JOIN US FOR A READING AT PARK SLOPE’S 440 GALLERY!
Sunday, March 16th from 4:40-6:00 pm
440 Gallery, 440 Sixth Avenue (at 9th St., F to 7th Ave.)
CONTACT: Brooke Shaffner at firstname.lastname@example.org
POET DAN MAGERS GUEST-HOSTS:
Jacqueline Bishop was born and raised in Kingston, Jamaica, before coming to the US to attend college and to be reunited with her mother. She is the founding editor of Calabash: A Journal of Caribbean Arts & Letters, and is presently editing a film on a group of Jamaican untutored artists called The Intuitives. She has been published in The Caribbean Writer, Crab Orchard Review, Macomere, Renaissance Noire and Wasafiri, amongst other journals. She lives and works in New York City, the 15th parish of Jamaica. The River's Song is her first novel. She is also the author of Fauna, a collection of poems.
Julia Cohen is the editor of Saltgrass and has three chapbooks available, If Fire, Arrival from horse less press, Who Could Forget the Sensational First Evening of the Night, from H_NGM_N B__KS, and When We Broke the Microscope (with Mathias Svalina), from Small Fires Press. Chapbooks, The History of a Lake Never Drowns from Dancing Girl Press and Chugwater (with Mathias Svalina) from Transmission Press, are forthcoming. Visit her blog at www.onthemessiersideofneat.blogspot.com. She lives in Brooklyn.
Carla Drysdale's poems have been published in LIT, Global City Review, The Exquisite Corpse, Confrontation, Canadian Literature and The Fiddlehead. Her first book, House of Witness, will be published by Tightrope Books this year. A transplanted Canadian, she lives with her husband and two young boys in Brooklyn.
Yvonne C. Murphy received an MA in Creative Writing from NYU and a PhD in Creative Writing from the University of Houston. She held a Bucknell University Younger American Poets Fellowship and a Stegner Fellowship in poetry, and has published poems in numerous anthologies and journals. Yvonne makes her home in Queens, and is an Associate Professor of Cultural Studies at SUNY Empire State College, where she mentors returning adult students. Currently she is working very hard at publishing Aviaries, her first completed manuscript. Her poems are meant to spark imagination for the magic in everyday life and, with hope, promote the sturdy resilience of vulnerability, or, as Marianne Moore describes it: love’s extraordinary-ordinary stubbornness.
Daniel Weiner, this month’s featured artist, will present a talk on his current show, NY Department of the Interior. Weiner was born in Oak Park, Illinois, raised in Los Angles and educated on the West Coast. His aesthetic is crafted from a degree in English and a master’s in printmaking, painting and photography, with influences from the California assemblage artists, work as a scenic carpenter and as a reader of romantic literature. He exhibits with Pierogi in Brooklyn, James Graham and Sons in New York. Recent solo exhibitions include The Farm (2003) and Sushi Visual and Performance Art Space (2001) in San Diego, 4016 Gallery (2004) in Los Angeles and 440 Gallery in Brooklyn (2008). Many of his works are maintained in private collections. He received his BA from UCLA and a MFA from San Diego State. For more information, please visit www.danieljohnweiner.com.
About 440 Gallery: Park Slope’s only artist-run gallery, a jewel-box space offering an alternative venue for 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 from 4-7 pm, and Saturdays and Sundays from 12-6 pm, or by appointment.