This Week in NYC: Featured Readings

Sundays, Coldfront features five upcoming cross-borough readings in NYC. Contact stephanie(dot)whited(at)gmail(dot)com to submit a listing for consideration.
Here are this week’s picks.



Sunday, April 14th @ 4:00-6:00 pm
Two Moon Art House & Cafe, 315 Fourth Ave, btw 2nd & 3rd St, Brooklyn, NY

Poets will read from their most recent collections

Featured Poets: Jan Beatty & Djelloul Marbrook


The Poetry Project: Ana Božičević & Don Mee Choi
Monday, April 15th @ 8pm
Saint Mark’s Church, 131 E 10th Street, New York, NY  

Ana Božičević was born in Croatia in 1977, and emigrated to New York when she was nineteen. Her most recent book is Rise in the Fall (Birds LLC). Don Mee Choi is the author of The Morning News is Exciting (Action Books, 2010), and the recipient of a 2011 Whiting Writers’ Award. She is also a translator of contemporary Korean writing.

Don Mee Choi is the author of The Morning News is Exciting (Action Books, 2010), and the recipient of a 2011 Whiting Writers’ Award. She also a translator of contemporary Korean writing including, most recently Kim Hyesoon’s Princess Abandoned (Tinfish, 2012) and All the Garbage of the World Unite! (Action Books, 2011), winner of the 2012 Lucien Stryk Asian Translation Prize.



Belladonna Book Launch
Tuesday, April 16th @ 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm

Accola Griefen Gallery, 547 W 27th St, New York, NY 

Belladonna* celebrates (and launches lovingly into the world) our two newest titles, Proxy by R. Erica Doyle and TweRK by LaTasha N. Nevada Diggs!


TWERK unveils an identity shaped by popular media and history, code switching and cultural inclusivity. The poems, songs, and myths in this long-awaited first book are as rooted in lyric as in innovation, in Black music as in macaronic satire. TWERK evokes paradox, humor, and vulnerability, and it offers myriad avenues fueled by language, idiom, and vernacular. This book asks only that we imagine America as it has always existed, an Americana beyond the English language.

PROXY is an unrequited love story in prose poems, where the landscape of the beloved body becomes the windows of New York City, the deserts of North Africa, and the mangroves of the Caribbean. PROXY is a conversation with the calculus, plotting and space against the infinite capacities of desire.

Sponsored by Belladonna* Collaborative




Frederick Feirstein & David Yezzi
Wednesday, April 17th @ 6:00-7:30 pm

NYU Bookstore, 726 Broadway, New York, NY

Free and open to the public 

Poets will read from their most recent collections.

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Paperbag No.5 Launch Reading
Friday, April 19th @ 7pm
Pete’s Candy Store, 709 Lorimer, Brooklyn, NY

Spring is taking awfully long to get here. This could be an international conspiracy to manipulate the weather or a purely plain trick of probability. We all need a drink… and the word.

Share it with us at Pete’s Candy Store. We’ll throw in some handcrafted Eastern-European superstitions for you.

With dazzling readings by:

Iris Cushing
Elsbeth Pancrazi
Monica McClure
M.R.B. Chelko
Mike Lala
and a presentation by Paul S O’Connor!

Hosts: Michael and Margarita