Louise Akers Presents Elizabeth/The Story of Drone, in conversation with Emma Wippermann

November 14th

McNally Jackson Williamsburg
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In this hybrid poem about militarized drones and militant angels, Elizabeth abandons her career as a physicist to become a museum administrator, finds god in the basement below the galleries, and dies there. But that is not the end.

A virtuoso blend of form and genre, ELIZABETH/THE STORY OF DRONE takes readers on a journey through terrain in which the personal and the political collide.






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Louise Akers is a poet based in Brooklyn, NY. Their chapbook, Alien year, was selected by Brandon Shimoda for the 2020 Oversound Chapbook Prize, and their first full length book, Elizabeth/The story of Drone, was published in September 2022 as part of Propeller Books' Contemporary Poetry Series. Their poems can be found in the Berkeley Poetry Review, MIDTERM, The Brooklyn Review, bæst journal, and elsewhere. Akers is also a co-organizer for the Organism for Poetic Research at New York University.






Emma Wippermann is a poet based in New York. Her forthcoming book, Joan of Arkansas (Ugly Duckling Presse, March 2023), is a book-length poem about climate catastrophe and divine gender expression. Other work can be found in jubilat, Omniverse, Second Factory, No, Dear, and Oversound, and in publications by dispersed holdings and Patient Sounds. She lives in Greenpoint with her girlfriend and two small dogs.






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