Kaur Alia Ahmed & Gia Gonzales

In the poetry of Kaur Alia Ahmed and Gia Gonzales, we are reminded that a self is always situated, and in any situation also permeable, mercurial, extended. Meanwhile, syntax disintegrates into sound, and sense transforms into a deeper pleasure in music.

Featuring guest introductions by Andrea Abi-Karam and Rissa Hochberger

This event will also be livestreamed for free on The Poetry Project's YouTube channel.

Gia Gonzales is a poet based in New York City, where she was born. She is the author of the chapbook RENDER SLEAZE (Portable Press @ Yo-Yo Labs, 2023), a 2023–2024 Emerge-Surface-Be Fellow at the Poetry Project, and an editor at large at Nightboat Books.

Kaur Alia Ahmed is a writer and artist living in Brooklyn, NY. They make videos, drawings, poems, and plays. Their work has been shown with Entrance Gallery, Interstate Projects, 77 Mulberry, Alyssa Davis Gallery, Rhizome, BOMB Magazine, and their manuscript, Cursive Paradise, is forthcoming with Wendy’s Subway.