Advertisement Close

Jill Magi & Ammiel Alcalay

Date(s) - 03/03/2021
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Add This to Your Calendar


Free USD
Contact Person:


The Poetry Project

Online Event

About this Event

Where and how does language mark our lines of belonging, unbelonging, or what can we do in language to atomize the boundaries. In work that interrogates our premises of law, nation, and traversal, Ammiel Alcalay and Jill Magi trouble forces of containment, pose counter-consideration to our histories, and offer in poems some more expanded future.

Ammiel Alcalay’s co-edited A Dove in Free Flight: Selected Poems of Faraj Bayrakdar will be out in 2021 from Upset Press, along with a new sequence of poems, Ghost Talk, from Pinsapo Press, and A Bibliography for After Jews & Arabs, from Punctum.

Jill Magi splits her time between the United Arab Emirates and Vermont. She works in text, image, and textile, and her recent learning focus is in “textility”—how its disposition upsets all kinds of binaries. She has had exhibitions at Grey Noise, Tashkeel, NYUAD Project Space, and the Brooklyn Textile Arts Center. Her books include Threads(Futurepoem), SLOT (Ugly Duckling Presse), LABOR (Nightboat), and SPEECH (Nightboat), and her handmade books are collected by the University at Buffalo poetry collection. She’s taught at CUNY, Eugene Lang College, Goddard College, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Columbia College, and now at NYU in Abu Dhabi. With Sarah Almehairi and Shamma Al Bastaki, she is co-founder of the UAE-based chapbook publishing initiative, JARA Collective.

We encourage enthusiastic readers and listeners to engage more deeply with Ammiel Alcalay’s and Jill Magi’s work by purchasing their books. Ammiel Alcalay’s GHOST TALK is available for presale from Pinsapo Press and A Bibliography for ”After Jews and Arabs” from Punctum Books. Jill Magi’s SPEECH is available from Nightboat.

*Please note you must be logged in to your Eventbrite account to access the event’s zoom link. We will begin letting people into the reading from Eventbrite a few minutes before the start of the event.

*Please also note that if you are not logged into Eventbrite, you will receive a notification reading “You don’t have access to this event” when you click on the event link. This is an automatically generated notification indicating that you need to login, using the email address with which you registered for the event. You can do so using the button located directly below the notification.

If you have any questions, have trouble accessing your Eventbrite account, or have trouble accessing Zoom after the event’s listed start time, please contact Poetry Project staff directly at

The Poetry Project is committed to making our event programming inclusive and accessible for individuals with different experiences, and are continuously working to improve and expand upon accessibility measures. Our online broadcasts feature live transcription and are presented on broadcasts compatible with most screen readers. If you have a question about either of these resources, or an accessibility measure we haven’t described, please contact us at

Map Unavailable