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QUEENSBOUND is a collaborative audio project founded by KC Trommer and begun in 2018 with a New Work grant from the Queens Council on the Arts. From Long Island City all the way to Jamaica, the poems of QUEENSBOUND map the neighborhoods and the vibrancy and diversity of the borough, embedding audio recordings from leading Queens poets and writers on a subway map, designed by Kyle Richard. Technical support for QUEENSBOUND was provided by Maham Faisal Khan.

QUEENSBOUND Reading and Site Launch - 11/3 at 2 pm - The 7 train, first car

On November 3, 2018, the QUEENSBOUND project launched with a reading on the 7 line and reception at the Queens Museum. Some of the leading writers and poets of Queens, including Rosebud Ben-Oni, Malcolm Chang, Catherine Fletcher, Sherese Francis, Jared Harél, Nicole HaroutunianAbeer Hoque, Safia Jama, Paolo Javier, Joseph O. Legaspi, Ananda Lima, Maria Lisella, Vikas K. Menon, Belal Mobarak, Meera Nair, Maria Terrone, and curator and host KC Trommer, read original work on the 7 train, beginning at Vernon Blvd Jackson Av stop, before stepping off at Mets-Willets Point and heading over to The Queens Museum for a reception. The event concluded with a song which included lines from every poem in the launch from Adam DeGraff and Tyler Burba, hosts of the reading series Kith & Kin.

All photos courtesy Dawn Siff


“Tracking the Borough’s Stories” by Thomas Moody The Queens Tribune.

“Reading Across America: A Poetry Reading On An NYC Subway Car? On The International Express Through The Immigrant Communities of Queens” LitHub

“How to Spend a Literary Long Weekend in Queens, NY” by Sarah Finnerty in LitHub

“Poets recite verses on 7 train as part of huge Queens art project” QNS

Videos: One by Trone Dowd and Rachel Rogers, students at CUNY’s Journalism School, created for their visual storytelling class.