Hand-Touch Sensibility

An evening of poetry and performance (both live and live-streamed) curated by Carly Dashiell. Rennie Ament, Miriam Karraker, and Liv Schwenk will share their work.

Carly Dashiell is a Brooklyn-based poet and bookseller. Formerly the art book buyer at McNally Jackson Books, she currently buys books for MAST, and works as Managing Editor of Futurepoem, a non-profit publisher of experimental work. A digital chapbook, “5 4”, can be found on Gauss PDF. Other poems are forthcoming in Prelude. Dashiell is an MFA candidate in Poetry at Brooklyn College.

Miriam Karraker is an MFA candidate at the University of Minnesota's program of creative writing. Their work has appeared in Indiana Review, Gulf Coast, Kenyon Review Online, Gigantic Sequins, TAGVVERK, BOAAT, fLoromancy, 3:AM Magazine, Full Stop, and DIAGRAM. They live, write, and perform in Minneapolis.

Liv Schwenk is a Brooklyn based artist, working with drawing, performance, critical-speculative thought, choreography, writing, and video. She is fascinated with patterns, and the underlying truths of a pattern or an ornament. Causality, gravity, chaos and order, freedom and restriction are notions that she examines throughout her work whether as a series of drawings or a score for moving bodies.

Rennie Ament studied poetry at Hunter College, where she has taught creative writing. Her work has appeared or is forthcoming in the Colorado Review, Sixth Finch, Redivider, DIAGRAM, the minnesota review, The Journal, Prelude, and elsewhere. She's received fellowships from the Millay Colony for the Arts, the Vermont Studio Center and the New York State Summer Writers Institute. She lives in Queens and online at

Feb 9th 2018