St. Rocco's Reading Series

St. Rocco’s Reading for August

St. Rocco’s Reading for the Dispossessed for August
Featuring Aristilde Kirby, Shanekia McIntosh, and Christopher Stackhouse

At People’s Park / Gabi’s Garden – corner of Grand St. and Wilbur Street

We will have amplification.
Everyone must wear a mask and practice social distancing.
We will not provide refreshments at this event. Bring your own.

There will be a few chairs, but if you can bring your own chair that’s great and helps everyone with social distancing.

This is a free event. Donations are welcome.


Christopher Stackhouse is a writer, artist, curator and teacher. He is author of a volume of poems Plural (Counterpath press).He is co-author of image/text collaboration, Seismosis (1913 press), which features his drawings with text by writer/translator John Keene. His poetry, essays, interviews, exhibition and book reviews have been published in several literary journals and arts periodicals including Hambone, The Volta, Reverie: Midwest African American Literature; American Poet- The Journal of The Academy of American Poets; Der Pfeil (Hamburg, DE), Make: A Literary Magazine; Modern Painters, Art in America, and The Brooklyn Rail, among other publications. He is an advisory board member at FENCE Magazine and a contributing editor at BOMB Magazine. He has taught at the New York Center for Art & Media Studies, Bethel University; at Naropa University; at Ohio State University; Azusa Pacific University; and at the Maryland Institute College of Art. Stackhouse is currently working on a book about the artist Jean-Michel Basquiat’s use of text in his paintings and drawings as literature that is networked in conceptual/post-conceptual art.

Shanekia McIntosh is a writer, poet and performer born and raised in Brooklyn. A first-generation American, raised in a Caribbean neighborhood by Jamaican-immigrants, her work is inspired by the double consciousness of her cultural heritage and the black diaspora; it aims to disrupt and confront the historical colonial erasure of black/poc narratives, the contemporary byproduct of that erasure and it’s continued practice today. Using the thematic palette of generational trauma, dislocation and migration, climate change, afro-futurism, empathetic political actions and accessibility the work aims to cultivate a community space to engage contemporary narratives and perspectives to upend the learned complacency of these practices.

Aristilde Kirby is a poet living and working in Hudson, NY. She has chapbooks with Belladonna* & Black Warrior Review. She’s published with Vetch, Datableed, & Form IV, & is forthcoming in The Best American Experimental Writing 2020. She is a candidate for a Master of Fine Arts degree at Bard College. She acts as Program Assistant to The Home School.


Aug 15 2020


4:30 pm - 7:00 pm

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People's Park
Grand St., Albany
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