Trevor Ketner & Justin Phillip Reed

With all the music a body can make, Trevor Ketner and Justin Phillip Reed approach and subvert received language, traditional figures and inherited forms to create poetry that undermines the normative force of such spectors, that is instead as multitudinous as life at night, the alphabet rearranged from the throat out.

Featuring a guest introduction by Wayne Koestenbaum.

Trevor Ketner is the author of 2020 National Poetry Series winner [WHITE] (University of Georgia Press, 2021). They have been published in The Academy of American Poets' Poem-a-DayNew England ReviewNinth LetterBrooklyn RailWest BranchPleiadesDiagramFoglifter, and elsewhere. Their essays and reviews can be found in The Kenyon ReviewBoston Review, and Lambda Literary. They have been awarded fellowships from Poets House, Lambda Literary, The Poetry Project, and Saltonstall Foundation for the Arts. They hold an MFA from the University of Minnesota and live in Manhattan with their husband.

Justin Phillip Reed is an American writer and amateur bass guitarist whose preoccupations include horror cinema, poetic form, morphological transgressions, and uses of the grotesque. He is the author of two poetry collections, The Malevolent Volume (2020) and Indecency (2018), both published by Coffee House Press. Born and raised in the Pee Dee region of South Carolina, he participates in vague spirituality and alternative rock music cultures and enjoys smelling like outside.