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Okoyomon / Hamilton / Hodson

  • Spoonbill Series 99 Montrose Avenue Brooklyn, NY, 11206 United States (map)

Literal actual real life death

                  Oh blissful moment
       Caught in the maws of pleasure
  For life is  pain
Love sounds
 like
 I’m sorry
Crouched over my cell phone looking for meaning
I’M THINKING ABOUT YOU
 RIGHT NOW AND I’VE BEEN THINKING ABOUT YOU
FOR DAYS
 WHEN I JERK OFF I SEE YOUR FACE
   Pink  light fades the mouth of the riot
(the act of being born causes suffering)
 Loveless industrial oppressions
Extend the reach of the body
I don’t believe in the possibilities of the wrong
Bliss and pleasure
 How
does anybody ever get any pleasure?
is it even worth it ?

A reading curated by Coco Fitterman, hosted by Spoonbill Series (99 Montrose, Brooklyn).

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Precious Okoyomon is a Brooklyn-based poet and artist. She is the author of Ajebota (Bottlecap Press, 2016) Her writing has been performed and exhibited at the Baltic Triennial in Lithuania, Exo Exo in Paris and MoMA PS1 in New York. Her writing has been published in The Iowa Review, Fanzine, New York Tyrant and other publications. She loves her sweet toy poodle Rainbow and is a Leo that is very low key evil. She’s currently working on a book or two.

Diana Hamilton writes about crying, shitting, consenting, kissing, dreaming, fainting, writing, and reading. Specifically, she’s published a few books on these subjects, including God Was Right (forthcoming from Ugly Duckling Presse) and The Awful Truth (Golias Books).

Chelsea Hodson is the author of the forthcoming essay collection Tonight I'm Someone Else and the chapbook Pity the Animal. She is a graduate of the MFA program at Bennington College and has been awarded fellowships from MacDowell Colony and PEN Center USA Emerging Voices. Her writing has appeared in Frieze, Black Warrior Review, The Lifted Brow, Fanzine, Hobart, and elsewhere. She teaches at Catapult in New York and at Mors Tua Vita Mea in Rome.