Curated by local poet activists Krystal Languell, Rachel Levitsky and Emily Skillings—HOT TEXTS is a reading series in Brooklyn, New York that celebrates innovative writing rooted in the body, desire, sexual politics and the erotic sphere. HOT TEXTS is an extension of the Belladonna* Collaborative, a feminist, avant-garde event series, collective and publishing venture.
Kate Schapira is the author of TOWN (Factory School, Heretical Texts), The Bounty: Four Addresses (Noemi Press), How We Saved the City (Stockport Flats) and The Soft Place (forthcoming from Horse Less Press), as well as six chapbooks with another coming soon from dancing girl press. She lives in Providence, RI, where she co-runs the Publicly Complex Reading Series and teaches writing to college students and fourth graders.
Melissa Broder is the author of two collections of poems, MEAT HEART and WHEN YOU SAY ONE THING BUT MEAN YOUR MOTHER. Recent poems appear in Guernica, Redivider, The Missouri Review, Court Green, et al. She edits La Petite Zine. By day she is a publicity manager at Penguin.
Hr Hegnauer is the author of Sir (Portable Press at Yo-Yo Labs, 2011). She is a freelance book designer and website designer specializing in working with independent publishers as well as individual artists and writers. She maintains a portfolio of her work at hrhegnauer.com. HR has also acted in two movies directed by Ed Bowes: The Value of Small Skeletons (2011) and Essay on Ash (forthcoming). She is a member of Belladonna* and the poets’ theater group GASP: Girls Assembling Something Perpetual.
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