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March 21, 2024

Mandible Wishbone Solvent Book Launch with Asiya Wadud, j. eunsun, Alisha Mascarenhas, and Abby Moses

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Join us on Thursday, March 21 for the launch of Mandible Wishbone Solvent by Asiya Wadud.

Author Wadud will share poems from her newest publication and be joined in conversation by writers j. eunsun, Alisha Mascarenhas, and Abby Moses.

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"The poetry of Mandible Wishbone Solvent is situated in the space of bridges, fragmentary overlays, spectral reach, and the desire to keep reaching. Asiya Wadud’s poems engage in this act, not to stake a claim or to fasten themselves, but to hold fragments together in order to offer possibilities for connection and extension. Throughout the collection lies an acknowledgment that any hold will drift, meander, and find new paths, with each separation making space for new entanglements. Drawing on a keen interest in tactility and ekphrasis, Wadud mines the repetition and extension that comes with any fractured state of existence and considers the nature of a residual and roving we."–University of Chicago Press

More about the Speakers

Asiya Wadud is the author of five poetry collections, most recently Mandible Wishbone Solvent and No Knowledge Is Complete Until It Passes Through My Body. Her recent work appears in e-flux journal, BOMB Magazine, Triple Canopy, Interlude Docs, POETRY, Yale Review and elsewhere. Asiya’s work has been supported by the Foundation Jan Michalski, Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, Danspace Project, Finnish Cultural Institute of New York, Rosendal Theater Norway, Beirut Arts Center and Kunstenfestivaldesarts, among others. She lives in New York City where she teaches poetry at Saint Ann’s School, Columbia University and Pacific Northwest College of Art.

j. eunsun is a poet and artist based in new york city. she integrates mediums of text, paper, and image. her work listens towards memory keeping and familial histories.

Alisha Mascarenhas is a poet & translator, and the author of Contagion Fields (Belladonna* chaplet, 2021). She has contributed recent writing to The Recluse, The Poetry Project Newsletter, Pamenar Press. Alisha's debut book of poems, A Catalogue of Risk, was the recipient of the 2023 Carolyn Bush Award from Wendy's Subway, and is forthcoming this fall. She lives in Brooklyn, New York.

Book Launch
Thursday, March 21, 2024
7 pm, doors 6:30

Free and open to the public.
Reservations encouraged.
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