Monday, July 7, 2008

Has bar loving Vamps become park loving Hippies?

Monday nights at KGB Bar have become infamous for poetry, but it looks like all the summer light has gotten them a little misty-eyed & restless to leave behind the aching read interiors and sticky sweet beer smells for something a little more green

Monday becomes Tuesday and KGB at Bryant Park
with James Tate, Dara Wier and Jennifer L. Knox
Tuesday, July 8
6:30pm - 8:00pm
Bryant Park Reading Room
(42nd Street side of park)

Join the KGB Poetry Series for a summertime appearance at Bryant Park!
Featuring a superstar line-up: James Tate, Dara Wier and Jennifer L. Knox
Hosted by Laura Cronk and Michael Quattrone

James Tate is the author of 15 books of poems, most recently The Ghost Soldiers: Poems (Ecco Press, 2008). His Selected Poems won the Pulitzer Prize in 1991. He teaches at the University of Massachusetts in Amherst and is currently a Chancellor of the Academy of American Poets.

Dara Wier is the author of 10 books of poems, most recently Remnants of Hannah (Wave Books, 2006). She has received grants from the Guggenheim Foundation and the NEA and directs the MFA Program for Poets and Writers at the University of Massachusetts in Amherst.

Jennifer L. Knox is the author of two books of poems, Drunk by Noon and A Gringo Like Me, both available from Bloof Books. Her poems have been widely anthologized, most recently in The Best American Erotic Poems: From 1800 to the Present.

The Bryant Park Reading Room:
42nd Street side of the park
marked by maroon umbrellas

Rain Venue:
The General Society of Mechanics and Tradesmen
20 West 44th Street (between 5th & 6th Avenues)
KGB has this little reading planned in the park. Bring you picnic baskets!

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