Thursday, October 2, 2008

The Lazy Blogger Brings You Some Events

Please join THE ST. MARK'S BOOKSHOP READING SERIES on Thursday, October 2nd, as we invite poets Joshua Clover, Simone Muench and Philip Jenks to the Solas stage.

JOSHUA CLOVER'S book of poetry The Totality for Kids is currently being translated into Polish and his critical book on The Matrix was recently published in Czech. He has just completed a book on pop music and the fall of the Berlin Wall, 1989: Bob Dylan Didn't Have This to Sing About.

SIMONE MUENCH'S second book Lampblack & Ash received the Kathryn A. Morton Prize for Poetry (Sarabande Books, 2005). Her latest chapbooks are Orange Girl (dancing girl press, 2007) and Sonoluminescence written with Bill Allegrezza (Dusie Press, 2007). She works collaboratively with Philip Jenks, with poems appearing in The Canary, Zoland, Eleven Eleven and others.
All St. Mark's Bookshop events are free to the public.

PHILIP JENKS'S latest book of poetry, My First Painting Will Be "The Accuser," was released by Zephyr Press. He works collaboratively with Simone Muench and plays regularly with recording artists The Howling Hex.

It begins Thursday, October 2nd, at 7:30 PM sharp, at SOLAS BAR (232 E. Ninth Street, between 2nd and 3rd Avenues).
Conversations on Great Contemporary Literature
Thursday, October 2nd at 7pm
at Idlewild Books (12 W. 19th Street New York, NY)

Launch Event Party with Free Drinks and Merriment!

This Friday, October 3rd, 7pm

Enjoy the Convenience, Variety and Brilliance of

Jennifer Firestone, Kristin Palm, David Blair & Samuel White, Under One Roof!

Jennifer Firestone is the co-editor of Letters to Poets: Conversations About Poetics, Politics, and Community, forthcoming in October from Saturnalia Books. She is the author of Holiday (Shearsman Books), Waves (Portable Press at Yo-Yo Labs), and From Flashes and snapshot (both by Sona Books). Her work has appeared in HOW2, LUNGFULL!, Xcp: Streetnotes, 580 Split, Saint Elizabeth Street and others. She is an Assistant Professor teaching poetry at Eugene Lang College at The New School For Liberal Arts, and lives in Brooklyn with her husband and their infant twins.

Kristin Palm's writing has appeared in Boog City, Chain, There, Dusie, the anthology Bay PoeticsMetropolis magazine and its blog, POV. Her book The Straits (two long poems about Detroit, her former hometown) was published this year by the serendipitously named Palm Press. Kristin lives in San Francisco. (Faux Press, 2006), and numerous other places. She writes regularly for

David Blair's first book Ascension Days was chosen by Thomas Lux for the 2006 Del Sol Poetry Prize. His poems have appeared in the anthologies Zoland Poetry and The Best of Lady Churchill's Rosebud Wristlet, as well as in many journals including The Boston Review, Fence, The Harvard Review, and Tuesday, an Art Project. He is currently on the faculty of the New England Institute of Art and he lives in Somerville, Massachusetts, with his wife Sabrina and his daughter Astrid.

Sam White is a graduate of the Iowa Writers' Workshop and the author of one book of poems, The Goddess of the Hunt is Not Herself, published by Slope Editions in 2005. He is also the author and illustrator of two graphic novels and the founder and director of Woolly Fair, a summer arts festival located in Providence, Rhode Island. Recently he directed "Rash of Robberies" a stop-motion music video for the band State Radio which was featured last summer in the 1st International Animation Festival in Poznan, Poland. He lives and works in Monohasset Mill, an artist community in Providence, with his wife Gillian Kiley.

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New School Professor David Lehman presents “Wild Nights: The Poetry of Eros”

On Friday October 3, at 1 PM, David Lehman will present "Wild Nights: The Poetry of Eros" at the New School's Lang Auditorium (55 West 13 Street, 2nd Floor). He will talk about a range of poems on erotic themes, principally by American poets from Whitman and Dickinson to the present.

He will read and comment on "August in West Hollywood" by Deborah Landau as well as poems by Tennessee Williams, Hart Crane, Edna St. Vincent Millay, Moira Egan, Charles Bukowski, Kenneth Koch, A. R. Ammons, Donald Hall, Jane Kenyon, Jill Alexander Essbaum, and Laura Cronk.

Lehman has edited The Best American Erotic Poems: From 1800 to the Present (Scribner) in which most of the aforementioned poems appear.


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