Charles Theonia hosts the 83rd Radical Poetry Reading Featuring Nazareth Hassan, Derica Shields, Oki Sogumi, Nora Treatbaby
In this talk
Charles Theonia is a poet, teacher, enthusiast, and transsexual without direction. They are the author of artist book Saw Palmettos (Container, 2018) and chapbook Which One Is the Bridge (Topside Press, 2015).
Brooklyn-based interdisciplinary artist Nazareth Hassan works in writing, performance, music, sound, video, and photography.
Writer Derica Shields is from South London. In 2021, A Heavy Nonpresence, her oral history project on Black Londoners’ accounts of the British welfare state, was published by Triple Canopy in 2021. Derica is currently working on Bad Practice, a book about the potentials of Black failure, forthcoming from Book Works.
First surfacing c. 1988 in Seoul, Korea, Oki Sogumi migrated to the U.S., and currently lives in Philadelphia. Her writing dreams via friendship, speculation, communism, and squirmy life forms.
New Orleans based writer Nora Treatbabyis the author of the chapbooks Ammo In Hairdo (Impunity Press) and Hope Is Weird (Other Weapons). Her work is published or forthcoming in Nat. Brut, Apricity, Sublevel Magazine, and Nightboat. She does not spend her time.