Monday, December 7, 2009

Tonight's The Night

Don't miss our final fall event: an exceptional reading by one of the greatest living poets, John Ashbery, whose latest book, Planisphere, we are celebrating. He will be reading with other great poets, Jeff Clark (author of Music and Suicide and The Little Door Slides Back) and emerging poet Stuart Krimko (author of the forthcoming book The Sweetness Of Herbert).

MONDAY, Dec 7, 2009 7:00 PM

Triptych Readings
(pairing established and emerging writers)


11th Street Bar

510 East 11th Street (between Avenues A & B)
Closest subway stop is the L at 1st Ave.
other close stops include L at 3rd Ave and Union Square (N, R, W, Q, 4, 5, 6).

Admission is FREE.

Visit our website for additional information and upcoming readings:

Bio for the readers:

John Ashbery was born in Rochester, New York, in 1927. He earned degrees from Harvard and Columbia, and went to France as a Fulbright Scholar in 1955, living there for much of the next decade. His many collections include Notes from the Air: Selected Later Poems (2007), which was awarded the International Griffn Poetry Prize. Self-Portrait in a Convex Mirror (1975) won the three major American prizes—the Pulitzer, the National Book Award, and the National Book Critics Circle Award—and an early book, Some Trees (1956), was selected by W. H. Auden for the Yale Younger Poets Series. The Library of America published the first volume of his collected poems in 2008. Active in various areas of the arts throughout his career, he has served as executive editor of Art News and as art critic for New York magazine and Newsweek. He is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Letters and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and he was a chancellor of the Academy of American Poets from 1988 to 1999. He has received two Guggenheim Fellowships and was a MacArthur Fellow from 1985 to 1990. His work has been translated into more than twenty-five languages. He lives in New York.

Jeff Clark was born in 1971 in southern California. He was a first-team all-league middle linebacker for the Mission Viejo Diablos, and their defensive high-point player for 1989. He went to UC Davis for football, attended three practices, and then after a few months practicing with Davis's baseball team, he developed an interest in poetry and became immersed in the Davis music community. He went to the Iowa Writers Workshop, in 1995 returned to the Bay Area, and in 1997 his first book, _The Little Door Slides Back_, was published by Sun & Moon. Its first printing sold out, was let go by Sun & Moon, and was reissued in 2004 by Farrar Straus Giroux, who published his second book, _Music and Suicide_, the same year. He has also written _Ruins_ (Turtle Point Press, 2009) and _2A_ (Quemadura, 2006; with Geoffrey G. O'Brien). Since 1996 Clark has made his living as a book designer, first with Wilsted & Taylor in Oakland, CA, and now as Quemadura ( He lives in Ypsilanti, Michigan.

Stuart Krimko is the author of two books of poems, Not That Light (2005) and The Sweetness Of Herbert (forthcoming, 2009), both published by Sand Paper Press. In 2005 he received a grant from The Fund For Poetry. He lives in Los Angeles.


J. Mae said...

Is it possible that all 8 of us at that table were pescetarians? Am I spelling that correctly?


steven karl said...

Ha! Close but not quite. Lila & Dan are veg-friendly but consume meat. I don't know about Claire or her boyfriend, but you, me & farrah- Yes.

I can't spell, but I know what you are spelling (or trying to spell:)