Join Birds, LLC for the annual Brooklyn Independents reading series at the Brooklyn Public Library.

Poetry readings/performances by Birds, LLC authors:

Lauren Hunter ✨ (Human Achievements)

Chase Berggrun ✨ ( R E D )

Ana Božičević ✨ (Joy of Missing Out)

Sommer Browning ✨ (Backup Singers)

New Birds, LLC books will be available. Birds, LLC is a small independent poetry press that supports readings, events, and recordings for its authors, believing that poetry demands a human voice to read it, and an audience to hear it. Visit the Birds at

CHASE BERGGRUN is a trans poet. They are the author of R E D, forthcoming from Birds, LLC in 2017, and the chapbook Discontent and Its Civilizations: Poems of Erasure, published by jubilat in 2012. Their work has appeared in the PEN Poetry Series, Sixth Finch, Diagram, The Offing, Prelude, Apogee, No Tokens, Beloit Poetry Journal, and elsewhere. They received their MFA from New York University.

ANA BOŽIČEVIĆ, born in Croatia in 1977, is a poet, translator, teacher, and occasional singer. She is the author of Joy of Missing Out (Birds, LLC, 2017), the Lambda Award-winning Rise in the Fall (Birds, LLC, 2013) and Stars of the Night Commute (Tarpaulin Sky Press, 2009). She is the recipient of the 40 Under 40: The Future of Feminism award from Feminist Press, and the PEN American Center/NYSCA grant for translating It Was Easy to Set the Snow on Fire by Zvonko Karanović from Phoneme Media (2017). She is the editor of "Mysteries of Vision" by Diane di Prima published by Lost & Found: The CUNY Poetics Document Initiative.

LAUREN HUNTER is a poet, editor and educator living in Durham, North Carolina. She is the author of HUMAN ACHIEVEMENTS from Birds, LLC (2017). She received her MFA in poetry from The New School and is the managing editor for the experimental translation press Telephone. Lauren is the co-founder/curator of Electric Pumas, an occasional reading series/web presence interested in promoting multimedia art by women. Her chapbook, My Own Fires, was released by Brothel Books in 2011.

SOMMER BROWNING is a poet, comedian and librarian based in Denver. Her poems have appeared in BOMB, Spork, Brooklyn Rail, and more. Her latest book of poetry is Backup Singers (Birds, LLC; 2014) and her most recent book is the collection of comics "Everything but Sex" by Low Frequency Press.

Brooklyn Independents is made possible in part with support from the National Endowment for the Arts and with public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.  Additional support is provided by the Poetry Foundation.

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