Join us for the book release of Anaïs Duplan's Mount Carmel & the Blood of Parnassus, a new collection effortlessly spanning poetry and essay, with readings from Precious Okoyomon and Benjamin Krusling.
Anaïs Duplan is the author of a full-length poetry collection, Take This Stallion (Brooklyn Arts Press, 2016) and a chapbook, Mount Carmel and the Blood of Parnassus (Monster House Press, 2017). Their poems and essays have appeared in Hyperallergic, on PBS News Hour, the Academy of American Poets, Poetry Society of America, Fence, Boston Review, The Journal, and in other publications. Duplan is also an artist and curator who has facilitated exhibitions at the Distillery Gallery, Elastic Arts, Disjecta, the Radical Abacus, Public Space One, and at Mengi in Reykjavík, Iceland. Their visual works have appeared or are forthcoming in group exhibitions at Flux Factory, Thomas Robertello Gallery, Daata Editions, the 13th Baltic Triennial in Lithuania, and the Institute of Contemporary Art in LA. Anaïs is the founder of the Center for Afrofuturist Studies, an artist residency program for artists of color in Iowa City and is the joint Public Programs Fellow at the Museum of Modern Art and the Studio Museum in Harlem.
Benjamin Krusling is a poet & artist whose recent work has appeared in The New Inquiry, Hyperallergic, and Tagvverk, among other venues. The winner of Sonora Review's 2017 Poetry Prize, Ben has also received fellowships from the Iowa Writers' Workshop and Naropa University. His chapbook, G R A P E S, is forthcoming in 2018 from Projective Industries.
Precious Okoyomon is a Brooklyn based poet and artist. She is the author of Ajebota (Bottlecap Press, 2016). Her writing has been performed and exhibited at the Baltic Triennial in Lithuania, the Contemporary Art Center in Cincinnati, Exo Exo in Paris and Moma ps1 in New York. Her writing has been published in Hobart, The Believer, New York Tyrant and elsewhere. She loves her sweet toy poodle rainbow and is a Leo that is very low key evil. She’s currently working on a book or two.