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Reading with Stackhouse, Kirby, McIntosh

August 15, 2020 @ 4:30 pm - 7:00 pm

St. Rocco’s Reading for the Dispossessed for August
Featuring Aristilde Kirby, Shanekia McIntosh, and Christopher Stackhouse

At People’s Park / Gabi’s Garden – corner of Grand St. and Wilbur Street

We will have amplification.
Everyone must wear a mask and practice social distancing.
We will not provide refreshments at this event. Bring your own.

There will be a few chairs, but if you can bring your own chair that’s great and helps everyone with social distancing.

This is a free event. Donations are welcome.


Christopher Stackhouse’s books include the poetry collection Plural, and, the art-text collaboration Seismosis with writer John Keene. His writing has appeared in The Brooklyn Rail, Art in America, BOMB Magazine, American Poet- The Journal of The Academy of American Poets, and Modern Painters among many other journals, anthologies, and periodicals. His essay “Basquiat & Xerox Art in Context” appears in the book Jean-Michel Basquiat – Xerox (Hatje Cantz, 2019). Forthcoming, Stackhouse is a contributing writer to the monograph The Wayland Rudd Collection (Ugly Duckling Presse, 2020), offering a meditation on the African-American Soviet Union expat actor Wayland Rudd’s life and career. He received his MFA from the Milton Avery Graduate School of the Arts, Bard College. He has taught and lectured at several institutions including the Maryland Institute College of Art, Bloomfield College, Ohio State University, and Naropa University.

Shanekia McIntosh is a writer, poet and performer born and raised in Brooklyn. A first-generation American, raised in a Caribbean neighborhood by Jamaican-immigrants, her work is inspired by the double consciousness of her cultural heritage and the black diaspora; it aims to disrupt and confront the historical colonial erasure of black/poc narratives, the contemporary byproduct of that erasure and it’s continued practice today. Using the thematic palette of generational trauma, dislocation and migration, climate change, afro-futurism, empathetic political actions and accessibility the work aims to cultivate a community space to engage contemporary narratives and perspectives to upend the learned complacency of these practices.

Aristilde Paz Justine Kirby is a poet. She has chapbooks with Belladonna* & Black Warrior Review. She has a radio play on Montez Press Radio. She is forthcoming in The Best Experimental Writing 2020. She has done art writing for Recess Presents @ ACE Open & Rachel Vera Steinberg’s curatorial project A faint hum. She is a candidate for a Master of Fine Arts Degree at Bard College. She is a serval in reverse.


August 15, 2020
4:30 pm - 7:00 pm
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Gabi’s Garden
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