Artists Space

Segue Reading Series

Saturdays at 5pm
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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.
[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 fall and winter Segue Reading Series at Artists Space at 11 Cortlandt Alley as well as online, on Saturdays at 5pm. The collaboration between our longstanding arts organizations began as an online presentation of the Series in April 2020 in response to venues closing to the public due to COVID-19. This fall marks the beginning of our multi-season onsite partnership to bring two poets together as curators selecting two poets each week.

RSVP highly encouraged due to limited seating

Admission to the in-person events is $5. Please RSVP in advance to (RSVP is highly encouraged due to socially-distanced limited seating). In adherence to the Key to NYC Mandate, guests must show proof of vaccination to enter Artists Space through the NYC COVID Safe App, Excelsior Pass, CDC Vaccination Card (or photo), NYC Vaccination Record, or an official immunization record from outside NYC. All attendees must wear masks indoors.

Admission to the livestreamed Zoom is free with a suggested $5 donation via Paypal, Venmo, and Zelle. To attend the reading, 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 from both in-person and online viewers 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

February 5 – March 26: Le’Andra LeSeur and David Lindsay
April 2 – May 21: Joanna Fuhrman and Janice A. Lowe

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. Segue’s live performances will start again in October, conditions permitting.

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.

Program support for Artists Space is provided by The Friends of Artists Space, Lambent Foundation Fund of Tides Foundation, May and Samuel Rudin Foundation, Atelier4, New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council, New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.