Anna Moschovakis & Popahna Brandes

Thursday, Mar 14, 2019 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Anna Moschovakis is the author most recently of the novel Eleanor, or, The Rejection of the Progress of Love (Coffee House Press, 2018). Her books of poetry include the James Laughlin award-winning You and Three Others Are Approaching a Lake and They and We Will Get Into Trouble for This. Her translations from French include Albert Cossery’s The Jokers, Annie Ernaux’s The Possession, and Bresson on Bresson, and experimental translations of and with the Algerian poet Samira Negrouche. A recipient of grants and fellowships from New York Foundation for the Arts, The Poetry Fund, the Howard Foundation, and apexart, she has taught in the graduate writing programs at Bard, Pratt, and Columbia. She is a longtime member of the publishing collective Ugly Duckling Presse and a co-founder of Bushel, an art and community space in Delhi, NY.
 
Popahna Brandes is the author of In An I (Sidebrow Books 2015) and The Sea In Me/The Riddle We Heard (The Corresponding Society); she is co-author of Reading Tests (Jan Van Eyck Academie) in collaboration with Jack Henrie Fisher; and translator of Louky Bersiniak’s work in Theory, On Sunday (Belladonna*). Her current book project examines invisible domestic labor and its related language allowances. She runs an annual writing workshop in France, has led many classes in lyrical and impossible narrative forms, and now lives in Chicago, and is member of Writing Group, a collective of women and gender non-conforming people who write and perform on a regular basis in rotating spaces.