Monday, August 4, 2008

Brooklyn Pigs & Manhattan Roofies

I'm not reading at this// this is more of a hangout and paaaarty sorta affair.... I will TRY to make it into BK for this at some point in the evening

The Academy of American Poets Presents:

Poetry From the Rooftops. Join us for our final reading of the summer. Step out of the flow of traffic and hear these three poets "bare their brains to heaven":

Oni Buchanan, Darcie Dennigan, and Abraham Smith
Tuesday, August 5
6:30 p.m.
Email to reserve your free ticket.

Location: Rooftop of The Arsenal Building, Central Park, 64th Street at 5th Avenue.

Rain Venue: In case of rain, readings will be moved inside The Arsenal Building.

Sponsored by the Academy of American Poets, the New York City Department of Parks and Recreation, and Poets & Writers

About the Readers:

Oni Buchanan's second poetry collection, Spring, was selected by Mark Doty as a winner of the 2007 National Poetry Series, and is forthcoming from the University of Illinois Press. Her first collection, What Animal, was published by the University of Georgia Press in 2003. Buchanan is an accomplished concert pianist and maintains a private piano studio in Boston.

Darcie Dennigan's first collection, Corinna A-Maying the Apocalypse, was selected by Alice Fulton for the Poets Out Loud Prize published by Fordham University Press in 2008. She is a recipient of the 2007 Discovery /The Nation poetry prize. Dennigan lives in Rhode Island.

Abraham Smith is the author of Whim Man Mammon, recently published by Action Books. A 2004 Writing Fellow at the Fine Arts Work Center, he is originally from Ladysmith, Wisconsin.


Apparently they are already saying this is full so if you haven't rsvp'd come at your own risk...


I had a mad fun night with deep disco yesterday & got a super-AWESOME (that capitalization is for David Lehman-peep his poem in Coconut) acceptance letter from No Tell Motel, which is super exciting 'cause it 's one of my regular reads and I was just telling J.Mae that recently I have only gotten rejection letters/emails.

Speaking of J.Mae she'll have poem(s) forthcoming in Prairie Schooner. J.Mae and Veronica Wong workshopped at least two of the poems that I just got accepted. These two poets are LEGIT and speaking of V. super excited/envious that she'll have poems in Denver Quarterly. Big ups to J & V.

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