The New Social Environment#516

Radical Poetry Reading with Ted Dodson

Featuring Dodson, Rindon Johnson, Camilo Roldán, Ken L. Walker, and Alli Warren


1 p.m. Eastern / 10 a.m. Pacific

Ted Dodson curates the 77th Radical Poetry Reading featuring poetry read by Rindon Johnson, Camilo Roldán, Ken L. Walker, and Alli Warren.

In this talk

Ted Dodson

Ted Dodson
Poet Ted Dodson is the author of An Orange (Pioneer Works / Wonder, 2021), At the National Monument / Always Today (Pioneer Works, 2016), and Pop! in Spring (Diez, 2013). He works for BOMB and is a former editor of The Poetry Project Newsletter.

Rindon Johnson

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Artist and writer Rindon Johnson was awarded the 12th Ernst Rietschel Award for Sculpture by the Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden and will produce a new stained glass work for their galleries in August. Johnson is a part of the upcoming Whitney Biennial, Quiet as It’s Kept. In 2021 Johnson presented two pendant solo exhibitions; first at SculptureCenter, New York and later at Chisendale, London. He is the author of Nobody Sleeps Better Than White People (Inpatient, 2016), the VR book, Meet in the Corner (Publishing-House.Me, 2017), Shade the King (Capricious, 2017) and The Law of Large of Large Numbers: Black Sonic Abyss (Chisenhale, Inpatient, SculptureCenter 2021). He was born on the unceded territories of the Ohlone people. He lives in Berlin.

Camilo Roldán

Camilo Roldán
Bilingual Colombian-American poet and translator Camilo Roldán was born in Milwaukee, WI and currently lives in Bogotá, Colombia. He is the author of the poetry collections Dropout (Ornithopter Press, 2019) and El último soneto y nos vamos (HAO Rotativo de Letras, 2022). His translations include the chapbook Amilkar U., Nadaísta in Translation (These Signals Press, 2011), and María Paz Guerrero’s book, God is a Bitch Too (Dios también es una perra) (UDP, 2020). Individual poems and translations have appeared in various print and digital magazines in the US and abroad.

Ken L. Walker

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Poet Ken L. Walker has published two chapbooks, Antworten (translations of Georg Herwegh from Greying Ghost) and Twenty Glasses of Water from Diez. He has poems and translations in Boston Review, Tammy, Seattle Review, Atlas Review, and ANMLY. His prose and reviews can be found in The Poetry Project Newsletter, Hyperallergic, and Diagram. He holds an MFA from Brooklyn College, works in advertising, and spends the rest of his time documenting drains.

Alli Warren

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Photo by Andrew Kenower
Poet Alli Warren’s most recent book is Sundial (Nion Editions, 2021). Previous books include Little Hill (City Lights, 2020), I Love It Though (Nightboat Books, 2017), and Here Come the Warm Jets (City Lights, 2013). Alli has lived and worked in the Bay Area since 2005.