A reading featuring Monica Ong and Wo Chan

Monica Ong is a visual artist and poet whose hybrid image-poems juxtapose diagram and diary, bearing witness to silenced histories of the body. She completed her MFA in Digital Media at the Rhode Island School of Design and is also a Kundiman poetry fellow. Her work has been published in several journals including the Lantern Review, Drunken Boat, Glassworks Magazine, Loaded Bicycle, Tidal Basin Review, and the Seneca Review. She has also been exhibiting work for over a decade nationally and internationally. Her newly released debut collection, Silent Anatomies, was selected by poet and 2014 Guggenheim Fellow Joy Harjo as winner of the Kore Press First Book Award in Poetry.

Wo Chan is a queer Fujianese immigrant living in Brooklyn. Recipient of fellowships from the Asian American Writers Workshop, Poets House, Kundiman, and Lambda Literary. Wo's work has been published (and forthcoming) in The Margins, cream city review, BARZAHK, and VYM Magazine. Wo is also a member of the Brooklyn-based drag alliance, Switch nā€™ Play, and has performed at venues including Brooklyn Pride, Princeton, The Trevor Project, and the Architectural Digest Expo.