Staff Picks 10.28

Brooklyn Poets Staff Picks

Brooklyn Poets Staff Picks is a quarterly reading series curated by the poets who assist with our web, events and office work. Each reading features a lineup of six poets nominated by different staff members as among the most essential new voices today. The series focuses on writers yet to publish a full-length collection of poetry, with an emphasis on Brooklyn-based poets and those from underrepresented communities. All readings are free and open to the public.


UPCOMING READING

Thursday, October 28, 7:30 PM (ET)

Alexis Aceves Garcia, Andriniki Mattis, Erin Noehre, Courtney Faye Taylor, Alex Watson, Keagan Wheat

Alexis Aceves Garcia

Alexis Aceves Garcia

Alexis Aceves Garcia opens portals towards a future of communal care through their work as a writer, co-curator of already felt: poems in revolt & bounty (alongside danilo machado and Devyn Mañibo) and researcher at Deem Journal. They are currently attempting to get as weird as possible as an MFA in writing at the University of California–San Diego. You can find their poems in the Hennepin Review, Apogee Journal, Peach Mag and the BreakBeat Poets Volume 4: LatiNext. And follow them on Instagram @loveloaf_ and Twitter @loveloaf__.


Andriniki Mattis

Andriniki Mattis is a nonbinary poet who has received fellowships from Cave Canem, Poets House and The Poetry Project. They earned an MA in creative writing and education from Goldsmiths, University of London, and a BA in political and poetic resistance from Brooklyn College. Their work has appeared in Nepantla, the Cortland Review, Paperbag, wildness, THEM and elsewhere. Andriniki is from and currently lives in Brooklyn.


Erin Noehre

Erin Noehre

Erin Noehre is a poet and educator currently living in Arizona. She holds an MFA in creative writing from Arizona State University, where she was a 2020–2021 June Jordan Teaching Fellow. Her work has been featured in Pidgeonholes, Sonora Review and Passages North.


Courtney Faye Taylor

Courtney Faye Taylor

Courtney Faye Taylor is the author of CONCENTRATE, forthcoming from Graywolf Press in 2022. It is the winner of the Cave Canem Poetry Prize selected by Rachel Eliza Griffiths and was a finalist for the National Poetry Series. Courtney is also the winner of the 92Y Discovery / Boston Review Poetry Prize and an Academy of American Poets Prize. She is the recipient of fellowships and residencies from The Charlotte Street Foundation and the Mae Fellowship. Her poetry can be found in the Nation, Poetry, Best New Poets 2020, the New Republic, Ploughshares, Kenyon Review and elsewhere.


Alex Watson

Alex Watson

Alex Watson is a fiction writer and poet from Syracuse, NY. She’s the executive editor of Apogee, a publication providing a platform for historically marginalized artists and writers. She’s a lecturer at Barnard College.


Keagan Wheat

Keagan Wheat

Keagan Wheat writes poetry focused on FTM identity and his congenital heart disease. His work appears in Glass Mountain, Sink Hollow, Anti-Heroin Chic, the Houston Review of Books and the Acentos Review. He is the Poetry Editor of Defunkt Magazine. Living in Houston, Texas, he enjoys collecting odd dinosaur facts and listening to way too many hours of podcasts.