Multilingual Poetry Reading

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“The language with which I make my poems has nothing to do with one spoken here, or anywhere.”
-- Paul Celan

Multilingual Poetry Reading is a series of poetry reading and performance events that encourage varying interpretations of the same poems in different languages and disciplines.

read|perform in your spoken|artistic languages at future events --or if you're a poetry translator

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The event is free and open to the public.
Special thanks to our host Brooklyn Art Library.

Event Organizer: Raincoat Society, a non-profit organization dedicated to presenting artists with fluid identities and multiple cultural backgrounds.

Poems to be read by Jorge Luis Borges, Marina Tsvetaeva, Paul Celan, Vasko Popa, Charles Pierre Baudelaire.



l’Artiste ordinaire [featuring animation by Nicole Antebi]
A collaborative partnership between Melissa Grey & David Morneau. Specializing in sound-based performances, they create expansive projects that allow them to collaborate and connect with musicians, artists, engineers, scientists, creative technologists, and designers.

Sean Ali
A double bassist, improviser, and composer working in a variety of projects and contexts. Sean co-founded Prom Night Records and co-curated the monthly concert series Ze Couch. His project in collaboration with visual artist Cheng Ran had been shown at the New Museum.

Ju-eh (Juecheng Chen) is a conceptual virtuosic countertenor. With 10 years of classical singing training in Europe, he specializes in presenting what classical music can be today. Ju-eh is known for his Improvised Opera Salon series in New York and his performance with Sylva Dean and Me at Venice Biennale; his future engagement includes Meredith Monk's opera Atlas with LA Phil in 2019.

Lu Wang (dk) is a composer, performer and audio-visual artist, born in Inner Mongolia, China and currently resides in New York. Lu's musical versatility and sensibility are embodied in her work in over 30 film, installation, and live performance projects both locally and across Europe.

June 29 7 p.m.
Brooklyn Art Library
28 Frost St, Brooklyn, NY 11211

Brooklyn Art Library is home to The Sketchbook Project collection: the largest collection of artist sketchbooks in the world, in its physical form. Their walls are lined with shelves that hold the tens of thousands of sketchbooks currently in the collection, created by artists from more than 135 countries.

Video courtesy of l’Artiste ordinaire