This Week in NYC: Featured Readings

Sundays, Coldfront features five upcoming cross-borough readings in NYC. Here are this week’s picks.


DJ Dolack & Angelo Nikolopolus
Monday, September 30th @ 7-9pm
KGB Bar, 85 E. 4th St, New York, NY

DJ DOLACK’s work has most recently been published in Handsome, Lonesome Fowl, and Diode. His collaborations with Allison Titus can be found in The Denver Quarterly, The Journal and Fou. His video reviews and Tourist Trap, NYC series can be found at Coldfront Magazine. He teaches writing at Baruch College and lives in Jackson Heights, Queens.

ANGELO NIKOLOPOLOUS’ first book of poems is Obscenely Yours, winner of the 2011 Kinereth Gensler Award (Alice James Books 2013). His poems have appeared in Best American Poetry 2012, Best New Poets 2011, Boston Review, Fence, The Los Angeles Review, The New York Quarterly, Tin House, and elsewhere. He is a winner of the 2011 “Discovery” / Boston Review Poetry Contest and the founder of the White Swallow Reading Series in Manhattan. He teaches at Rutgers University, New Brunswick and lives in New York City.



Tom Sleigh & Phillis Levin
Tuesday, October 1st @ 6:30-8:30pm
The Graduate Center, CUNY, 365 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY

Join us for a reading of new work by Tom Sleigh, followed by a conversation with poet Phillis Levin to explore some of the questions the work raises. For the past seven years, Tom Sleigh has been leading a double life as a long form journalist/essayist, writing about refugees in the wakes of two recent wars. Those experiences have worked themselves into his poems—but at an oblique angle. In what ways are humor and irreverence more or less effective than grim earnestness? What is the difference between exploring a political emotion and a political conviction and which one is the job of the poet? Both writers are part of The Association of Literary Scholars, Critics, and Writers, an organization for literary activity and advocacy.

Cosponsored by The Association of Literary Scholars, Critics, and Writers.

Sponsored by The Center for the Humanities



Frank Bidart
Tuesday, October 1st @ 8-9pm
CPR – Center for Performance Research, 361 Manhattan Avenue, Brooklyn, NY

Frank Bidart will read from his new book, Metaphysical Dog, at CPR – Center for Performance Research, 361 Manhattan Avenue, Brooklyn. The reading will feature projections of the poems beside him as he reads.

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Anne Boyer & Matias Viegener
Wednesday, October 2nd @ 8pm
The Poetry Project, St. Mark’s Church, 131 E. 10th St, New York, NY

Anne Boyer’s works include Anne Boyer’s Good Apocalypse, The 2000′s, My Common Heart, The Romance of Happy Workers and more. Her latest work, A Form of Sabotage, was recently released in translation by the Turkish collective Kült Neşriyat. She is an Assistant Professor of the Liberal Arts at the Kansas City Art Institute.

Matias Viegener is a Los Angeles based writer, artist, and critic who works alone and collaboratively in the fields of writing, video, installation, and performance art. He is a co-founder of Fallen Fruit, a participatory art practice focusing on fruit, urban ecology and public space, which has shown work internationally in museums and galleries. Viegener is the author of 2500 Random Things About Me Too, a book of experimental writing, and has co-edited two books, The n/o/ulipian Analects and Séance in Experimental Writing with Christine Wertheim. He is the editor and co-translator of Georges Batailles’ The Trial of Gilles de Rais.



Poetry Grows in Brooklyn Heights
Saturday, October 5th @ 2:30pm
Park Plaza Restaurant, 220 Cadman Plaza West, Brooklyn, NY

Brownstone Poets presents Cynthia Atkins and Karen Neuberg, Saturday October 5 at 2:30 p.m. at Park Plaza Restaurant in historic Brooklyn Heights. Enjoy the varied menu at this affordable family-run diner while listening to great poetry. Poetry grows in Brooklyn Heights and there’s an open mic as well. $4.00 donation.

Sponsored by Brownstone Poets/Patricia Carragon, currator.