Broadside Reading Series: Emanuel Xavier and Joey De Jesus

The Center’s Broadside Reading Series produces 12 limited-edition letterpress-printed broadsides each year, featuring the poetry of New York-based writers of diverse backgrounds. Our Spring 2018 series is organized by Guest Curator Urayoan Noel, Puerto Rican poet, performer, professor, and polemicist.
Joey De Jesus is the reanimation of your queer Nuyorican nightmare. Joey co-edits poetry for Apogee Journal, has a BA from Oberlin College, a MFA from Sarah Lawrence College and is a 2017-2018 Departmental Fellow in NYU’s MA in Performance Studies. Work appears widely: online, in print, and in galleries. Joey is a recipient of the 2017 NYFA/NYSCA Fellowship in Poetry and lives in Queens.
Emanuel Xavier is author of the poetry collections Radiance, Nefarious, If Jesus Were Gay, Americano, Pier Queen, and the novel Christ Like. Named an Equality Forum LGBT Icon and recipient of a New York City Council Citation and a World Pride Award, he has been a finalist for Lambda Literary Awards and International Latino Book Awards. 
Suggested donation: $10 / $5 members
Guests receive a free letterpress broadside, produced by artists at the Center.
The Center’s Literary Programs are supported, in part, by public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature, and from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, in partnership with the City Council.