Join us on Nov. 17th at Wendy’s Subway for the 11th COPULA ever, featuring Hoa Nguyen, Karen Weiser, and Alan Gilbert.
WHEEL OF FORTUNE BONUS: A Jungian-inspired reader of the Tarot with an international following of loyal clients, Hoa will be available at Wendy’s at 6:30 (about 2hrs before the reading starts) offering 13-minute Tarot readings for $20. First come/first serve. This is a unique opportunity– don’t miss out!
Born in the Mekong Delta and raised in the Washington, D.C. area, Hoa Nguyen studied Poetics at New College of California in San Francisco. With the poet Dale Smith, Nguyen founded Skanky Possum, a poetry journal and book imprint in Austin, TX, their home of 14 years. She is the author of nine books and chapbooks including As Long As Trees Last (Wave, 2012) and Red Juice: Poems 1998 – 2008 (Wave, 2014). She lives in Toronto where she curates a reading series, reads tarot, and teaches poetics in a private workshop.
Karen Weiser is the author of To Light Out (Ugly Duckling Presse, 2010) and the soon to be released Or, The Ambiguities (Ugly Duckling Presse, 2015), a collection of long poems in correspondence with various books by Herman Melville. She is currently writing a libretto for an opera based on the life and historical moment of Kassia, the first great western composer, a 9th century Byzantine nun, which you can learn more about here:http://petergilbert.net/heavensincline/.
Alan Gilbert is the author of two books of poetry, The Treatment of Monuments and Late in the Antenna Fields, as well as a collection of essays, articles, and reviews entitled Another Future: Poetry and Art in a Postmodern Twilight. His poems have appeared in The Believer, Boston Review, Chicago Review, Denver Quarterly, Fence, jubilat, and The Nation, among other places. His writings on poetry and art have appeared in a variety of publications, including Artforum, BOMB, Bookforum, Cabinet, Modern Painters, Parkett, and The Village Voice. He is the recipient of a 2009 New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowship in Poetry and a 2006 Creative Capital Foundation Award for Innovative Literature. He lives in Brooklyn.