A Celebration of Simone White's “or, on being the other woman”

What sacrifices, dignities, indignities, choices, are necessary in order to be strong enough for love? To risk pleasure at desire’s limits, to refuse the unsurvivable compromises and conditions of living in the guise of a woman? We invite you to join us to celebrate the publication of Simone White’s astonishing new collection, or, on being the other woman. Hosted by Aracelis Girmay.

Simone White is the author of the collections or, on being the other womanDear Angel of DeathOf Being Dispersed and House Envy of All the World. She teaches at the University of Pennsylvania.

This is tentatively planned as a live indoor event at St. Mark's Church. To keep our community safe, The Poetry Project implements the following at all live events: limiting the number of attendees; requiring proof of vaccination be shown at the door upon arrival; and requiring and providing face masks, as well as hand sanitizer stations. Before each event, we will also be conducting rapid tests for all performers and event staff. Attendees are required to register in advance, and contact information is collected at the point of registration in the event that we need to support any public health efforts around contact tracing. We are committed to the safety of our performers, audience, and event staff, and will be fully prepared to update any of these plans and protocols as circumstances continue to evolve. We are grateful to attendees for helping us maintain safety within our present public health context, and look forward to holding meaningful shared listening space together.