Monday, September 17, 2007

The wind inside the whale: John High and Nathaniel A. Siegel

Farfalla Press presents John High and Nathaniel A. Siegel
Bowery Broadside Series #9

Friday September 21st at The Bowery Poetry Club
9:00 to 10:30pm
First fifty patrons receive a limited edition broadside composed by the poets
with art work by George Schneeman

308 Bowery @ Bleecker, right across from CBGB's
F train to Second Ave | 6 train to Bleecker |

John High is the author of six books, including his award-winning (Village Voice top 25 books of the year) trilogy of poetic novels The Desire Notebooks and his recently published book-length poem, Here (Talisman) and novel, Talking God's Radio Show (Spuytenduyvil). He has received four Fulbrights, two NEAs, and writing awards from the Witter Bynner Foundation, Arts International. and the Academy of American Poets, among others. A translator of several books of contemporary Russian poetry, he was the chief editor for Crossing Centuries: The New Russian Poetry. He is also the founding and former editor of Five Fingers Review. High lives in Brooklyn with his daughter and teaches writing and literature at Long Island University.

Nathaniel A. Siegel is a poet, artist, photographer, activist living in New York City. Recent projects include an evening to honor the poet Thom Gunn and a marathon reading of “poets for Peace” at the Bowery Poetry Club during the anti-Republican convention. As part of the group “Poets for Peace”, Nathaniel has read the poetry of Walt Whitman on the steps of the New York Public Library. He marches and chants with hundreds of poets in the streets to call for an end to war. He studied last summer with Alan Gilbert at Naropa University, and makes St. Mark’s Poetry Project and The Bowery Poetry Club his home.

The artist George Schneeman

Mr. Schneeman is a long time resident of New York and whose paintings have accompanied poets Bill Berkson, Ted Berrigan, Michael Brownstein, Tom Clark, Edwin Denby, Larry Fagin, Dick Gallup, Allen Ginsberg, Ted Greenwald, Steve Katz, Lewis MacAdams, Alice Notley, Ron Padgett, Harris Schiff, Peter Schjeldahl, Tom Veitch, Anne Waldman, Lewis Warsh, and many others.

Upcoming Readings

Oct-Arlo Quint and Christopher Martin
Nov- Bob Holdman and Shappy
Dec-Tyler Burba and Gary Parrish

Past Readers Include: Anselm Berrigan, Edmund
Berrigan, Marcella Durand, Jessica Fiorini, Jessica
Rogers, Lee Ranaldo, Anne Waldman, Corrine
Fitzpatrick, Stefania Iryne Marthakis, Brenda Coultas
Simon Pettet,John Coletti, Dustin Williamson
Lewis Warsh, Kristin Prevallet & Stacy Szymaszek

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