Short Line! at The New York City Poetry Festival

Short Line Review is having our first event! We’re having our first ever reading at The New York City Poetry Festival! Our poetry reading is on Saturday July 28th 5-5:30PM
at Chumley’s in Colonel’s Row, Governors Island. The reading features Jayy Dodd, Nanee, Lauren Halbert, and Samira Sadeque, and is hosted by co-founder Dena Igusti. The event is Free.99, along with the rest of the NYC Poetry Festival.


… is a blxk trans femme from los angeles, california– now based on the internet. they are a literary & performance artist. their work has appeared / will appear in Broadly, The Establishment, Entropy, LitHub, BOAAT Press, Duende, & Poetry Foundation among others. they’re the Workshops Director for Winter Tangerine, editor of A Portrait in Blues (Platypus Press 2017), author of Mannish Tongues (Platypus Press 2017) & The Black Condition ft. Narcissus (Nightboat Books 2019). they’ve been a Pushcart Prize nominee, co-editor of Bettering American Poetry. their work has been featured in Teen Vogue & Entropy. they are also a volunteer gender-terrorist & artificial intellectual. find them talking trash online or taking a selfie.

Nanee is a malayalee-american poet and high school equivalency teacher. They owe their literary education to spoken word spaces such as CUPSI and Brave New Voices, and is honored to have coached several nationally recognized teams and poets. She has also worked closely with Winter Tangerine and The Speakeasy Project, and you can find her work in the Long River Review and Nat.Brut. If there’s anything you need to know about them, it is that Nanee is deeply perturbed by linear time and is just trying to live their life as a brown femme in this scary ass world.

Born in Ohio but Brooklyn raised, Lauren Halbert continually aims to provide language for those who have not yet found their own. In focusing on the intricacies of queer black identities, they’ve been allowed to explore themselves. Lauren and can be found at plenty of local venues in New York City with features that include Urban Word.

Samira Sadeque is a Brooklyn-based Bangladeshi poet, middle-child and journalist. Her work focuses on immigration, mental health and gender violence. She graduated from Columbia Journalism School in 2017, and is a participant in the 2018 New York Foundation of Arts Immigrant Artist Program. She is a Winter Tangerine Alum and has performed in San Francisco, Washington, D.C., London, New York, and her hometown, Dhaka, Bangladesh.

Check out our event page here.

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