The Poets in the Galleries (PinG) series utilizes the Museum's exhibition space as an invigorating site for exploration, interactive readings and discussions. Over four Saturdays in November and December 2013, a different poet will conduct a lively presentation in response to the Museum's current biennial of Queens-based artists, Queens International 2013. Meet in the Museum Cafe and then stroll through the galleries as the poet of the day selects key pieces to highlight, reads work along the way, and invites you to participate in discussion throughout. This year's PinG series was curated by Queens Poet Laureate Paolo Javier, based upon a concept initially developed by Amir Parsa.
Stephen Motika was born in Santa Monica, California. He is the editor of Tiresias: The Collected Poems of Leland Hickman (2009) and the author of the poetry chapbooks Arrival and at Mono (2007) and In the Madrones (2011). His first book of poems, Western Practice, was published by Alice James Books in 2012. His articles and poems have appeared in Another Chicago Magazine, BOMB, The Brooklyn Review, Eleven Eleven, The Poetry Project Newsletter, among other publications. His collaboration with artist Dianna Frid, "The Field," was on view at Gallery 400 at the University of Illinois, Chicago, in 2003. A 2010-2011 Lower Manhattan Cultural Council Workspace Resident, he is the program director at Poets House and the publisher of Nightboat Books.
PinG Schedule (all sessions 2-4pm)
November 9: Tan Lin
November 16: Stephen Motika
December 7: Charles Bernstein with Susan Bee
January 11, 2014: Patricia Spears Jones
This event was funded in part by Poets & Writers, Inc. with public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.
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