Mar 31st 2017

On Friday March 31st at 7pm, Zhou Sivan & Anna Martine Whitehead will give readings. Doors open at 6:30 pm. This event is free.

Zhou Sivan is the pen name of Nic Wong, a Malaysian writer based in Chicago. The Chinese characters of his pen name, 荮细玩, can mean “savoring a bundle of grass” or “straw-wrapped contemplation.” His brief collection of sonnets, Zero Copula (Delete Press, 2015), considers poetic and political questions of alignment and the constructedness of the breath-line. Sea Hypocrisy (DoubleCross Press and Projective Industries, 2016) is a chapbook-length lyric and satiric piece around acts of bearing witness to the refugee crisis in Southeast Asia. His recent work can be found in Lana Turner, Chicago Review, Almost Island, and Asymptote. He is finishing a comparative literature dissertation on the genealogies of Cold War Mahua, or Malaysian Chinese, literary history.

Anna Martine Whitehead makes moves for an uncertain planet. They have shown work across North America and have contributed significantly to projects by Jefferson Pinder, taisha paggett, Every house has a door, Keith Hennessy, and Julien Prévieux. Martine has written about Black and queer performance practices for an array outlets including C Magazine, Art Practical, and, most recently Meanings and Makings of Queer Dance. Their first chapbook TREASURE | My Black Rupture debuted this past Spring. Find out more at


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