Date: June 2018
Location: Untermyer Gardens, Yonkers, NY
Written and created by: Alyssa Morhardt-Goldstein and Rachel Boyadjis, and featuring additional poetry by Celestine and Lark.
Hosted by: Atlas Obscura & the Untermyer Gardens Conservancy for The Great Forgotten Garden Party
Date: October 2017
Location: Green-Wood Cemetery, Brooklyn, NY
Written and created by: Alyssa Morhardt-Goldstein & Lisa Marie Basile
Hosted by: Atlas Obscura for Into the Veil
McGolrick Park (Brooklyn, NYC)
Join us near dusk for oracular readings beneath the trees.
Join Luna Luna Magazine & SOUND Literary Magazine editors for a post-NYC Poetry Festival cool-down.
Two minutes from the ferry, we will be on a rooftop with rosé, fruits and cheese. We want to hear your poetry, we want you to bring your books, and we want to share with you a few glimpses into our upcoming production ofDiorama, a poetic salon of intimacy and vulnerability.
We will also be giving away books and practicing a little magic.
Jennifer Michael Hecht
Ariadne Greif, soprano
Xue Yang Liu, cello
Fraser Campbell, composer
Angela Elia, singer/songwriter
Delphi Strings - Shostakovitch
Francesca Dardani, violin
Maggie Gould, violin
Poet, philosopher, historian - author of Who Said (Copper Canyon, 2013), Stay: A History of Suicide and the Philosophies Against It (Yale University, 2013) and five others. Winner of the Norma Farber First Book Award (2002), Tupelo Press Judge’s Prize (2001), University of Wisconsin Felix Pollak Prize in Poetry (2005), Phi Beta Kappa Society’s “Ralph Waldo Emerson Award”, and ForeWord Magazine’s Poetry Book of the Year (2002). (find out more...)
Founding editor at Kin Poetry Journal, poetry editor at The Nervous Breakdown, staff interviewer at Lantern Review, and co-founder of A Wave Blue World. Poems, essays, and interviews have appeared in numerous journals including The Mays Anthology of Oxford and Cambridge, The Saint Ann’s Review, and The Raintown Review. (find out more...)
Holds a BA in Literature from The University of North Carolina-Asheville and an MFA in Poetry from The New School. Her work can be seen have in Cimarron Review, Bateau, Sixth Finch, Ilk, Rougarou, and The Hamilton Stone Review, and forthcoming in Four Chambers, WomenArts Quarterly, and Petrichor Review. She lives in New York and curates the Cornelia Street Graduate Reading Series.
Angela's been hard at work setting a poem by Wendy Chin-Tanner! We took a sneaky iPhone capture during rehearsal - listen below!
"Over this handspan of years, / my reflection / has been caught / in your bedside mirror, / sharp or dull / depending on the hour, / the light, the season, / how long I look." - from Fifth by Wendy Chin-Tanner
We're so excited about Fraser Campbell's setting of Jennifer Michael Hecht's poem, "History". Here's a sneaky iPhone capture!
Angela's sound is the result of influences that range from Christina Aguilera and Ingrid Michaelson to Nirvana and Sara Bareilles, as well as music, art and poetry made by her friends, who inspire her perhaps above anything else. Her songs stress vocal performance, imagistic lyrics, pointed harmony and inviting rhythm. (find out more...)
Made her major orchestral debut singing Lutoslawski’s Chantefleurs et Chantefables with the American Symphony Orchestra, and has appeared in concert at Zankel Hall, the Fisher Center, Le Poisson Rouge, Merkin Hall, the Ojai Festival, Yellow Barn Music Festival, the Aldeburth Music Festival, the 2013 Resonant Bodies Festival, and various public radio broadcasts. She performs and tours regularly with a myriad of ensembles, and has premiered over thirty large-scale pieces. (find out more...)
Composer and saxophonist originally from Perth, Scotland, now based in New York. He has written original music and performed with Secret Architecture (co-leader), Morricone Youth and Feshiebridge Orchestra as well as composing for Delphi Strings. Fraser also performs with Alter View, Orphan Planet and various other groups around NYC. He plays left wing and subs bench for Doyle's Corner F.C. (find out more...)
Originally from Beijing, China, she has performed in Carnegie Hall, Alice Tully Hall, Avery Fisher Hall, Weill Recital Hall, and Merkin Hall, and has performed at the Bowdoin International Music Festival, Kneisel Hall Chamber Music Festival, and served as principal cellist at the MACE Chamber Ensemble lead by Lowell Libermann. She is the 2010 winner of the Concert Festival Chamber Competition, and collaborates with musicians and orchestras worldwide.