Thursday, November 6th
Poets on Craft: Major Jackson and Suji Kwock Kim
6:30pm, 55 W 13th, Theresa Lang Center, Arnhold Hall (Free)
In association with the New School's Creative Writing Program, Cave Canem Foundation, North America's premier "home for Black poetry," will sponsor an evening of conversation and poetry with Major Jackson and Suji Kwock Kim. The program inaugrates Poets of Craft, a series focuing on the perspectives of poets whose work responds, however indirectly, to the experience of living and working as a minority artist in a Eurocentric culture. Poets on Craft is supported, in part, by The Greenwall Foundation; the New York Community Trust, Lila Wallace Theater Fund; and public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs and the New York State Council on the Arts. Additional funding is provided by The Ford Foundation and Rockefeller Brothers Fund, Pivotal Place: New York City. For more information, go to www.cavecanempoets.org
Friday, November 7th
Academy of American Poets Awards Ceremony
Readings by Eamon Grennan, Carl Phillips, Claudine Rankine, Jonathan Thirkield, Ellen Bryant Voight
7:00pm, 66 W 12th St, Tishman Auditorium, Kaplan Hall (Free)
Celebrate contemporary poetry and the recipients of the premier collection of awards for poetry in the United States.
The night will include readings and presentations by Eamon Grennan, Carl Phillips, Claudine Rankine, Jonathan Thirkield, Ellen Bryant Voight, and many others. A reception will follow.
Sponsored by the Academy of American Poets and The New School Writing Program.
Help us say goodbye to our home of the past 3 years as we welcome featured readers MÓNICA DE LA TORRE (author of the new book Public Domain and Talk Shows) and SUEYEUN JULIETTE LEE (author of the new collection That Gorgeous Feeling)! Joining them will be three marvelous MFA readers for a goodbye party that's sure to blow the roof off.
Admission is a mere $5, which gets you a free drink! Still the best deal in town!
For one last time, find us at The Lucky Cat, located in Williamsburg, Brooklyn!
Friday, November 7 @ 8 PM
$5 + 1 free drink
Hosted by Nicole Steinberg
MÓNICA DE LA TORRE (Public Domain, Talk Shows)
SUEYEUN JULIETTE LEE (That Gorgeous Feeling)
Farah Ghniem (New York University)
Paige Taggart (The New School)
Tom Treanor (Columbia University)
The Lucky Cat is located at 245 Grand Street in Brooklyn, between Driggs and Roebling. Visit their website for directions: http://www.theluckycat.com.
EARSHOT is a bi-monthly reading series, dedicated to featuring new and emerging literary talent in the NYC area. Visit http://www.earshotnyc.com for more information or e-mail NicoleSteinberg at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Single Poetry Reading Series, 8, Seeking Stable Attractive Poetry,
18-99, for Linguistic Recreation
Must be well-crafted, delight in obscure forms and enjoy windsurfing.
This Friday, November 7th, You Have A Date!
Take a Long Walk on the Beach With
Tim Peterson, Adam Tobin, David Carillo & Kate Broad!
Tim Peterson lives in Brooklyn and writes poetry, all the while
seeking out other complexly gendered individuals for companionship and
connection, hungry for articulations of reading and being read as
voiced experiences hunting you like a bluejay. SINCE I MOVED IN (Gil
Ott Award, Chax Press) was published in 2007. Tim edits EOAGH: A
Journal of the Arts.
Adam Tobin owns and operates Unnameable Books, a new and used
bookstore in central Brooklyn. He is author of Ode to Pumpsie Green &
Stretch Phillips (horse less press, 2005) and editor of The Weekly
Weakling (forthcoming), a series of occasional letterpress pamphlets.
You may have seen his older work in EOAGH or Fence or other
publications, but he hasn't really written much since he opened the
bookstore. He promises, however, to read at this reading at least one
poem you've never seen before.
David Carillo lives in West Hartford with his wife and dog. He is
working on his MFA in Creative Nonfiction at the University of
Pittsburgh and teaches English at the University of Connecticut at
Waterbury. He has poems forthcoming in nanomajority.com.
Kate Broad has lived in India and Brazil and currently resides in
Brooklyn, where she is a doctoral student in English at the City
University of New York Graduate Center. She has poems in Freshwater,
The Wellesley Review, and forthcoming in Karamu, and has won several
writing awards, including one from the Academy of American Poets. Kate
is working on her first full-length manuscript, Hard to Swallow.
Only at Pete's Candy Store
709 Lorimer Street, Williamsburg, Brooklyn
"L" to Lorimer, "G" to Metropolitan.
work and email me for more information.