Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Reading Radar

The NYU Creative Writing Program and Wave Books present

State of the Union: a Poetry Reading with Voter Registration
Thursday, September 4th, 7 p.m.
Lillian Vernon Creative Writers House, 58 West 10th Street (between 5th and 6th Avenues), New York, New York

with readings from State of the Union: 50 Political Poems, an anthology edited by Joshua Beckman and Matthew Zapruder --- featuring readings by Matthea Harvey, Noelle Kocot, Katy Lederer, Tao Lin, Eileen Myles, Matthew Rohrer, Tracy K. Smith, Edwin Torres, Rebecca Wolff and Rachel Zucker, with an introduction by Joshua Beckman.

The reading is free. By subway: Take the F, V, B, D, A, C, E to West 4th Street / Washington Square; Take the Q, R, W to 8th Street / NYU. For more information call 212-998-8816, or visit http://cwp.fas.nyu.edu


NYU Creative Writing Program: http://cwp.fas.nyu.edu
Wave Books: www.wavepoetry.com
State of the Union: 50 Political Poems: http://www.wavepoetry.com/catalog/66
Visit the Wave Books Calendar for regularly updated readings and events, including forthcoming State of the Union readings in Berkeley, Chicago, Philadelphia and Washington, D.C.: www.wavepoetry.com/calendar
Poetry Reading/ Book Release/ Leukemia Fundraiser
September 5th
7pm at KGB Bar (85 E. 4th St., New York, NY 10003)
Readers will be:
David Lehman
Meghan Punschke
Amy King
Ana Božičević
With Raffles for Baskets of Books/ Goodies, Book Sales, Special gifts for $20+ Donors, and a GRAND PRIZE WINNER!!!
Free to get in - $5 Raffle tix - Drinks at the bar
This Book Release Party for Meghan Punschke's new collection of poetry, Stratification, will double as a fundraising event for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS). Other readers that night will include, David Lehman, Amy King, and Ana Božičević.There will be a raffle for prizes, which will include poetry books, anthologies and other poetry related items from several small presses including BlazeVOX Books, No Tell Books, Coconut Books, Goss 183, Ahsahta Press, Octopus Books, Black Ocean Books and Lame House. The Grand Prize winner will be awarded books from many of the above, plus the 30" x 40" acrylic on canvas painting that appears on the cover of Stratification. Prizes total in excess of $2000, and each raffle ticket will be sold for $5 with all of the proceeds going directly to LLS. Some of the evening's book sales to the charity, and there will be special prizes for those who donate more than $20.

David Lehman
is a poet, writer, and editor. His seven books of poetry include When a Woman Loves a Man (2005). In 1996 he began writing a poem a day as an experiment. The practice continued for five years, and two books resulted: The Daily Mirror (2000) and The Evening Sun (2002), both from Scribner. Lehman's prose books include The Perfect Murder and Signs of the Times. He is the series editor of The Best American Poetry, which he launched in 1988. He has also edited the latest edition of The Oxford Book of American Poetry (2006), The Best American Erotic Poems (2008), and Great American Prose Poems (2003), among other books. He heads the poetry division of the New School's graduate writing program, in which he has taught since the program's inception in 1996.

Meghan Punschke is the author of Stratification (BlazeVOX Books, 2008). She resides in New York City, and has an MFA in Poetry from the New School. She is the curator and host of Word ofMouth, a reading series dedicated to poets and fiction writers. She is also the Managing Editor for the literary journal Oranges & Sardines. Her poetry was nominated for a Pushcart Prize in 2007. Please visit www.megpunschke.com for more info.

Amy King
is the author of I'm the Man Who Loves You and Antidotes for an Alibi, both from Blazevox Books, and most recently, Kiss Me With the Mouth of Your Country (Dusie Press). She is the moderator for the Poetics List and the Women's Poetry Listserv, and teaches English and Creative Writing at Nassau Community College. She is currently editing an anthology, The Urban Poetic, forthcoming from Factory School. Please visit www.amyking.org for more.

Ana Božičević
emigrated 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, Hotel Amerika, Bat City Review, absent, typo, fou and elsewhere. With Amy King, she is currently editing an anthology, The Urban Poetic (Factory School, forthcoming). Ana works at The Center for the Humanities at the Graduate Center, CUNY.


Sunday, September 7, 2008 at 5 pm


Downstairs at CAKESHOP
152 Ludlow
(between Stanton & Rivington)

Trains to:
Delancey-Essex Sts (F, J, M, Z)
2nd Ave-Houston St (F, V)
Grand St (B, D)


Jennifer L. Knox has two books of poems in English, Drunk by Noon and A Gringo Like Me—both available from Bloof Books. Her poems have appeared in Best American Poetry 1997, 2003 and 2006, Best American Erotic Poems, Great American Prose Poems: From Poet to Present, and Free Radicals: American Poets Before Their First Books. Jennifer was born in Lancaster, California— crystal meth capitol of the nation, and home to Frank Zappa, Captain Beefheart and the Space Shuttle.

Ada Limón’s first book, lucky wreck, was the winner of the Autumn House Poetry Prize and her second book, This Big Fake World, was the winner of the Pearl Poetry Prize. She’s won the Chicago Literary Award and fellowships from the Provincetown Fine Arts Work Center and the New York Foundation for the Arts. She is the Creative Director for Travel + Leisure Magazine and teaches a Master Class for Columbia University. Her third book of poems Sharks in the Rivers, will be published by Milkweed Editions in 2010. She also sings in a band called Lucky Wreck.

Tom Haushalter, born of sturdy Midwestern stock, left the country for the city. Since the honor of an MFA from Columbia University, he has published poems in Greensboro Review, New Orleans Review, Harpur Palate, Slice Magazine and Perihelion. In the fall of 2006, Tom toured the American heartland with fellow poet Emmett Tracy, leaving them high on verse from Oberlin to Wheeling. Now he works in book publishing, and lives in Brooklyn with his bride.


Sunday, October 5
Jennifer Michael Hecht
Craig Morgan Teicher
Ryan Davidson

Sunday, November 2
Jason Schneiderman
Michael Broder
Leanna Petronella

Sunday, December 7
Cate Marvin
Eve Grubin
Kathleen Ossip


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