Sommer Browning, the founder & curator of Multifarious Array has moved to Denver but have no fear as Dottie Lasky has stepped up to keep the series alive. The readings take place at Pete's Candy Store. The schedule is below. I think the October 1st reading looks nice:)
9/17-Book release party for Kendra Grant Malone’s Everything is Quiet (Scrambler Books). Featuring Kendra Grant Malone, Matthew Savoca, Leigh Stein
Matthew Savoca (born USA 1982) has lived in and around Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and Rome, Italy, as well as a lot of other places for short periods of time. long love poem with descriptive title is his first book of poetry. Find more information at matthewsavoca.com.
Leigh Stein is the author of the chapbooks How to Mend a Broken Heart with Vengeance (Dancing Girl Press), Least Inhabited Island II (h-ngm-n Combatives), and Summer in Paris (Mondo Bummer). Other work has appeared in DIAGRAM, Bat City Review, No Tell Motel, Washington Square, and h-ngm-n, among others. She lives in Brooklyn, where she teaches drama to children.
kendra grant malone lives with her cat, delores grant malone. this is her first book of poetry. for more information about her work and her cat, visit kendralovely.blogspot.com.
9/25-Comedy and Poetry night: Evan Fleischer, Sommer Browning, Elisa Gabbert, Gabby Dunn, Mark Leidner, Dan Magers
Evan Fleischer is a writer and a comedian. His work has appeared in McSweeney's and been praised by The Guardian and the head writer of the The Tonight Show with Jay Leno (the first one) as "intelligent, admirable, and very funny" and "very funny and clever." He has a beard.
Sommer Browning writes poems, draws comics and tells jokes. Her first book of poems is coming out in 2011 with Birds, LLC. Visit her at www.asthmachronicles.com.
Elisa Gabbert is the poetry editor of Absent and the author of The French Exit (Birds, LLC) and Thanks for Sending the Engine (Kitchen Press). Recent poems can be found in Denver Quarterly, The Laurel Review, Puerto del Sol, The Rumpus, Salt Hill, and Sentence. She currently lives in Boston, works at a software startup, and blogs at The French Exit.
Gaby Dunn began her comedy career at Emerson College in Boston as a writer and performer in the sketch comedy troupe, Chocolate Cake City. As a stand-up comedian, she has performed at Boston's Comedy Studio, at Comix and the People's Improv Theater in NYC and at the show she co-produces and co-hosts, Mish Mosh. (Every second Thursday of the month, 8 pm, Birch Coffee, be there!) She is also a writer whose work has appeared in the South Florida Sun-Sentinel, The Boston Globe, and on Comedy Central's thedailyshow.com and colbertnation.com, all of which she interned for in college. She is currently an entertainment media blogger for AOL TV Squad and Moviefone. She loves the Internet so much, she should just marry it.
Mark Leidner is the author of several chapbooks. Recent poems can be found in Skein and Lamination Colony. He also co-edits DUETS, an international chapbook series. He lives and tweets in western Massachusetts.
Dan Magers graduated from The New School’s MFA program and works on engineering books for a publishing company. He is co-founder and co-editor of Sink Review (sinkreview.org), an online poetry magazine, as well as a chapbook press called Immaculate Disciples Press. He has poems published in Sixth Finch, Eleven Eleven, the tiny, and forthcoming in Forklift, Ohio, among other places. A regular contributor of books reviews at New Pages (newpages.com), he currently lives in Brooklyn, NY.
10/1-Marisa Crawford, Buck Downs, Steven Karl
Marisa Crawford is the author of The Haunted House from the feminist poetry press Switchback Books. She lives in Brooklyn where she works as a copywriter, is an editor of Small Desk Press, and volunteers as a writing mentor with Girls Write Now. Her writing has recently appeared in Shampoo and Action, Yes, and on the fashion blog Ironing Board Collective.
Buck Downs lives in Washington DC, where he works as a content coach and writer. His books include Marijuana Soft Drink (Edge Books), and his CD Pontiac Fever was released by Narrow House Recordings in 2006.
Steven Karl is the author of State(s) of Flux (Peptic Robot Press, 2009) which is a collaborative chapbook with Joseph Lappie and (Ir)Rational Animals (Flying Guillotine Press, 2010). He has e-chaps forthcoming from Scantily Clad Press and H_ngm_n. In one way or another he is involved with Borough Writing Workshops, Coldfront Magazine, Sink Review, and Stain of Poetry. He lives in Brooklyn, NY and blogs at stevenkarl.blogspot.com
10/15-Corina Copp, Emily Pettit, Performances by Jess Barbagallo and company
CORINA COPP is a writer living in Brooklyn. Recent work has appeared in Wild Orchids, Supermachine, Brooklyn Rail, Wolf in a Field, ON Contemporary Practice, and Aufgabe. Her play, WALTZ, was produced at the East 13th Street Theater this July. Also author of performance texts Office Killer (NYCCT/Voorhees 2008) and A Week of Kindness (Tiny Theater Festival, Ontological 2007); as well as chapbooks Carpeted (Faux Press 2004), Play Air (Belladonna* 2005) and Sometimes Inspired by Marguerite (Open 24 Hours 2003). A new chapbook is forthcoming from MinutesBOOKS. She currently serves as the current editor of The Poetry Project Newsletter (www.poetryproject.org), and is co-curator and host of The Twenty-Five Cent Opera of San Francisco.
Emily Pettit is the author of two chapbooks HOW (Octopus Books) and WHAT HAPPENED TO LIMBO (Pilot Books). She is an editor for notnostrums (notnostrums.com) and Factory Hollow Press. As well as assistant editor at jubilat. Her first full-length book, GOAT IN THE SNOW is forthcoming from Birds LLC.
10/29-No, Dear new issue launch reading. Issue 6 features work by Joseph
Calavenna, Chris Caldemeyer, Anelise Chen, Katie Clemente, T. M. De
Vos, Jen Hyde, Curtis Jensen, Lauren Nixon, Eric Pitra, Andrew
Reynolds, Tyler Weston, and Jared White.
11/12-Jane Sprague, Rachel Zolf
Jane Sprague is the author of the books The Port of Los Angeles (Chax Press, 2009) and, with Tina Darragh and Diane Ward, The *Belladonna Elders Series 8 (*Belladonna, 2009). She is also author of the chapbooks Apache Roadkill (Dusie / Weekend Press, 2009), Sacking the Henwife (Dusie, 2007), Entropic Liberties (with Jonathan Skinner; Dusie, 2006), fuck your pastoral (Subpoetics, 2005) and The Port of Los Angeles (Subpoetics, 2004) among others. Her poems, essays, reviews and interviews with poets and editors have been published in numerous print and online magazines including Columbia Poetry Review, Rain Taxi, How2, Jacket, XCP: Cross Cultural Poetics, ecopoetics, Dandelion, Tinfish, The Poetry Project Newsletter, Tarpaulin Sky , Kiosk, P-Queue, Hot Whiskey and others. Since 2004 she has edited and published the imprint Palm Press, www.palmpress.org, an independent press committed to making possible works which interrogate the boundaries of contemporary politics, poetry, pedagogy and poetics. She regularly reads from her work, recent readings include The Poetry Project at St. Mark’s Church (NYC), The Poetry Center at CSUSF (San Francisco), and Colorado State University at Boulder (Boulder, CO), among others. Additionally, she has curated several reading series in the states of New York and California and the conference “Small Press Culture Workers” (Ithaca, NY, 2004). Her current writing and editorial projects include My Appalachia, a poetry and prose work that explores geography, genocide and generational poverty in upstate New York, where she is from, in addition to the collection Imaginary Syllabi which gathers documents by contemporary writers who teach in modes of radical, utopian, fabulist and generative student-centered pedagogies (Palm Press, 2010). She is an associate faculty member of Bard College’s Institute for Writing and Thinking and its Language and Thinking Workshop. She teaches writing at California State University, Long Beach in Long Beach, CA where she lives on an island with her family.
Rachel Zolf’s poetic practice explores interrelated materialist questions concerning memory, history, knowledge, subjectivity and the conceptual limits of language and meaning. She is particularly interested in how ethics founders on the shoals of the political. Her fourth full-length book, Neighbour Procedure, was released by Coach House Books in 2010. Previous collections include Human Resources (Coach House), which won the 2008 Trillium Book Award for Poetry and was a finalist for a Lambda Literary Award, Masque (The Mercury Press), Shoot & Weep (Nomados), from Human Resources (Belladonna books) and Her absence, this wanderer (BuschekBooks). Zolf’s work has been translated into French, Spanish and Portuguese and has appeared in anthologies such as Prismatic Publics: Innovative Canadian Women’s Poetry and Poetics (Coach House) and a forthcoming anthology of conceptual writing from Les Figues Press. She was the founding poetry editor for The Walrus magazine and has worked as a documentary film producer and communications consultant. She has received a Chalmers Arts Fellowship and multiple grants from the Canada Council for the Arts, the Ontario Arts Council and the Toronto Arts Council. She lives in Brooklyn.
12/3-Tanya Larkin, Amy Lemmon, Farrah Field
Farrah Field’s first book of poems, Rising, won Four Way Books’ 2007 Levis Prize. Her poems have appeared in many publications including Harp & Altar, We Are So Happy to Know Something, Ploughshares, Lit, and are forthcoming in Fou and Mantis. She co-hosts a reading series called Yardmeter Editions and blogs at adultish.blogspot.com. Her second book of poetry is forthcoming in 2012.
Tanya Larkin teaches Creative Writing and English at the New England Institute of Art in Brookline, MA. Her poems have most recently appeared in Satellite Telephone. She is currently at work on a novel.
Amy Lemmon is the author of the poetry collections Fine Motor (Sow’s Ear Poetry Press, 2008) and Saint Nobody (Red Hen Press, 2009). Her poems and essays have appeared in Rolling Stone, New Letters, Prairie Schooner, Verse, Barrow Street, Court Green, The Journal, Marginalia, and many other magazines and anthologies. A Pushcart Prize nominee, she has contributed articles to The Greenwood Encyclopedia of American Poets and Poetry, and the Facts on File Companion to Twentieth-Century British Poetry. She also co-authored the chapbook ABBA: The Poems (Coconut Books, 2010) with Denise Duhamel, and Enjoy Hot or Iced: Poems in Conversation with Denise Duhamel is forthcoming in 2010 from Slapering Hol Press. Amy holds a PhD in English/Creative Writing from the University of Cincinnati and is the recipient of a Walter E. Dakin Fellowship and scholarships from the Sewanee Writers’ Conference, Vermont Studio Center, West Chester Poetry Conference, and Antioch Writers’ Workshop. Awards include the Elliston Poetry Prize, the Ruth Cable Poetry Prize, and the Ruskin Art Club Poetry Prize. She is Poetry Editor of the online literary magazine Ducts.org. An Associate Professor in the English and Speech Department at New York’s Fashion Institute of Technology, she lives in Astoria, Queens, with her two children.
12/17-Rachel Levitsky, Jennifer Kronovet, Lynn Behrendt
Jennifer Kronovet is the author of the poetry collection Awayward (BOA Editions, 2009), which was selected by Jean Valentine for the A. Poulin, Jr. Poetry Prize. Her work has appeared in the Colorado Review, Fence, Open City, Ploughshares, A Public Space, and elsewhere. She is currently a Writer-in-Residence at Washington University in St. Louis.
Rachel Levitsky’s first full-length volume, Under the Sun was published by Futurepoem books in 2003. She is the author of five chapbooks of poetry, Dearly (a+bend, 1999), Dearly 356, Cartographies of Error (Leroy, 1999), The Adventures of Yaya and Grace (PotesPoets, 1999) and 2(1×1)Portraits (Baksun, 1998). Levitsky writes poetry plays, three of which (one with Camille Roy) have been performed in New York and San Francisco. Her work is published in magazines such as The Recluse, Sentence, Fence, The Brooklyn Rail, Global City, The Hat, Skanky Possum, Lungfull! and the anthologies, Boog City (vol. I & II), Bowery Women, and 19 Lines: A Drawing Center Writing Anthology. Recently her work was translated into Icelandic for the anthology 131.839 Slög Med Bilum by Eiríkur Örn Nordahl and into French for the Paris journal Action poetique. Online poetry and critical essays can be found on such sites as Narrativity, Duration Press, How2, Web Conjunctions, and is forthcoming in DWB, in the 2010 issue of the Dutch language magazine, “The Empire of Women,” which she is also guest-editing with Jan Lauwereyns. She has taught poetry workshops at Woodland Pattern, Naropa University, Poets House, the Poetry Project and the Pratt Institute. She is the founder and co-director of Belladonna*, an event and publication series of feminist avant-garde poetics. In 2008 she was the poet from the United States invited to attend The Tokyo Poetry Festival and throughout 2008-2009 she served as the CPCW Fellow in Poetics & Poetic Practice at the University of Pennsylvania. She currently teaches college courses in two prisons in New York State.