Saturday, March 28, 2009

A Week In What's Good

David Lehman Reading at Stella Adler Studio
The Stella Adler Studio of Acting and The Harold Clurman Poetry Reading Series present David Lehman.

Tuesday, March 31, 2009
@ The Stella Adler Studio of Acting
31 W. 27th St., 3rd Fl.
New York, NY 10001
(212)689-0087, ext. 27

David Lehman was educated at Columbia University and spent two years in England as a Kellett Fellow at Cambridge University. His books of poetry include Yeshiva Boys (Fall 2009), When a Woman Loves a Man (2005), The Evening Sun (2002), and The Daily Mirror (2000), all from Scribner. Lehman has edited The Oxford Book of American Poetry (Oxford University Press, 2006), The Best American Erotic Poems (Scribner, 2008), and Great American Prose Poems (Scribner, 2003), among other collections. He has written six nonfiction books, most recently A Fine Romance: Jewish Songwriters, American Songs (Nextbook /Schocken, 2009). His other prose books include The Last Avant-Garde: The Making of the New York School of Poets (Doubleday Anchor), Signs of the Times: Deconstruction and the Fall of Paul de Man (Simon and Schuster), and The Perfect Murder (University of Michigan Press). He has received fellowships and awards from the Guggenheim Foundation and the National Endowment for the Arts as well as an Award in literature from the American Academy of Arts and Letters. He has taught in the graduate writing program of the New School in New York City since the program's inception in 1996. He initiated The Best American Poetry series in 1988.
On Thursday April 2nd, at 730PM, The Agriculture Reader will make its official NYC debut with a reading and launch party at the Stainbar of Brooklyn. Jeremy and I will proudly present four readers, who will thrill you, for just long enough but not for too long. Those readers will be Justin Marks, Sharon Mesmer, Mike McDonough and Mark Doten. Copies of the magazine will be sold at a discount. Life will be good. Stainbar is located at 766 Grand street. You get there by taking the L train to the Grand street stop. For a map, you can consult the event's Time Out New York listing-

Also, you may wish to know--if you don't already--that The Agriculture Reader now has a web presence. http:.//
Pete's Candy Store/ April 3rd/7pm

Please join Multifarious Array for a reading featuring four stellar poets.

Steven Karl is the author of two chapbooks, Lovers' Last Go Around (Peptic Robot Press, 2005) and State(s) of Flux, a collaboration with the artist, Joseph Lappie (Peptic Robot Press, 2009). His poems have appeared in Barrow Street, No Tell Motel, Real Poetik, Sawbuck, Zoland Anthology of Poetry, and other fine journals. His essays and reviews have appeared in Teachers & Writers Magazine, Sink Review, Cold Front Magazine, and Galatea Resurrects.

Cindy Savett teaches poetry workshops at psychiatric institutions in the Philadelphia area to both acute short-term and residential patients. Her book, Child in the Road, was recently released. She is published in numerous print and on-line journals, including Margie, Heliotrope, LIT, The Marlboro Review, and Free Verse.

Carrie Olivia Adams serves as poetry editor for Black Ocean. Her poems and reviews have appeared in such journals as Backwards City Review, Cranky, DIAGRAM, Lilies and Cannonballs Review, and Verse. She is the author of the chapbook, A Useless Window, and her first full-length collection of poems, Intervening Absence, available from Ahsahta Press.

Joshua Harmon is the author of Quinnehtukqut, a novel, and Scape, a collection of poems. His fiction, poems, and essays have appeared in many journals, including Antioch Review, Denver Quarterly, Iowa Review, and Verse. He has received fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Rhode Island State Council on the Arts, and the Dutchess County Arts Council.
"yardmeter editions presents: Farrah Field, Jon Pack & Mathias Svalina" on Friday, April 3 at 7:30pm.

Mathias says, "Hi! This will be the first of an ongoing series of events in Gowanus that are hosted by a wonderful artist Shelton Walsmith.

This one features photographer Jon Pack, poet Farrah Field, me. Fun times! Free wine!

Event: yardmeter editions presents: Farrah Field, Jon Pack & Mathias Svalina
"photography show & poetry reading"
What: Opening
Host: yardmeter editions
Start Time: Friday, April 3 at 7:30pm
End Time: Friday, April 3 at 9:00pm
Where: yardmeter studio

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