InDigest Issue #24 Launch Party, Wednesday June 13, 2012 7pm
w/ Dave Hill, Sampson Starkweather, Mitchell Jackson, Joseph Riipi, Lindsay D’Andrea, Molly Dorozenski, Allen Edwin Butt and Andrew Booth
The Gallery at LPR,158 Bleecker St., New York, NY
Epiphany Journal Fundraiser and Release Party, Thursday, June 14, 2012 7pm-10pm
Cost: $15 suggested donation for students and artists $35 suggested donation for patrons. All who donate will be given a copy of the current issue. Tickets can be pre-ordered at www.epiphanyzine.com/fundraisers.html.
The evening will include readings by poets Ish Klein (Moving Day, Union!), Paul Legault (The Madeline Poems, The Other Poems, The Emily Dickenson Reader), and Bianca Stone (I Want To Open The Mouth God Gave You Beautiful Mutant, I Saw The Devil With His Needlework, Someone Else’s Wedding Vows). Susannah Mintz will also read from her memoir “Paris To-To List” published in Epiphany.
Reading will take place downstairs in the conference hall and the reception and raffle will take place upstairs in the Poets House Library. Refreshments will be served.
Poets House, 10 River Terrace, New York, NY
Fireside Follies Friday, June 15, 2012 7pm
Deborah Landau is the author of Orchidelirium, which won the Anhinga Prize for Poetry, and The Last Usable Hour (forthcoming from Copper Canyon Press). Her poems have appeared recently in The Paris Review, Tin House, The Kenyon Review, TriQuarterly, The Best American Erotic Poems, and elsewhere. She directs the creative writing program at NYU.
Timothy Donnelly’s first book of poems, Twenty-seven Props for a Production of Eine Lebensziet, was published by Grove Press in 2003, and his second, The Cloud Corporation, was published by Wave Books. His poems have appeared in Denver Quarterly, Fence, Gulf Coast, Harper’s, The Iowa Review, jubilat, The Nation, The New Republic, The Paris Review, and elsewhere. He is a poetry editor for Boston Review and teaches in the Writing Program of Columbia University’s School of the Arts.
Meghan O’Rourke is the author of The Long Goodbye and the poetry collections Halflife and Once.. A former editor at The New Yorker, she has served as culture editor and literary critic for Slate as well as poetry editor and advisory editor for The Paris Review. She was awarded the inaugural May Sarton Poetry Prize, the Union League Prize for Poetry from the Poetry Foundation, a Lannan Literary Fellowship, two Pushcart Prizes, and a Front Page Award for her cultural criticism. A graduate of Yale University, she has taught at Princeton, The New School, and New York University. She lives in Brooklyn, where she grew up, and Marfa, TX.
Laurie Weeks has been an underground superstar in the New York downtown writing world since the 1980s. Her fiction and other writings have been published in The Baffler, Vice, Nest, Index, LA Weekly, and Semiotext(e)’s The New Fuck You. She has taught in writing programs at UC San Diego and The New School, and has toured the US with the girl-punk group Sister Spit.
Steven Karl is the author of State(s) of Flux, a collaboration chap(art)book with Joseph Lappie (Peptic Robot Press, 2009), (Ir)Rational Animals (Flying Guillotine Press, 2010), emissions/ of (H_ngm_n, 2011) and Don’t Try This On Your Piano or am i standing here with my hair down (Lame House Press, 2012) which is a collaboration with Angela Veronica Wong. He is an editor for Sink Review and Coldfront Magazine. He lives in New York, but will be relocating to Miami in August.
Brooklyn Fire Proof Stages, 119 Ingraham Street #202, Brooklyn, NY
Meet the “Voices from Japan” Visiting Poets June 16, 2012 3:30pm- 5:30pm
Distinguished scholar Haruo Shirane, Shincho Professor of Japanese Literature and Culture at Columbia University, will moderate a panel discussion with two survivors of the March 11, 2011 earthquake in Japan, about their tanka poems written in response to the earthquake and its aftermath. Their poems form part of the exhibition, “Voices of Japan,” at the Cathedral Church of St. John the Divine which opens June 14.
The tanka form has a long tradition in Japan, where it has been used to express deep emotions by people of all segments of society, from the emperor to soldiers and farmers. Poetry, especially tanka, continue to be an intrinsic part of Japanese cultural life, and thousands of tanka and haiku are submitted to local and national newspapers for publication in weekly full-page poetry sections.
To learn more about “Voices from Japan” visit www.voices-from-japan.org
Poets House, 10 River Terrace, New York, NY
Argos Books Release Party, Saturday June 16, 2012 7pm-10pm
Argos Books will celebrate the release of two chapbooks and two Side by Side collaborations with readings by Joan Larkin, Bianca Stone, Brandon Kreitler, & Matthew Fischer.
The Oracle Club, 10-41 47th Avenue, New York, NY