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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)



Michael Leong is the author of four volumes of poetry, e.s.p., Cutting Time with a Knife, Who Unfolded My Origami Brain?, and Words on Edge, as well as a translation of the Chilean poet Estela Lamat, I, the Worst of All. His poems have appeared in jubilat, Lana Turner, New American Writing, Tin House, Verse Daily, The &Now Awards 2: The Best Innovative Writing, and elsewhere. Excerpts from a new manuscript in progress is forthcoming in Best American Experimental Writing 2018. He is Assistant Professor of English at the University at Albany, SUNY.

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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