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Paolo Javier

The former Queens Borough Poet Laureate (2010–14), Paolo Javier was born in the Philippines and grew up in Las Piñas, Metro Manila; Katonah, Westchester County; El-Ma’adi, Cairo; Burnaby and North Delta, Metro Vancouver. He’s produced three albums of sound poetry with Listening Center (David Mason), including the limited edition pamphlet/cassette Ur’lyeh/ Aklopolis and the booklet/cassette Maybe the Sweet Honey Pours. The recipient of a 2021 Rauschenberg Foundation Artist Grant, Paolo Javier was a featured artist in Greater NY 2015 and Queens International 2018: Volumes. His fifth full-length book of poetry, O.B.B., a (weird postcolonial techno dream-pop) comics poem that also includes illustrations by Alex Tarampi and Ernest Concepcion, has just been published by Nightboat Books. He lives with his family in Queens.

GUDMUNDUR THORODDSEN Father’s Father

Gudmundur Thoroddsen’s first solo show in New York playfully interrogates the self and the nation’s patriarchs through a range of disciplines.

from Kundiman for the Condemned

ahlan wa sahlan note a poem o receive it here as it charades onto history's gauzy list

from Maybe the Sweet Honey Pours

Paolo Javier's recent collaboration with Listening Center (David Mason) will appear as a limited edition book/cassette, Ur'lyeh/Aklopolis, published by Texte und Töne in Autumn 2016.

True Account of Talking to the 7 in Sunnyside

A featured artist in Queens International 18, Paolo Javier is the author of the chapbook and cassette EP Maybe the Sweet Honey Pours (Nion Editions/Temporary Tapes 2019), and O.B.B., a long comics poem forthcoming from Nightboat Books.

from O.B.B.

The former Queens Borough Poet Laureate (2010–14), Paolo Javier was born in the Philippines and grew up in Las Piñas, Metro Manila; Katonah, Westchester County; El-Ma’adi, Cairo; Burnaby and North Delta, Metro Vancouver. He’s produced three albums of sound poetry with Listening Center (David Mason), including the limited edition pamphlet/cassette Ur’lyeh/ Aklopolis and the booklet/cassette Maybe the Sweet Honey Pours. The recipient of a 2021 Rauschenberg Foundation Artist Grant, Paolo Javier was a featured artist in Greater NY 2015 and Queens International 2018: Volumes. His fifth full-length book of poetry, O.B.B., a (weird postcolonial techno dream-pop) comics poem that also includes illustrations by Alex Tarampi and Ernest Concepcion, has just been published by Nightboat Books. He lives with his family in Queens.

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