Tuesday, October 26, 2010

THIS THURSDAY


Thurs Oct 28 at 8:00 pm

ONESIES:

Short shorts, short fiction, and epic poems.
New work by ten great writers in Brooklyn.

Wine and cheese. The moonlit readers.

Thursday, October 21, 2010

MORE OCTOBER 2010 EVENTS!

Sat Oct 23 at 5:00 pm

The Brooklyn Rail presents:

PIECES OF A DECADE
Nonfiction 2000-2010

edited by Theodore Hamm & Williams Cole
joined by the very entertaining writer-performer Matty Vaz
and other special guests.


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Sat Oct 30 at 7:30 pm

HONEY TOTEM

Melissa Stein & Gregory Pardlo
read from their books
Rough Honey
&
Totem,
both from Copper Canyon Press.

Melissa Stein is the author of the poetry collection Rough Honey, winner of the 2010 APR/Honickman First Book Prize. Her work has appeared in Southern Review, Best New Poets 2009, New England Review, Harvard Review, Indiana Review, and many other journals and anthologies. She has received residency fellowships from Yaddo, the MacDowell Colony, and the Djerassi Foundation, and her work has won awards from Spoon River Poetry Review, Literal Latte, and the Dorothy Sargent Rosenberg Foundation, among others. She is a freelance editor and writer in San Francisco.

Gregory Pardlo is a 2005 New York Foundation for the Arts Fellow in poetry and the recipient of a 2006 fellowship in translation from the National Endowment for the Arts. He has also received fellowships from The New York Times, the MacDowell Colony, the Seaside Institute, and Cave Canem. His poems, reviews and translations have appeared in Calalloo, Lyric, Gulf Coast, Painted Bride Quarterly, Ploughshares, Seneca Review, Volt, Black Issues Book Review, Black Renaissance/ Renaissance Noir, and on National Public Radio. His volume of translations from the Danish poet Niels Lyngsoe, Pencil of Rays and Spiked Mace (BookThug), was published in 2004. His first book of poems, Totem (American Poetry Review, 2007), was chosen by Brenda Hillman for the 2007 American Poetry Review/Honickman Prize and was nominated for an Essence Magazine Literary award. He is an assistant professor of creative writing at George Washington University.


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Sun Oct 31 at 2:00 pm


EOAGH reading series presents:

DISPOSED MESSENGER
Steve Dickison and Susan Gevirtz

reading, perhaps from, respectively,
DISPOSED and AERODROME ORION & STARRY MESSENGER


Steve Dickison is the director of The Poetry Center and American Poetry Archives at San Francisco State University, where he curates an extensive public reading series and directs a collection of circa 3,000 original recordings of poets and writers (1954-present). He is editor and publisher of the poetry press Listening Chamber, and with David Meltzer co-edits SHUFFLE BOIL, an occasional music magazine with poet, artist and musician contributors. He organized the exhibition POETRY AND ITS ARTS: BAY AREA INTERACTIONS 1954-2004 at the California Historical Society in 2005, and also the book exhibition RECENT VISITORS: POETS AND PUBLISHERS ON THE BOLINAS SCENE IN THE SEVENTIES. DISPOSED, a book of poetry, was published by the Post-Apollo Press in 2007. WEAR YOU TO THE BALL, a live poetry-sound collaboration with composer Bill Dietz, was performed in May 2009 in London and Berlin.


Susan Gevirtz has books out from Kelsey Street Press, Trafficker, Post-Apollo, Burning Deck, a+bend, Potes and Poets, Little Red Leaves, Reality Street, Avenue B, and Leave Books. Her most recent is AERODROME ORION & STARRY MESSENGER. She teaches at California College of the Arts. She was an associate editor of HOW(ever), a journal of modernist/innovative directions in women’s poetry and scholarship, and served on the editorial advisory boards of the journal AVEC and the online journal HOW2. She has collaborated with interdisciplinary artist Margaret Tedesco and sound artist Andrew Klobucar at The Lab in 2001, written a play (MOTION PICTURE HOME) which was performed in 2002, and collaborated with the sound artist/musician Scanner (aka Robin Rimbaud) on an audio piece titled AERODROME ORION in 2006. She received the New Langton Arts Bay Area Award in Literature in the Spring of 2000.

OCTOBER 2010 EVENTS

Weds Oct 13 at 7:30 PM

FC2 (Fiction Collective Two) presents:

ENOUGH CALENDAR THROUGH STARS

Margo Berdeshevsky, Brian Conn, Lance Olsen and Rob Stephenson

reading from, respectively,

Beautiful Soon Enough, The Fixed Stars, Calendar of Regrets, and Passes Through.

Margo Berdeshevsky lives in Paris. Beautiful Soon Enough (FC2, 2009) her collection of cutting edge/poetic short stories, received FC2’s Ronald Sukenick Award for Innovative Fiction. Her poetry collection, But A Passage In Wilderness, is published by Sheep Meadow Press, which will also publish her forthcoming Between Soul And Stone. A cross-genre novel, Vagrant is at the next gate, from Red Hen Press.

Brian Conn is the author of The Fixed Stars (FC2, 2010) and a co-editor of Birkensnake, a small literary journal. He teaches writing at the University of Rhode Island.

Lance Olsen is author of more than 20 books of and about innovative fiction, including, most recently, the novels Calendar of Regrets (FC2, 2010) and Head in Flames (Chiasmus, 2009). He teaches experimental theory and practice at the University of Utah; serves as Chair of the Board of Directors at Fiction Collective Two; and is Fiction Editor at Western Humanities Review.

Rob Stephenson is an inter-media artist working with text, music, video, film, drawing, painting, photo-collage, and installation. He is the author of Passes Through (FC2, 2010) and lives in Queens, NY. U is forthcoming from Queer Mojo, Rebel Satori Press.



Sun Oct 17 at 2:00

EOAGH reading series presents:

EVERYTHING PLASTIC

Little Red Leaves e-editions book launch

Sarah Campbell and Elena Rivera

reading from

Everything We Could Ask For, and Remembrance of Things Plastic.

Sarah Campbell studied in the Poetics Program in Buffalo, NY for many years and now lives in Brooklyn.

Eléna Rivera is the author of Remembrance of Things Plastic (LRL e-editions, 2010) Mistakes, Accidents and the Want of Liberty (Barque Press, 2006), Suggestions at Every Turn (Seeing Eye Books, 2005), and the translator of Secret of Breath (Burning Deck Press, 2009) poems by Isabelle Baladine Howald. She was awarded a 2010 National Endowment for the Arts Literature Fellowship in Translation and a 2009 Fundacíon Valparaíso Poetry Residency in Mojácar, Spain. She lives in New York City.