Jacob Bromberg curates the 36th Radical Poetry Reading, featuring M. NourbeSe Philip, Jane Hirshfield, and Timothy Donnelly.
In this talk
Multi-media poet and translator, Jacob Bromberg’s work has appeared in/been exhibited at The Paris Review, The Believer, Le Monde, The Palais de Tokyo, the Fiorucci Art Trust’s Volcano Extravaganza, Color Treasury, Gruppen, and Yvon Lambert Bookshop among other venues. He was the Brooklyn Rail’s inaugural Poet-in-Transit, and his collaboration with Camille Henrot, Grosse Fatigue, won the Silver Lion at the 2013 Venice Biennale. Their other collaborations have since been presented around the world: at the Berlin Biennale, the Serpentine Gallery, the Julia Stoschek Collection, and elsewhere.
M. NourbeSe Philip
Born in Tobago, M. NourbeSe Philip is an unembedded poet, essayist, novelist, playwright, and independent scholar who lives in the space-time of Toronto where she practiced law for seven years before becoming a writer. Among her published works are She Tries Her Tongue, Her Silence Softly Breaks, Looking for Livingstone: An Odyssey of Silence, Harriet’s Daughter, Coups and Calypsos, and most recent, BlanK: Essays and Interviews by M. NourbeSe Philip. Her book-length poem Zong! is a genre-breaking epic which explodes the legal archive as it relates to slavery. Among her awards are the Chalmers Award, the Pushcart Prize, the Lawrence Foundation Prize, the PEN/Nabokov Award, and many others. Her fellowships include Guggenheim, McDowell, and Rockefeller.
Named “among the modern masters” by The Washington Post, Jane Hirshfield’s most recent, ninth poetry collection, Ledger, centers on the crises of the biosphere and social justice. The founder of Poets For Science, Hirshfield is also the author of two now-classic books of essays and four books collecting the work of world poets from the deep past. Hirshfield’s honors include fellowships from the Guggenheim and Rockefeller foundations and the National Endowment for the Arts. Her work appears in The New Yorker, The Atlantic, The Nation, Guernica, Poetry, and ten editions of The Best American Poetry, and has been translated into over a dozen languages. A former chancellor of The Academy of American Poets, she was inducted in 2019 into the American Academy of Arts & Sciences.
Poet and author Timothy Donnelly’s most recent book is The Problem of the Many, winner of the inaugural Big Other Poetry Prize. He is also the author of Twenty-seven Props for a Production of Eine Lebenszeit and The Cloud Corporation, winner of the 2012 Kingsley Tufts Poetry Award. A Guggenheim Fellow, he teaches in the Writing Program of Columbia University School of the Arts and lives in Brooklyn with his family.