Belladonna* is delighted to announce:

Yes, Yes:
a reading with:
Emily Abendroth, Anna Maria Hong
Jen Hofer & Cole Swensen.

Suggested Donation: $5

Hosted by Rachel Levitsky

Friday, November 15  6:30pm

Please join us at 6:30pm (sharp!) at Unnameable Books. Limited-edition chaplets by each author will be printed for this event!

Location: Unnameable Books (600 Vanderbilt Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11238)

The first 5 guests to arrive at the event will receive a FREE, limited-edition chaplet.

Emily Abendroth is a writer, teacher, organizer, and water-immersion enthusiast currently residing in Philadelphia. Her print publications include: ]Exclosures[ (forthcoming, Ahsahta Press); NOTWITHSTANDING shoring, FLUMMOX (Little Red Leaves); Exclosures #1-8 (Albion Press); Toward Eadward Forward (Horse Less Press); the broadside and multi-media collaboration “Property : None / Property : Undone” (TapRoot Editions); and an extended excerpt of “Muzzle Blast Dander” in Refuge/Refugee (Vol 3 of the ChainLinks book series). She is the recipient of a 2013 Pew Fellowship in Poetry.

Jen Hofer is a Los Angeles-based poet, translator, interpreter, teacher, knitter, book-maker, public letter-writer, urban cyclist, and co-founder of the language justice and literary activism collaborative Antena. Her books are available from
various small presses: Action Books, Atelos, Dusie Books, Insert Press, Kenning Editions, Les Figues, Litmus Press, LRL (Textile Editions), Palm Press, and Subpress.

Anna Maria Hong is the 2013-14 Visiting Assistant Professor of Creative Writing at Ursinus College and was the 2010-11 Bunting Fellow in Poetry at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study. The recipient of Poetry magazine’s 2013 Frederick Bock Prize, she has recently published poems in publications including Boston Review, Green Mountains Review, Fence, Drunken Boat, Fairy Tale Review, Unsplendid, Beloit Poetry Journal, Southwest Review, The Volta, Verse Daily, POOL, Best New Poets, The Best American Poetry, and Poetry. She has received residencies from Yaddo, Djerassi, Kunstnarhusset Messen, and Fundación Valparaiso and teaches poetry writing at the UCLA Extension Writers’ Program.

Cole Swensen is the author of a collection of critical essays and 14 volumes of poetry, which include a finalist for the National Book Award and two finalists for the LA Times Book Award as well as winners of the Iowa Poetry Prize, the SF State Poetry Center Book Award, and the National Poetry Series. Co-editor of the 2009 Norton anthology American Hybrid, she is also the founding editor of La Presse Books, which focuses on translation. A translator herself, she won the 2004 PEN USA Award in translation and has twice been a finalist for the Open Letters Best Translated Book Award. Chair of the Literary Arts Department at Brown University, she divides her time between Providence and Paris.


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