Wendy’s Subway is pleased to present a monthly reading series in conjunction with the Reading Room at Bard Graduate Center. On select Wednesdays from April through July, poets and writers based in New York and across the country will read new work, variously engaging with titles in the collection and its guiding theme, “ritual and capital.”

All events start at 7 pm with refreshments available from 6:30 pm.

Wednesday, April 26: Readings by Julian Talamantez Brolaski, Layli Long Soldier, and Wendy Xu

Layli Long Soldier
holds a BFA in creative writing from the Institute of American Indian Arts and an MFA from Bard College. Her poems have appeared in The American Poet, The American Reader, The Kenyon Review Online, American Indian Journal of Culture and Research, PEN America, The Brooklyn Rail, Eleven Eleven and Mud City, among others. She is a recipient of the NACF National Artist Fellowship, a Lannan Fellowship and the Whiting Award. She is the author of Chromosomory (Q Ave Press, 2010) and WHEREAS (Graywolf Press, 2017). She resides in Santa Fe, NM.

Julian Talamantez Brolaski
is the author of Of Mongrelitude (Wave Books, 2017), Advice for Lovers (City Lights, 2012), gowanus atropolis (Ugly Duckling Presse, 2011), and co-editor of NO GENDER: Reflections on the Life & Work of kari edwards (Litmus Press / Belladonna Books, 2009). Julian is a singer with the Bay Area American Indian Two-Spirits drum, and the lead singer and rhythm guitarist in the country bands Juan & the Pines (NYC) and The Western Skyline (Oakland). Currently in Queens, NY, Julian also sometimes lives in California.

Wendy Xu
is the author of Phrasis (Fence, 2017) and You Are Not Dead (Cleveland State University Poetry Center, 2013),which was profiled by Poets & Writers magazine as one of that year’s best debuts. In 2011 she was awarded the Patricia Goedicke Prize in Poetry, and received a Ruth Lilly and Dorothy Sargent Rosenberg Fellowship from the Poetry Foundation in 2014. Her work has appeared in The Best American Poetry, Boston Review, Poetry, A Public Space, and elsewhere. She has taught at The New School, the Creative Writing MFA Program at Columbia University, and New York University. She is Poetry Editor for Hyperallergic.