Artists Space

Segue Reading Series

Saturdays at 5pm
11 Cortlandt Alley & Online
Join the event here

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[A crisp image of a microphone centered in front of an out of focus background. Behind the microphone are steel columns to the left, and a green wooden structure to the right.]

Segue and Artists Space are pleased to present the Winter 2023-2024 Segue Reading Series Curated by Roof Books. The readings will take place at 11 Cortlandt Alley and online, on Saturdays at 5pm.

Admission to the event is a suggested $5 donation (cash, Paypal, Venmo, and Zelle). To attend the reading on Zoom, simply click the event link at the allotted time. All those with access to a computer, smartphone, or tablet will be able to join the Reading via Zoom.

All donations will go directly to the readers.

The Segue Reading Series is made possible by the support of The Segue Foundation. For more information, please visit

Curated by Roof Books

Curated by Nightboat Books

Curated by Le'Andra LeSeur and David Lindsay

Curated by Artists Space

January 21, 2023

Segue Reading Series: Jean Day & Ted Rees

Nightboat Books is a nonprofit book publisher of provocative works of experimental poetry and prose based in Brooklyn, NY. The Nightboat staff is thrilled to collectively curate the Fall 2022 season of the Segue Reading Series, and to share the dynamic work of its authors. Representing a range of aesthetic and political backgrounds, all are united by their rigorous, risk-taking, and remarkably stunning poetic visions.

April 2 – May 21: Joanna Fuhrman and Janice A. Lowe

February 5 – March 26: Le’Andra LeSeur and David Lindsay

October 2 – November 20: Lonely Christopher & Venn Daniel
December 4 – January 29: Danielle A. Jackson & James Sherry

February 6 – March 27: Kay Gabriel & imogen xtian smith
April 10 – May 22: Ian Dreiblatt & Anastasios Karnazes

October 3 – November 28: Lonely Christopher and Venn Daniel
December 5 – January 30: James Sherry

April 4: Emily Luan & Ricardo Hernandez
April 11 – May 23: Ian Dreiblatt & Anastasios Karnazes 

The Segue Foundation is an internationally-renowned arts organization based in New York City with a history of commitment to innovative literature, film, and dance. Segue sponsors the experimental Segue Reading Series, a legendary series that has run continuously in New York City for over 40 years.

As publisher of Roof Books, Segue has produced over 150 titles of contemporary poetry and criticism, several of which are now esteemed as classics of experimental literature. In the late 1970s/early 80s, Segue published the poetry journal Roof and distributed the critical journal L=A=N=G=U=A=G=E with 500 other related literary titles. In 1980, Segue partnered with the City of New York to build artist housing at 303 E 8th St., NYC.

This project is made possible with funds from the NYSCA Electronic Media/Film in Partnership with Wave Farm: MAAF Forward Fund, with the support of Governor Kathy Hochul and the New York State Legislature.

Support is provided by Lambent Foundation Fund of Tides Foundation, The Cowles Charitable Trust, The Cy Twombly Foundation, The David Teiger Foundation, The Helen Frankenthaler Foundation, The Horace W. Goldsmith Foundation, The New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, The New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature, Imperfect Family Foundation, Robert Rauschenberg Foundation, The Stavros Niarchos Foundation, The Willem de Kooning Foundation, The Danielson Foundation, The Fox Aarons Foundation, Herman Goldman Foundation, The Destina Foundation, The Luce Foundation, May and Samuel Rudin Family Foundation, The Milton and Sally Avery Arts Foundation, VIA Art Fund, Arison Arts Foundation, The Chicago Community Fund, The David Rockefeller Fund, The Jacques and Natasha Gelman Foundation, The Jill and Peter Kraus Foundation, The Richard Pousette-Dart Foundation.