Christopher Rey Pérez & Pedro Neves Marques

This event is funded in part by Poets & Writers with public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.


Christopher Rey Pérez

Christopher Rey Pérez is a poet working from within a matrix of opaque folklore, violence, and language. His first full-length book, gauguin’s notebook, was published by &NOW Books, and his writing has also featured most recently in magazines and exhibitions such as diSONARE (Mexico), The Brooklyn Rail (U.S.), Terra Mediterranea: In Action (Cyprus), and You really know where you are. For the first time in history (China). Currently, he lives in the West Bank of Palestine. He is originally from the Rio Grande Valley of Texas.

Pedro Neves Marques

Pedro Neves Marques is a writer, visual artist, and filmmaker. He is the editor of the anthology The Forest and The School / Where to Sit at the Dinner Table? (2015) and the author of two short-story books, most recently Morrer na América [Dying in America] (2017). He has published in The Baffler and e-flux Journal, as well as in art catalogues by the Sursock Art Museum, HKW, and BAK; and shown his films and artwork at Tate Modern, Kadist Art Foundation, V-A-C Foundation, Berardo Museum Collection, e-flux, Sculpture Center, among others. Together with artist Mariana Silva, he runs inhabitants, an online channel for exploratory video and documentary reporting ( He was born in Lisbon, Portugal, and lives in New York, USA.

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