Thu, Dec 12 | Mama Tried

SLAMJUNK Presents: Marginal Utility Book Party Featuring John Godfrey, Adjua Greaves and Tracey McTague Tracey McTague

Mama Tried | Free
Registration is Closed

Time & Location

Dec 12, 2019, 8:00 PM – Dec 13, 2019, 12:00 AM
Mama Tried, 147 27th St, Brooklyn, NY 11232, USA

About the Event

Readings by:

John Godfrey Adjua Greaves & Tracey McTague

Poet John Godfrey was born in Massena, New York. He earned a BA at Princeton and a BS in nursing at Columbia University.

He is the author of more than a dozen collections of poetry, including 26 Poems (1971), The Music of the Curbs (1976), Push the Mule (2001), City of Corners (2008), Tiny Gold Dress (2012), and The City Keeps: Selected and New Poems 1966–2014 (2016).

Godfrey’s honors include fellowships from the General Electric Foundation, the Foundation for Contemporary Arts, and the Z Foundation. He has lived in the East Village since the 1960s and taught at the Poetry Project in 1974–1975 and 1982–1983. In 2011, he retired from a 17-year career as a nurse clinician specializing in HIV/AIDS.

Adjua Gargi Nzinga Greaves (New Yorker, b. 1980) writes ethnobotanical literary criticism. Greaves has most recently been published in The Brooklyn Rail, and Letters to the Future: Black Women / Radical Writing (Kore Press). Her chapbook Close Reading As Forestry is published by Belladonna*. A publication with Ugly Duckling Presse is forthcoming in 2020. Formerly a Monday Night Reading Series curator at The Poetry Project, she will be an artist-in-residence with The Robert Rauschenberg Foundation on Captiva Island, Florida in early 2020 and serves as Site Director and Membership Liaison for Wendy's Subway in Bushwick, Brooklyn.

Tracey McTague is a dissident, poet and visual artist born and raised in Brooklyn, New York. She occupies a house on Battle Hill with her daughter Aurora Morrigan, and works for the Global Alliance of Muslims For Equality.

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