The Care Persists Reading

In celebration of Women's History Month and continuing the spirit and inspiration of the January Women's March, we invite you to our Women's Reading featuring six incredible poets.

Sylvia Mae Gorelick
Sophie Malleret
Sharon Mesmer
Yuko Otomo
Nicole Peyrafitte
Joanna C Valente  

Sylvia Mae Gorelick is a poet, writer, and translator based in New York City. Her chapbooks include Olympians, we are breathless (Poetry will be made by all!, 2014) and Seven Poems for Bill Berkson (Kostro Editions, 2009). Her work has appeared in various anthologies including In|Filtration (Station Hill, 2016) and For Bill, Anything (Pressed Wafer, 2015). The University of Chicago Press published her translation of Nietzsche’s Journey to Sorrento by Paolo D’Iorio in 2016, and her translation of Stéphane Mallarmé’s Le Livre is forthcoming from Exact Change Press.  

Sophie Malleret is a writer/performer originally from Paris read her poetry at Howl Festival, Bowery Poetry, Nuyorican Café, Amherst Library, New Museum, Reuben Foundation. In Paris, Prague “International Microfestival”, recently Williams Center for the Arts in NJ. Developing her bilingual French/English poems. Poems published in Vlak, Maintenent …  

Sharon Mesmer’s newest poetry collection is Greetings From My Girlie Leisure Place (Bloof Books). Four of her poems appear in Postmodern American Poetry: A Norton Anthology (2013). Fiction collections are Ma Vie à Yonago (Hachette), and In Ordinary Time and The Empty Quarter, both from Hanging Loose.

Yuko Otomo: Japanese origin. A bilingual (Japanese & English) writer & a visual artist. She writes poetry, haiku, art criticism, travelogues & essays. Her publications include “Garden: Selected Haiku” (Beehive Press), “Fragile” (Sisyphus Press), “Small Poems” (Ugly Duckling Presse), “The Hand of The Poet” (Ugly Duckling Presse), “STUDY & Other Poems on Art” (Ugly Duckling Presse) & “Elements” (the Feral Press). Her latest book will be “Koan” (the New Feral Press). She regularly writes for a collective critical writing forum www.Arteidolia.com.

Nicole Peyrafitte is a pluridisciplinary artist born & raised in the Pyrenees & resides in Brooklyn. Her texts, voice-work, paintings, videos, films, translations & cooking are displayed in a range of multi-lingual & multi-faceted performances. Latest publication: Bi-Valve Forthcoming: Land0Scape Translations: Nicole Brossard, Yuko Otomo, Gary Hill, Marcela Delpastre, Bernat Manciet. www.nicolepeyrafitte.com Joanna C. Valente is a human who lives in Brooklyn, New York, and is the author of Sirs & Madams (Aldrich Press, 2014), The Gods Are Dead (Deadly Chaps Press, 2015), Marys of the Sea (2016, ELJ Publications), & Xenos (2016, Agape Editions)