Join us for a poetry reading in tribute to Gregory Corso, hosted by Rail Poetry Editor Anselm Berrigan.
In this talk
Born in Owensboro, Kentucky, Brenda Coultas graduated from the University of Southern Indiana and earned an MFA from Naropa Institute (now Naropa University). Coultas is the author of five poetry collections, including The Tatters (Wesleyan University Press, 2014), The Marvelous Bones of Time (Coffee House Press, 2008), and A Handmade Museum (Coffee House Press, 2003). Her honors include a New York Foundation for the Arts fellowship and residencies from the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, the Emily Harvey Foundation in Venice, Italy, and the Millay Colony for the Arts. She teaches at Touro College and lives in New York City.
Poet, performer, and translator Kyle Dacuyan is the author of Incitements (Ugly Duckling Presse, 2022). His poems appear in the Brooklyn Rail, DIAGRAM, Lambda Literary, Best New Poets, among other places. He is the recipient of scholarships from Poets House, the Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference, Sewanee Writers’ Conference, and the Academy of American Poets, and is a 2021 NEA Fellow in Literature. Dacuyan is the Executive Director of The Poetry Project at St. Mark’s and lives in New York City.
Poet Tenaya Nasser-Frederick is the author of two chapbooks, Penumbra Highway (Gas Meter, 2018) and Lavender Cats (1080 press, 2020) and the aborted manuscript, In The Realm of The Senses 2. Poems have appeared in the Brooklyn Rail, Castle Greyskull, and EBB.
English-born poet Simon Pettet is long-time resident of New York’s Lower East Side. Hearth, his Collected Poems, appeared in 2010 and As A Bee (a welcome addenda to the Collected Poems) appeared recently from Talisman, which also issued his Selected Poems (1995) and More Winnowed Fragments (2006). He compiled and edited the Selected Art Writings (Black Sparrow, 1998) of the “New York School” poet James Schuyler, and co-edited (with James Meetze) Other Flowers (FSG, 2010), Schuyler’s posthumous poems. He made two collaborations with photographer-filmmaker Rudy Burckhardt – Conversations about Everything (Vehicle, 1987) and Talking Pictures (Zoland, 1994), as well as a fine-arts limited edition, Abundant Treasures (Granary Books, 2001) with painter Duncan Hannah.
Born in Jounieh, Lebanon, Rachelle Rahmé is a Lebanese-American poet and independent scholar. She is the author of Count Thereof Upon the Other’s Limbs (72 Press, 2019) and two chapbooks, most recently Bataille’s Eggs (blush, 2021). Her translations of Georges Bataille were published as 27 Poems on Death by o•blēk editions in 2021. Her poems have appeared in The Brooklyn Rail and 3fold, among others. She is a 2021-2022 ESB Fellow at the Poetry Project. Her work in sound has been presented by Issue Project Room, PS1, and others. Rahmé holds a Masters in Philosophy from the New School for Social Research. She is a co-editor at blush, and lives and works in Brooklyn, New York.