Dec 3 2017
The promotion of linguistic diversity and expressive plurality is a hallmark of public justice, especially in New York, the city that never speaks one and the same language. This “Queens English” poetry/prose/performance at Queens Museum, the sequel to QueensEnglishToday.mp3 at CUNY Graduate Center, explores and enacts the world of dynamic Englishing and languaging, its polyphonic futurity.
Readers and performers include:
Intro by Q Lee B (Kyoo Lee & Lee Ann Brown); Bruce Andrews; Daisy Atterbury; Chia-Lun Chang, Cosmic Myth Fits/Corona (Patricia Clough, Elizabeth Garcia, Yeong Ran Kim, Omar Montana, Mac Morris, Jansiel Polanco, Elijah Kuan Wong); Paolo Javier; Scott Kapuscinski; Maria Lisella; Multilingual Collab by Laynie Browne (and Patricio Ferrari); Ariana Reines; St. John’s Queens (Dohra Ahmad, Steven Alvarez, Jeremy Ashton, Samuel Chang, Raquel Corona, Dannie Rouse, Angy Velazquez).
Followed by Discussion & Light Refreshments
Co-sponsored by: The Center for Humanities at CUNY Graduate Center; Queens Museum; mp3: Poetry, Philosophy, Performativity Seminar on Public Engagement and Collaborative Research; and the Department of English, St. John’s University.