‘Ear Inn’ Series to Debut with Hong, Hosea, Reynolds

The Poetry Society of New York is resuming its reading series at The Ear Inn this fall, bringing to the legendary NYC venue a reading this Tuesday night featuring Cathy Park Hong, Chris Hosea, and Christie Ann Reynolds.

From the PSNY: “Ted Greenwald and Charles Bernstein founded the Ear Inn Series at the Ear Inn in TriBeCa in 1978. Housed in the historic James Brown house, the Ear Inn is the oldest working bar in New York City. The original Ear Inn Series aimed to be a venue where language poets and those writing in more traditional forms could read side by side, an uncommon practice in the 70’s. The series migrated around the city, took on many forms, and ran for another 20 years. Now The Poetry Society of New York is bringing it back to the Ear Inn on the last Wednesday of the month. In keeping with Greenwald and Bernstein’s original goal of celebrating both the history and future of poetry­­, its established forms as well as its experiments­­, the new Ear Inn Series features poetry’s masters, innovators, traditionalists, and pioneers alike in unexpected pairings.”

Cathy Park Hong‘s first book, Translating Mo’um was published in 2002 by Hanging Loose Press. Her second collection, Dance Dance Revolution, was chosen for the Barnard Women Poets Prize and was published in 2007 by WW Norton. Her third book of poems, Engine Empire, was published in May 2012 by WW Norton. Hong is also the recipient of a Fulbright Fellowship, a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship, the New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowship and a Village Voice Fellowship for Minority Reporters. Her poems have been published in A Public Space, Poetry, Paris Review, Conjunctions, McSweeney’s, Harvard Review, Boston Review, The Nation, American Letters & Commentary, Denver Quarterly, and other journals. She is an Assistant Professor at Sarah Lawrence
College and is regular faculty at the Queens MFA program in Charlotte, North Carolina.

Chris Hosea was born in Princeton, New Jersey in 1973 and educated at Harvard College and the University of Massachusetts Amherst MFA. John Ashbery awarded him the 2013 Walt Whitman Award for his first book, PUT YOUR HANDS IN (forthcoming in 2014 from Louisiana State University Press), of which Ashbery writes: “Exactly century ago, the Armory Show brought European avant­garde art to New York. We are still experiencing the consequences.” Hosea’s poems appear in Conjunctions, LIT, 6×6, Denver Quarterly, Alice Blue Review, The Destroyer and VOLT. He lives in Brooklyn.

Christie Ann Reynolds is the author of three chapbooks: Revenge Poems(Supermachine, 2010), Girl Boy Girl Boy (with Ben Fama) (Corresponding Society, 2010), and idiot heart (New School Chapbook Contest, 2008). In 2003 Stephen Dunn chose her as the recipient of an Academy of American Poets undergraduate poetry award at Hofstra University, where she received a B.A. in English and Creative Writing. She is also a 2012 Poets & Writers Amy Award winner. Christie Ann lives in Greenpoint, Brooklyn, where she is the co­curator of the the reading and performance series, Totem: poetry + film. She teaches at Metropolitan Montessori School.