Saturday, July 19, 2008

Sunday showdown


Three Poets, each a refined practitioner of the short poem!:
Chris Tonelli, Shafer Hall, and Steve Caratzas
reading as a part of the 4th Annual Small Works Show Group Show at 440

WHEN: Sunday, July 20th from 4:30-6:00 pm

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

CONTACT: Dan Magers at
Admission Free

Chris Tonelli is the author of three chapbooks: For People Who Like Gravity and Other People (Rope-A-Dope Press, forthcoming), A Mule-Shaped Cloud (w/ Sarah Bartlett, horse less press, 2008), and WIDE TREE: Short Poems (Kitchen Press, 2006). For eight more days, he will live in the Boston area where he has curated The So and So Series.

Shafer Hall is a companion on the long trails, a generous bartender, a joking linguist, a wise cowboy, a charming Southern gentleman, a surrealist with two feet on the ground, a keen observer with plentiful imagination. As he writes in "A Malfunction at the Junction," with Never Cry Woof, Shafer Hall has "loosed into the world / a tremendous wink." He is from Texas and now lives in New York City.

Steve Caratzas lives in Hastings-on-Hudson, New York. His poetry has been published online at Unlikely Stories, Can We Have Our Ball Back?,, Surgery of Modern Warfare, The Fifth Street Review, and Unpleasant Event Schedule, and in print in the tiny and Terra Incognita. He has published two chapbooks, It Will Be a Train (2004) and The Incredulity Tour (2005), and is currently at work on two new ones, including a collection of 8-word poems, which appear almost daily at The Blog of Lewd Enlightenment
( He received his MFA in creative writing from The New School.

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


It's that time again: beat the heat, throw on a wife beater and head to Coney Island. No, it's actually time to spend a Sunday evening with us, Komo and Julia, and four brilliant poets at the Tea Lounge, 7:00PM, Sunday, the 20th.

We have a great group of poets this month to cool you down with chilling and beautiful metaphors. This month's readers are: Evan Glasson, Jennifer Fortin, Melinda Wilson, and Mike McDonough.

Directions to Tea lounge:
Take the 1,2,3,4, N to Atlantic-Pacific and transfer to the R. Exit at Union St. stop. Or, take the R to Union St. When you exit the subway walk towards Union St. and turn right. It's 837 Union St. on the left side.

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