This audio was recorded at Dia:Chelsea on March 10, 2011 as part of Dia's Readings in Contemporary Poetry series. John Ashbery and Paolo Javier read that evening.
Paolo Javier is the 2010-13 Queens Borough Poet Laureate. He is the author of four chapbooks and three full-length poetry collections, including The Feeling Is Actual (Marsh Hawk Press, Fall 2011). Javier curates two reading series: PRJCTNS, devoted to live film narration and performance, and Queens Poet Lore, a roving poetry series set across the borough. He edits 2nd Avenue Poetry (2ndavepoetry.com), a tiny press of innovative language art, and lives with his wife in Queens.
To hear Vincent Katz's introduction to Paolo Javier, please click here.