Whatever Happens to Pussy Riot Happens to Me

Among the Ace Hotel’s typical clientele (who were carrying on business as usual in the bar upstairs) it’s unusual to spot a riot grrrl or radical faerie—but yesterday there were plenty in attendance, when at least 200 feminists, queers, and other artist-activists gathered to hear Pussy Riot’s lyrics, poetry, and trial statements read aloud in solidarity.

The evening’s long program featured an impressive list of readers, including Eileen Myles, Justin Vivian Bond, and actress Chloë Sevigny.
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The World Underneath: Richard Tayson

With his second book of poetry, Richard Tayson delivers mightily on the promise of his wonderful debut collection, The Apprentice of Fever. More than ten years have passed since that collection, but the wait was well worth it…. read more