RR: The Unstill Ones

November 30, 2017
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

No cover.  2 drink minimum.

Release Party for Miller Oberman’s debut collection of poems and translations, The Unstill Ones, with special guest poets I.S. Jones and Sara Jane Stoner, followed by a mini dance party curated by Louisa Solomon and Elijah Oberman of Brooklyn rock band The Shondes.

I.S. Jones is a writer, educator, and hip-hop head hailing from Southern California. She is a second-year fellow with The Watering Hole, BOAAT Writer’s Retreat, and Callaloo. I.S. is very Blk &loud about her joy. She received an honorable mention from the Academy of American Poets, her work has received two nominations for the Best of The Net Anthology and in 2016 was nominated for a Pushcart Prize. During poetry month in April, I.S. hosts a month-long low costs online workshop called “The Singing Bullet”. She has been praised by Rachel McKibbens as a “god-lit marvel”. She is the Assistant Editor at Chaparral and Voicemail Poetry. Her works have appeared in The Harpoon Review, The Blueshift Journal, SunDog Lit, Matador Review, Wusgood.black, great weather for MEDIA, Drunken Boat (now Anomaly!), The Shade Journal, the Black Voices Series with Puerto Del Sol, and elsewhere. She received her MFA in 2016. I.S. is running for Poet Laureate of the Moon.

Sara Jane Stoner is a teacher, writer, and PhD candidate in English at CUNY Graduate Center. Her first book, Experience in the Medium of Destruction (Portable Press @ Yo-Yo Labs, 2015) was nominated for a Lambda Award in Poetry. A chapbook, GRIEF HOUR, was published in the Spring/Summer 2017 issue of Black Warrior Review.

Miller Oberman is the author of The Unstill Ones (Princeton University Press, 2017). He is a 2016 winner of the 92nd St Y’s Boston Review/ Discovery Prize, and his translation of selections from the “Old English Rune Poem” won Poetry’s John Frederick Nims Memorial Prize For Translation in 2013. Miller has recent poems and translations in Poetry, Tin House, London Review of Books and The Nation. He teaches writing at The New School and lives in Brooklyn, New York with his wife, rock singer Louisa Solomon of The Shondes.

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