Artists Space

Futurepoem: Mirene Arsanios & Laura Jaramillo
Double Book Launch

Reading
October 12, 2022, 7:30pm

11 Cortlandt Alley & Online

Two black and white portraits appear in blue circles atop a salmon-colored background. A text panel near the left portrait says "MAKING WATER, LAURA JARAMILLO." A text panel near the right portrait says "Mirene Arsanios, The Autobiography of a Language: Essays and Stories."
[Two black and white portraits appear in blue circles atop a salmon-colored background. A text panel near the left portrait says "MAKING WATER, LAURA JARAMILLO." A text panel near the right portrait says "Mirene Arsanios, The Autobiography of a Language: Essays and Stories."]

A book launch in celebration of two Futurepoem Fall 2022 titles: The Autobiography of a Language: Essays and Stories by Mirene Arsanios and Making Water by Laura Jaramillo. The evening will feature readings by Arsanios and Jaramillo along with special guest readers Christopher Pérez, Sharifa Rhodes-Pitts, Paige Taggart, and Rami Karim.

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Futurepoem Books is a New York City-based publishing collaborative dedicated to presenting innovative works of contemporary poetry and prose by both emerging and important underrepresented writers. Futurepoem's rotating editorial panel shares the responsibility for selecting, designing, and promoting its books. The Autobiography of a Language: Essays and Stories and Making Water were selected from the 2019 Open Reading Period by guest editors Anne Boyer, Alissa Quart, and Wendy S. Walters.

Mirene Arsanios is the author of the short story collection The City Outside the Sentence (Ashkal Alwan). She has contributed essays and short stories to e-flux journal, Vida, The Brooklyn Rail, The Rumpus, and Guernica, among others. Arsanios co-founded the collective 98weeks Research Project in Beirut and is the founding editor of Makhzin, a bilingual English/Arabic magazine for innovative writing. She teaches at Pratt Institute and holds an MFA in Writing from the Milton Avery Graduate School for the Arts at Bard College. Arsanios currently lives in New York where she was a 2016 LMCC Workspace fellow, and an ART OMI resident in fall 2017. With Rachel Valinsky, she coordinated the Friday night reading series at the Poetry Project from 2017-19.

Laura Jarmillo is a poet and critic from Queens, New York living in Durham, North Carolina. Her previous books include Material Girl (subpress). She holds a PhD in Critical Theory from Duke University. She co-runs the North Carolina-based reading and performance series Paradiso.