The New Social Environment#486

Radical Poetry Reading with Gabriel Dozal

Featuring Aldo Amparán, Anslem Berrigan, Gabriel Palacios, and Leigh Stein


1 p.m. Eastern / 10 a.m. Pacific

Gabriel Dozal curates the 71st Radical Poetry Reading featuring poetry read by Aldo Amparán, Anselm Berrigan, Gabriel Palacios, and Leigh Stein.

In this talk

Gabriel Dozal

Gabriel Dozal
Poet Gabriel Dozal is from El Paso, TX. He received his MFA in poetry from The University of Arizona. His work appears in Guernica, The Iowa Review, The Brooklyn Rail, The Literary Review, Hunger Mountain, The Volta, Contra Viento, a Dozen Nothing, and Dreginald.

Aldo Amparán

A portrait of Aldo Amparán
Author of Brother Sleep (Alice James Books, 2022) Aldo Amparán was the winner of the 2020 Alice James Award. They are the recipient of fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts & CantoMundo. Their work has been widely published in magazines & anthologies, including the Academy of American Poets’ Poem-a-Day, Best New Poets, Kenyon Review Online, New England Review, Ploughshares, Poetry Northwest, and elsewhere. They hold an MFA in Creative Writing from The University of Texas at El Paso, where they teach as an adjunct professor.

Anselm Berrigan

Anselm Berrigan
Poet Anselm Berrigan was born in 1972 in Chicago. He is the author of several books of poetry, including Something for Everybody, Come in Alone, Notes from Irrelevance, Free Cell, and Integrity and Dramatic Life. With Alice Notley and his brother Edmund Berrigan, he co-edited The Collected Poems of Ted Berrigan and the Selected Poems of Ted Berrigan. Berrigan was a New York State Foundation for the Arts Fellow in poetry in 2007 and has received three grants from the Fund for Poetry. From 2003 to 2007, he served as Artistic Director of The Poetry Project at St. Mark’s Church. He is the Poetry editor of the Rail.

Gabriel Palacios

A headshot of poet Gabriel Palacios
Living and writing poems in Tucson, Arizona, Gabriel Palacios recently received an MFA in creative writing at the University of Arizona. Recent work can be found in West Branch, The Volta, Typo Magazine, Territory, Spoon River Poetry Review, and Bayou Magazine.

Leigh Stein

A portrait of Leigh Stein
Photo by Brian Jacks
Writer Leigh Stein is interested in what the internet is doing to our identities, relationships, and politics. She is the author of five books, including the critically acclaimed satirical novel Self Care (Penguin, 2020) and the poetry collection What to Miss When (Soft Skull Press, 2021). Her non-fiction writing has appeared in the New York Times, the Washington Post, the New Yorker online, Allure, ELLE, Poets & Writers, BuzzFeed, The Cut, Salon, and Slate.