This event, hosted by Berl's Brooklyn Poetry Shop, marked the release of Creature/Verdure, the second issue of Pinsapo Journal. With readings by James Loop, Claire DeVoogd, Adjua Gargi Nzinga Greaves, Fernando Quigua and Miriam Atkin.
Reading & Book Launch 8.10.18
CREATURE / VERDURE
The first annual Poet Tour took place in Granada and Madrid with performances by Anne Waldman, Devin Brahja Waldman, and Ambrose Bye joined by special guests Joan La Barbara, Juan Codorníu, Floy Krouchi, and Öykü Tekten.
Belit sağ, es una artista y videógrafa residente en Amsterdam, estará con nosotras para la proyección de su vídeo, acto seguido responderá a las preguntas de los asistentes. Este evento está organizado por Pinsapo Collective y La Variable.
PROYECCIÓN y COLOQUIO con BELIT SAĞ
A night of poetry and music at Spectrum performance space celebrating the release of our inaugural journal issue, Mourning Tent. With readings by Iris Cushing and William Camponovo and a musical performance by Eva Salina.
Reading & Book Launch 6.3.17
The third event on Dante / Hafiz took place at Quimby's Bookstore in Brooklyn. The also launched the publication, Dante/Hafiz: Readings on the Sigh, The Gaze, and Beauty.
With readings by Nicola & Franco Masciandaro, and a musical performance by Dijwar Karaman accompanied by dancer Eo Constantos.
Book Launch 5.27.17
El aclamado poeta palestino Najwan Darwish nos visita en Granada por la lectura poética. De resaca del Festival Internacional de Poesía de Granada, ha decidido quedarse unos dias más en la ciudad y regalarnos unos versos. Nos vemos el jueves a las 20h.
LECTURA POÉTICA con NAJWAN DARWISH
For this round table discussion, CUNY writers, teachers and activists spoke about the history of poets' involvement in mobilizing locally for higher ed access and equality, and visualized how to continue such work into the future.
Featuring Makeba Lavan, Conor Tomás Reed, Zohra Saed, and Meghann Williams , moderated by Miriam Atkin.
POETICS & HIGHER ED JUSTICE
Estamos preparando una noche muy especial con el único Devin Brahja Waldman, la poesía de Öykü Tekten y las improvisaciones de Selko Granada y Juan Codorníu. Devin tocará un solo seguido de una jam session abierta. ¡¡No te lo pierdas!! Trae tus instrumentos, canciones, poemas y bebidas. Este evento está organizado por Pinsapo Collective y tendrá lugar en La Variable.
JAZZ NIGHT con DEVIN BRAHJA WALDMAN
Newroz (the new day) is a Middle Eastern celebration that marks the arrival of spring and the new year. This year we celebrated Newroz in Granada (Spain) with performances by Floy Krouchi, Cristina Remacho, Gabriel López, and Maria Paz Regueira (a local spirit of joy who will be reading Najwan Darwish's "Fabrications" in Spanish). The event was co-hosted by La Variable.
ANNUAL NEWROZ CELEBRATION
Continuing a conversation between Dante and Hafiz that began the previous spring with 'Reading the Sigh,' this event featured two lectures on the poetics of the gaze.
This event, hosted by CUNY Graduate Center, featured two lectures on the significance of the sigh in the works of two medieval poetic masters, Dante Alighieri (1265-1321) and Hafiz of Shiraz (1325-89), followed by a musical performance. With Nicola Masciandaro, Franco Masciandaro, Peter Booth and Dijwar Karaman.
READING THE SIGH
Celebration of Sara Deniz Akant’s new book, Babette (Rescue Press, 2015).
The night also featured a reading by Jessica Laser and a musical performance by Dijwar Karaman.
Book Launch 4.16.16
SARA DENİZ AKANT'S BABETTE
Newroz (the new day), as a beginning in the ancient sense of the word, is the celebration of the new year and spring, as well as our collective resistance and struggle against the whistles that blow fear in us, against cultural amnesia and myopia, against forces that work to eradicate our human traces of / in history. Performances by David Henderson, Eva Salina, Selim Temo, Demet Arpacik, Dijwar Karaman, and Mehdi Darvishi.
ANNUAL NEWROZ CELEBRATION
A screening at Martin E. Segal Theatre (The Graduate Center), with an introduction by Öykü Tekten, and a discussion and Q&A session with the director Bruce Robbins and Tony Alessandrini.
Film Screening 3.25.16
SOME OF MY BEST FRIENDS ARE ZIONISTS
This event, held at the James Gallery, featured Suad Amiry, Palestinian writer, conservation architect, and political/social activist, performing from her book Sharon and My Mother in Law: Ramallah Diaries (Random House, 2005). The event was moderated by Öykü Tekten, and followed by a Q&A session.
PALESTINE: NOTHING MAKES SENSE, WHY SHOULD I?
Screening of Salim Abu Jabal's film Roshmia at Martin E. Segal Theatre (Graduate Center), with an introduction by Shoumik Bhattacharya and a panel discussion with Tami Gold.
Film Screening 2.12.16
For this intimate gathering we huddled in a chilly backyard in Brooklyn to be dissolved and reconstituted by Gao Jiafeng & Kurt Ralske (voice, electronics, trumpet), Miriam Gabriel (poetry) and Jonathan Wood Vincent (accordion, songs).
Reading & Musical Performance 10.17.15
HANCOCK HOUSE SHOW
Screening of Wanted 18, directed by Amer Shomali and Paul Cowan at Martin E. Segal Theatre (The Graduate Center), followed by a discussion with Riham Barghouti (Adalah-NY), Tony Alessandrini (Kingsborough Community College & The Graduate Center), and
Emma Alpert (Just Vision).
Film Screening 10.13.15
This event is dedicated to the lasting memory of our beloved kurdish bard Ahmet Kaya to acknowledge his legacy, his life and work as a monument to all children who are killed in a lesson of the state. With readings by Abiodun Oyewole, Bejan Matur, Mohamad Hodeib, Iris Cushing, Mariam Bazeed and Rodin Hamidi and music by Ana ïsma Viel and DisOrient. The event was hosted by Bowery Poetry Club
Reading & Performance 3.22.15
ANNUAL NEWROZ CELEBRATION
A night of readings & music gathering our attention to the events of summer 2014 in Gaza, and the events of the many possible futures we may build in response to it. With performances by Ammiel Alcalay, Mati Shemoelof, Sousan Hammad, Iris Cushing, Nicola Masciandaro, Lynley Shimat Lys, Öykü Tekten and DisOrient. Hosted by Bowery Poetry and co-sponsored by MEMEAC (CUNY)