Monday, April 28, 2008

First Day of Unemployment

I woke up this morning and got an early breakfast (at Balthazar) with Deep Disco( aka roommate) then took Metro North out to Eos to collect my things. It was a weird and emotional scene to say the least.

Said some goodbyes, took some large sized envelopes then left.

Got back into the city, mailed off a few submissions.

Bought new coffee beans from Gimmie Coffee.

Ate left-overs (cold tofu, singaporean mai-fun) from Grand Szechuan.

I picked up the newest issue of Conduit from St. Mark's Bookstore on Saturday and I'm about to read some poems while drinking French pressed coffee.

Prageeta Sharma is back in town and I will go to her reading at KGB in a little while,

Thomas Sayers Ellis & Prageeta Sharma @ KGB

KGB Monday Night Poetry Reading Series
Hosted by Laura Cronk and Michael Quattrone
Monday, April 28, 2008, 7:30 pm

Featuring: Thomas Sayers Ellis and Prageeta Sharma

Prageeta Sharma will be making a rare NYC appearance with her good friend Thomas Sayers Ellis

Thomas Sayers Ellis' first, full collection, The Maverick Room, was published by Graywolf Press in 2005 and awarded The 2006 John C. Zacharis First Book Award. He is also the author of The Good Junk (Take Three #1, Graywolf 1996); a chapbook The Genuine Negro Hero (Kent State University Press, 2001) and the chaplet Song On (WinteRed Press 2005). An Assistant Professor of Creative Writing at Sarah Lawrence College and a faculty member of The Lesley University low-residency M.F.A program (Cambridge, Massachusetts), his Breakfast and Blackfist: Notes for Black Poets is also forthcoming from the University of Michigan Press, Poets on Poetry Series.

Prageeta Sharma is the author of Bliss to Fill (Subpress Collective, 2000), The Opening Question (Fence Books, 2004. Winner of the 2004 Fence Modern Poets Prize) and Infamous Landscapes (Fence Books, 2007). She is currently an associate professor/director of creative writing at University of Montana in Missoula.

KGB Bar ● 85 East 4th Street ● New York, NY 10003 ● Phone: 212-505-3360

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