APRIL 15th 7pm: Michael Rothenberg Reads with Kolm, Finberg, and Dalanchinsky

Join us on Saturday, April 15th at 7pm for a reading with Michael Rothenberg, Ron Kolm, Bonny Finberg, and Steve Dalanchinsky!

Michael Rothenberg will be paying a rare visit to Brooklyn, where he will read at one of the best NYC bookstores: Unnameable Books. He will have copies of Drawing The Shade and Sapodilla with him for sale. Also reading with Michael are Ron Kolm, Bonny Finberg and Steve Dalachinsky. If the weather is good, the reading will be in the cool backyard behind the bookstore. If the weather is not so good, it will be inside. This event is free! BYOB and buy some books from the bookstore!

Michael Rothenberg is a poet, editor and publisher of the online literary magazine BigBridge.org, co-founder of 100 Thousand Poets for Change (www.100tpc.org), and co-founder of Poets In Need, a non-profit 501(c), assisting poets in crisis. He has published 20 books of poetry including Nightmare of The Violins, Favorite Songs, Man/Woman (a collaboration with Joanne Kyger), Unhurried Vision, Monk Daddy, The Paris Journals, Choose, My Youth As A Train, and Murder. His most recent books of poetry include Sapodilla (Editions du Cygne-Swan World, Paris, France, 2016), Drawing The Shade (Dos Madres Press, 2016) and Wake Up and Dream (MadHat 2017). Bi-lingual editions of Indefinite Detention: A Dog Story, and the poetic journals Tally Ho and the Cowboy Dream/The Real and False Journals: Book 5 are due out from Varasek Ediciones Madrid, Spain in Fall 2017. His work has been published widely in literary reviews and included in anthologies such as Ecopoetry: A Contemporary American Anthology, edited by Ann Fisher-Wirth and Laura-Gray Street (Trinity University Press), 43 Poetas por Ayotzinapa, edited by Jesús González Alcántara and Moisés H. Cortés Cruz (Mexico), Saints of Hysteria, A Half-Century of Collaborative American Poetry, edited by David Trinidad and Denise Duhamel (Soft Skull Press), Hidden Agendas/Unreported Poetics, edited by Louis Armand (Litteraria Pragensia), and For the Time-Being: The Bootstrap Book of Poetic Journals, edited by Tyler Doherty and Tom Morgan (Bootstrap Productions). His editorial work includes several volumes in the Penguin Poets series: Overtime by Philip Whalen, As Ever by Joanne Kyger, David’s Copy by David Meltzer, and Way More West by Edward Dorn. Rothenberg is also editor of The Collected Poems of Philip Whalen published by Wesleyan University Press (2007).

Ron Kolm
is a founding member of the Unbearables and has helped edit their five anthologies. He is a contributing editor of Sensitive Skin magazine. Ron is the author of The Plastic Factory, Divine Comedy, Suburban Ambush, Duke & Jill and, with Jim Feast, the novel Neo Phobe. A new collection of his short stories, Night Shift, has just been published by Autonomedia. He's had work in Flapperhouse, Great Weather for Media, the Resist Much / Obey Little: Inaugural Poems to the Resistance anthology, The Opiate, Public Illumination Magazine, Local Knowledge and the Outlaw Bible of American Poetry. He edited and introduced an Unbearables section in the Outlaw Bible of American Art. Ron’s papers were purchased by the New York University library, where they’ve been catalogued in the Fales Collection.

Bonny Finberg’s fiction, poetry and photographs are included in numerous literary journals and anthologies. Her work has been translated into French, German, Hungarian and Japanese. Her publications include a short story collection, How the Discovery of Sugar Produced the Romantic Era, (Sisyphus Press, NY), a poetry chapbook with the author's photo collages, Déjà Vu (Corrupt Press, Paris) and a novel, Kali’s Day (Unbearables Books / Autonomedia, NY). Finberg is the recipient of a Kathy Acker award in fiction and has been published in the Best American Erotica series, edited by Susie Bright and The Outlaw Bible of American Poetry, edited by Alan Kaufman. She frequently contributes to Sensitive Skin magazine and A Gathering of the Tribes. Her work has been archived in the New York University Library in the Fales collection. She lives in New York City and is working on her second novel.

Poet/collagist Steve Dalachinsky was born in Brooklyn after the last big war and has managed to survive lots of little wars. His book The Final Nite (Ugly Duckling Presse) won the PEN Oakland National Book Award. His latest cds are The Fallout of Dreams with Dave Liebman and Richie Beirach (Roguart 2014) and ec(H)o-system with the French art-rock group, the Snobs (Bambalam 2015). He has received both the Kafka and Acker Awards and is a 2014 recipient of a Chevalier D’ le Ordre des Artes et Lettres. His poem “Particle Fever” was nominated for a 2015 Pushcart Prize. His most recent books include Fools Gold (2014 feral press), A Superintendent's Eyes (revised and expanded 2013/14 – Unbearable / Autonomedia), Flying Home, a collaboration with German visual artist Sig Bang Schmidt (Paris Lit Up Press 2015) and The Invisible Ray (Overpass Press – 2016) with artwork by Shalom Neuman.

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