Tuesday, November 25, 2008
Saturday, November 22, 2008
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Thursday, November 20, 2008
Junot Díaz was born in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic and is the author of Drown and The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao which won the Dayton Literary Peace Prize and the 2008 Pulitzer Prize. He is the fiction editor at the Boston Review and The Rudge and Nancy Allen professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
Samuel R. Delany is possibly the greatest living Science Fiction writer in the world, and among the best writers working today, period. His wide ranging work covers not only science fiction but literary and cultural criticism, memoir, erotica, sexual and political identity. He is the recipient of several Hugo and Nebula awards. His latest novel, Dark Reflections, received a Stonewall Book Award in fiction. In 2007, Delany was the subject of a documentary film, The Polymath, or, The Life and Opinions of Samuel R. Delany, Gentleman, which debuted at the 2007 Tribeca Film Festival.
Junot Diaz and Samuel R. Delany read on MONDAY, November 24th at 7:30 PM sharp, at SOLAS BAR (Right around the corner from St. Mark's Bookshop, at 232 E. Ninth Street, between 2nd and 3rd Avenues).
Copies of these author's books will be available for sale at Solas bar, and we will have time for a signing afterward (please limit off-site books to two). All St. Mark's Bookshop events are free to the public.
For more information go to www.noslander.com/stmarksb
St. Mark's Bookshop
Born in Evanston, Illinois, Robinson attended high school in Cincinnati and graduated from Yale College in 1971. In 1974, he published the one-shot poetry magazine Streets and Roads, where for the first time work by such poets as Barrett Watten, Ron Silliman, Rae Armantrout, andBob Perelman appeared alongside that of Alan Bernheimer, Steve Benson, Carla Harryman, and Merrill Gilfillan. In the 1970s and 1980s, he performed with San Francisco Poets Theater, produced "In the American Tree: New Writing by Poets," a weekly radio program of live readings and interviews on KPFA radio in Berkeley (with Lyn Hejinian), and curated the Tassajara Bakery poetry reading series (with Tom Mandel). Beginning in the 1970s, he has published seventeen books of poetry and appeared in numerous anthologies and magazines.
Tuesday, November 18, 2008
Wednesday, November 19, 2008
7:00pm - 9:00pm
456 Bergen Street
CORRINE FITZPATRICK is the author of Zamboangueña (sona books, 2007) and On Melody Dispatch (Goodbye Better, 2007). She is currently working on Minor Crimes and Casualties. Corrine is in the MFA program at Bard College and is Program Coordinator for the Poetry Project at St. Mark's Church, where she curated the Friday Late Night Series from 2006-2008. Recent work is out or soon to be out in Denver Quarterly and Tight.
TENNESSEE JONES is an excommunicated Appalachian living in Brooklyn. He is the author of the Lambda Literary Award nominated short story collection Deliver Me From Nowhere. He is currently knee-deep in his first novel and a second collection of short stories. He is a 2008 Javitz Fellow and an obsessive gardener. The flask in his back pocket reads "Hungry Heart."
** Carnahan, Casamassima, Grinnell, Lederer, Oberman, and Rohrer **
Special Musical Guest @ Intermission: Addenda
Brooklyn resident Kerry Carnahan has co-authored and edited a number of publications, including the New York City High Performance Infrastructure Guidelines, Cool and Green Roofs, and Sustainable Urban Sites (forthcoming), and is working towards her MFA in poetry from CUNY-Hunter College.
Christophe Casamassima is the editor and proprietor of furniture_press in Baltimore where he teaches at Towson University. He is also the Literary Arts Director of the Towson Arts Collective. His collections of poetry include the Proteus (Moria, 2008) and Joys: A Catalogue of Disappointments (BlazeVOX, 2008).
E. Tracy Grinnell is the author of Some Clear Souvenir (O Books, 2006) and Music or Forgetting (O Books, 2001), as well as the limited edition chapbooks Leukadia (Trafficker Press, forthcoming 2008), Quadriga, a collaboration with Paul Foster Johnson (gong chapbooks, 2006), Of the Frame (Portable Press at Yo-Yo Labs, 2004), and Harmonics (Melodeon Poetry Systems, 2000). She lives in Brooklyn and edits Litmus Press and its annual journal of poetry and translation, Aufgabe.
Katy Lederer is the author of the poetry collections, Winter Sex (Verse Press, 2002) and The Heaven-Sent Leaf (BOA Editions, forthcoming 2008 ) as well as the memoir Poker Face: A Girlhood Among Gamblers (Crown, 2003), which Publishers Weekly included on its list of the Best Nonfiction Books of 2003 and Esquire Magazine named one of its eight Best Books of the Year 2003.
Her poems and prose have appeared in The American Poetry Review, Boston Review, Harvard Review, GQ, and elsewhere. She has been anthologized in Body Electric (Norton), From Poe to the Present: Great American Prose Poems (Scribner), and Isn’t It Romantic? (Verse Press), among other compilations.
Educated at the University of California at Berkeley and the Iowa Writers’ Workshop, she serves as a Poetry Editor of Fence Magazine. Her honors and awards include an Academy of American Poets Prize, fellowships from Yaddo (2001; 2004; 2005), MacDowell (2007), and the New York Foundation for the Arts (2005-2006), and a Discover Great New Writers citation from Barnes & Noble’s Discover Great New Writers Program.
Matthew Rohrer is the author of five books, most recently RISE UP, published by Wave Books. He teaches at NYU in the creative writing program, and lives in Brooklyn.
Miller Oberman was the 2005 recipient of Poetry Magazine’s Ruth Lilly Fellowship
and has recently had poems in Bloom Magazine, the Minnesota Review,
and Lilith. Miller lives in Brooklyn with Zero Oberman.
SPECIAL INTERMISSION GUEST
While Addenda is just beginning, there’s a history. Dan Sofaer and Christopher Anderson first met when Christopher was the singer in the Washington, D.C. band Nine Men Are Suicides. After being musical director for the recording of the one song the band knew how to play (Sister Ray by the Velvet Underground), Dan went on to be a founding member of the Silence After and Christopher rejoined him in ‘88 for the short-lived Hurricane Daisy, whose killer demo had Fugazi’s Don Zientara for its producer. After years in the wilderness, Dan reemerged as bassist in the San Francisco trio Giant Haystacks, and Christopher posted some Prince covers on MySpace. A chance note from Japan has reunited them, and they’re ready to bring the spirit to the letter.
You can find their music at myspace.com/addenda
766 grand street
brooklyn, ny 11211
(L train to Grand Street,
1 block west)
open daily @ 5 p.m.
Hosted by Amy King and Ana Bozicevic
Monday, November 17, 2008
Ripped and Torn:Joe Brainard, Lewis Warsh, David Shapiro, Star Black, John Evans, Amy Ernst, Bruce Weber, Madeline Weinrib
|Address||532 W 25th St, 2nd Floor|
New York (Chelsea)
|Hours||Tue-Fri 11-6, Sat 12-5|
Amy Ernst, granddaughter of Max, is a consummate collagist, blending elements of figuration and abstraction.John Evans is the eminence gris of the collage movement in this country and shows regularly at Pavel Zoubek Gallery. His daughter India has caught the fever and creates charming visions using her trademark embroidered text.
Other artists in the show include Judy Rifka, Bob Heman, Madeline Weinrib, Tom Walker, Rakien Nomura, Micci Cohan, Sali Taylor, Charles Mingus III, Angelo Jannuzzi, Lucien Dulfan, Allan Sheinman, Toni Tiger and Luigi Cazzaniga.
The Practicing Writer Presents: Lisa Chen, Marcella Durand, Andrew Hsiao, Andrea Louie, and Christopher Mattison
Poet Lisa Chen, poet Marcella Durand, New Press editorAndrew Hsiao, novelist Andrea Louie, and Zephyr Press editorChristopher Mattison
Finding time for your writing life can be a tricky business when juggling kids, a job, and sleep. Come hear a few writers talk about how they keep their writing life vibrant despite other obligations.
@ The Workshop
16 West 32nd Street, 10th Floor
(btwn Broadway & 5th Avenue)
$5 suggested donation; open to the public
Friday, November 14, 2008
Tuesday, November 11, 2008
Saturday, November 8, 2008
For details, visit us at:
The new issue features the following works of prose:
Reflections on Prayer Calls by Alexandra Lukens
Chica Chica: Forsaking Illusion by Ana Maria Martinez
from The Moonstone by Elizabeth Robinson
A Mouse Cage by Lauren Andrews
Falling Asleep While Reading by M. D’Alessandro
Coming to Know (Annie) Oaklynn by Merrill Shane Jones
Notes of a Modern-Day Expatriate by Mittie Roger
Inside Man by Nicholas B. Morris
The Play by Perry Lavin
Some Boys by Shane Joaquin Jimenez
The Kitchen by Stacy Walsh
When I Was Younger by Steve Kisicki
The Handwriting by Varlam Shalamov
(translation from Russian by L. Draaghtel)
and the following works of poetry:
Meta-Meta Poetry by Amy Catanzano & Jack Collom
Two from Old India translations from Sanskrit by Andrew Schelling
Macaques in a Steambath by Brandon Arthur
Darwin by Brendan Hamilton
Waste Lands by Carly-Anne Ravnikar
Dinner Music for a Pack of Hungry Cannibals by Christopher T. Schuman
Catching Up with Almost by Daniel Dissinger
Multiverse by Dawn Sueoka
Avenue Maria by Diane Klammer
from The Bus is a Van by Hillary Keel
Silent Terrain by Irene Joyce
When We Were by James Kerley
Seventy Monkeys by Jefferson Navicky
Reactive Sandalwood Mala-ic Bowling Balls by Kimberlie Robinson
from the fall by Kristi Yorks
from Details on Photographs by Lindsay Colahan
Don’t Change a Hair for Me and not if you care for me by Lisa Birman
Seven Words by Margaret Randall
Lonely Like This by Mel Kozakiewicz
from She, A Blueprint for InterSurface by Michelle Naka Pierce
It Splinters Through by Nathan Antar
Lobotomy Buttons by Nicholas Michael Ravnikar
An Empire of Coins by Olatundji Akpo-Sani
Memorize by Rebecca Maillet
I Dream We Smoke a Bowl in a Cave in France by Renee Zepeda
To the West by Ryan Clark
Pantoum from the Actual Diary of Christopher Columbus
by Scott Alexander Jones
Old Monk Napping by Dr. Tim Skeen
Seri by Tiph Parrish
Sometimes, the Sky by Travis Cebula
A Wrenching Blue by Yasamin Ghiasi
with photography by:
and artwork by:
with the following advice from:
Friday, November 7, 2008
Sunday, November 16, 2008
4:00pm - 9:00pm
201 S. Washington Street
The Washington City Paper's Best Poet of DC
Charles Bernstein, Anselm Berrigan, Croniamantal, Nada Gordon, Tom Raworth, Gary Sullivan, Rodrigo Toscano, Mel Nichols, Chris Nealon, Mark McMorris, Doug Lang, Bonnie Jones, P. Inman, Adam Good, Heather Fuller, Buck Downs, Tina Darragh, Lauren Bender, & Michael Ball
201 S. Washington Street
Alexandria, VA 22314
This event is part of the Alexandria Performing Arts Association's Guest Artist series at the Lyceum.
Hosted by M. Magnus. Poster designed by Justin Sirois.
Wednesday, November 5, 2008
New from Farfalla Press comes Erica Kaufman's Censory Impulse
Praise for Erica's Work:
David Shapiro writes
"As I get older I know only two things: the starless chaos within (Kafka) and the random stars above (Proust). No moral center and thus no margin, no moral order outside or in and thus no disorder. In the poetry of Erica Kaufman, we seem to hear the music of this random landscape with no teleology but Darwin Her humor is full of horror at snobbism and injustice and the acceptance of the most comical social sketch.Her poems are by an adult woman who loves love without constraints, and no less believes that language is for a subversive voice, not simple structures. Who knows better that poetry is still woman in revolt?"
Pick up a copy of Censory Impulse Here
Bill Berkson was born in New York in 1939. He is a poet, critic, teacher and sometime curator, who has been active in the art and literary worlds since his early twenties.
He is the author of sixteen books and pamphlets of poetry -- including, most recently, Gloria, a portfolio of poems with etchings by Alex Katz (Arion Press, 2005), Our Friends Will Pass Among You Silently, poems from 2001-2006 with cover image by Vija Clemins (The Owl Press, 2007),Sudden Address: Selected Lectures 1981-2006 with cover image by Philip Guston (Cuneiform Press, 2007), and in collaboration with Bernadette Mayer, What's Your Idea of a Good Time?,Letters & Interviews 1977-1985 (Tuumba Press, 2006). His poems have also appeared in many magazines and anthologies. He is also a Corresponding Editor for Art in America and a regular contributor to Artforum, Modern Painters, Art on Paper, American Craft and other magazines. From 1971-78, he was editor-publisher of Big Sky magazine and books.
Berkson was awarded a creative writing fellowship in poetry from the National Endowment for the Arts in 1980 and has also received awards and fellowships from Yaddo, Artspace, the Poets Foundation, the Fund for Poetry, and Briarcombe Foundation. He was appointed Distinguished Paul Mellon Lecturer for 2006 at Skowhegan School of Art. He lives in San Francisco.
Tony Towle was born in New York in 1939 and has lived there most of his life, at present in Tribeca with actress Diane Tyler. He has two grown children, Scott and Rachel.
Towle began writing poetry in 1960 and became associated with the New York School of Poetry three years later, when he took poetry workshops with Kenneth Koch and Frank O’Hara. His first major collection, North, was the Frank O’Hara Award for 1970 and published by Columbia University Press. He has received fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, the New York State Council on the Arts, the Poets Foundation, and the Ingram Merrill Foundation, among other prizes and honors. (photo above of Tony Towle at BPC 08)
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