm, Zoom

Wild Nights - Wild Nights! 
The Emily Dickinson Cocktail Hour
Guest Reader: Adjua Gargi Nzinga Greaves 
Join us for this weekly series of poets presenting an Emily Dickinson poem, followed by an open talk and virtual drinks.
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Adjua Gargi Nzinga Greaves (New York City, b. 1980) writes ethnobotanical literary criticism and collages detritus into heraldic devices. Greaves has most recently been published in The Brooklyn Rail, and Letters to the Future: Black Women / Radical Writing (Kore Press). Her chapbook Close Reading As Forestry is published by Belladonna*. A publication with Ugly Duckling Presse is forthcoming in 2020. Formerly a Monday Night Reading Series curator at The Poetry Project, Site Director for Wendy's Subway, and an artist-in-residence at Rauschenberg Residency, she is currently based in New York City where she is Young Mother of The Florxal Review.

Monday July 27, 2020 6 pm, Zoom
Wild Nights - Wild Nights! 
The Emily Dickinson Cocktail Hour
Guest Reader: Ken Chen
Join us for this weekly series of poets presenting an Emily Dickinson poem, followed by an open talk and virtual drinks.
Ken will read and discuss the Dickinson poem "We dream — it is good we are dreaming —"
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Ken Chen is the recipient of the Yale Younger Poets Award, the oldest annual literary award in America, for his book Juvenilia, which was selected by the poet Louise Glück. He served as the Executive Director of the Asian American Writers’ Workshop from 2008 to May 2019. An NEA, NYFA and Bread Loaf Fellow and National Book Award judge, Chen co-founded the cultural website Arts & Letters Daily and CultureStrike, a national arts organization dedicated to migrant justice. He has been quoted in NPR’s All Things Considered, The Wall Street Journal, CNN, The New Republic, The New Yorker, and The New York Times. A graduate of Yale Law School, he successfully defended the asylum application of an undocumented Muslim high school student from Guinea detained by Homeland Security. He is currently a Cullman Fellow at the New York Public Library, where he is working on Death Star, a book about his traveling to the underworld and seeing there everything that has been destroyed by colonialism. He is represented by The Wylie Agency.


Monday July 13, 2020 6 pm, Zoom

Wild Nights - Wild Nights! 
The Emily Dickinson Cocktail Hour
Guest Reader: Kim Rosenfield
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Kim Rosenfield is a poet and psychotherapist. She is the author of several books of poetry, including USO: I’ll Be Seeing You from Ugly Duckling Presse. Rosenfield is an originating member of the international artist/writers collective, Collective Task. Her clinical writing can be found in Psychoanalytic Dialogues and Studies in Gender and Sexuality.


Monday July 6, 2020 6 pm, Zoom
Wild Nights - Wild Nights! 
The Emily Dickinson Cocktail Hour
Guest Reader: Rachelle Rahmé
Join us for this weekly series of poets presenting an Emily Dickinson poem, followed by an open talk and virtual drinks.
Rachelle will read and discuss the Dickinson poem "I cannot live with You (640)" 
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Rachelle Rahmé is a poet and researcher. Her poems have recently appeared in The Brooklyn Rail and the Poetry Foundation's Harriet Blog. Her first collection of poems, Count Thereof Upon the Others Limbs, was published by Cisoux72's imprint 72 Press in 2019. Her manuscript "Bataille's Eggs" is a current finalist for b l u s h lit's 2020 chapbook open reading period, and a portion of her work on the archive of Sylvère Lottringer was recently commissioned by Issue Project Room for their Isolated Field Recording Series. Born in Lebanon, she writes and works in Queens, NY.

Monday June 29, 2020 6 pm, Zoom
Wild Nights - Wild Nights! 
The Emily Dickinson Cocktail Hour
Guest Reader: Peter Gizzi
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Peter Gizzi is the author of eight collections of poetry, most recently, Sky Burial, just out in the UK from Carcanet, other recent titles include Archeophonics (Finalist for 2016 The National Book Award), In Defense of Nothing, and Threshold Songs. A new collection, Now It’s Dark, will be published by Wesleyan in the fall. His honors include fellowships from The Rex Foundation, The Howard Foundation, The Foundation for Contemporary Arts, The John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation. He has twice been the recipient of The Judith E. Wilson Visiting Fellowship in Poetry at the University of Cambridge. He works at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. 

Monday June 22, 2020 6 pm, Zoom
Wild Nights - Wild Nights! 
The Emily Dickinson Cocktail Hour
Guest Reader: Paul Legault
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Paul Legault is the author of, most recently, The Tower (Coach House Books, 2020). His previous books include The Madeleine Poems (Omnidawn, 2010), The Other Poems (Fence, 2011), The Emily Dickinson Reader: An English-to-English Translation of the Complete Poems of Emily Dickinson (McSweeney’s, 2012), Self-Portrait in a Convex Mirror 2 (Fence, 2016), and Lunch Poems 2 (Spork, 2018). He also co-edited The Sonnets: Translating and Rewriting Shakespeare (Nightboat, 2012). 

Monday June 15, 2020 6 pm, Zoom
Wild Nights - Wild Nights! 
The Emily Dickinson Cocktail Hour
Guest Reader: Francis Weiss Rabkin
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Francis Weiss Rabkin writes plays, poetry, and soon, television. Their plays have been developed and staged in Philadelphia, Chicago, and in New York at HERE Arts, Dixon Place, Bushwick Starr, the Prelude Festival (Selected by Jackie Sibblies Drury), The Brick, and the New York Theatre Workshop. They were a 2050 Fellow at the New York Theatre Workshop (2016-17) and has been recognized by The Kilroys List (honorable mention 2015) and the Playwrights Foundation's Bay Area Playwrights Festival (semi-finalist 2019). Their latest play, Covenant, recently received a development reading at the New York Theatre Workshop.  

Monday June 8, 2020 6 pm, Zoom
Wild Nights - Wild Nights! 
The Emily Dickinson Cocktail Hour
Guest Reader: Joey Yearous-Algozin
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Joey Yearous-Algozin is the author of ~30 books/files. He is a member of the publishing collective, Troll Thread. His recent book, a feeling called heaven, is forthcoming from Nightboat in 2021. 

Monday June 1, 2020 6 pm, Zoom 
Wild Nights - Wild Nights! 
The Emily Dickinson Cocktail Hour
Guest Reader: Robert Fitterman
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Thursday December 5, 2019
Jennifer Soong, Rachel Eliza Griffiths, and Emily Skillings in conversation
McNally Jackson Books Seaport
December 5th at 7 PM
Books for sale! 

December 1, 2019-January 15, 2020
Futurepoem Open Reading Period
Dates and Guest Editors TBA soon 

Saturday, October 19, 2019
Book celebration for Jennifer Soong's Near, At
A.I.R. Gallery in Dumbo 
with Anselm Berrigan and Kay Gabriel
October 19th from 7-9 PM
Refreshments served
Books for sale!

July, 2019

Announcement of selections from Futurepoem's 2018/2019 open reading period

April 15 - May 15, 2019
Submissions open for Futurepoem's new Other Futures Award

Thursday, May 9, 2019

20th Annual Independent Publishers Book Party
Thursday, May 9, 2019 at 6 PM – 8 PM

James Cohan Gallery
533 W 26th St, New York, New York 10001/

Futurepoem joins a host of other publishers at this annual pop-up book fair. Take advantage of great deals on new and recent books from: 
Futurepoem, DoubleCross Press, Station Hill Press, Belladonna* Collaborative, Tender Buttons, Purgatory Pie Press, Fence Books, Litmus Press, The Figures, Ugly Duckling Presse, United Artists Books, Nightboat Books, Roof Books, EOAGH, Insurance Editions, TENT Editions, AJAR, The Operating System
New Books. Free wine. Good times., Presented by Roof & The Figures. 

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Tuesday, April 2, 2019

Forthcoming Futurepoem author Jennifer Soong (Near/At
reads with Lonely Christopher at Codex.

Codex Reading Series
One Bleecker Series #11
New York, NY 10012
Curated by Chris Hosea
7pm - 9pm
Codex Books, 1 Bleecker Street (near Bowery), NYC, NY 10012
Free and open to the public

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Wednesday, April 3, 2019

Futurepoem author Marcella Durand (Traffic & Weather
reads with Anne Tardos at The Poetry Project.

The Poetry Project
131 E 10th St, 
New York, New York 10003
8pm - 10pm
General admission: $8
Students/Seniors: $7
Members: $5 or free
-No one turned away for inability to pay-

Free and open to the public


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Thursday, March 27, 2019 - March 30, 2019 

Futurepoem at the AWP 2019 Conference and No Fair/Fair, Portland, OR

If you are in Portland, OR for the AWP Conference, please visit AWP booth (shared with  The Catenary Press and 3 Hole Press)
Booth 9049 in the AWP Bookfair 
Map of Bookfair

Futurepoem at the No Fair/Fair Alternative Book Fair
Futurepoem is also excited to be part of the No Fair/Fair alternative book fair with many other fine presses in Portland
More info on No Fair/Fair

No Fair/Fair Bookfair location
Fri mar 29 noon - 5:00
Sat mar 30 noon - 5:00

Full No Fair/Fair Schedule

Thursday, March 28, 2019

Futurepoem and Alex Baker present 

SIDE B READING. @ Mississipi Records, Portland
Doors @ 7:30 PM. 
*Snacks by Alex Baker!*

Featuring futurepoem author
Emmalea Russo

and additional readings by:

Rita Bullwinkel
Patty Cottrell
Sarah Gerard
Erin Howe
Matt Longabucco
Anne Lesley Selcer
Sara Sutter

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Friday, March 29, 2019

No Fair/Fair Reading Reading
Readings at OUTLET / 2500 NE SANDY
Fri mar 29,  5 pm - midnight

Futurepoem authors:
Jerika Marchan will be reading at 5:20 pm
Emmalea Russo will be reading at 10:10 pm

Full No Fair/Fair Reading Schedule

Saturday, March 30, 2019


Futurepoem authors read at
Rose City Book Pub, Portland
9-11 PM
Jerika Marchan
Aby Kaupang
Matthew Cooperman
plus tons of readers from FENCE
Heavy Feather review
BOAAT and Astrophil

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Thursday, February 7, 2019

Release party and reading for Emmalea Russo's G

Please join us for an evening of readings featuring Futurepoem author Emmalea Russo and past guest-editor, poet Dawn Lundy Martin.

Greenlight Bookstore
686 Fulton Street (at South Portland)
Brooklyn, NY 11217
7:30 PM Free

Wine reception to follow


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Thursday, January 24, 2019

Release party and reading for Emmalea Russo's G

Please join us for an evening of readings featuring Futurepoem author Emmalea Russo and past guest-editor and poet/novelist Anna Moschovakis.

McNally Jackson Books, Soho 
52 Prince St
New York, New York 10012
7-9 PM Free

Futurepoem celebrates the publication of G, by Emmalea Russo, with Anna Moschovakis. Corina Copp writes "it is tempting to call G a meditation on perception, but it’s always-already clear-eyed: often, when the figure meets ground, the actual ground is already the figure, and Emmalea Russo understands these illusory but changeable optics (and her chosen medium) as much as her writing has lived and centered them—grounded, yes, by (tenderly) performed intimacy, tide, earth. G, a letter, lest we forget, too falls from geological time; and the poet’s linguistic figuring, seeing, breaking, and tending speak less to the reader than they do water her (during ambrosial hours, so that we do not burn). The work recalls, for me, Carla Harryman, Renee Gladman, Peter Greenaway’s reflective H is for House; but Russo’s responses to how 21st-cen. life interrupts and materializes fenestration (!) act as shelves in multiple Gs—where one might sit as if on a lover’s lap—and so become truly themselves: “Some things drop down into what space is cleared for.”

Emmalea Russo is an artist and writer. She received an MFA in Sculpture from Pratt Institute and has been in residence at Lower Manhattan Cultural Council and 18th Street Arts Center in Los Angeles. G is her first book. Her second book, Wave Archive(Book*hug, 2019), is forthcoming.

Anna Moschovakis is the author most recently of the novel Eleanor, or, The Rejection of the Progress of Love (Coffee House Press, 2018). Her books of poetry include the James Laughlin award-winning You and Three Others Are Approaching a Lake and They and We Will Get Into Trouble for This. Her translations from French include Albert Cossery’s The Jokers, Annie Ernaux’s The Possession, and Bresson on Bresson, and experimental translations of and with the Algerian poet Samira Negrouche. A recipient of grants and fellowships from New York Foundation for the Arts, The Poetry Fund, the Howard Foundation, and apexart, she has taught in the graduate writing programs at Bard, Pratt, and Columbia. She is a longtime member of the publishing collective Ugly Duckling Presse and a co-founder of Bushel, an art and community space in Delhi, NY.

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Thursday, October 11, 2018
Please join us for an evening of readings featuring upcoming Futurepoem author Sean D. Henry-Smith, t'ai freedom ford, and Saretta Morgan.

Picture Room
117 Atlantic Ave.
Brooklyn, NY, 11201
7-9 PM, FREE

Reading will begin at 7:30 PM

Sean D. Henry-Smith is an image/text based artist working primarily in poetry and photography. Sean’s words and images have appeared in Apogee JournalTagvverkMask Magazine, Contemptorary, and elsewhere. Wild Peach is forthcoming from Futurepoem in 2019.

t'ai freedom ford is a New York City high school English teacher and Cave Canem Fellow. Her poetry, fiction, and essays have appeared in The African American ReviewApogeeBomb MagazineCalyxDrunken BoatElectric LiteratureGulf CoastKweliTin HouseObsidianPoetry and others. Her work has also been featured in several anthologies including The BreakBeat Poets: New American Poetry in the Age of Hip-Hop and NepantlaAn Anthology Dedicated to Queer Poets of Color. Winner of the 2015 To the Lighthouse Poetry Prize, her first poetry collection, how to get over is available from Red Hen Press. Her second poetry collection, & more black, is forthcoming Spring 2019 from Augury Books. t’ai lives and loves in Brooklyn where she is an editor at No, Dear Magazine.


Saretta Morgan uses text and objects to consider relationships between privacy and narrative forms. She is the author of the chapbooks, Feeling Upon Arrival (Ugly Duckling Presse, 2018) and room for a counter interior (Portable Press @ Yo-Yo Labs, 2017) as well as a forthcoming full-length collection Plan Upon Arrival (Selva Oscura/Three Count Pour). She was a 2016-2017 Lower Manhattan Cultural Council Workspace Resident and her work has received support from the Jerome Foundation, Arizona Commission on the Arts and the Jack Kerouac School of Disembodied Poetics, among others. Saretta received a B.A. in writing from Columbia University and an MFA from Pratt Institute. She teaches creative writing at Arizona State University.

Thursday, September 20-Sunday September 23, 2018
Futurepoem and our friends at Montez Press will be sharing a table at the NY Art Book Fair presented by Printed Matter at PS1/MOMA from this evening Thursday 9/20-Sunday 9/23.

September 20-23, 2018

Free entrance (except Thursday eve 9/20)


Preview Thursday, September 20, 6-9pm (Ticketed)
Free Public Hours:
Friday, September 21, 1-7pm
Saturday, September 22, 11am-9pm
Sunday, September 23, 11am-7pm

 MoMA PS1 is located at 22-25 Jackson Avenue on 46th Avenue, Long Island City, NY. For further information about the venue and accessibility information please visit:

Futurepoem and Montez will be on the second floor of the main PS1 building at Table N48

The NY Art Book Fair is described as "the leading international gathering for the distribution of artists' books, celebrating the full breadth of the art publishing community." Tickets for the first night can be purchased at the following link, and the rest of the weekend is free! 

We will be featuring... 

-- New Futurepoem Books: NOS (disorder, not otherwise specified) by Aby Kaupang and Matthew Cooperman, SWOLE by Jerika Marchan, MyOTHER TONGUE by Rosa Alcala, OF BEING DISPERSED by Simone White, THE SISSIES by Evan Kennedy, SOLAR MAXIMUM by Sueyeun Juliette Lee, and other titles. 
-- SPEECH/ACTS exhibition catalog co-published by Futurepoem and the ICA Philadelphia featuring artists Jibade-Khalil Huffman, Steffani Jemison, Tony Lewis, Tiona Nekkia McClodden, Kameelah Janan Rasheed and Martine Syms alongside reprints of seminal texts by Fred Moten and Harryette Mullen, newly commissioned poetry by Simone White and Morgan Parker, and a new essay by curator Meg Onli. 
-- Limited Edition Handmade Photographic Editions and Photo books by Futurepoem author and photographer Garrett Kalleberg 
(Three original limited edition handmade photographic editions printed on archival rag paper. Three offset printed photographic books) -- There will be a signing of the handmade editions by the photographer on Sunday 7/23 1-2 PM 

About Montez Press at PS1
Montez will be featuring...

New releases: A Ritual in X Movements by Allie Wist and Sahar Muradi; Ulysses: The Only Thing That's New is Us; and Pfeil #9: Error.
And a big selection from our publications such as Spitzenprodukte: Chubz-The Demonization of my Working Arse; Salt Magazine - Feminism and Contemporary Art; Julie Béna: It Needed to be Tender and to be Whipped" - and many many more! 


Montez Press Radio: MPR will be back on, broadcasting live from September 20th-23rd. We will be operating out of the theater of MoMA PS1 on Friday from 9am-5pm and, in the spirit of pirate radio and the transient nature of air waves, stationed in an RV for entire duration of the weekend. Guests include Wendy's Subway, Constance DeJong, C. Spencer Yeh, Jeremy Toussaint-Baptiste, Cave Club, La Loge, Riich Psycho, Wide Rainbow, Small Press, and many more. Start listening Thursday evening at 5pm on and FM station TBA.

Thursday, August 16, 2018
Release Party for Jerika Marchan's SWOLE
with Adjua Greaves and Latasha Diggs

Picture Room
117 Atlantic Ave.
Brooklyn, NY, 11201
7-9 PM, FREE

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Please join us for the launch of SWOLE by Jerika Marchan, published by Futurepoem. Marchan will be joined by LaTasha N. Nevada Diggs and Adjua Greaves for an evening of readings to celebrate the release.

Jerika Marchan was born in Manila, Philippines and raised in the American South. A graduate of Louisiana State University and the Iowa Writers' Workshop, she lives in New Orleans. SWOLE (Futurepoem, 2018) is her first book. 

"You can’t graph grief, hope, trauma, or what it took to survive. But you can collect them in poetry, the way Jerika Marchan does in her debut collection, SWOLE, an experimental, sprawling collage of poems drawn from her childhood experience of Hurricane Katrina. The scope of recovery from disaster is usually zoomed out, on the depersonalized plane of cities. Marchan’s eye is a roving one, taking in the whole stretch of New Orleans on an intimate level—it’s people, it’s music, it’s idiom, and it’s bloat.”

—Yasmin Adele Majeed, Ploughshares

Adjua Gargi Nzinga Greaves (NYC, 1980) is an artist concerned with postcolonial ethnobotany and the mediums of scholarship, archival gesture, and language. She is a cocktail waitress, curator of the Monday Night Reading Series at the Poetry Project, Site Director of Wendy's Subway Library in Bushwick, and Young Mother of The Florxal Review. Greaves has been published in Letters to the Future: Black Women / Radical Writing (Kore Press, 2018), A propósito de nada / Apropos of nothing (Aeromoto + Wendy's Subway, 2017), The Black Earth Institute’s About Place Journal, The Recluse, and elsewhere, with work forthcoming in publications from Montez Press, and KAF Collective. In 2017 Belladonna* published her chaplet Close Reading As Forestry. Galleries of her documentary photography and Afrofuturist dioramas are viewable on Instagram via @TerraBot and @SuperModelStudioPractice respectively. She lives and works in New York City where she is studying to be a Master Sommelier.


A writer, vocalist and sound artist, LaTasha N. Nevada Diggs is the author of TwERK (Belladonna, 2013). She lives in Harlem.

Saturday, August 4th, 2018, 7-8PM
Talk/Discussion with NOS (disorder, not otherwise specified) authors Aby Kaupang & Matthew Cooperman. 
McNally Jackson Books, Soho 
Saturday, August 4, 2018 - 7:00pm
52 Prince Street
New York, NY 10012

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Thursday, August 2, 2018, 6:00-8:00PM
Join us in celebrating the launch of NOS (disorder, not otherwise specified) co-written by Aby Kaupang & Matthew Cooperman! Also reading will be Stacy Szymaszek and Jena Osman, one of our three guest editors who selected NOS for publication by Futurepoem. 

We'll be in the backyard of Unnameable (glorious weather permitting) with food and drinks or inside the bookstore if it rains. Can't wait to see you all there!

Unnameable Books
600 Vanderbilt Ave, Brooklyn, New York 11238

Aby Kaupang is the author of Disorder 299.00, w/Matthew Cooperman, (Essay Press, 2016),  Little “g” God Grows Tired of Me (Spring Gun, 2013), Absence is Such a Transparent House (Tebot Bach, 2011), and Scenic Fences | Houses Innumerable  (Scantily Clad Press, 2008). She holds Master’s degrees in both Creative Writing and Occupational Therapy and lives in Fort Collins, where she served as Poet Laureate from 2015-17.

Matthew Cooperman is the author of, most recently, Spool, winner of the New Measure Prize (Free Verse Editions/Parlor Press, 2016), Disorder 299.00 w/Aby Kaupang (Essay Press, 2016), the text + image collaboration Imago for the Fallen World, w/Marius Lehene (Jaded Ibis Press, 2013), and other books. A professor of English at Colorado State University, he is also co-poetry editor for Colorado Review. He lives in Fort Collins with his wife, the poet Aby Kaupang, and their two children.

Jena Osman's books of poems include Corporate Relations (Burning Deck, 2014), Public Figures (Wesleyan University Press, 2012), The Network (Fence Books 2010, selected for the National Poetry Series in 2009), An Essay in Asterisks (Roof Books, 2004) and The Character (Beacon Press, winner of the 1998 Barnard New Women Poets Prize). She founded and co-edited the journal Chain with Juliana Spahr for twelve years. She is a Professor of English at Temple University, where she currently directs the MFA Creative Writing Program.

Stacy Szymaszek is the author of A Year From Today, Journal of Ugly Sites & Other Journals, hart island, Emptied of All Ships, Hyperglossia, and many chapbooks. She has worked at Woodland Pattern Book Center in Milwaukee, WI and was the Director of The Poetry Project at St. Mark's Church in New York City from 2007 to 2018.

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Saturday, July 28, 2018, 6PM-8PM
Futurepoem editors and friends reading with Montez Press
Mathew Gallery 46 Canal St #2, New York, NY 10002. 

Thursday, June 28, 2018, 7PM, FREE
Futurepoem hosts a reading featuring coming, past, and current authors and guest editors at Berl's Brooklyn Poetry Shop. There will be community, performance, libations, and much rejoicing. Come join us! 

Berl's Brooklyn Poetry  Shop
141 Front St, Brooklyn, NY 11201 
Jennifer Soong 
Kristin Prevallet 
Robert Fitterman 

Jennifer Soong is a New Jersey and New York-based poet. Her first full-length book, Near At, is forthcoming from Futurepoem. She received her B.A. in English and Visual & Environmental Studies from Harvard College before working at The New School and joining the English doctoral program at Princeton University, where she is currently working on forgetting in Modernism. Her poetry has been published in DIAGRAMFanzineBerfroisH_NGM_N, and others, and has been translated into Spanish. She is the poetry editor at Nat. Brut and thinks writing poems is a bit like going around with a metal detector while looking for pearls.

Robert Fitterman is the author of 12 books of poetry. He grew up in a small suburb of St. Louis, Missouri, called Creve Coeur. His street is still flanked by a Shell gas station on one side and a Mobile station on the other. His writing is kinda conceptual and sorta involves identity issues that are complicated by the web. And the Mall. Recent titles include: now we are friends (Truck Books), Rob the Plagiarist (Roof Books), and Notes On Conceptualisms, co-authored with Vanessa Place (Ugly Duckling Presse). He teaches writing and poetry at New York University and at the Bard College, Milton Avery School of Graduate Studies.

Writer, educator and mindbody coach Kristin Prevallet’s work has long investigated memoir as material in search of a form. She is the author of five books of poetry including I, Afterlife: Essay In Mourning Time (Essay Press, 2007). Her most recent project is a conceptual memoir called Killing The False Woman Keeps the Live One From Breathing. She has taught poetics and mindbody studies at Naropa University, The Open Center, Poet’s House, The Poetry Project at St. Mark’s Church and has received residencies and awards from George Mason University, Spalding University, Center International de Poesie, and the New York Foundation for the Arts.

This event is made possible by our friends at Berl's. This event is also made possible in part by Futurepoem's supporters and readers, by the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, in partnership with the City Council as well as well as the New York State Council on the Arts, with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.

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June 15, 2018, 7PM, FREE
Futurepoem, Ugly Ducking Presse and Furniture Press joint reading.
The Old American Can Factory
232 3rd Street, Ground Floor
Brooklyn, NY

Readings by recent and upcoming Futurepoem authors Simone White (who also has a new UDP book) and Emmalea Russo, and by Daniel Owens and Buck Downs to celebrate new books and Emmalea Russo's forthcoming book from Futurepoem. The reading will be jointly hosted by Furniture Press Books, Ugly Duckling Presse, and Futurepoem. Of course, there will be books, wine, poetry, and friends. Emmilea Russo's presence at this event is supported in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.

Thursday, May 10, 2018, 6-8 PM, FREE
19th Annual New York City Independent Publishers Book Party
Thursday, May 10, 2018, 6-8pm, FREE
James Cohan Gallery, 533 W. 26th, NYC
Presented by Roof Books and The Figures
An annual Chelsea based fair that features innovative and experimental literary small press publishers from the greater New York City area and New England. 

Tuesday, April 24, 2018, 7 PM, FREE
Futurepoem Guest Editors
Tracie Morris and Vincent Broqua
972 Fifth Avenue, NYC

The Bookstore Albertine @ the Cultural Services of the French Embassy, jock seria publishing house, and double change invite you to a reading / performance with Tracie Morris and Vincent Broqua on the occasion of the publication of Hard Korè, poèmes / Per-Form: Poems of Mythos and Place translated by Vincent Broqua and Abigail Lang, with an afterword by Marjorie Perloff (Nantes, joca seria, Dec. 2017)

This event will be in English and in French. Free and open to the public. No RSVP necessary.

Event page at Doublechange

Friday, April 20, 2018, 4-8 PM, FREE
Futurepoem at CLMP PressFest, Penn World Voices
Co-sponsor - Council of Literary Magazines and Presses and PEN World Voices Festival
Washington Square Mews near NYU/Washington Square Park
An annual New York City small press publishers book fair that is part of the PEN World Voices festival which features major international writers and thinkers. 

April 7, 2018 
Release Party for Speech/Acts Catalog at Printed Matter, NYC, Co-published with ICA Philadelphia

March 7-10, 2018, Tampa, FL
Futurepoem at the AWP Publisher's Bookfair and WhaleProm Alternative Bookfair Tampa

Friday, December 15, 2017, 7-9 PM
Black Marks That Make up Letters
With "Speech/Acts" Exhibition artists and poets Tiona Nekkia McClodden, Morgan Parker, Kameelah Janan Rasheed & Simone White and curator Meg Onli
Triple Canopy
Presented by Triple Canopy, Futurepoem and the ICA Philadelphia 
264 Canal Street, 3W, New York, New York
near several Canal Street subway stations).
$7 suggested donation, free for Triple Canopy members 

Language is typically thought to enable the speaker to be understood by others, and not just on the level of a phrase, a question, or an argument, but as a person. Of course, we are disabused of this notion by our daily interactions as well as by critics, philosophers, and poets, and yet we make use of the tools that we hold in common. The artists and writers who are participating in Black Marks That Make up Letters are interested in the inadequacies of language as well as the possibility of communicating—and representing oneself—differently through abstraction, through what the poet Dawn Lundy Martin calls “unrecognizable speech” in “A Bleeding, an Autobiographical Tale” (2007). This brand of speech counters “the tyranny of the prosaic, the beautiful, the poetic utopia,” and characterizes the work of black experimental poets from Amiri Baraka to Claudia Rankine. “Where does language go limp,” Martin asks, and where is it encountered merely as “black marks that make up letters?”

The limits and repercussions of conventional expression, especially for black people in the United States, are of particular concern for the exhibition “Speech/Acts,” which is on view at the Institute of Contemporary Art at the University of Pennsylvania and is the occasion for this event. “Language, incontestably, reveals the speaker,” writes James Baldwin in “If Black English Isn’t a Language, Then Tell Me, What Is?” (1979). “Language, also, far more dubiously, is meant to define the other—and, in this case, the other is refusing to be defined by a language that has never been able to recognize him.” The exhibition asks how to refuse such a language, how to alter the reality that is constituted through language, how else to communicate (or refuse to disclose) the experience of blackness, and what kinds of responses might follow. This question will be addressed through brief readings and a discussion by Tiona Nekkia McClodden, Kameelah Janan Rasheed, Morgan Parker, and Simone White, all of whom are participating in “Speech/Acts,” and Meg Onli, the curator of the exhibition.

Black Marks That Make up Letters is organized by Triple Canopy in collaboration with the ICA and Futurpeoem, which are copublishing the forthcoming “Speech/Acts” catalogue. The event is part of Triple Canopy’s Corrected Slogans series, which asks how conceptual strategies have transformed (and might still transform) conventional notions of expression and of reading—both as an exchange between an individual and text and as a public activation of the written word.

Seating is on a first-come, first-served basis. 

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November 15 - Dec 31 2017
Futurepoem Open Reading Period for New Submissions


Friday, November 17 2017, 6:30-8:30 PM 
Rosa Alcalá and Urayoán Noel
Join us for a night of readings by two Futurepoem authors: Rosa Alcalá and Urayoán Noel, hosted by our friends at Word Up: Community Bookshop
Berl's Brooklyn Poetry Shop
Word Up: Community Bookshop - Libreria Comunitaria
2113 Amsterdam Ave, New York, New York 10032
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Thursday, November 16 2017, 7-8 PM 
Rosa Alcalá and Rachel Levitsky 
Join us for a night of readings by two Futurepoem authors: Rosa Alcalá and Rachel Levitsky, hosted by our friends at Berl's!
Berl's Brooklyn Poetry Shop
141 Front St, Brooklyn, New York 11201
Thursday, November 16 
7 PM - 8 PM FREE
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Saturday, August 5, 2017, 10-4 PM
Futurepoem at
Press Play Fair
sponsored by Pioneer Works
Red Hook, Brooklyn

Saturday, July 29, 2017, 10-4 PM
Futurepoem at
Brooklyn Small Press Flea
sponsored by BOMB 
Brooklyn Public Library
10 Grand Army Plz, Brooklyn, New York 11238
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Sunday, July 23, 2017
FP author Simone White at:
Read & Feed
Hudson, NY 
Cohosted by BasilicaHudson and CLMP. 
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Sunday, July 2, 2017, 3-5 PM
Futurepoem presents: Summer
with Readings by 
Jennifer Soong, Sara Deniz Akant and Rawaan Alkhatib
Berl's Brooklyn Poetry Shop
141 Front St, Brooklyn, New York 11201
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Sunday, June 25, 2017, 7PM
Book Party for MyOTHER TONGUE by Rosa Alcalá
with Readings by 
Rosa Alcalá, Cecilia Vicuña and Carmen Giménez Smith
McNally Jackson Books
52 Prince Street, NY, NY 
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Thursday, Feb. 9, 2017 – Saturday Feb. 11, 2017
Futurepoem at AWP Conference Bookfair
(shared table with Elis Press)
Walter E. Washington Convention Center
801 Mt. Vernon Place NW, 
Washington, DC 20001 
Table 855-T

Friday, Feb. 10 2017, 10:30 am – 11:45 am 
AWP Panel Discussion 
Untangling the Web: Lessons Learned from Publisher Website Redesigns
Futurepoem Executive Editor Dan Machlin and
Bud Parr, Erika Goldman, Minna Proctor, Montana Agte-Studier, CLMP (moderator)
Publishers and web designers reflect on the challenges and surprises of migrating to a new website, from how to better serve multiple constituents (authors, readers, booksellers, educators, funders) to how best to create a compelling presence that invites repeat visits. 
Walter E. Washington Convention Center
Room 102B, Level One
801 Mt. Vernon Place NW
Washington, DC 20001 

Friday, Feb. 10, 2017 Evening (Time TBA) 
Poetry Reading with Futurepoem, Elis Press, Litmus & Others

Readers and location TBA Shortly
Washington, DC Offsite Location

Tuesday, December 6, 2016, 6:30 p.m.
Futurepoem Author Simone White reads with Adam Fitzgerald
Dia Center for the Arts: Chelsea
535 West 22nd Street, 5th Floor
New York City 

December 2016
Futurepoem Holiday Fundraising Campaign

October 15, 2016 - November 15, 2016

Futurepoem Open Reading Period for New Submssions

Tuesday, June 7th, 2016, 6:30 pm
Book party for Simone White's Of Being Dispersed
6:30-8:30pm at 
Casablanca Cocktail Lounge 
(300 Malcolm X Blvd, corner of Macdonough) 
which is right off the UTICA stop on the A
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June 2017 
Futurepoem New Open Reading Period Selections Announced

Thursday, Feb 11, 2016, 8pm
Futurepoem reading with:
Charles Bernstein, Rachel Levitsky and Edwin Torres
A public program in conjunction with the 2016 exhibit OTHER REALMS: CIRCUS AND VAUDEVILLE IN AMERICAN ART 
The Renee and Chaim Gross Foundation
526 Laguardia Place (between Bleecker and West 3rd)
New York, New York 10012

November 15, 2015–December 15, 2015
Futurepoem Open Reading Period 
Guest editors are Omar Berrada, Dawn Lundy Martin and Jena Osman, for more information visit our submissions page 

Saturday, November 14, 2015, 7–8pm
Futurepoem Book Launch for Sueyeun Juliette Lee’s Solar Maximum
with readings by Sueyeun Juliette Lee, Joshua Ware and Brenda Iijima
Berl's Poetry Shop, Brooklyn

Saturday, September 19, 2015, 6:30–8:30pm
Futurepoem Book Launch for David Buuck's Site Cite City
with readings by David Buuck, Diana Hamilton and Monica de la Torre
Pierogi Gallery, Brooklyn

June 20
Futurepoem Open Call Selections announced

Thursday, May 28, 2015, 6–8pm
Futurepoem spring celebration:
with readings by Simone White, Wendy S. Walters & Jennifer Tamayo
celebrating our recent and upcoming authors, a brand new Futurepoem website and visual identity, and bidding adieu to our wonderful Managing Editor Jennifer Tamayo after 5 amazing years.
Planthouse Gallery
55 W 28th St, New York, NY 10001
(second floor)

Thursday, May 21, 2015, 6–8pm
13th Annual New York City Independent Publishers Book Party
With Futurepoem, Belladonna, Roof, The Figures, Lunar Chandalier, Nightboat, Ugly Duckling Presse, Zieher-Smith, Tender Buttons and Purgatory Pie Press/
ZieherSmith Gallery
516 W 20th St., NY, NY

Saturday, April 25, 2015, 4:30pm
Ronaldo V. Wilson & Renee Green
Segue Foundation Reading Series 
Zinc Bar
82 West 3rd Street, Between Thompson & Sullivan Streets
$5 admission goes to support the readers 

Monday, April 27, 2015, 8pm
Ronaldo V. Wilson & Mendi + Keith Obadike
Poetry Project at St. Mark's Church 
131 E. 10th Street
New York NY 10003
admission is $8 / Students & Seniors $7 / Members $5 or Free

April 8–11 
Futurepoem at AWP Conference & Bookfair, Minneapolis
Futurepoem will be at the AWP bookfair 
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Saturday, April 11, 7–9pm 
Futurepoem AWP Offsite Multi-press Reading
With Futurepoem, Argos, Canarium, Octupus and Poor Claudia 
Readers will include Futurepoem authors David Buuck and Ronaldo Wilson, plus John Beer, Christopher DeWeese, Karin Gottshall, Cecily Iddings, Montana Ray, Kit Schluter, Danniel Schoonebeek
Gamut Gallery, 1006 S Marquette Ave Minneapolis
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December 1–31, 2014
Futurepoem Open Reading Period 
Guest editors are Roberto Tejada, LaTasha N. Nevada Diggs, and Mei-mei Berssenbrugge, for more information visit our submissions page

Friday, December 19, 2014
Futurepoem Holiday Party/Reading with Ugly Duckling Presse
Readings by Futurepoem author Wendy S. Walters and others 
Pierogi Gallery, Brooklyn

September 26–29, 2014
Futurepoem at PS1 Art Book Fair
Limited edition ephemera, books and broadsides

Saturday, May 10, 2014, 7–9pm
Book Party for Troy, Michigan by Wendy S. Walters
A Public Space, Brooklyn
With Dawn Lundy Martin & Anna Moschovakis

Saturday, July 20, 2014, 2pm
Book Party for The Crisis of Infinite Worlds by Dana Ward
Unnameable Books, Brooklyn

Friday, June 14, 2014, 7:30–10pm
Book Party for The Story of My Accident is Ours by Rachel Levitsky
Pierogi Gallery, Brooklyn

Saturday, February 16, 2014, 7pm
Book Party and Film Release for Anarch. by Frances Richard
Pierogi Gallery, Brooklyn

March 6–9, 2013, All Day
Futurepoem at The AWP Publisher Book Fair
Boston, Massachusetts

Saturday, February 16, 2013, 7pm
Book Party for Frances Richard's Anarch.
Pierogi Gallery, Brooklyn
With Alan Gilbert & Ted Dodson + Filmscreensings

Friday January 4, 2013, 8pm
Futurepoem Presents: Late in the Antenna Fields by Alan Gilbert
The Poetry Project, New York

September 27, 2012
Futurepoem 10th Anniversary Event 192 Books
Ann Lauterbach, Alan Gilbert, & Wendy Walters

September 27, 2012
Book Party for Malady of the Century by Jon Leon
Los Angeles, California
Readings by Maggie Nelson and Jon Leon

September 27–30 2012
Futurepoem at Printed Matter Art Book Fair 
PS1, New York City 

Thursday May 10, 2012, 8pm–10pm
Book Release Party for The Malady of The Century by Jon Leon
With readings by Jon Leon & Futurepoem guest editor Wayne Koestenbaum
Doors open at 8:00pm, reading at 8:30pm 
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