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    Andriniki Mattis, Sara Jane Stoner, Wayne Koestenbaum
    Thursday, April 4 - 7pm 

    LINEAGE is a seasonal event honoring the relationships that sustain artists. Poets’ concerns, processes, and creations intersect, inform, support and challenge each other. In this reading series, one selected reader invites a mentor and a mentee to read alongside them, illuminating this sometimes subtle, sometimes urgent, golden thread of artistic lineage.
    The second LINEAGE reading features Wayne Koestenbaum, Sara Jane Stoner, and Andriniki Mattis.
    LINEAGE is organized by Emily Brandt for Wendy's Subway.


    Andriniki Mattis is a non-binary poet, who has received fellowships from Cave Canem, Poets House and The Poetry Project. They earned an M.A in Creative Writing and Education, from Goldsmiths University of London, and a B.A in Political and Poetic Resistance, from Brooklyn College. Their work has appeared in NepantlaCortland ReviewPaperbag JournalPariah's AnthologyTypo Mag, THEM journal, and elsewhere. Andriniki is from and currently living in Brooklyn. Their updates can be found at andriniki.com.

    Sara Jane Stoner is the author of Experience in the Medium of Destruction (Portable Press @ Yo-Yo Labs, 2015), nominated for a Lambda Award in poetry, and the chapbook Grief Hour (Black Warrior Review, 43.2, Spring/Summer 2017); other writing can be found in VIDA ("Failing at Subjects"), the RecluseLa Vague, and Fence, but more often at live readings. She holds an MFA from Indiana University, and is a PhD candidate in English at CUNY Graduate Center. She has taught workshops at Poet's House and Wendy's Subway, as well as classes at Cooper Union, Pratt Institute, the CUNYs, Bard Microcollege Holyoke, and the New England Literature Program through the University of Michigan. From 2014-2017, she served as the Reviews Editor for the Poetry Project Newsletter.

    Wayne Koestenbaum—poet, critic, artist, performer—has published nineteen books, including Notes on GlazeThe Pink Trance Notebooks, My 1980s & Other EssaysHotel TheoryBest-Selling Jewish Porn FilmsAndy WarholHumiliationJackie Under My Skin, and The Queen’s Throat (a National Book Critics Circle Award finalist). His newest book of poetry, Camp Marmalade, was published in 2018. He has exhibited his paintings in solo shows at White Columns (New York), 356 Mission (L.A.), and the University of Kentucky Art Museum. His first piano/vocal record, Lounge Act, was released by Ugly Duckling Presse Records in 2017; he has given musical performances at The Kitchen, REDCAT, Centre Pompidou, The Walker Art Center, The Artist’s Institute, and the Renaissance Society. He is a Distinguished Professor of English, Comparative Literature, and French at the CUNY Graduate Center in New York City.


    Emily Brandt is the author of three chapbooks: Sleeptalk Or Not At AllManWorld, and Behind Teeth. Among other places, her poems have recently appeared in LitHubThe RecluseThe Wall Street JournalWashington Square Review, and the anthology Inheriting the War. She’s been in residence at Saltonstall Arts Colony and was a 2016 Emerging Poets Fellow at Poets House. Emily is a co-founding editor of No, Dear, Web Acquisitions Editor for VIDA, and an Instructional Coach at a NYC public school.