* Bushwick Open Pages, June 3, 2012 1-6pm (See Coldfront’s coverage here)
The Poetry Society of New York Howl Festival, June 3, 2012 1-4pm
Come out and hear The Poetry Society of New York’s installment at the legendary HOWL! Festival on Sunday, June 3rd. We’re featuring some our favorite NYC poets as a short preview for this summer’s New York City Poetry Festival on Governors Island! Bring a blanket and a picnic and enjoy a beautiful day in Tompkins Square park with a whole bunch of poetry. See you there, friends!
1:00pm: Rachel Boyadjis 1:10pm: Lisa Marie Basile 1:20pm: T.M. De Vos 1:30pm: Liz Axelrod 1:40pm: Jennifer Williamson 1:50pm: Emily Linstrom 2:00pm: Erin Lynn 2:10pm: Meghann Plunkett2:20pm: Carina Finn 2:30pm: Dustin Luke Nelson 2:40pm: TBA 2:50pm: Leah Umansky 3:00pm: Justin Sherwood 3:10pm: Michael Lala
3:20pm: Christie Ann Reynolds 3:30pm: Rachel Herman-Gross 3:40pm: Robert Cunningham 3:50pm: Lauren Hunter
Whitman Speaker Box
Tompkins Square Park
A Heart Cranes, A George Opens June 3, 2012 7pm
David Abel — Editor and teacher, Portland, Oregon; proprietor of Passages Bookshop & The Text Garage. Just out: Float (Chax Press), Tether (Bare bone books), & Carrier (c_L Books). Copublisher, with Sam Lohmann, of Airfoil chapbooks, and publisher of Envelope broadsides. Founding member of Spare Room reading series and 13 Hats (collaborative of eleven Portland writers and visual artists); also inaugural Research Fellow of the Center for Art + Environment of the Nevada Museum of Art. In November 2011, curated the exhibition Object Poems; online catalogue at www.23sandy.com.
Joseph Bradshaw is somewhere between the flap of a wing and the slap of a thing. He has released several chapbooks (Shearsman Books) and critical reviews (Rain Taxi), largely with an inverted cornea situated at the cross streets of George Oppen and C-Town. He is my best friend; and I, Matt Marble, wrote this biography.
Nathaniel Otting is a sub-sub librarian for the Robert Seydel Society of Eastern Switzerland. The Wrong Book is forthcoming in 1913. If you’re attending this reading, send an email with your name to email@example.com, and he’ll make a book for you.
Born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Stacy Szymaszek is the author of the book-length collections Emptied of All Ships (2005) and Hyperglossia (2009), both published by Litmus Press. Her chapbooks include Pasolini Poems (Cy Press, 2005), Orizaba: A Voyage with Hart Crane (2008), Stacy S.: Autoportraits (2008), from Hart Island (2009), and others. A new work austerity measures is forthcoming from Fewer & Further Press. Szymaszek is artistic director of the Poetry Project at St. Mark’s Church in New York City, and serves as a mentor in Queer Art Mentorship.
70 Wyckoff Ave. Apt 3C.
Hatchet Job, June 5, 2012 7pm
JENNY ZHANG is the author of the poetry collection, Dear Jenny, We Are All Find (Octopus Books, 2012.) Her fiction, non-fiction, and poetry have appeared in Jezebel, Glimmertrain, The Iowa Review, The Guardian, Diagram, and Vice magazine. She writes for teenage girls at Rookie magazine, and teaches high school students in the Bronx.
RACHEL B. GLASER grew up in New Jersey and studied Painting at RISD and Fiction at Umass. Her first book of stories “Pee On Water” was released by Publishing Genuis Press. Her first book of poems “MOODS” will be released by Factory Hollow Press in 2013. Rachel lives in Western Massachusetts and paints commissioned paintings of sports stars and babies.
ANNA NORTH was born in Williamsburg, Virginia and grew up in Los Angeles. She graduated from the Iowa Writers Workshop in 2009, having received a Teaching-Writing Fellowship and a Michener/Copernicus Society Fellowship. Her fiction has appeared in the Atlantic Monthly, where it was nominated for a National Magazine Award, and in Trans Lit Mag and Glimmer Train. Her nonfiction has appeared in the San Francisco Chronicle, The Common, The Paris Review Daily, Jezebel, and on BuzzFeed, where she is now a Senior Editor. She lives in Brooklyn.
GUY PETTIT is the author of Love Me Or Love Me NO1 (minutes BOOKS, 2010). He is the director of Flying Object.
70 North 6th Street, Brooklyn
POD, June 7, 2012 6:30pm
The POD finale features Simone White and Lisa Jarnot!
Simone White was born in 1972 in Middletown, CT, and spent most of her life growing up in Philadelphia. After graduating from Harvard Law School in 1997, she practiced law for seven years. Simone’s new chapbook Unrest will be published in Ugly Duckling Presse’s Dossier series in 2013. She is the author of House Envy of All of the World (Factory School, 2010), the chapbook Dolly (Q Ave Press, with the paitings of Kim Thomas), and her work has appeared or is forthcoming in Aufgabe, The Recluse, Callaloo, Ploughshares, Tuesday; An Art Project and in the exhibition catalog for the Studio Museum of Harlem’s Flow, among other places. Currently a Ph.D. candidate in English at CUNY Graduate Center, she teaches American Literature at Hunter College and lives in Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn.
Lisa Jarnot was born in Buffalo, New York in 1967. Since the mid-1990s has been a resident of New York City. She has edited two small magazines (No Trees, 1987-1990, and Troubled Surfer, 1991-1992) as well as The Poetry Project Newsletter and An Anthology of New (American) Poetry (Talisman House Publishers, 1997). She is the author of four full-length collections of poetry: Some Other Kind of Mission (Burning Deck Press, 1996), Ring of Fire (Zoland Books, 2001 and Salt Publishers, 2003), Black Dog Songs (Flood Editions, 2003) and Night Scenes (Flood Editions, 2008). Her biography of the San Francisco poet Robert Duncan is forthcoming in June 2012 and a Selected Poems will be published by City Lights in 2013. She currently lives in Sunnyside, New York where she is the owner and operator of Sunnyside Landscaping.
497 6th Ave, Brooklyn
Readings at Milk&Roses, June 9, 2012 8pm
Readings at Milk&Roses (Season Finale)
Ben Hersey, Lily Ladewig, Dorothea Lasky, Jared White
music by The Natural Blush
1110 Manhattan Ave., Brooklyn