KGB Monday Night Poetry Hosts Three Poets


Tonight, in the East Village, co-curators of the KGB Monday Night Poetry Series (John Deming, Ali Power and Matthew Yeager) will host three local poets.

Bud Smith and Amy King will read with Iris Cushing at 7:30pm. Smith, also an accomplished fiction writer, is the author of Everything Neon. He is also the author of two novels and a collection of short stories. In addition to his own writing, Smith co-edits an art and literature anthology called Uno Kudo, and he founded Unknown Press. He lives in Washington Heights.

Amy King, the recipient of the 2015 WNBA Award, recently won the 2015 Tarpaulin Sky Book Prize. Her collection The Missing Museum will be published by Tarpaulin Sky. King also works for VIDA: Women in Literary Arts; she serves on its executive board. Currently, King teaches at SUNY  Nassau Community College where she is Associate Professor of Creative Writing.

Finally, Iris Cushing, author of Wyoming from Furniture Press Books, will read. Cushing edits Argos Books along with Elizabeth Clark Wessel. Cushing is completing the PhD program at CUNY Graduate Center where she is studying New American Poetry. Currently, Cushing resides in Queens as well as “on an organic flower farm outside Sharon Springs, New York, according to the Facebook event page.

KGB Bar is located on East 4th Street at Second Avenue in New York City’s East Village.