Lee Ann Brown & Jackie Wang

Lee Ann Brown

Lee Ann Brown is the author of five books of poetry, most recently Other Archer which was published in the “To/Jusqua” series of the University Press of Rouen and Le Havre in 2015. In 1987 she moved to New York City to work at The Poetry Project where she was the Monday Night coordinator from 1989-1991, and she has been a happy member of the community ever since. She is the founding editor of Tender Buttons Press, which is dedicated to publishing experimental women’s poetry and recently celebrated its 25th Anniversary with the publication of Tender Omnibus, co-edited with Katy Bohinc. Brown now teaches poetry at St. John’s University and likes to sing.

Jackie Wang

Jackie Wang is s a student of the dream state, black studies scholar, prison abolitionist, poet, filmmaker, performer, trauma monster, and PhD candidate at Harvard University in African and African American Studies. She is the author of Carceral Capitalism (Semiotexte / MIT Press), a number of punk zines including On Being Hard Femme, and a collection of dream poems titled Tiny Spelunker of the Oneiro-Womb (Capricious). In her most recent work she has been researching the bail bonds industry and the history of risk assessment in criminal justice. Find her @LoneberryWang and Loneberry.tumblr.com.

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