The following is a recording of live readings by Marina Blitshteyn and Kara Thordarson, also known as K.T. Billey. Marina holds an MFA in Creative Writing from Columbia University, where she also served as a University Writing instructor and consultant. Her work has appeared in The Guardian, Lilith, No, Dear Magazine, Two Serious Ladies, and her latest chapbook is Nothing Personal. Kara holds a MFA in Poetry from Columbia University and is an assistant editor for the literary journal Asymptote. She recently finished her first full-length poetry collection, Vulgar Mechanics. Unfortunately, this recording cuts off the first few lines of the first poem read by Marina. Disclaimer: The works read and topics discussed in this show deal with sensitive issues including sexuality, sexual abuse, and vulgar language. Some of the poems contain profanity. The views expressed in this show do no express the views of WKCR, its Board of Directors, or the Trustees of Columbia University.