Wednesday, June 6, 2007

Two Poets I Recommend Reading On The Same Bill

I've read at this location maybe back in the winter and had a good time. Brooke is nice and the gallery so small it feels like everyone is there for just you! I'm a big fan of Liesel (who also just graduated from New School's MFA program) and Kate Hall- who lines always make me jealous! Come and see them + the others.


WHEN: Sunday, June 10th from 4:30-6:00 pm

WHERE: 440 Gallery, 440 Sixth Avenue (at 9th St., F to 7th Ave.)

CONTACT: Brooke Shaffner at

Admission Free



Liesel Tarquini recently graduated from the New School with an MFA in poetry. She will be leaving Manhattan in August for a Fulbright residency in Berlin focused on translating contemporary German poetry, and is in need of a poetry patron (no sugar daddies, please!). For more information, see


Douglas Light is the author of the novel East Fifth Bliss, which received the 2007 Benjamin Franklin Award for Fiction. His short fiction won an O. Henry Award, and has appeared or is forthcoming in the Best American Nonrequired Reading 2003 anthology, StoryQuarterly, and the Alaska Quarterly Review. To contact the author, please visit


Kate Hall received the Robert Frost Poetry Prize while a senior at Kenyon College. Her poetry, stories, and nonfiction have appeared in such publications as The Antioch Review, Rattle, Perihelion, Mr. Beller's Neightborhood, The Brooklyn Rail, The Mississippi Review, 3:AM Magazine, 5_Trope, and Stirring, where she served as a poetry editor. She was recently nominated for storySouth’s Million Writers award for fiction and won a Time Out New York short story contest. She holds a JD from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She lives in Greenpoint.


Cheryl Burke’s work appears in dozens of print and online publications. She is also the creator and producer of PVC: The Poetry vs. Comedy Variety Show, a monthly event at the Bowery Poetry Club featuring comedians and performance poets. Cheryl has given readings and performances of her work throughout the US and Great Britain. In 2003, Cheryl received an artists’ fellowship from the New York Foundation for the Arts and a residency at the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts. Cheryl lives in Brooklyn. Her website is, and she blogs at


Shanee Epstein, June’s featured artist and a co-founder of the 440 Gallery, will give a talk on her work. Epstein is a painter and educator living in Park Slope. She received her undergraduate degree at The University of Massachusetts and her MFA at Pratt Institute. Her latest show, Polyphony, a collection of abstract paintings, continues an exploration of color that the artist began three years ago. The paintings are hung in a melodic line around the gallery, allowing a dialogue between the pieces similar to the discourse which shapes the artist’s creation process. For more information, go to

About 440 Gallery: Park Slope’s only artist-run gallery, a jewel box space offering an alternative venue for nine Brooklyn artists. 440 Gallery seeks to present surprising, unexpected art to the community through exhibitions, talks, readings and events centered around direct contact with the artist. Open Thursdays and Fridays, 4-7 pm and Saturdays and Sundays, 12-6 pm, or by appointment.

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