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Saw Palmettos Art Book Party featuring Charles Theonia, Andrea Abi-Karam, ray ferreira & Paco Salas Pérez

Saw Palmettos is a series of short poems about hormones, community, and the brain-time continuum. It was produced in a limited-run art book by Container

Charles Theonia is a poet and teacher from Brooklyn. They are the author of Which One Is the Bridge (Topside Press, 2015) and coeditor of Femmescapes, a magazine of queer and trans affinities with femmeness. Their work has appeared in publications including Cosmonauts Avenue, Glittermob, The Felt, The Wanderer, Queen Mobs Teahouse, and the Brooklyn Poets anthology, and they have collaborated with visual artists Abigail Lloyd, Aniahs Gnay, and Sarah E. Brook. They teach literacy skills at the Borough of Manhattan Community College and are an MFA candidate in poetry at Brooklyn College. 

Andrea Abi-Karam is an arab-american genderqueer punk poet-performer cyborg, writing on the art of killing bros, the intricacies of cyborg bodies, trauma & delayed healing. Their chapbook, THE AFTERMATH (Commune Editions, 2016), attempts to queer Fanon’s vision of how poetry fails to inspire revolution. Simone White selected their second assemblage, Villainy for forthcoming publication with Les Figues. They toured with Sister Spit March 2018 & are hype to live in New York. EXTRATRANSMISSION [Kelsey Street Press, 2019] is their first book.

ray ferreira: w h e n a m i blaqlatinx from occupied Lenape lands called New York, N Y: the illegitimate EEUU. An o t the r Corona, Queens a spacetimemattering a materialdiscusive (dis) continuity: [the Caribbean, the Greater Antilles, Hispañola, the Dominican Republic —> Corona, Queens] : history.  ray ferreira w h e n a m i a performer of sorts aka multidisciplinary artist aka polymath. She stays playin : the dance between materiality<->language through her body w h e n a m i where histories are made and remade. She plays with iridescence, text, rhythms (aka systems), to cruise a quantum poetics. Englishes, Spanishes, and other body languages spiral, dance, and twirl to create a banj criticality: that turnup w/the grls; that swerve past white cishet patriarchy. wh e n ami 

Paco Salas Pérez: p s p writes fanfic and calls it poetry. they live in brooklyn.