Jill Magi reads from LABOR in Brooklyn on June 4 and June 10

Jill Magi reads from LABOR in Brooklyn on June 4 and June 10

Wednesday June 4, 7pm: Jill Magi read with Jen Hofer and Paolo Javier  at Berl’s Poetry Shop in DUMBO.

Tuesday, June 10, 7pm: A double book launch with Jan Clausen at Powder Keg, 33 Flatbush Avenue (at Livingston Street), 3rd floor. Rodrigo Toscano  and other poet guests will read from LABOR.

Make sure to check out LABOR, Jill magi's daring hybrid work that investigates the relationship between the individual and the institution.

Jill Magi’s new book—comprised of fiction, poetry, and archival research—LABOR explores relations between workplace and workers, race-class-gender, the institution and the body, the “personal” budget and the economy, the archive and undisciplined paper trails. An “employee handbook” sequence runs throughout the text, providing a set of directions for ritual practices toward individual agency and workplace/worker transformation. But unlike the archived ideologies and hopes of traditional labor history that LABOR’s characters eventually abandon or never fully embraced, the transformation does not look like traditional progress or reform.