A Poetry Walk of Jackson Heights is a poetic audio tour of one of New York’s most beautiful neighborhoods. Be led through the streets while hearing original poetry by Emily Oliver and Dylan Reynolds. Bring a mobile device and headphones, and be sure to download the free mobile app Detour, a platform for immersive audio walking tours. This project is made possible by the Queens Council on the Arts with public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.
Audio Tour Launch
Saturday, August 5th at 12:30 pm*
Meet at St. Mark’s Episcopal Church
(Corner of 81st Street and 34th Avenue.)
Bring a Mobile Device, Headphones, and download the the free mobile app Detour.
More about the poet tour guides:
Dylan Reynolds grew up in Jackson Heights. He spent time at Queens College and graduated from Knox College with a BA in Creative Writing. He has worked as a dishwasher, farmhand, and butcher. This fall he will begin an MFA program in Creative Nonfiction at the University of Minnesota.
Emily Oliver is a poet and digital humanist. She has an MFA in Poetry from Cornell University and she founded the digital literary audio archive Knox Writers’ House. Her manuscript Sound Against Ruin was a finalist for the Lexi Rudnitsky First Book Prize at Persea Books. Her work has appeared or is forthcoming in Cutbank, OmniVerse, and DIAGRAM.
*Can't make it? Following the launch event, A Poetry Walk of Jackson Heights tour will remain available for listeners to do independently.