Maggy Issue 1 Launch Party 7pm 1/21/10
NYU Lillian Vernon Creative Writers House
58th West 10th Street
featuring new poems by:
TARYN ANDREWS, JOHN ASHBERY, ANSELM BERRIGAN, MARK BIBBINS, JEFF CLARK, DANTE translated by Mary Jo Bang, JESSICA DESSNER, TIMOTHY DONNELLY, EVAN HANSEN, CHRISTIAN HAWKEY. TOM HEALY, JENNY HENDRIX, FANNY HOWE, SIMONE KEARNEY, BRANDON KREITLER, STUART KRIMKO, BERNADETTE MAYER in collaboration with Russell Day & Julian Day, LIZZY MCDANIEL, BEN MIROV, ALICE NOTLEY, GEOFFREY G. O'BRIEN, TOM OBRZUT, RON PADGETT, BEN PEASE, FERNANDO PESSOA translated by Richard Zenith, MATTHEW ROHRER, LEVI RUBECK, METTA SAMA, JAMES SCHUYLER, DAVID SHAPIRO, BIANCA STONE, MARK STRAND, JOE WEIL, DARA WIER, JOHN YAU, MATTHEW ZAPRUDER
Adam Fitzgerald, Alina Gregorian, and Allison Power
THE READING AT CHRYSTIE STREET RINGS IT IN
FYI: we've moved to the smaller but infinitely more charming Four Faced Liar on
165 West 4th Street, at 6th Avenue.
THIS THURSDAY, JANUARY 21
7 PM SHARP
Emily Pettit & Michelle Taransky read their poems
Buddies, trust us when we tell you that you will not want to miss this reading. These poets write with an otherworldy clarity--& a sweet & mystical fogginess. Incense from the caves. Too many shooting stars. Auguries & practical jokes. Be there. Or we promise: you'll be sad you missed out. Please forward & post far & wide!
Emily Pettit lives in Northampton, MA where she is an editor for both the online literary journal notnostrums and Factory Hollow Press. She has two chapbooks forthcoming, one from Octopus Books and one from Pilot Books.
Michelle Taransky's first book, "Barn Burned, Then," was selected by Marjorie Welish for the 2008 Omnidawn Poetry Prize. Taransky lives in Philadelphia where she works at Kelly Writers House, teaches poetry at Temple University. and co-organizes the Whenever We Feel Like It reading series with Emily Pettit.
Don't let the winter get you down! Ride the snow yak into the sunset with Priscilla Becker, Laura Carter, Suzanne Frischkorn, Kate Greenstreet, Becca Klaver & D.W. Lichtenberg:
January 22 @ 7 p.m. – Goodbye Blue Monday – Bushwick, Brooklyn
Priscilla Becker’s first book of poems, Internal West, won The Paris Review book prize, and was published in 2003. Her poems have appeared in Fence, Open City, The Paris Review, Small Spiral Notebook, Boston Review, Passages North, Raritan, American Poetry Review, Verse, and The Swallow Anthology of New American Poets; her music reviews in The Nation and Filter magazine; her book reviews in The New York Sun; and her essays in Cabinet magazine and Open City. Her essays have also been anthologized by Soft Skull Press, Anchor Books, and Sarabande. She teaches poetry at Pratt Institute, Columbia University, and in her apartment. Her second book, Stories That Listen, is forthcoming from Four Way Books.
Laura Carter lives in Atlanta, Georgia, where she teaches at two local colleges and writes poetry. Her latest chapbook is The Terrarium of the Frame, with Grey Book Press, and her earlier two chapbooks are Situations, Ungovernable Press, and At the Pulse, Greying Ghost Press. She completed an MFA in poetry at Georgia State University in 2007 and has been living in the East Atlanta area since then.
Suzanne Frischkorn is the author of Lit Windowpane (2008) and Girl on a Bridge forthcoming in 2010, both from Main Street Rag Publishing. In addition she is the author of five chapbooks, most recently American Flamingo (2008). A 2009 Emerging Writers Fellow of The Writer’s Center, her honors also include the Aldrich Poetry Award, and an Artist Fellowship from the Connecticut Commission on Culture & Tourism.
Kate Greenstreet’s second book, The Last 4 Things, is new from Ahsahta Press and includes a DVD containing two short films. Ahsahta published Greenstreet’s case sensitive in 2006. She is also the author of three chapbooks, most recently This is why I hurt you (Lame House Press, 2008). Find her new work in current or forthcoming issues of jubilat, Fence, VOLT, the Denver Quarterly, Court Green, and other journals.
Becca Klaver was born and raised in Milwaukee and now lives in Brooklyn. She holds degrees from the University of Southern California and Columbia College Chicago, and in Fall 2009 began working on a PhD in Literatures in English at Rutgers University. A founding editor of the feminist poetry press Switchback Books, she is the author of the chapbook Inside a Red Corvette: A 90s Mix Tape. Kore Press will publish her first full-length collection of poems, LA Liminal, in March 2010.
D.W. Lichtenberg is the author of THE ANCIENT BOOK OF HIP, an exploration of the phenomenon of hip, released November 2009 and winner of the 2009 Michael Rubin Book Award, and SUMMER SHOWERS, a novel without a home. He is a writer, a filmmaker, a caffeine addict, an obsessive cleaner. He attended NYU where he obtained a BFA in Film. His credits include associate editor on feature film FIFTH FORM & camera operator on feature documentary FOOL IN A BUBBLE. He attends SFSU where he is working towards an MFA in Creative Writing.
Goodbye Blue Monday
(corner of Dodworth St)
Brooklyn, NY 11221-3013
J M Z trains to Myrtle Ave
or J train to Kosciusko St
Friday, January 22nd @ 7:30 PM
@ Rose Live Music
Special Guest Host: Gregory Crosby
$5 + one free drink
Rachel Levitsky (*Neighbor*, *Under the Sun*)
Andrew Lundwall (*klang*, *honorable mention*)
John James (Columbia University)
Ryan Doyle May (The New School)
Jenna Telesca (Queens College)
Rose Live Music is located at 345 Grand Street in Brooklyn, between Havemeyer and Marcy. Visit their website for directions: http://roselivemusic.com.