Between Manhattan, Brooklyn, the Bronx and Queens there are readings happening every night. Each Sunday, Coldfront will feature five upcoming readings.
The Poetry Project
Monday, May 14, 2012 8pm
Kristen Gallagher co-edits Truck Books with Christopher Alexander. Her book We Are Here was published by Truck in 2011. Two books are forthcoming: Grand Central and Things in Marx. She has recently published essays on the work of Tan Lin in Criticism and Jacket2 and will have a third essay on Lin’s work in the forthcoming collection Reading the Difficulties.
The Poetry Project at St. Mark’s Church
131 East 10th Street New York, NY
3rd Tuesdays at the Dwyer
Tuesday May 15, 2012 8:00 p.m.
Robert Gibbons is the author of three full-length books of prose poems. Beyond Time: New & Selected Work, 1977–2007 is forthcoming from Trivium Publications, Amherst, NY. He is poetry and fiction editor of the interdisciplinary journal Janus Head.
With Ruben Gonzalez – songwriter / guitarist
Dwyer Cultural Center
258 West 123 Street New York, NY
The Brownstone Poets Series
Tuesday, May 15, 2012 7 – 9pm
Philip Beitchman is a poet, critic (I Am A Process With No Subject, 1988); scholar of mysticism (Alchemy of the Word, Cabala of the Renaissance, 1998), philosopher (The View From Nowhere, 2001), and theatre historian (The Theatre of Naturalism: Disappearing Act, 2011). His first book of poetry, Getting Back, is in now in press. Philip Beitchman lives in Flatbush and teaches literature at Medgar Evers College of The City University of New York.
Michael Schwartz is an Assistant Professor of English at New Jersey City University. He has published work on 18th-century British literature, Milton’s Psalm translations, and Muriel Rukeyser’s construction of her Jewish identity, and has essays forthcoming on 18th-century war sermons, the strategies and failures of anti-war rhetoric, and Pope’s “Windsor Forest.” He won a Hopwood Award in poetry at the University of Michigan and has published poems in Judaism, Kerem, Controlled Burn, and Conservative Judaism, and is currently seeking publication for his manuscript of poetry, Fields South of Jericho. He lives in Manhattan with his wife, Elizabeth.
Brownstone Poets at Linger Cafe & Lounge
533 Atlantic Ave Brooklyn, NY
Bronx Academy of Letters Reading & Workshop
Wednesday, May 16, 2012 3pm
John Murillo‘s first poetry collection, Up Jump the Boogie (Cypher 2010), was a finalist for both the 2011 Kate Tufts Discovery Award and the PEN Open Book Award, and was named by The Huffington Post as one of “Ten Recent Books of Poetry You Should Read Right Now.” A graduate of New York University’s MFA program in creative writing, his other honors include a Pushcart Prize, two Larry Neal Writers Awards, and fellowships from the Bread Loaf Writers Conference, Cave Canem Foundation, the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown, Massachusetts, the New York Times, and the Wisconsin Institute of Creative Writing. His work has appeared in such publications as Callaloo, Court Green, Ninth Letter, and Ploughshares, and is forthcoming in Angles of Ascent: A Norton Anthology of African-American Poetry.
Circumference Web Launch
Friday, May 18, 2012 8pm
Join Circumference, a journal of poetry in translation, to celebrate the launch of its new website with readings from:
Stefania Heim‘s translations from Italian have been published in Aufgabe and Harper’s; her criticism has appeared in The Boston Review and Publisher’s Weekly; and her poems in publications including Harp & Altar, The Paris Review, and The Literary Review. She is a founding editor of Circumference: Poetry in Translation.
Idra Novey is the author of Exit, Civilian, selected by Patricia Smith for the National Poetry Series, and The Next Country, a finalist for the Foreword Book of the Year Award in poetry. Her recent translations include Clarice Lispector’s novel The Passion According to G.H., forthcoming from New Directions and Penguin UK.
Matthew Rohrer is the author of Destroyer and Preserver (Wave Books, 2011), A Plate of Chicken (Ugly Duckling Presse, 2009), Rise Up (Wave Books, 2007) and A Green Light (Verse Press, 2004), which was shortlisted for the 2005 Griffin Poetry Prize.
Eliot Weinberger is an essayist, poet, editor and translator. His books of literary writings include Outside Stories, Karmic Traces, The Stars, and Muhammad.
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323 Dean St. Brooklyn, NY
–Stephanie Ann Whited