Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Chin Music: The Pacific Standard Poetry Reading Series Featuring Lewis Warsh, Cecily Parks, and Zachary Sussman

Thursday, March 12th, 2009 @ 7:00 PMPacific Standard

Bar82 Fourth Avenue Brooklyn, NY (between St. Marks and Bergen Streets) email:

Please join us for the next evening of Chin Music, the Pacific Standard Poetry Reading Series. On March 12th, we are featuring three excellent poets: Lewis Warsh, Cecily Parks, and Zachary Sussman. Other writers to be featured in Chin Music this season include Sophie Cabot Black, Major Jackson, James Hoch, Anna Journey, Rebecca Keith, Oni Buchanan, and David Baker. Series curated by Colin Cheney.

Please note our earlier reading time of 7:00PM.Located on Fourth Avenue in downtown Brooklyn, near theAtlantic/Pacific subway hub, Pacific Standard is a literary barserving up eighteen microbrews on tap and cask (including both WestCoast and local breweries), fine wines and liquors, and tasty snackslike chips and salsa, and meat and cheese plates.

Lewis Warsh is the author of numerous books of poetry, fiction andautobiography, including THE ORIGIN OF THE WORLD, TOUCH OF THE WHIP, AVENUE OF ESCAPE and TED’S FAVORITE SKIRT. He is co-editor of THEANGEL HAIR ANTHOLOGY, editor and publisher of United Artists Books, and director of the MFA Program in Creative Writing at Long IslandUniversity in Brooklyn. A new book, INSEPARABLE: POEMS 1995-2005, was published by Granary Books in 2008.

Cecily Parks is the author of FIELD FOLLY SNOW (University of GeorgiaPress/VQR Poetry Series, 2008) and the chapbook COLD WORK (PoetrySociety of America, 2005). She is a PhD candidate in English at the CUNY Graduate Center, where she is working on a dissertation about swamps and American literature.

Zachary Sussman is the host and creator of the OnEarth Magazine poetry podcast, a publication of the Natural Resources Defense Council. In addition to serving as Poetry Editor for Small Anchor Press, he works as the Coordinator of New York University’s Graduate Program inCreative Writing. He lives in Brooklyn.

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