with Leigh Stein, Liz Bowen, Jordan Windholz, Emily Hunt Kivel, Swati Khurana & Alex Crowley
Tue July 17th, 2018
Minimum Age: 21+
Doors Open: 6:30PM
Show Time: 7:30PM
This is a free event at The Gallery at LPR – RSVP here
Kill Genre is a quarterly reading series based in New York, NY. The first series of its kind, it showcases
groundbreaking works that push the boundaries of form and flirt dangerously with hybridity, integrates musical performance, and includes the audience in innovative ways. Kill Genre is curated by Matthew Daddona, Caroline Hagood, and Matt Petronzio and hosted by Le Poisson Rouge.
Come see the best and most original writers in New York brandish their skills in other genres—from fiction to essays to memoir to more experimental forms—because, when it comes to genre, it’s kill or be killed.
Kill Genre Presents: Our Fifth Reading… “The Body Protects Itself, Doesn’t It?”
Kill Genre is a quarterly poetry reading series…minus the poetry. The first series of its kind, Kill Genre showcases groundbreaking works that push the boundaries of form and flirt dangerously with hybridity, integrates musical performance, and includes the audience in innovative ways.
Each show features 3-4 carefully curated, extraordinary writers and a compelling, playful theme, such as “In Which Poets Embarrass Themselves by Trying Their Hands at Plot”; “Cliffhangers are Key: Poets, Where Are You?”; “Poets, Tell Us About Yourselves (and Keep it Brief!)” and so forth.
Come see the best and most original poets in New York brandishing their skills in other genres—from fiction to essays to memoir to more experimental forms—because, when it comes to genre, it’s kill or be killed.
Leigh Stein is an author and book coach. Her debut novel The Fallback Plan made the “highbrow brilliant” quadrant of New York magazine’s “Approval Matrix,” and her poetry collection Dispatch from the Future was selected for Publishers Weekly‘s Best Summer Books of 2012 list, and the Rumpus Poetry Book Club. Land of Enchantment, her memoir about young love, obsession, abuse, and loss, was released in 2016, and was selected by Junior Library Guild as an adult book with teen appeal. She has also written for the New York Times, the Washington Post, Allure, ELLE, Poets & Writers, BuzzFeed, The Cut, Salon, and Slate.
Liz Bowen is a writer and literary scholar living in New York. She is the author of the poetry collection Sugarblood (Metatron 2017) and the chapbook Compassion Fountain (Hyacinth Girl Press 2018), and her poetry and essays have been published in Boston Review, Cosmonauts Avenue, Dream Pop Press, The Atlas Review, glitterMOB, and elsewhere. She is a Ph.D. candidate in English and comparative literature at Columbia University, where she is working on a dissertation that traces disability and animality as intertwined sites of literary experimentation in the long twentieth century. She also teaches undergraduate writing, works on the poetry staff at Anomaly, and cares for a rescue pit bull named Rosie.
Jordan Windholz is the author of the poetry collection, Other Psalms, winner of the 2014 Vassar Miller Prize in poetry. His poems have appeared or are forthcoming in Best New Poets, Barrow Street, Boston Review, 32poems, and Diagram, among other publications. He is currently an assistant professor or English at Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania, where he teaches Shakespeare and other early modern literature. His academic work has been published or is forthcoming in English Literary Renaissance, Modern Philology, and Renaissance Quarterly.
Emily Hunt Kivel
Emily Hunt Kivel’s fiction, interviews, translation, and criticism appear in Midnight Breakfast, Cinema Thread, The Los Angeles Review of Books, World Literature Today, The Nervous Breakdown, and others. She is the author of the chapbook poetry collection “John Travolta Considers His Odds” (Whitehorse & Slaughter). In 2017, her stories were dramatized and performed in the New Short Fiction Series in Hollywood. She is currently an MFA candidate in Fiction and Literary Translation at Columbia University, where she also teaches undergraduate writing as a UWP Fellow. In 2018, she was awarded a De Alba Fellowship for writing. She lives in Brooklyn with her husband Matt and a Texan cat named Scout.
Swati Khurana is an artist and writer. She has studied at Columbia University (B.A. History), NYU (M.A. Studio Art), and Hunter College (M.F.A. Fiction). Her work has been supported by fellowships and residencies from Jerome Foundation, Center for Fiction, New York Foundation for the Arts, Bronx Arts Council, Center for Books Arts, Cooper Union, Vermont Studio Center, and Kundiman. She has been published in The New York Times, Guernica, Chicago Quarterly Review, Massachusetts Review, The Offing, The Rumpus, and in the Good Girls Marry Doctors anthology.
Alex Crowley is the poetry reviews editor at Publishers Weekly and was a co-founder of Brooklyn’s MENTAL MARGINALIA Reading Series. He has received a Vermont Studio Center fellowship and was awarded the inaugural Paul Violi Memorial Prize from the New School. His poems and reviews have appeared in No Dear, Phantom, Forklift Ohio, DIAGRAM, Handsome, TLR, and elsewhere