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Hauser & Wirth Publishers, Conversations in Contemporary Poetics: Urayoán Noel and Tongo Eisen-Martin, Hauser & Wirth New York, 22nd Street, Thursday 15 February 2018, 7 – 9 pm


Join Hauser & Wirth Publishers for the sixth installment of Conversations in Contemporary Poetics, a monthly reading series and discussion group. For this event, poets Tongo Eisen-Martin and Urayoán Noel will speak to the problems associated with gentrification, addressing ways in which poetry can uniquely respond to and foment bottom-up urban development.

Organized by writer and curator Jeffrey Grunthaner, Conversations in Contemporary Poetics foregrounds what goes on behind the making of a poem. Rather than simply presenting poems as completed works (books, or finalized texts), the series acts like a studio visit, showcasing aspects of a poet’s creative practice that might otherwise go unnoticed.

A collectible program featuring works by the readers and artist Lizzi Bougatsos will be distributed at the reading.

Free event, booking is required

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About the series organizer

Jeffrey Grunthaner is a writer and curator based in New York. Their articles, reviews, poems and essays have appeared via Drag City Books, Hyperallergic, BOMB, Archinect, Folder, artnet News, the 2016 Queens International exhibition catalogue, Imperial Matters, and other venues. Their chapbook THE TTTROUBLEWWITH SUUNDAAYS was published by Louffa Press in 2014.

Image: Lizzi Bougatsos, Blue Denim, 2015