KGB Monday Night Poetry Reading Series
Hosted by Laura Cronk and Michael Quattrone
Monday, May 12, 7:30 pm
KGB Bar ● 85 East 4th Street
Featuring: Star Black, Deborah Landau, David Lehman, Matthew Zapruder
KGB Bar ● 85 East 4th Street ● New York, NY 10003 ● Phone: 212-505-3360 ● KgbBar.com
Tao invited you to "TAO LIN 'BOOK' 'PARTY' COGNITIVE-BEHAVIORAL THERAPY" on Thursday, May 15 at 7:00pm.
Event: TAO LIN 'BOOK' 'PARTY' COGNITIVE-BEHAVIORAL THERAPY
"FREE ORGANIC FOOD, ALCOHOL, CHAPBOOKS"
Host: RELIEVE BOREDOM
When: Thursday, May 15 at 7:00pm
Where: MELVILLE HOUSE PUBLISHING (DUMBO)
Eileen Myles, Kristin Prevallet, Amy Lawless and a performance from Pat Lasch.
It is our pleasure to announce that Werkstatte Gallery will be hosting a reading and performance in conjunction with its current exhibition: A.I.R Gallery Retrospective: 1972 – 1979.
The A.I.R. cooperative gallery was the first all-women's gallery, featuring the best work from prominent artists of the downtown art scene. Our reading, featuring the talented poetry of three leading New York poets and an original A.I.R. Gallery member, offers a selection of fantastic female artists, and speaks to A.I.R.'s "Monday Night" programming: a discursive educational program that utilized a time when galleries are traditionally closed. On select Monday evenings A.I.R. opened its doors to varying speakers, performances, and how-to seminars that covered topics ranging from tax preparation to organizing a cooperative gallery.
Eileen Myles is a prolific poet, memoirist, and essayist. She is also the author of, among others, Skies, School of Fish, Chelsea Girls, and more. Eileen is, by all accounts, a rock star of the poetry world- a gifted writer first but an inspiring teacher as well, and also able to say that she had a well-publicized presidential run. Her most recent book Sorry, Tree, is available from Wave Books and was published to rave reviews.
Pat Lasch was an original member of the A.I.R. co-op from 1972. Her intimate works of sculpture, painting, and prose have been featured and lauded in numerous galleries and journals. Her work incorporates narrative (starting from her childhood in Queens as the daughter of a baker), memoir, and all to create an exploration of the sexual object, the organ, the fertile, and the lonely. Her work was recently exhibited at the Zabriskie Gallery.
Kristin Prevallet's poetry is not shy—it is generous, in fact—in dealing with the devastation of tragedy loss. Her ongoing project, in the Olson school of constant personal investigation and research, deals in the death of her father. Kristin's work has been collected into a book: I, Afterlife: Essay In Mourning Time. Kristin's prose has appeared in Fence, Riding the Meridian, Jacket, and many others, and she edited an anthology of Helen Adam's writing, A Helen Adam Reader, which has just been published.
Amy Lawless is a brazen poet with an eye for the absurd and the darkly comedic. Her work has appeared in The Agriculture Reader and Barrow Street and her work has been noted by The Best American Poetry. Her debut book of poems, Noctis Licentia, will release as the premier launch title for Black Maze Books.
Saturday, May 17th, 3-8pm
Doors 2:30 pm, $6
& music from
Hosted by Cannibal, Saltgrass, Harp & Altar, & Tight
East Coast Aliens
216 Franklin St
btwn. Green & Huron
G to Greenpoint Ave (exit at India St)
Ana Božičević moved to NYC from Croatia in 1997. She’s the author of chapbooks Document (Octopus Books, 2007) and Morning News (Kitchen Press, 2006). Look for her recent work in Denver Quarterly, Saltgrass, Hotel Amerika, absent, The New York Quarterly, Bat City Review, MiPOesias, Octopus Magazine and The Portable Boog Reader 2: An Anthology of NYC Poetry. Ana co-edits RealPoetik.
John Coletti is the author of The New Normalcy (BoogLit 2002), Physical Kind (Yo-Yo-Labs 2005), and Street Debris (Fell Swoop 2005), a collaboration with poet Greg Fuchs with whom he also co-edits Open 24 Hours Press. He currently is the editor of The Poetry Project Newsletter.
Kate Greenstreet is the author of case sensitive (Ahsahta Press, 2006) and three chapbooks, Learning the Language (Etherdome Press, 2005), Rushes (above/ground press, 2007), and This is why I hurt you (Lame House Press, April 2008). Her second book, The Last 4 Things, will be out from Ahsahta in 2009. Her poems can be found in journals like Cannibal, Fascicle, and Handsome. New work is forthcoming in Filling Station, Practice, and The Columbia Review.
Sarah Gridley is Poet in Residence and a Lecturer in Creative Writing at Case Western Reserve University. She received an MFA in poetry from the University of Montana in 2000, where she was a Richard Hugo scholar and won the 1999 Merriam Frontier Award for excellence in creative writing. The University of California Press published her book Weather Eye Open in 2005. She has recently completed a new poetry manuscript, whose poems have appeared or are forthcoming in Fourteen Hills, NEO, Harp & Altar, Crazy Horse, jubilat, Denver Quarterly, New American Writing, and Chicago Review.
Katy Henriksen was born and raised in the Arkansas Ozarks. She is the design editor of the poetry journal Cannibal, which she creates with her husband Matt Henriksen in their tiny railroad apartment in Greenpoint, Brooklyn. She also helps run the Burning Chair Readings. Her music and culture writing may be found in Venus Zine, The Brooklyn Rail, Paste, Publishers Weekly, Puremusic.com, Rust Buckle, and elsewhere. Four of her poems are forthcoming in Tight.
Shannon Jonas is the author of Compathy (Cannibal Books, 2007) and lives in Kalamazoo, Michigan.
Jennifer Kronovet is the author of Awayward (BOA Editions, 2009), selected by Jean Valentine as the winner of the Poulin Prize. Kronovet is the co-founder and co-editor of CIRCUMFERENCE, a journal of poetry in translation. Her poems have appeared or are forthcoming in Colorado Review, Harp & Altar, Ploughshares, A Public Space, and other journals. She was born and raised in New York City, and has lived in Chicago, St. Louis, and Beijing.
Mark Lamoureux is a poet, critic and translator who lives in Astoria, NY. His work has appeared in numerous publications, both in print and online. He is an associate editor for Fulcrum Annual. He is the author of three chapbooks: City/Temple (Ugly Duckling Presse, 2003), 29 Cheeseburgers (Pressed Wafer, 2004) and Film Poems (Katalanche Press, 2005).
Timothy Liu is the author of six books of poems, most recently For Dust Thou Art. Two new books are forthcoming, Bending the Mind Around the Dream's Blown Fuse (Talisman House, 2008) and Polytheogamy (Saturnalia Press, 2009). His journals and papers are archived in the Berg Collection at the New York Public Library. Liu is currently an Associate Professor at William Paterson University and on the Core Faculty at Bennington College’s Writing Seminars; he lives in Manhattan.
Chris Martin is the author of American Music. His new book, Becoming Weather, is trying to become published. His newer book, On Song, is an ongoing investigation of song’s ontological use from the Caveman Days until Tonight. He is the editor of Puppy Flowers, an online magazine of the arts, and resides near the Prospect Park Zoo with a beautiful lady and her cat.
Jess Mynes is the author of Birds for Example, Coltsfoot Insularity (a collaboration with Aaron Tieger), In(ex)teriors, and Full on Jabber (a collaboration with Christopher Rizzo). He is the editor of Fewer & Further Press. In 2008, his If and When (Katalanche Press), Sky Brightly Picked (Skysill Press), Recently Clouds, and a second edition of In(ex)teriors (Anchorite Press) will be published. He lives in Wendell, MA where he co curates a reading series, All Small Caps. His poems have appeared in numerous publications.
Cate Peebles lives in Brooklyn and works at the literary agency, Sobel Weber Associates, in Manhattan. Her poems have appeared in, or are forthcoming from, Tin House, Octopus, La Petite Zine, MiPOesias, Capgun, and others. She co-edits the on-line poetry magazine, Fou.
Christopher Rizzo is a writer and publisher who lives in New York. Over the years, his work has appeared in Art New England, The Cultural Society, Cannibal, Dusie, H_NGM_N, and Spell among other magazines. Christopher has also authored several chapbooks, such as Claire Obscure (Katalanche Press, 2005), Zing (Carve Editions, 2006), and The Breaks (Fewer & Further Press, 2006). Full on Jabber, a collaborative work written with poet Jess Mynes, was released by Martian Press in 2007. Christopher also edits Anchorite Press, an independent poetry publisher of innovative work. He is a doctoral candidate in English at the University at Albany.
Matthew Rohrer is the author of five books of poetry, most recently RISE UP, published by Wave Books. He teaches in the creative writing program at NYU and lives in Brooklyn.
Frank Sherlock is the co-author of the newly released Ready-to-Eat Individual with Brett Evans.
Joanna Sondheim’s chapbooks, The Fit and Thaumatrope, were published by Sona Books in 2004 and 2007, respectively. Recent work appears in Unsaid magazine.
Shanxing Wang was born in Jinzhong, Shanxi province, China, in 1965. He moved to the U.S. in 1991 to pursue a PhD in mechanical engineering at University of California at Berkeley. While an assistant professor of engineering at Rutgers University, he began taking writing courses at Rutgers and later the Poetry Project, and subsequently received a Zora Neale Hurston Scholarship to attend the summer writing program at Naropa University in Colorado in 2003. His first book Mad Science in Imperial City (Futurepoem Books, 2005) won the 2006 Asian American Literary Award for Poetry. His current thinking and struggling focuses on intersections of poetry/poetics with physics/mathematics, history, visual arts, and continental philosophy. He is also a competitive table tennis player and a table tennis coach. He lives and writes in Queens and he has a blog: http://shanxingwang.blogspot.com.
Rebecca Wolff is the author of Manderley, Figment, and The King (forthcoming 2009). She is the publisher and editor of Fence, Fence Books, and The Constant Critic, and is a fellow of the New York State Writers Institute, with which Fence is affiliated. She lives in Athens, New York.