The following is a recording of a live reading with Thomas Dooley. Thomas is the author of Trespass, a winner of the National Poetry Series, selected by poet and novelist Charlie Smith. His poetry has been published by The Academy of American Poets, Poetry Daily, The Cortland Review, The Old Stock, Palimpsest: Yale Literary and Arts Magazine, and twice-featured on “PBS NewsHour”. He has garnered fellowships from New York University, The Jentel Foundation, and The Starlight Foundation, and is the creator of SURGE, a literary magazine that exclusively publishes art and poetry by hospitalized teenagers. Thomas is the Founding Artistic Director of Emotive Fruition, a New York-based collective of poets and actors that strives to change the way people experience live page poetry. Earlier this year, Thomas was commissioned by Jad Abumrad and Robert Krulwich of NPR’s hit show Radiolab, to produce a live show of poetry celebrating the periodic table of elements. A member of the creative writing faculty at New York University, Thomaslives and writes in Brooklyn, NY.