Bahaar Ahsan, Lara Mimosa Montes, Trisha Low, Ryanaustin Dennis
Readings by Bahaar Ahsan and Lara Mimosa Montes, with an introduction by Trisha Low and music by Ryanaustin Dennis.
Presented in partnership with UC Berkeley Poetry Colloquium.
Friday, March 26, 2021
Online via Zoom
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Bahaar Ahsan is a poet in the Bay Area. Bahaar’s work is both speculative and deeply embedded in lineage(s). Recent work can be found in Berkeley Poetry Review, We Want It All: An Anthology of Radical Trans Poetics (Nightboat Books), and elsewhere.
Lara Mimosa Montes
Lara Mimosa Montes is the author of THRESHOLES (Coffee House Press, 2020). Her work has appeared in Fence, BOMB, Jacket2, and elsewhere. She is a CantoMundo fellow and has been awarded residencies from Storm King: Shandaken, Marble House Project, and Headlands Center for the Arts. In 2018, Lara was awarded a McKnight Fellowship in Poetry. Currently, she is a senior editor of Triple Canopy. She lives in Minnesota.
Photo credit: Venn Daniel
Trisha Low is the author of The Compleat Purge (Kenning Editions 2013) and Socialist Realism (Emily Books, 2019). She lives in the East Bay.
Photo credit: Kari Orvik
Ryanaustin Dennis is an Oakland based art work and cultural strategist. Their practice is concerned with how 20th and 21st century experimental performance, film, and writing histories are shaped by the metaphysics of blackness. They have done curatorial work for Kadist, SFMOMA Open Space, Eastside Arts Alliance, and Soundwave Biennial. They currently co-curate the Black Life series at the Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive and Pro Arts Gallery & Commons.
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