FOHLL :: auric press & Radiator Press

Sam's Morning Glory Diner
735 S. 10th St
Philadelphia, PA


Hoa Nguyen
Dale Smith
Aristilde Kirby
Laura Jaramillo
Warren Longmire
Emily Abendroth

Philadelphia! We'll be in town next week hosting a reading alongside Radiator Press as part of the Frank O'Hara's Last Lover series. We'll gather in the yard at Sam's Morning Glory at 7:30pm. The space is outdoors and wheelchair accessible. 


Hoa Nguyen is the author of several books including Red Juice: Poems 1998 - 2008 and the Griffin Prize nominated Violet Energy Ingots. Her latest collection of poems, A Thousand Times You Lose Your Treasure, published by Wave Books in 2021, was a finalist for a 2021 National Book Award and the General Governor’s Literary Award for Poetry. A well-regarded and popular teacher of creative writing, Hoa is associated with several writing programs including the Milton Avery School for Fine Arts at Bard College. In 2019, her body of work was nominated for a Neustadt Prize for Literature, a prestigious international literary award often compared with the Nobel Prize in Literature. Born in the Mekong Delta and raised and educated in the United States, Hoa lives in Toronto with her family.

Dale Martin Smith is a poet and literary scholar in Toronto, ON, and is the author most recently of Flying Red Horse (Talonbooks). He co-edited An Open Map: The Correspondence of Robert Duncan and Charles Olson and Imagining Persons: Robert Duncan’s Lectures on Charles Olson (both U New Mexico Press, 2017).

Aristilde Kirby is a being constellation of given human category: a poet, artist, thinker & more born in the Bronx, NY. She has been featured in Artforum & as a part of Illiberal Arts, an exhibition & publication at the Haus der Kulturen der Welt. She has published chapbooks with Belladonna, Black Warrior Review, & Best American Experimental Writing 2020. Her first book, {Daisy & Catherine²} is out now with Auric Press. You can call her Aris, like Paris without the P.

Laura Jaramillo is a poet and critic from Queens. She is the author Material Girl (subpress, 2012) and Making Water forthcoming on Futurepoem in March 2022. She holds a PhD in critical theory and film from Duke University. Her writings have appeared in The Brooklyn Rail, JumpCut, and Feminist Media Histories. She lives in Durham, NC where she co-curates the Paradiso reading and performance series at Nightlight Bar and Club.

Warren C. Longmire is a writer, educator, software engineer and human from North Philadelphia. He is the author of Open Source (Radiator Press, 2021). He is a two-time Pushcart nominee and the co-founder of the Excelano Project Spoken Word Collective. He is a former contributing editor for Apiary Magazine, Director of Poetry Events for Blue Stoop and Programming Manager for the Nick Virgilio Haiku Society. His poems have been published in Stone Fruit, American Poetry Review, Bedfellows, Prolit, Voicemail Poems and The Best American Poetry 2021.

Emily Abendroth
 is the author of the poetry collection ]Exclosures[ and The Instead, a book-length collaborative conversation with fiction writer Miranda Mellis. Her newest book Sousveillance Pageant (which coasts restlessly between poetry, novel, and research essay) was released from Radiator Press in Spring 2021. She has also published chapbooks with Albion Press, Belladonna, Little Red Leaves, TapRoot Editions, and Horse Less Press. She was named a 2013 Pew Fellow in Poetry and has been awarded residencies at the MacDowell Colony, the Millay Colony and the Headlands Center for the Arts. Emily is a founding member of the Coalition to Abolish Death By Incarceration, as well as the LifeLines: Voices Against the Other Death Penalty Project.

Book Launch celebrating
Aristilde Kirby's Daisy & Catherine² 

Miguel Abreu Gallery
36 Orchard St

New York, NY 10002


Please join us for a reading and celebration of Aristilde Kirby's newest publication, Daisy & Catherine² (auric press, 2022), featuring readings by Aristilde Kirby, Valerie Hsiung, Stephanie Kaylor, Becca Teich, and Nora Treatbaby, as well as an interview between Aristilde Kirby & Rachel Vera Steinberg of Blade Study.

**BYOB; masks required**

Aristilde Kirby is a being constellation of given human category: a poet, artist, thinker & more born in the Bronx, NY. She has been featured in Artforum & as a part of Illiberal Arts, an exhibition & publication at the Haus der Kulturen der Welt. She has published chapbooks with Belladonna, Black Warrior Review, & Best American Experimental Writing 2020. You can call her Aris, like Paris without the P.

Valerie Hsiung
 is the author of several poetry and hybrid writing collections, including To love an artist (Essay Press, forthcoming), selected by Renee Gladman for the Essay Press Book Prize, hummingbird et partygirl (Essay Press, forthcoming), outside voices, please (CSU), Name Date of Birth Emergency Contact (The Gleaners), YOU & ME FOREVER (Action Books), and e f g (Action Books). Her writing has appeared in print (The Believer, New Delta Review, Black Sun Lit), in flesh (Treefort Music Festival, Common Area Maintenance,  Poetic Research Bureau), in sound waves (Montez Press Radio, Hyle Greece), and other forms of particulate matter. Her work has been supported by Foundation for Contemporary Arts, PEN America, Lighthouse Works, the magnanimity of friends, the levity of strangers, and public streets, trails, and roads she has walked on and hummed along for years. Born in the Year of the Earth Snake and raised by Chinese-Taiwanese immigrants in Cincinnati, Ohio, she now lives between nowhere and somewhere. 

Stephanie Kaylor is a PhD student at UC Santa Barbara and Reviews Editor at Glass: A Journal of Poetry. She curates the Sex Workers' Archival project, a primary source share, and her writing has appeared or is forthcoming in publications including Four Way Review, Raleigh Review, and Protean Magazine. She lives in Brooklyn.

Becca Teich
 is a writer, editor, curator, and teacher based in New York. She was the co-curator of the Segue Reading Series 2018-2019 & Artists Space teaching-poet-in-residence 2019-2021, and currently organizes Desperate Living Reading Series with Ry Dunn. Her work has been featured in The Tiny Magazine,, Nightboat Resonances, The Poetry Project Newsletter, and elsewhere. Her chapbook, Caffeine Chronicles (2021), was published by Portable Press @ YoYo Labs.

Nora Treatbaby
is a writer living in New York, NY. She is the author of Hope Is Weird (Other Weapons Distro), and her work can be found in E-Flux, Nightboat's Anthology of Radical Trans Poetics, and numerous other places. She does not spend her time. 

Rachel Vera Steinberg
 is the Curator & Director of Exhibitions at Smack Mellon in Brooklyn, NY. Along with Brooke Nicholas and Ian Glover she is the co-founder of Blade Study, an online platform launched in 2021 that supports the production of web-based projects by emerging and mid-career artists. Her work focuses on science fiction, time-based media, as well as political, historical, and cultural distinctions between facts and fictions. She has curated exhibitions at the Julia Stoschek Collection (Düsseldorf, DE), Hessel Museum (Annandale-on-Hudson, NY), Naughton Gallery at Queens University (Belfast, NI), Interstate Projects (Brooklyn, NY), among others. She was the Director of SOHO20 Artists Inc. (2015-2018) and the Assistant Director of NURTUREart Nonprofit (2010-2015). She earned her MA from the Center for Curatorial Studies at Bard College and her BFA from Pratt Institute.

Cody-Rose Clevidence, Marion Bell, Kiera Mulhern

7308 Forest Ave (backyard)
Ridgewood, NY 11385


We're having a summertime reading to celebrate Cody-Rose Clevidence and Marion Bell's visits to NYC from their homes in the Ozark Mountains and Philadelphia. They'll be reading poems alongside local poet and sound artist Kiera Mulhern.

There will be food & drinks (but byo too) and you're welcome to stay all night.

Cody-Rose Clevidence
 is the author of BEAST FEAST (2014) and Flung/Throne (2018), both from Ahsahta Press, Listen My Friend This is the Dream I Dreamed Last Night from The Song Cave and Aux Arc / Trypt Ich from Nightboat, as well as several handsome chapbooks (flowers and cream, NION, garden door press, Auric).  They live in the Arkansas Ozarks with several beautiful and serious animals.

Marion Bell
 is a poet who lives in Philadelphia. Her first book, austerity, was released from Radiator Press in January 2019. She also has writing in Volume 2 of Slow Poetry in America. She is interested in care, disability and queer kinship.

Kiera Mulhern 
is a poet and sound artist based in New York City whose work looks at ancient humanity and the task of chasing ghost traces in a dying world. 

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