Poet Bennet Bergman curates the 21st Radical Poetry Reading of 2021, featuring Mayra A. Rodríguez Castro, Shiv Kotecha, Benjamin Krusling, and Layli Long Soldier.
Bennet Bergman is a poet, educator, and publisher. He earned a BA from Yale University and an MFA from the Iowa Writers’ Workshop. His poems have appeared in The Threepenny Review, Gulf Coast, and Electric Literature. He is the founder and editor of Changes, a nonprofit press dedicated to publishing exceptional poetry by emerging writers in the United States. He lives in New York City.
Mayra A. Rodríguez Castro
Mayra A. Rodríguez Castro is a poet and translator. Rodríguez is the editor of Dream of Europe: Selected Seminars and Interviews (Kenning Editions, 2020). Her translations include the Pornomiseria Manifesto by Luis Ospina and Carlos Mayolo (2017) and Ecogenoethnocide by Santiago Arboleda Quiñonez (2018).
Shiv Kotecha is the author of The Switch (Wonder, 2018) and EXTRIGUE (Make Now, 2015). He writes about art, film, and literature for frieze. He’s written elswhere on the internet, holds a PhD in English from New York University and teaches poetry for NYU’s XE Experimental Humanties Deparment.
Benjamin Krusling is a poet and artist based in Brooklyn, NY. his first book, Glaring, is forthcoming in summer 2020 from Wendy’s Subway.
Layli Long Soldier
Layli Long Soldier earned a BFA from the Institute of American Indian Arts and an MFA with honors from Bard College. She is the author of the chapbook Chromosomory (2010) and the full-length collection Whereas (2017), which won the National Books Critics Circle award and was a finalist for the National Book Award.