Posts Tagged: Tommy Pico
Saturday 2/25: Christian Hawkey and Himanshu Suri join the Segue Series. Zinc Bar, 4:30 p.m., $5.
Emily Brandt and Ali Power join the SOLO reading series. Wendy’s Subway, 7 p.m., free.
Sunday 2/26: Nicole Steinberg celebrates the release of Glass Actress with Niina Pollari, Sarah Jean Grimm, and Esther Lin....more
Natalie Diaz, Featured Guest Editor for the January edition of Connotation Press, has curated a portfolio titled “14 Possibilities of Native Poetry.” In her introduction she poses the question, What is Native poetry?, and then responds:
What is Native poetry means there can be infinite possibilities, infinite poets and their infinite poems who might be an answer.
Saturday 12/17: Not Straight Against Hate, protest and march. Washington Square, 2 p.m. rally, 5 p.m. march, free.
Alex-Quan Pham and Ronald V. Wilson join the Segue Series. Zinc Bar, 4:30 p.m., $5.
Monday 12/19: Joel Allegretti hosts Davidson Garrett, David Lawton, and LuLu LoLo for a Leonard Cohen tribute....more
First, in the Saturday Interview, Michaelsun Stonesweat Knapp and Tommy Pico discuss Pico’s book-length poem, IRL, and its themes of temporality, Indiginous identity, and lyrical humor. IRL (which stands for ‘in real life’) reflects a “terrifying” and cathartic creative process in which Pico churned out new material four days a week and spent Fridays aggressively editing....more
For the New Yorker, Peter Moskowitz talks to poet Tommy Pico about anger, juxtaposition, and inheritance:
He told me that he uses poetry to square two identities that don’t fit together well: being a poor, queer kid from the rez, and being a pleasure-seeking, technology-addicted New Yorker who would rather chase the boys he meets on apps than think about centuries of pain passed from one generation to another.
In an interview at Lit Hub, Tommy Pico speaks candidly about the forces that drive his poetic process, the ways in which we police one another’s poetry with our preconceived notions of the genre, and the subsequent importance of writing in your own personal voice:
Life is weird and dumb and restrictive, but a poem can be whatever the hell you want it to be for god’s sake.
Saturday 11/8: Brooklyn Comic Arts Festival. Mt. Carmel Church, 11 a.m., free.
Elizabeth Lopeman reads Trans Europe Express (November 2014) about an American au pair considering abandoning her host family. BookCourt, 4 p.m., free.
Peter Friedman, Rachel Nelson, Tommy Pico, Blythe Roberson, and Valerie Hsiung read at the What a Long Strange Trip It’s Been....more