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, May 10: Readings by Chris Nealon, Tracy Jeanne Rosenthal, Ada Smailbegović, and Jackie Wang

Chris Nealon
teaches in the English department at Johns Hopkins University. He is the author of two books of criticism, Foundlings: Lesbian and Gay Historical Emotion before Stonewall (Duke, 2001) and The Matter of Capital: Poetry and Crisis in The American Century (Harvard, 2011), and three books of poetry: The Joyous Age (Black Square Editions, 2004), Plummet (Edge Books, 2009) and Heteronomy (Edge, 2014). He lives in Washington, DC.

Tracy Jeanne Rosenthal
has published four chapbooks: Burning Questions?(Gauss PDF), Ri Ri (Re)Vision (Publication Studio), This Is The ENDD (Wilner Books), and Close (Sibling Rivalry Press). She has performed at venues including the New Museum (New York), REDCAT, and the McDonald’s on Sunset and Fountain (Los Angeles). Her writings on art have appeared in Artforum, X-tra Arts Quarterly, and Rhizome, but most frequently in Art in America. She edits the Art Los Angeles Reader, a free, biannual newsprint. Her first book, a nonfiction novel about the Americana in Glendale, California, is forthcoming with Penny Ante Editions.

Ada Smailbegović
was born in Sarajevo and now resides between New York, Vancouver, and Providence. She is an assistant professor of English at Brown University and holds a degree in Biology from the University of British Columbia and a PhD in Poetry and Poetics from NYU. Her writing explores relations between poetics, non-human forms of materiality, and histories of description. She is a co-founder of The Organism for Poetic Research. Critical and poetic work includes Avowal of What Is Here (JackPine Press, 2009), Of the Dense and Rare (Triple Canopy, 2013), “Some Disordered Interior Geometries” (Reanimation Library; The Volta, 2015), “Cloud Writing” (Art in the Anthropocene, 2015), and an article on animal architecture and the affective ethology of Monk Parakeets (Angelaki, 2015). She is currently at work on a critical-theoretical book entitled Poetics of Liveliness: Natural Histories of Soft Materials in 20th and 21st Century Poetry and a poetry chapbook, The Forest / or (On Waiting), is forthcoming from Doublecross Press.

Jackie Wang
is a student of the dream state, black studies scholar, prison abolitionist, poet, performer, library rat, trauma monster, and PhD student at Harvard University. She is the author of a number of punk zines including On Being Hard Femme, as well as a collection of dream poems titled Tiny Spelunker of the Oneiro-Womb (Capricious) and the essay collection Carceral Capitalism (forthcoming from Semiotexte). Find her @LoneberryWang and loneberry.tumblr.com.