Club Wonder – with Chariot Wish, Rachelle Rahmé, Francesca Kritikos, Zoe Brezsny
- 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm | Thursday August 10, 2023
- The Garden | Ace Hotel Brooklyn
- 252 Schermerhorn Street
WONDER-creator Ben Fama hosts a live Club WONDER — an intimate evening of poetry reading, with chariot wish, Rachelle Rahmé, Francesca Kritikos and Zoe Brezsny.
chariot wish is a writer living in new york. they are the chapbook editor at wonder press and online editor for amygdala press.
Rachelle Rahmé is a Lebanese-American poet and scholar interested in collaborative liberation methodologies. Rahmé is the author of the chapbooks Count Thereof Upon the Other’s Limbs (72 Press, 2019), Puce Commodity (earthbound, 2020), and (blush, 2021). Her translations of the philosopher Georges Bataille’s occupation poetry was published by o•blēk in 2021. She was a 2021-2022 ESB Fellow at the Poetry Project, and her poems and translations have been published in Fonograf, 3fold, fieldnotes, No No No, the tiny, hot pink, anus and The Brooklyn Rail, among others. Her interdisciplinary work has been presented by Issue Project Room, Roulette, Microscope Gallery and PS1, among others. Rahmé holds a Masters in Philosophy from the New School for Social Research. She is currently an MFA Candidate in Literary Arts at Brown University.
Francesca Kritikos is the editor-in-chief of SARKA, a journal and publisher focused on works of the flesh. She is the author of the poetry and prose collections SWEET BLOODY SALTY CLEAN (Feral Dove, 2023) and Exercise in Desire (Vegetarian Alcoholic Press, 2022) and the chapbooks In the Bed of Sickness (Pitymilk Press, 2023), Animals Don’t Go To Hell (Bottlecap Press, 2021) and It Felt Like Worship (Sad Spell Press, 2017). Her works of poetry, autofiction and nonfiction have appeared in English and Greek in Hot Pink Mag, The Quarterless Review, ITERANT, Wonder, Hobart, The London Magazine, Spectra, Dream Boy Book Club and elsewhere. She lives in Chicago.
Zoe Brezsny is the author of Earthworks (Land and Sea Press), The Shortest Century (Erudite Fangs) with Anne Waldman, and Ecstasy (Topos Press), an audio cassette of poems. She co-runs the project space gallery Gern en Regalia with Mario Miron and does a weekly guided meditation segment for WFMU radio. She received an MFA in Poetry from Columbia University and a B.A. in Creative Writing from California College of the Arts. Brezsny is from the Bay Area and currently lives in New York.
Ben Fama is the author of the full length poetry collections Fantasy (Ugly Duckling Presse, 2015) and Deathwish (Newest York, 2018). His debut novel If I Close My Eyes is forthcoming in fall 2023 from Sarka Press. He is the editor of Wonder Books and lives in New York City.
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