Featured Readings NYC edition

This week’s edition of featured readings brings you the season finale of Earshot, a mixed genre reading of poetry, music and film and finally the Popsickle festival.

Totem III, Wednesday June 20, 2012 8pm-10pm

TOTEM III Collaborative projects/performances created for TOTEM by:

All performances are accompanied by a film or visual component that is projected onto three screens in the jewel box space called La Sala which is in the back of Cantina Royal.

Poetry + other + films

MACGREGOR CARD is a poet, translator and bibliographer living in Jackson Heights, NYC. His first collection, Duties of an English Foreign Secretary, is the winner of the 2009 Fence Modern Poet Series. A new chapbook, The Archers, is forthcoming from Song Cave. With Andrew Maxwell he was co-editor of The Germ: A Journal of Poetic Research, from 1997-2005. He teaches poetry at Pratt Institute and is an associate editor of the MLA International Bibliography.

WILLIAM RAHILLY is a diverse, durable plastic covering that can be used to keep both large outdoor piles and heaps fresh during the fire season. He should be plugged in at least once daily to maintain his yellow glow which can be useful during the night hours. He is not your cousin, but is accepting applications for creepy uncle. He also runs eConfession.org. Please flick him on the arm or surrounding today.

OPAL ONYX: “Indeed, Opal Onyx is ‘inspired by places that do not exist. Theseplaces are all about a certain environment, physical lighting, atmosphere, and very significantly the emotions felt while being enveloped by the place.’ But, even against this lack of physicality, and perhaps reality, we can still identify ourselves traveling the non-existent sensual world right aside Opal Onyx.” – Jason Yellen

PAUL LEGAULT is the co-founder of the translation press Telephone Books and the author of three books of poetry: The Madeleine Poems (Omnidawn, 2010), The Other Poems (Fence, 2011), and The Emily Dickinson Reader (McSweeney’s, 2012). He’s here: http://www.theotherpaul.com/

JOSEPH BRADSHAW plays banjo for Paul Legault and the Dying Arc and is the author of In the Common Dream of George Oppen (Shearsman Books) and the forthcoming chapbook Of Being Numerous (PDN).

LA SALA at Cantina Royal

Brooklyn, NY

Earshot Thursday June 21, 2012  7:30-10:00pm

( Admission is just $5, which gets you a free drink)

Last EARSHOT of the season! Come on out before we take a break for the summer – we’re excited for this one.

Readings by awesome featured poets: MATTHEW PENNOCK (Sudden Dog) and LAUREN HUNTER (My Own Fires). They’ll be joined by three talented current MFA students: Natalie Caro (City College), Eliza Snelling (Brooklyn College) and Guil Parreiras (City College).

Lolita Bar

266 Broome St @ Allen

New York, NY

Popsickle, Saturday June 23, 2012  12pm-8pm

Laurie Weeks | Christine Hamm | Aubrie Marrin | Bryan Beck | Justin Bieber | KD Henley | Monica McClure | Ryan Doyle May | Eduardo C. Corral | Eve | Paul Legault | Ben Fama | Andrew Durbin | Kelly Forsythe | David James Miller | Jenny Zhang | Mike Lala | Daniel Long | Dan Magers | Annie Horanyi | Meghann Plunkett | Brett Saxon | Ariana Reines | Robert Tumas | Lisa Ciccarello | Sampson Starkweather |

The reading series & publications that collected these wonderful writers together into one megareading include:

Stain of Poetry | Metro Rhythm | Fireside Follies | Hatchet Job | Wonder | Moonshot Magazine | PeopleHerd | Stretch

The Paper Box

17 Meadow Street

Brooklyn, NY


(see Coldfront feature on Popsickle curator, Niina Pollari here)


-steven karl