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The Midnight’s Marsupium Defacement Project II: 9th Grade Edition!

On Wednesday, I visited an after-school program at Groundwork out in East New York (at my friend Rob Maitra’s invitation) to enlist the help of some nice 9th graders to deface some more copies of Midnight’s Marsupium.  (The banner above is by Chaisady.) 

Check out the previous results:

Ryan Bradley, Sommer Browning, Anne Keefe, & Jared Schickling




XYLINA (The Green School)


SHANEEKA (Brooklyn Theatre Arts)


CHAISADY SMITH (Progress High School)


JANEVA (Bushwick School for Social Justice)



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Michael Leong is the author of the poetry books e.s.p., Cutting Time with a Knife, Who Unfolded My Origami Brain?, and Words on Edge. His creative work has been anthologized in THE &NOW AWARDS 2: The Best Innovative Writing, Best American Experimental Writing 2018, and Bettering American Poetry, Volume 3. His co-translation, with Ignacio Infante, of Vicente Huidobro’s long poem Sky-Quake: Tremor of Heaven is forthcoming from co•im•press in late 2019. His critical monograph Contested Records: The Turn to Documents in Contemporary North American Poetry is forthcoming from the University of Iowa Press in May 2020. He has received grants from the Council of Literary Magazines and Presses and the National Endowment for the Arts. He teaches in the School of Critical Studies at CalArts.

4 thoughts on “The Midnight’s Marsupium Defacement Project II: 9th Grade Edition!

    1. “This is no authority for the abuse of cheese.”
      –Gertrude Stein

      Hey Jared, I think Chaisady’s “BURN” collage is an implicit gloss on your defacements (I showed them one of your examples).

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