Justin Williams Evans Justin Williams Evans

Justin Williams Evans, Photo by The Houghton Library of Harvard University

BOOM Performance:
Justin Williams Evans –
“For at the First Glance:” Spoken Word

“For at the First Glance” is a durational reading based on the incomplete manuscript of Jubilate Agno by Christopher Smart, written during his involuntary confinement in St. Luke’s Hospital in the 18th century. The performance is a part of a long-form edit and attempt at moving towards completion of the unfinished manuscript, an ecstatic celebration of creation and life.


Justin William Evans is a poet and a teacher and a few other adjacent things. He’s served as co-editor of Vanilla Sex Magazine and poetry editor of QU. His poetry has appeared in Gutslut Press, Blood Orange Review, Defunct magazine, and elsewhere. His writing credits for the stage include A Tonguey Kiss for Samuel Davidson, Satan v. Laundry, and Ubu Roi: a reading with rage games and weepery. He holds an MFA from Queens University of Charlotte.

Showing at: Train Tracks
Show Time:
Sunday, 4/23 12:00 – 4:00pm