OPEN HOUSE and poetry reading with Cheryl Clarke, Jacqueline Waters and Fei LIu
Sat, May 25, All Day


Please join us today at 5pm for an open house and toast to our new space, followed at 6:30 by a poetry reading with Cheryl Clarke, Jacqueline Waters, and Fei Liu.


Cheryl Clarke is a black lesbian feminist poet and the author of five books of poetry: Narratives: Poems in the Tradition of Black Women (Kitchen Table: Women of Color Press, 1982), Living as a Lesbian (Firebrand Books, 1986), Humid Pitch (Firebrand Books, 1989), Experimental Love (Firebrand Books, 1993), most recently By My Precise Haircut (Word Works Press, 2016), and the chapbooks Your Own Lovely Bosom (2014) and Targets (2018). She retired from Rutgers University in 2013. Since then, she has been one of the co-organizers of the annual Festival of Women Writers in Hobart, NY, the Book Village of the Catskills. She resides in Hobart, where she and her partner operate Blenheim Hill Bookshop, one of five independent bookstores.

Read five poems by Cheryl Clarke at Older Queer Voices

Fei Liu is a writer, designer, artist, and educator investigating the opposing realities of our techno-social everyday. Her work questions how digital interfaces and networked technologies construct new futures, facilitate and fragment intimacy, and create opportunities while maintaining inequality. Currently Fei is exploring robotics and the automation of care as an artist in residence at NOKIA Bell Lab’s Experiments in Art and Technology program. In 2014, Fei received an MFA from Parson’s Design and Technology, where she currently teaches. Previous residencies include Researcher in Residence at NEW INC and the Digital Solitude fellowship at Akademie Schloss Solitude in Stuttgart, Germany.

Read “Coming Online in America” by Fei Liu at Akademie Schloss Solitude

Jacqueline Waters is the author of three books of poetry, most recently Commodore from Ugly Duckling Presse. 

Read “Heel of My Hand” by Jacqueline Waters at PEN Poetry Series