UDP & The Sunview Presents: LIGHGHT READING
The Sunview Luncheonette is a restaurant, performance space, and storefront social club in Greenpoint, Brooklyn. Founded in 1963, it has served the community as a microvenue for art, poetics, workshops, lectures, plays, readings, and music. The back room doubles as a studio and incubator for the design, publication, and distribution of printed ephemera.
Lighght Reading is a bi-monthly reading and performance series curated and hosted by UDP editors and authors. The series features emerging poets and performers and underexposed writing in translation, often pairing a writer or translator associated with UDP with readers and performers from other communities. All events are free and open to the public. Limited-edition broadsides, letter pressed at the UDP studio, accompany each reading.
YUKO OTOMO is a visual artist and poet of Japanese origin. She also writes art criticism, essays & translations. Her visual art, which focuses on the study of “pure abstraction,” has been shown at Tribes Gallery, Anthology Film Archives Courthouse Gallery, ABC No Rio, Brecht Forum, Gallery 128, Knitting Factory, Vision Festival, and elsewhere. Her books include Garden: Selected Haiku (Beehive Press), Small Poems (UDP), The Hand of the Poet (UDP), Cornell box Poems, Genesis, and Fragile (Sisyphus Press). She is presently at work on on a volume of critical writing on art.
KRYSTAL LANGUELL was born in South Bend, Indiana. She is the author of the books Call the Catastrophists (BlazeVox, 2011) and Gray Market (Coconut, 2015) and the chapbooks Last Song (dancing girl press, 2014), and Be a Dead Girl (Argos Books, 2014). Forthcoming work includes a collaboration with Robert Alan Wendeborn, Diamonds in the Flesh (Double Cross Press), and a collection of interviews, Archive Theft (Essay Press). A core member of the Belladonna* Collaborative, she also edits the journal Bone Bouquet. She was a 2013-2014 Poetry Project Emerge-Surface-Be Fellow and is currently a 2014-2015 Lower Manhattan Cultural Council workspace resident and Visiting Assistant Professor at Pratt Institute.
JANE CARVER is the artist-in-residence at The Association for Cultural Equity: The Alan Lomax Archive and co-founder of the performance series Low Stakes at Hunter College. She sings with the Bulgarian women's choir, Yasna Voices, and will be traveling this August to Koprivshtitsa for the National Festival of Bulgarian Folklore. She recently performed at AUX at Vox Populi, Queens Museum, and Groundswell in Hudson, NY. Her work is on view this March and April in Before the Law, a collaborative exhibit with Raúl Romero at Transformer in Washington, D.C. For more info:www.impossiblesong.com