Join Birds, LLC Monday, May 22nd at 7pm 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 at the reading. 


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 the author of HUMAN ACHIEVEMENTS (Birds, LLC 2017) and the chapbook My Own Fires (Brothel Books 2011). Her voice can be found inside the Poetry Jukebox in New York's East Village, on the experimental track AM Radio by Marselle, and in poems forthcoming from Jubilat and The Recluse. Lauren currently lives in her hometown of Durham, North Carolina.


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.


A heartfelt thanks to the Brooklyn Public Library for their support and for their dedication to supporting small independent presses, their authors, poetry and literacy!