This Week in NYC: Featured Readings

Sundays, Coldfront features five upcoming cross-borough readings in NYC. Email suggested readings to stephanie(dot)whited(at)gmail.

Here are this week’s picks.




The Poetry Brothel
Sunday, December 8th @ 8pm-1am
102 Norfolk Street, New York, NY

$20 admission; $65 VIP admission*

The Poetry Brothel welcomes you this December 8th to its final event of 2013. We will be serving complimentary La Fee Absinthe Parisienne between 8-9pm. Featured performances include musical act, Jason Prover and the Sneak Theivery Orchestra, writer and actress, Amber Tamblyn, poets, Valzhyna MortMajor Jackson, and Trisha Low, burlesque dancers, Foxx Von Tempt and Poppy Tart, and as always, your poetry whores.




Monday Night Poetry: Season Finale Party
Monday, December 9th @ 7-9pm
KGB Bar, 85. E. 4th St, New York, NY

Last reading of the season for this series.




3:3 Photography & Poetry Collaboration
Tuesday, December 10 @ 7-8:30pm

Center for Alternative Photography, 36 East 30th Street, New York, NY 

In this second of three installments, photographer Magdalena Sole’ and poet Katie Ford share images from Magdalena’s photo project “Tohoku” on the 2011 Japanese tsunami and poems that Katie wrote based on those images. Followed by a discussion of their collaboration, moderated by Catherine Talese.

Admissions is free. But reservations are requested. RSVP to the Center for Alternative Photography by sending an e-mail to:

 Sponsored by The Poetry Society of America and Hahnemühle, Vela Noche and the Penumbra Foundation.




Troubling the Line: Trans and Genderqueer Poetry and Poetics
Wednesday, Dec 11th @ 8pm
The Poetry Project at St. Mark’s Church, 131 E. 10th Street, New York, NY

Join us for an evening of poems and poetics by writers from Troubling the Line: Trans and Genderqueer Poetry and Poetics, edited by TC Tolbert and Tim Trace Peterson. Featuring: Samuel Ace, Ching-in Chen, Jaime Shearn Coan, Joy Ladin, Dawn Lundy Martin, Tim Trace Peterson, Jordan Rice, Trish Salah, Zoe Tuck, Emerson Whitney, and surprise guests. Published in Spring 2013 by Nightboat Books, Troubling the Line is the first-ever anthology of poetry by trans and genderqueer writers.




Launch of David Eye’s Chapbook
Friday, December 13 @ 5:30pm
Bureau of General Services–Queer Division at Cage, 83A Hester St., New York, NY

Join us at the Bureau for the launch of David Eye‘s chapbook of poems Rain Leaping Up When a Cab Goes Past.

David Eye left New York City and a 17-year career in the theatre in the fall of 2005 to earn an MFA in Creative Writing at Syracuse University. Since graduating in 2008, his poems have appeared in in BloomCider Press ReviewConsequence Magazine (finalist, 2010 Consequence Prize for Poetry), Lambda LiteraryThe Louisville ReviewPuerto del SolStone Canoe, among other journals and anthologies. His short collection of poems, Rain Leaping Up When a Cab Goes Past, has just been published by Seven Kitchens Press. As an actor, in addition to Off-Broadway productions (and even more Off-Off‑), David appeared in the Broadway tour of Cats, and on television in Law and Order and Special Victims Unit. Before moving to New York, he was an officer in the U.S. Army, stationed at Fort Sam Houston, Texas. David has taught at Syracuse University, St. John’s University, Manhattan College, and Cazenovia College, where he now teaches academic writing. David grew up in rural Virginia.