Soloway presents: poetry reading with Ugly Duckling Presse, this Sunday, December 16th from 6 to 9 pm

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Sunday, December 16th, 6:00–9:00 p.m.

Please join Soloway and Ugly Duckling Presse for a poetry reading with Sevinç Çalhanoğlu, Asiya Wadud, Marcelline Delbecq, and Zahra Patterson.

Sevinç Çalhanoğlu is a poet, artist, and researcher whose work is inspired by the polyphony of space, memory, and literary texts. She has participated in group and solo exhibitions. Her books of poems published in Turkish are The House Tour (Peripheral) and Meat/and/Fortune. She is currently working as a researcher for a memory project on an old shoe factory in Istanbul.

Asiya Wadud’s debut collection, Crosslight for Youngbird, was recently published by Nightboat Books and she has subsequent collections forthcoming in 2019 (Syncope, Ugly Duckling Presse) and 2020 (No Knowledge Is Complete Until It Passes Through My Body, Nightboat). Her work has been supported by the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, Mount Tremper Arts, and the New York Public Library, among others. Recent work can be found in Makhzin, Chicago Review, Best American Experimental Writing, and Tupelo Quarterly. She teaches poetry at Saint Ann’s School and leads an English conversation class for new immigrants at the Brooklyn Public Library.

Marcelline Delbecq is a visual artist, writer and scholar based in Paris. After studying photography in the United States, Fine Arts and art theory in France, she progressively distanced herself from the practice of image-making to focus on the cinematic/photographic potential of writing through installations, recordings, live readings and publications. Recent work can be found in Traffic and P.O.L. She is currently enrolled in a practice-based Ph.D. at École Normale Supérieure and teaches creative writing in La Cambre, Brussels. Her book, Camera, is forthcoming from UDP in 2019.

Zahra Patterson is a writer and educator. Her first book, Chronology, was published in fall 2018 by UDP. Her short fiction has appeared in Kalyani Magazine and The Felt, and a reading of her play, Sappho’s Last Supper, was staged at WOW Café Theatre. She learned postcolonial theory in the bookshops of Nairobi and the bars of Cape Town and has an MFA in Writing from Pratt Institute.



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