Brave, Unbodied Scheme—a McNally Jackson poetry reading series featuring Juliet Gelfman-Randazzo, Joey Yearous-Algozin, Kyle Carrero Lopez, Mia Arias Tsang, and Lonely Christopher

July 5th
McNally Jackson Seaport

Join us at the McNally Jackson Seaport bar, manhattan’s own coastal refuge, as we present an evening featuring a range of brilliant minds from NYC's poetry scene.

The title for this new monthly series comes from Herman Melville’s poem “Art”. Poetry, wine, and the sea have always been inextricably intertwined. This reading series seeks to highlight poets from all over the city, and give them a backdrop of McNally Jackson’s bar to read their new work. Join us to hear poems, drink wine, and enjoy the “pulsed life”.

This month's reading features Juliet Gelfman-Randazzo, Joey Yearous-Algozin, Kyle Carrero Lopez, Mia Arias Tsang, and Lonely Christopher.


Juliet Gelfman-Randazzo lives in Philadelphia, where she curates the Spit Poetry reading series. She is the author of the poetry chapbook "DUH" (Bullshit Lit) and her work appears or is forthcoming in Joyland, The Offing, Poetry Northwest, The Rumpus, and The Cleveland Review of Books, among others. She can be followed @tall.spy (Instagram) and @tall__spy (Twitter) but she can never be caught.



Joey Yearous-Algozin is a poet and teacher living in Brooklyn. His recent books include: A Feeling Called Heaven (Nightboat, 2021) and A Meditation on Intimacy and Collapse (In The Grasses, 2022). With Holly Melgard, he co-authored a trilogy of texts: Holly Melgard’s Friends and Family, White Trash, and Liquidation. He is a founding member of the publishing collective, Troll Thread.

Kyle Carrero Lopez is the author of Muscle Memory, published in 2022 as a chapbook winner of the [PANK] Books Contest. He co-founded Legacy, a Brooklyn-based production collective by and for Black queer artists, his most recent poems appear in The Offing, Split this Rock, and The Yale Review, and his debut full-length collection Party Line is forthcoming from Graywolf in 2026.



Mia Arias Tsang is a writer and freelance editor based in New York City. Her work explores themes of queer desire, intimacy, and disconnect. A Tin House Summer Workshop alum, her work has appeared in Copy, Autostraddle, Half Mystic Press, Fatal Flaw Magazine, and Broad Recognition Magazine, among others. She is also a copy editor for the literary magazine Identity Theory and the program manager at the literary nonprofit House of SpeakEasy, and writes a newsletter called Overripe Peach. She lives in Queens with her cat, Peanut, and is currently working on a novel.



Lonely Christopher is a multidisciplinary queer experimental writer of poetry, fiction, and drama for stage and screen. He is the author of five books, most recently the poetry collections In a January Would and the 10th anniversary reissue of Death & Disaster Series. He is the founding creative director of Inter Poets Theater, managing director of the Segue Foundation, and an editor for Roof Books. His plays have been presented in Canada, China, and the United States. His film credits include several international shorts and the feature MOM, which he wrote and directed. He has worked for a decade in the field of HIV treatment and prevention for homeless youth, at the Ali Forney Center and elsewhere. He has lived in Brooklyn for nearly two decades. Support Lonely on Patreon in exchange for exclusive weekly content.