Named one of the best reading series in NYC as well as one of the 50 best free things to do in the city by Time Out New York, the Brooklyn Poets Reading Series takes place bimonthly at select venues in Brooklyn. Readings are free and open to the public.
Each reading features three poets, with at least one from Brooklyn and one from outside the borough, pairing emerging with more established poets and focusing on those from underrepresented communities. Readings are curated by Jason Koo. For inquiries, contact us.
Tracy Fuad is the author of about:blank, chosen by Claudia Rankine as the 2020 winner of the AWP Donald Hall Prize and published in October by the University of Pittsburgh Press. She is also the author of the chapbooks PITH, DAD DAD DAD DAD DAD DAD DAD, and Body of Water 2. Her work has appeared in Best New Poets, Poetry, the New Republic and elsewhere. She is a graduate of the Rutgers–Newark MFA program and a 2021–22 Poetry Fellow at the Provincetown Fine Arts Work Center, and she teaches poetry at the Berlin Writers’ Workshop.
Simone Kearney is a writer and an artist living in New York City. She is author of DAYS (Belladonna Press, 2021) and My Ida (Ugly Duckling Presse, 2017). Her work has appeared in the Brooklyn Rail, Lit Hub, Boston Review, PEN Poetry Series, St. Ann’s Review, Precog Magazine, Riot of Perfume and Post Road, among other publications. She is currently artist-in-residence at Artshack Brooklyn Ceramics, where she is working on ceramic sculptures and text that deal with affect, language and the body. She teaches at Parsons New School for Design.
Ross Gay studies joy. He is the author of four books of poetry: Against Which; Bringing the Shovel Down; Catalog of Unabashed Gratitude, winner of the 2015 National Book Critics Circle Award and the 2016 Kingsley Tufts Poetry Award; and, most recently, Be Holding, a booklength poem published by the University of Pittsburgh Press in September of 2020. His collection of essays The Book of Delights was released by Algonquin Books in 2019.