Writing Aloud celebrates National Poetry Month

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Monday, April 6 @ 7:00 p.m. at BookCourt (163 Court Street, BK)

Created by NY Writers Coalition in 2003, the Writing Aloud Reading Series unites NYWC’s community of writers and activists with some of the nation’s most prominent literary figures to share poetry, prose, and other beautiful art forms in a single space.

This month we celebrate National Poetry Month and the long awaited release of one of our favorite poets: Morgan Parker (Other People’s Comfort Keeps Me Up at Night, Switchback Books)! Plus, we’ll hear poetry from writers at the Ali Forney Center, the 14th Street Y, and members of NYWC’s poetry intensive led by Avra Wing.

Hosted by Chris Prioleau, Literary Editor of Apogee Journal.


Morgan Parker_Cropped for ProgramMorgan Parker is the author of Other People’s Comfort Keeps Me Up At Night (Switchback Books 2015), selected by Eileen Myles for the 2013 Gatewood Prize, and There Are More Beautiful Things Than Beyoncé (Coconut Books 2016). Her poetry and essays have been featured in numerous publications, as well as anthologized in Why I Am Not a Painter (Argos Books) and The BreakBeat Poets: New American Poetry in the Age of Hip-Hop (forthcoming, Haymarket Books).

A Cave Canem fellow and poetry editor for Coconut Magazine and The Offing, she also contributes writing to Weird Sister and co-curates the Poets With Attitude (PWA) reading series with Tommy Pico. Morgan lives in Brooklyn and at www.morgan-parker.com.

Chris PrioleauChris Prioleau has an MFA from Columbia University and is a founding staff member and former Literary Editor at Apogee Journal. His work has appeared in The Awl.