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Brooklyn Poets Reading Series 6.3.21
Featuring Cea, Jordan E. Franklin and Mark Bibbins. Copresented by Brooklyn Public Library as a BPL Presents event.

Named one of the best reading series in NYC by Time Out New York, the Brooklyn Poets Reading Series is free and open to the public. Each reading features three poets, with at least one from Brooklyn and one from outside the borough, pairing emerging with more established poets and focusing on those from underrepresented communities. Readings are curated and emceed by Brooklyn Poets Executive Director Jason Koo.

Jun 3, 2021 07:00 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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Cea / (Constantine Jones) is an interdisciplinary Greek-American thingmaker. They are a member of the Artist+ Registry at Visual AIDS, where they also serve on the Archives Committee, as well as a member of the collective, What Would An HIV Doula Do?. They facilitate creative writing workshops at the City College of New York, Brooklyn Poets, Liminal Lab and elsewhere. They are the author of the hybrid text, In Still Rooms (The Operating System, 2020) and a collaborative chapbook with Portuguese visual artist Vicente Sampaio, BALEEN: A Poem In Twelve Days (Ursus Americanus, 2021). Their work has been performed or exhibited at various venues across NYC and Tennessee.
Jordan E. Franklin
Jordan E. Franklin is a Black poet and educator from Brooklyn, NY. An alumna of Brooklyn College, she earned her MFA from Stony Brook Southampton where she served as a Turner Fellow. Her work has appeared in the Southampton Review, Breadcrumbs, easy paradise, Tinderbox Poetry Journal, Frontier, and elsewhere. She is the winner of the 2017 James Hearst Poetry Prize offered by the North American Review, and a finalist of the 2019 Furious Flower Poetry Prize. Her first poetry collection, when the signals come home, was selected by Prageeta Sharma as the winner of the 2020 Gatewood Prize and was published by Switchback Books in March 2021. Her first poetry chapbook, boys in the electric age, is forthcoming from Tolsun Books in August 2021.
Mark Bibbins
Mark Bibbins is the author of four poetry collections, most recently 13th Balloon from Copper Canyon Press. His first book, Sky Lounge, received a Lambda Literary Award. Bibbins lives in New York City and teaches in the graduate writing programs of The New School and Columbia University, and in NYU’s Writers in Florence program. A recipient of a New York Foundation for the Arts fellowship, his work has appeared in the New Yorker, Poetry, Paris Review, and Best American Poetry.