Shiv Kotecha curates the 80th Radical Poetry Reading featuring poetry read by Jackie Ess, Josef Kaplan, Momtaza Mehri, and Violet Spurlock.
In this talk
Based in New York, Shiv Kotecha writes across genre. The Switch (Wonder, 2018) makes a case for friendship over love using fiction and verse. His book EXTRIGUE novelizes Billy Wilder’s noir Double Indemnity shot-by-shot. He writes about art, film, and underwear for publications like 4Columns, BOMB, Gayletter, and frieze, where he is a contributing editor.
Novelist Jackie Ess is the author of Darryl (Clash, 2021), which is her first book, of hopefully many. That‘s the main thing you ought to know about her for now.
Poet Josef Kaplan is the author of Loser, just out from Make Now Books. His other books include Poem Without Suffering; All Nightmare: Introductions, 2011-2012; Kill List; and Democracy Is Not for the People. He lives in Philadelphia.
Poet Momtaza Mehri is also an essayist and independent researcher suffering from a fixation with translation, transitory states, and transnationalisms. Her latest pamphlet, Doing the Most with the Least, was published by Goldsmiths Press.
Poet Violet Spurlock is the author of Alloyed Bliss (Eyelet, 2021) and VS VS VS (GaussPDF, 2021). In addition to writing poetry, she also facilitates a writing group for trans authors and is currently at work on a novel.