This Week in NYC: Featured Readings

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


Henriksen & Timmons
Sunday, October 5th
Zinc Bar, 82 W. 3rd St, New York, NY

Zinc is kicking off this fall’s poetry season with incredible poetry by Susie Timmons and Laura Henriksen.

Laura Henriksen‘s work has previously appeared in or is forthcoming from Clock, Peaches & Bats, Big Bell, and the Brooklyn Rail. She lives in Brooklyn.

Susie Timmons lives in Brooklyn, NY. Her most recent collection of poems is called THE NEW OLD PAINT published by Faux Press.

Come to Zinc Bar to hear these two amazing poets–seriously don’t miss it!!!



Monday, October 7 @ 7-9pm
KGB Bar, 85 E. 4th St, New York, NY

JUSTIN MARKS’ second book of poems, You’re Going to Miss Me When You’re Bored, is forthcoming from Barrelhouse Books in 2014. His first book is A Million in Prizes (New Issues, 2009), and his latest chapbooks are We Used to Have Parties (Dikembe Press, forthcoming) and Best Practices (Greying Ghost, 2013). Recent work has appeared in Denver Quarterly, Matter Barrelhouse, Leveler and Interrupture. He is a co-founder of Birds, LLC, an independent poetry press, and lives in Queens, NY with his wife and their 4 year-old twin son and daughter.

DOROTHEA LASKY is the author of three full-length collections of poetry: Thunderbird (Wave Books, 2012), Black Life (Wave Books, 2010), and AWE (Wave Books, 2007). She is also the author of six chapbooks: Matter: A Picturebook (Argos Books, 2012), The Blue Teratorn (Yes Yes Books, 2012), Poetry is Not a Project (Ugly Duckling Presse, 2010), Tourmaline (Transmission Press, 2008), The Hatmaker’s Wife (2006), Art (H_NGM_N Press, 2005), and Alphabets and Portraits (Anchorite Press, 2004). Born in St. Louis in 1978, her poems have appeared in American Poetry Review, Boston Review, Columbia Poetry Review, Gulf Coast, The Laurel Review, MAKE magazine, Phoebe, Poets & Writers Magazine, The New Yorker, Tin House, The Paris Review, and 6×6, among other places. Currently, she is an Assistant Professor of Poetry at Columbia University’s School of the Arts and lives in New York City.


Poetry Forum: Ariana Reines
Tuesday, October 8th @ 6:30pm
Klein Conference Room (Room A510), Alvin Johnson/J.M. Kaplan Hall, 66 West 12th St, New York, NY

Poet Ariana Reines will visit The New School on Tuesday, October 8th for a Poetry Forum hosted by Tom Healy.

Ariana Reines is the author of The Cow, Coeur de Lion, and Mercury. Her twice Obie-winning play Telephone was commissioned and produced by The Foundry Theatre, and presented at The Cherry Lane Theatre in February 2009. In that same year, she became the youngest-ever Roberta C. Holloway Lecturer in Poetry at UC Berkeley.

Moderated by Tom Healy, Chairman of the Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board.


Cave Canem Northwestern Poetry Prize Reading
Thursday, October 10, 2013, 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Lillian Vernon Creative Writers House, 58 West 10th Street, between 5th and 6th Avenues, New York, NY

Reginald M. Harris is the author of “Autogeography” (Northwestern University Press, 2012), winner of the 2012 Cave Canem Northwestern University Press Poetry Prize for a second book. With special guest Afaa M. Weaver. Co-sponsored with Cave Canem Foundation.



Myra Shapiro & Owen Lewis
Thursday, October 10 @ 6pm- 7:30pm

Myra Shapiro, born in the Bronx, returned to New York to study with Galway Kinnell at NYU after 45 years in Georgia and Tennesse where worked as a librarian and teacher of English. She teaches poetry workshops for the International Women’s Writing Guild and serves on the Board of Directors of Poets House. Her work has appeared in many periodicals and anthologies including the 1999 and 2003 editions of The Best American Poetry. Her new poetry collection is titled 12 Floors Above the Earth (2012).

Owen Lewis is a practicing child psychiatrist and psychoanalyst and a professor of psychiatry at Columbia University; he divides his time between New York and Stockbridge. His books include March in San Miguel (Finishing Line Press, 2012) and Sometimes Full of Daylight (Dos Madres Press, 2013). His poetry has appeared in The Adirondack Review, Peregrine, Four Way Review, The Performing Arts Review and other publications. His honors include a prize in Pat Schneider Poetry Awards from the Amherst Writers and Artists Press. He is co-author of the multi-media work New Pictures At An Exhibition (Manduca Music), which has received many concert performances.

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