Thursday, February 26, 2009

What's Good

Friday, February 27, 2009
7:00pm - 9:00pm
stain bar
766 grand street
Brooklyn, NY

Jason Gray is the author of Photographing Eden (Ohio Univ. Press, 2008), winner of the Hollis Summers Prize, and two chapbooks, How to Paint the Savior Dead (Kent State Univ. Press, 2007) and Adam & Eve Go to the Zoo (Dream Horse, 2003). His poems and reviews have appeared in Poetry, The American Poetry Review, Poetry Ireland Review, Shenandoah, and elsewhere. He coedits the online magazine, Unsplendid ( Web site:

Tony Mancus’ poems have appeared or will be appearing in cream city review, Handsome, Forklift, Ohio, Memorious and elsewhere. He teaches writing at Montclair State University and Hunter College. He co-founded Flying Guillotine Press ( and makes books in Brooklyn and Queens.
Deborah Poe is the author of the poetry collection Our Parenthetical Ontology (CustomWords 2008) as well as chapbooks from Furniture_Press and Stockport Flats Press. Poe has received several literary awards including the Thayer Fellowship of the Arts (2008) and three Pushcart Prize nominations. Her writing is forthcoming or has appeared in journals such as Coconut, Diode, Ploughshares, Filter Literary Magazine, Denver Quarterly, Copper Nickel, and FOURSQUARE Editions as well as in the anthologies In Our Own Words (MW Enterprises 2009), Fingernails Across the Chalkboard: Poetry and Prose on HIV/AIDS From the Black Diaspora (Third World Press 2007) and A Sing Economy (Flim Forum 2008). Her current projects include “Elements” (her poetry collection based on the periodic table), a short fiction collection entitled “Event Landmarks,” and an anthology of short fiction. Assistant Professor of English at Pace University, Pleasantville, Poe teaches creative writing, contemporary fiction and theory. Visit her Web site,, for more.
Ric Royer is a writer, performer, writer of performances and performer of writings. Other works of literature include Hystery of Heat (Publishing Genius), There Were One and It Was Two (Narrow House Records), and Anthesteria (Bark Art Press). The Weather Not The Weather is forthcoming from Outside Voices Press. He is also a founding editor of Ferrum Wheel.

An imprint of Bootstrap Productions (Cambridge, Mass.), Buffalo N.Y.-based Outside Voices publishes poetry & experimental text-based art.
A witness and survivor of the war in Bosnia, Mario Susko moved to the US in 1993 where he lived in the 70s and got his M.A. and Ph.D. from SUNY Stony Brook. He has published 77 books, 28 of which are his poetry collections. His most recent work includes an integral edition/translation of Walt Whitman’s Leaves of Grass, as well as an anthology of modern Jewish-American short stories A Declaration of Being which he co-edited with M. Schwartzman and translated into Croatian. His 6th poetry collection in English, Closing Time, was released in 2008 by Harbor Mountain Press. This January his Croatian publisher Meandarmedia put out a Croatian edition of Closing Time and the erbacce-press from Liverpool, UK, released his chapbook Rules of Engagement.
Jessica Reed’s poetry has appeared in The Paris Review, Tin House, LIT, The Huffington Post, Zeek: A Journal of Jewish Thought and Culture, as well as various online journals, and has been anthologized in Satellite Convulsions: Poems from Tin House. She is the 2007 recipient of the Marie Ponsot Poetry Prize and the Jerome Lowell Dejur Award. Originally from Asheville, North Carolina, she lives in New York City, where she works as a technical editor and where she received her MFA from the the City College of the City University of New York.
Hosted by Amy King and Ana Božičević
Saturday night, February 28th, @ Unnameable Books, Flim Forum Press presents, in coordination w/ Peace Events, a multivocal performance of Jennifer Karmin's aaaaaaaaaaalice. w/ Tisa Bryant, Jennifer Firestone, and a few surprise guests.

There will also be readings by Flim Forum Press editors Matthew Klane and Adam Golaski.

Jennifer Karmin curates the Red Rover Series and is a founding member of the public art group Anti Gravity Surprise. Her multidisciplinary projects have been presented nationally at festivals, artist-run spaces, community centers, and on city streets. She teaches creative writing to immigrants at Truman College and works as a Poet-in-Residence for the Chicago Public Schools. Recent poems are published in Cannot Exist, MoonLit, Otoliths, and the anthologies Come Together: Imagine Peace (Bottom Dog Press), Not A Muse (Haven Books), and The City Visible: Chicago Poetry for the New Century (Cracked Slab Books).

Adam Golaski has some new work in Little Red Leaves, Torpedo, The Lifted Brow, and an anthology of horror stories called Exotic Gothic II. His story "They Look Like Little Girls" won the Supernatural Tales readers' poll--$35! Some of his translation of Sir Gawain & the Green Knight--called "Green"--will be reprinted in the next Drunken Boat "Mistranslation" feature. He edits Flim Forum Press books with Matthew Klane. Adam's review of There Are Birds, by John Taggart, appeared in the January issue of Open Letters Monthly, and has been receiving some very nice attention. His daughter Elizabeth can recite most of the alphabet, loves the letter "W," and is learning how to jump.

Matthew Klane is co-editor/founder of Flim Forum Press, publisher of the anthologies Oh One Arrow (2007) and A Sing Economy (2008). His book is B_____ Meditations from Stockport Flats Press (2008). His latest chapbooks include Friend Delighting the Eloquent, Sorrow Songs, and The- Associated Press. Also see: The Meister-Reich Experiments, a sprawling hypertext, online at He currently lives and writes in Albany, NY.

Saturday, February 28, 2009
8:00pm - 10:00pm
Unnameable Books
456 Bergen Street
Brooklyn, NY
Hi friends,

You've probably already received an email blast fro the Enclave Reading Series that I curate, but I wanted to give some of you a more personal invitation to this Saturday's Enclave reading with Wayne Koestenbaum, Christopher Stackhouse, and the incomparable Eileen Myles.

I couldn't be happier with this eclectic powerhouse line-up. So if you're free late Saturday afternoon, come by our wonderful new venue at the Cake Shop, have a drink (or several) and hear readings from three of my favorite poets and authors living in NY.

Here are the details...hope you can drop by!

The Enclave Reading Series
Feb. 28
4 - 6pm
Cake Shop
152 Lulow St.
Lower East Side

Just a reminder to come out for some Japanesey-Jazz this Saturday!
There is also a Brazilian party after us in the same venue if anyone
is interested!

Thanks! Nobuko

Diaspora Crossings presents:
Saturday Feb. 28, 2009, 7.30pm (doors open 7pm)
85 Avenue A, between 5th & 6th Streets
$10 general admission / 212-777-1157

Nobuko Miyazaki - flute & shinobue
Bartosz Smoragiewicz - sax & clarinet
Izabela Buchowska - cello
Emi Inaba - piano
Laiyo Nakahashi - taiko & drums
With special guest Kaoru Watanabe (formerly of KODO) on "Projects"),
for more info contact me: / 917-318-6915

You can get tickets online:


Thanks for your support!


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