Stain of Poetry
September 24, Friday ~ Deborah Ager, Eric Amling, Bill Freind, Laura Hinton, Janet Holmes & Debrah Morkun!
7 PM on September 24 @ Goodbye Blue Monday – Bushwick, Brooklyn
Deborah Ager‘s first book, Midnight Voices, was published in 2009.
Her poems appear in Best New Poets 2006, The Bloomsbury Review, New England Review, The Georgia Review, Quarterly West and New South. She’s received fellowships from the Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation, the MacDowell Colony, and the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, and she received a Walter E. Dakin Fellowship to the Sewanee Writers’ Conference. She is founding editor of 32 Poems Magazine. Many poems first appearing in 32 Poems have been honored in the Best American Poetry and Best New Poets anthologies and on Verse Daily and Poetry Daily.
Eric Amling is the author of several chapbooks including TWIN VAPOR (Human Hair & Co.), SPLIT LEVEL IGLOO (Human Hair & Co.), and the most recent NINE LIVE TWO-HEADED ANIMALS (Greying Ghost Press). His illustrations and books can be found at www.humanhairandco.org
Bill Freind is the author of American Field Couches (BlazeVox, 2008) and An Anthology (housepress, 2000); he is also editing a collection of essays on Araki Yasusada that is forthcoming from Shearsman. He lives near an abandoned golf course in South Jersey.
Laura Hinton is the author of a poetry book, Sisyphus My Love (To Record a Dream in a Bathtub) (BlazeVox), and a critical book, The Perverse Gaze of Sympathy: Sadomasochistic Sentiments from Clarissa to Rescue 911 (SUNY Press). She is also the co-editor of We Who Love to Be Astonished: Experimental Women’s Writing and Performance Poetics (University of Alabama Press). She has edited three special sections for the online journal How2, including the current feature, “Reading Carla Harryman.” She is now at work (co-editor) of a special issue in Postmodern Culture on poet’s theater, as well as a book on women’s hybrid poetry and the arts. She is a Professor of English at the City College of New York. In New York City she edits a chapbook series, Mermaid Tenement Press, and comments on feminism and the hybrid arts at her blog site “Chant de la Sirene” (www.chantdelasirene.com).
Janet Holmes is author of five books of poetry, most recently The ms of my kin (Shearsman) and F2F (U of Notre Dame Pr). She is also director and editor of Ahsahta Press, a 35-year-old all-poetry press based at Boise State University, and professor of English there in the MFA Program in Creative Writing.
Debrah Morkun lives in Philadelphia, where she is the founding member of The New Philadelphia Poets, a group committed to expanding the spaces for poetry in Philadelphia. Her first full-length book, Projection Machine, was released by BlazeVox Books April 2010. View some of her work at www.debrahmorkun.com.
Goodbye Blue Monday
(corner of Dodworth St)
Brooklyn, NY 11221-3013 (718) 453-6343
J M Z trains to Myrtle Ave
or J train to Kosciusko St
Hosted by Amy King, Ana Božičević et al
Poetry and Comedy Night this Saturday, 9/25
Please join us this Saturday at 7 p.m. for a Poetry and Comedy night. It is going to be funny!
Poets and comedians will include:
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.