JEREMY JAMES THOMPSON
Outpost Lounge 1014 Fulton St (Grand & Classon) Brooklyn, NY
The Subterranean Homesick Blues Project
Friday, October 30, 2009 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Ding Dong Lounge 929 Columbus Avenue (between 105/106) New York, NY
Justin Taylor / Mark Bibbins / Ari Messer / Roddy Lumsden / Monica Youn / Dai George / Amy Lemmon / Jason Schneiderman / Timothy Donnelly / Brett Fletcher Lauer / Kathleen Ossip / Cheryl Burke / Douglas Martin / Melissa Broder / James Byrne / Jennifer L Knox / Sharon Mesmer / David Yezzi / Katy Lederer / Joshua Mehigan / Jeffrey McDaniel / Jeremy Schmall / Deborah Landau / Farrah Field / Josh Bell / Thaddeus Rutkowski / George Green / Anwyn Crawford / Adam Fitzgerald / Sasha Fletcher / Justin Boening / Ethan Hon
Hosted by Roddy Lumsden
The Stain of Poetry: A Reading Series
Friday, October 30, 2009,7:00pm - 9:00pm
Goodbye Blue Monday,1087 Broadway, Brooklyn, NY
Get your pre-Halloween on with Cara Benson, Elizabeth Bryant, Carla Drysdale, Brenda Iijima, Magus Magnus & Moez Surani
and special guest host Julian T. Brolaski!
Cara Benson edits Sous Rature. Her first full length book (made) is forthcoming from BookThug in 2010. Her chapbook Quantum Chaos and Poems: A Manifest(o)ation (BookThug) co-won the 2008 bpNichol Prize. Other chaps include He Writes (No Press), UP (Dusie Kollectiv), and Spell/ing ( ) Bound (ellectrique press) with Kai Fierle-Hedrick and Kathrin Schaeppi. Benson edited the interdisciplinary book Prediction forthcoming from Chain. She lives and writes in the analog world of upstate NY. Her online home is necessetics.
Elizabeth Bryant’s newest book, (nevertheless enjoyment, is forthcoming fall 2009 from Quale Press. Her writing appears in many print and online journals including Wheelhouse Magazine, Coconut, Dusie, Bombay Gin, Key Satch(el), Gerry Mulligan, and Intercapillary Space. She is the editor of CR79 Books, and the ongoing writing experiment Defeffable. She also co-curates the Bard Roving Reading Series.
Carla Drysdale was born in London, Ontario and was educated at Ryerson university in Toronto as well as Sarah Lawrence College in New York. Her poems have appeared in Canadian and US journals, including the Literary Review of Canada, Canadian Literature, the Fiddlehead, Global City Review, The Same and LIT. She has won several fellowships to the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, where she collaborated with Pulitzer-prize winning composer David Del Tredici, who set her poem, ‘New Year’s Eve’ to music. She recently relocated from NYC to Geneva, Switzerland, where she works as a public radio journalist. Her first book of poems, Little Venus, is being published in October by Toronto’s Tightrope Books.
Brenda Iijima is the author of Animate, Inanimate Aims (Litmus Books) and Around Sea (O Books). Two books are forthcoming in the near future: revv. you’ll—ution (Displaced Press) and If Not Metamorphic (Ahsahta Press). She is currently researching all the women who were murdered in her hometown of North Adams, Massachusetts as well as writing an encyclopedia of animals used by humans as surrogates. She publishes chapbooks on Portable Press at Yo-Yo Labs.
Magus Magnus‘ Verb Sap came out from Narrow House of Baltimore in autumn of 2008. Pieces from this work also form the basis of an ongoing experimental musical collaboration with flutist Jennifer Lapple, titled “Verb Sap recitative.” Over the past year, M.’s online radio show on blogtalkradio, titled “MMm… Utterance” featured readings from Verb Sap, some earlier work, and from his upcoming book Imposter!: instances, regrets. M. reads regularly around the Baltimore-D.C. area, and his work has appeared in Viviparous Blenny, Shattered Wig Review, the ie Reader, and more; as director of Yockadot Poetics Theatre Project, he enjoys showcasing poets and performers dedicated to exploring the variety of ways text can be induced to leap off the page live. M. lives in Alexandria, Virginia, with his wife Manya Magnus, and their two children, Hero (age 9), and Gryphon (about to turn 4).
Moez Surani’s poetry and short fiction have been published widely in Canada. He has served as a writer-in-residence for the Toronto Catholic District School Board and curator for the Strong Words Reading Series in Toronto. Among his awards is a 2008 Chalmers Arts Fellowship, which supported an extended research stint to India and East Africa. His debut collection of poems (September, 2009) is titled Reticent Bodies.
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Julian T. Brolaski is the author of the chapbooks Hellish Death Monsters (Spooky Press, 2001), Letters to Hank Williams (True West Press, 2003), The Daily Usonian (Atticus/Finch, 2004) and Madame Bovary’s Diary (Cy Press, 2005), Buck in a Corridor (flynpyntar, 2008) and the blog herm of warsaw. Xir first book gowanus atropolis is forthcoming from Ugly Duckling Presse in 2010. Brolaski lives in Brooklyn where xe writes poetry, serves as a Litmus Press editor, plays country music in The Low & the Lonesome (www.myspace.com/thelowandthelonesome), and curates Mongrel Vaudeville (http://mongrelvaudeville.blogspot.com).
Goodbye Blue Monday
(corner of Dodworth St)
Brooklyn, NY 11221-3013