KGB Monday Night Poetry: Božičević, Black, Core
Monday, Nov. 26th, 2012 @ 7:30pm
KGB Bar, 85 E. 4th St, New York, NY
Ana Božičević was born in Zagreb, Croatia, Božičević emigrated to New York City in 1997 and studied at Hunter College. She is the author of several chapbooks, including Morning News (2006) and Document (2007). Her first book-length collection, Stars of the Night Commute (2009), was a finalist for the Lambda Literary Awards. Božičević has worked for the PEN American Center and the Center for the Humanities of the Graduate Center, CUNY. She co-directs the Stain of Poetry reading series in Brooklyn, New York.
Star Black founded the KGB Poetry Series in 1997 with David Lehman. Her most recent books of poems are Ghostwood (Melville House) and Velleity’s Shade (Sarurnalia Books). Her collages were recently exhibited at John Jermain Memorial Library in Sag Harbor. She is a Visiting Assistant Professor at Stony Brook University’s MFA Program in Creative Writing and Literature.
Leopoldine Core was born and raised in Manhattan. Her poems and fiction have appeared or are forthcoming in Open City, The Literarian, Joyland Magazine, Agriculture Reader and Harp & Altar.
Small Press Reading
Tuesday, Nov. 27th, 2012 @ 6:30pm
Sidewalk Cafe, 94 Avenue A, New York, NY
Please join us this Tuesday 11/27 at the Sidewalk Cafe as No, Dear hosts Boog City’s 10th annual NYC Small Presses Night featuring American Books, Augury Books, Birds LLC, Brooklyn Arts Press, Monk Books and O’Clock Press.
Books for sale and readings by:
Ana Bozicevic (Birds, LLC)
Jackie Clark (Brooklyn Arts Press)
B.C. Edwards (Augury Books)
Tom Healy (Monk Books)
Jeremy Hoevenaar (American Books)
Dan Magers (Birds, LLC)
Martin Rock (Brooklyn Arts Press)
[readers TBA for O'Clock Press]
Baffler 21 Release Party with Thomas Frank and Julie Klausner
Tuesday, November 27th @ 7pm
Housing Works Bookstore Cafe, 126 Crosby Street New York, NY
Announcing Your Money and Your Life, the third and last issue of The Baffler’s revival year. To celebrate, editor John Summers will host a launch party featuring a round of “Ayn Rand: The Game Show.”
The game takes place in a future where libertarians have conquered the world and Ayn Rand’s ghost is rewriting all of literature to match her Objectivist vision. Contestants Thomas Frank (Baffler founding editor and author of Pity the Billionaireand What’s the Matter with Kansas?) and Julie Klausner (host of the hit comedy podcast “How Was Your Week” and author of I Don’t Care About Your Band) will square off against Ayn in this contest of wits and self-interest.
Baffler 21 features Thomas Frank on Occupy Wall Street, Rick Perlstein on Mitt Romney, and David Graeber on magic and politics, along with dazzling criticism by Barbara Ehrenreich, Chris Lehmann, and Christian Loretzen. And much more.
The Highwaymen NYC #8
Wednesday, November 28th @ 7-9pm
Microscope Gallery, 4 Charles Pl, Brooklyn, NY
Microscope Gallery welcomes The Highwayman NYC for an evening of poetry with Laura Henriksen, Brett Price, Polly Bresnick, and Jay Deshpande.
The Highwaymen NYC, a 12 month long poetry reading series taking place on the full moon of each month, is held at a variety of independent, non-profit, art and performance spaces and clubs throughout Brooklyn. The goal of The Highwaymen NYC is to strengthen a community of emerging, active & relevant poets in Brooklyn and create a meeting place where these poets can showcase and discuss their work.
Laura Henriksen’s work has previously appeared in the Brooklyn Rail, Death and Life of Great American Cities, and Peaches and Bats. She lives in Brooklyn, NY.
Brett Price is an assistant editor of Forklift, Ohio: A Journal of Poetry, Cooking, and Light Industrial Safety, and his writing can be found in such journals as H_NGM_N, Octopus, The Incliner, and Milkmoney. Brett is also the Friday Late Night Series coordinator at the Poetry Project at St. Mark’s Church. He lives and writes in Brooklyn, NY.
Polly Bresnick is the author of Old Gus Eats, a chapbook containing stanzas fourteen through twenty-three of Homer’s The Odyssey translated visually from the Greek (Publishing Genius, 2012). Her forthcoming chapbookMIRROR POEMS is a collection of antonymic translations (O’Clock Press, 2012). Her work has recently appeared or is forthcoming in LIT, The Fiddleback, Bling that Sings, elimae, and Monkeybicycle. She lives in Brooklyn, NY.
Jay Deshpande poems and reviews have been published or are forthcoming in Washington Square, La Petite Zine, Handsome, Boston Review, Jacket2, Shampoo, death hums, Upstairs at Duroc, and the Argos Books anthology Why I Am Not A Painter. He is the former poetry editor of AGNI, and the curator of the Metro Rhythm Reading Series in Brooklyn.
The Poetry Project: Reddy & Riggs
Wednesday, November 28, 2012 @ 8pm
St. Mark’s Church, 131 E. 10th St, New York, NY
Srikanth Reddy is the author of two books of poetry, Facts for Visitors (2004) and Voyager (2011), both published by the University of California Press, and a book-length work titled Conversities written in collaboration with Dan Beachy-Quick (1913 Press 2012). He has also written a critical study, Changing Subjects: Digressions in Modern American Poetry (Oxford University Press 2012). A graduate of the Iowa Writers’ Workshop and Harvard University’s doctoral program in English, Reddy is currently and Assistant Professor at the University of Chicago.
Sarah Riggs is the author of Autobiography of Envelopes (Burning Deck 2012), 60 Textos (Ugly Duckling Presse 2010),Waterwork (Chax Press 2007), and Chain of Minuscule Decisions in the Form of a Feeling (Reality Street Editions 2007). Currently she is at work on a series of film poems, “Hudson,” “Brest,” “Brooklyn” and “Skye.” Her book of essays, Word Sightings: Poetry and Visual Media in Stevens, Bishop, and O’Hara was published by Routledge in 2002. She has translated or co-translated from the French the poets Isabelle Garron, Marie Borel, Etel Adnan, Ryoko Sekiguchi, and, most recently, Oscarine Bosquet. A member of the bilingual poetry collective Double Change (www.doublechange.org), and founder of the interart non-profit Tamaas (www.tamaas.org), she lives in Paris where she is a professor at NYU-in-France.