Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Mae for May


Friday, May 8th @ 8 PM
@ Rose Live Music
Hosted by Nicole Steinberg
$5 + one free drink


Laura Sims (Stranger, Practice, Restraint)
J. Mae Barizo (The Concert Review, The Marble Palace)
Lee Taylor Gaffigan (The New School)
Peter Moysaenko (New York University)
Kaitlyn Greenidge (Hunter College)

Rose Live Music is located at 345 Grand Street in Brooklyn, between Havemeyer and Marcy. Visit their website for directions: http://roselivemusic.com.

Frank Bidart, Matthea Harvey, J.Mae Barizo
Featured Poets:Frank Bidart, Matthea Harvey, J.Mae Barizo
May 27, 2009, 7 p.m.
11th Street Bar, 510 East 11th Street (between Avenues A & B), Manhattan, NY
Join us for an extraordinary event featuring exceptional poetry and classic music. Frank Bidart's recent book, Watching the Spring Festival, is a finalist for Pulitzer Prize, National Book Award, and Los Angeles Times Book Prize. He will be reading with Matthea Harvey, whose recent book, Modern Life, won the Kinsley Tufts Poetry Prize, was a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award and a New York Times Notable Book; and J. Mae Barizo, author of two chapbooks, The Concert Review and The Marble Palace. They will be sharing the stage with the American String Quartet, one of the world's finest quartets, who will be playing works by Webern, Bartok, and Beethoven. (Doors open at 6:30 PM)

Frank Bidart is the author of many collections of poems, including In the Western Night: Collected Poems 1965-90 and Desire (1997), which was nominated for a Pulitzer Prize, and was a finalist for both the National Book Award and the National Book Critic's Circle Award. His honors include the Bollingen Prize in American Poetry, Wallace Stevens Award given by the Academy of American Poets, Lila Wallace-Reader's Digest Foundation Writer's Award, the Morton Dauwen Zabel Award given by the American Academy of Arts and Letters, and the Shelley Award of the Poetry Society of America.

Matthea Harvey is the author of Sad Little Breathing Machine (Graywolf, 2004) and Pity the Bathtub Its Forced Embrace of the Human Form (Alice James Books, 2000). Her first children’s book, The Little General and the Giant Snowflake, illustrated by Elizabeth Zechel, is forthcoming from Tin House Books. Matthea is a contributing editor to jubilat, Meatpaper and BOMB. She teaches poetry at Sarah Lawrence and lives in Brooklyn.

Born in Toronto, J. Mae Barizo was shortlisted for Canada's 2008 Robert Kroetsch award for Innovative Poetry and Ahsahta Press's Sawtooth Poetry Prize. In 2007 she received an International Publication Award from Atlanta Review, and was an Editor's Prize finalist for Spoon River Poetry Review. As a prize winner in the William Stafford Award, she was published in Rosebud. Her work has also appeared in Baltimore Review, Boxcar Poetry Review, Sink Review, Atlanta Review, among others. She has work forthcoming in Prairie Schooner and Bellingham Review.

Sponsored by Triptych Readings and American String Quartet
Info: (212) 505-FISH

1 comment:

niina said...

I'm so at that Triptych.