NOMAD is a performance series looking to interrogate the artist's relationship to self | place | community—how the bodies & spaces we inhabit create the myths that inhabit us.
When: 10.8 | 4:30P
Where: Branch OFC | 225 Rogers Ave. | Brooklyn NY
What up: Free Admission. It's still nice out—we'll be outside until we can't be. Drink specials, named after our readers. Yours truly, hosting.
DESIREE C. BAILEY was born in Trinidad and Tobago, and grew up in Queens, NY. She is the author of the fiction chapbook In Dirt or Saltwater (O’Clock Press, 2016). Her poetry and fiction has been published in Best American Poetry, Callaloo, The Rumpus and Transition, among other publications. She has an MFA from Brown University and has received fellowships from Princeton in Africa, The Norman Mailer Center, Callaloo Creative Writing Workshop and Kimbilio. She has also received the Poets and Writers Amy Award. Desiree currently a Writing Corps facilitator at Harlem Children’s Zone and an English instructor at BMCC.
CAMONGHNE FELIX, M.A. is a poet, political strategist, political media junkie and cultural worker. She received an M.A. in Arts Politics from NYU, an MFA from Bard College, is a Cave Canem Fellow, a 2012 Pushcart Prize nominee, and the 2013 recipient of the Cora Craig Award for Young Women. You can find her work in various visual spaces, including Youtube, and in publications like Apogee, Union Station, and Poetry Magazine. She is also the author of the chapbook Yolk, published via Penmanship Books in March 2015 and in May of that year was listed by Black Youth Project as a "Black Girl From the Future You Should Know.
MONICA MCCLURE is the author of the poetry collection, Tender Data (Birds, LLC, 2015) and the chapbooks, Mood Swing (Snacks Press 2013), Mala (Poor Claudia, 2014), and Boss Part 1 and Boss Part 2 (If A Leaf Falls Press, 2016), and Concomitance (Counterpath Press, 2016). Her poetry and prose has been featured in NPR, The Huffington Post, Tin House, Jubilat, Fence, Flavorwire, The Hairpin, Poetry Foundation, The Los Angeles Review, The Lit Review, Emily Books, The Awl, and elsewhere.