This Week in NYC: Featured Readings


Sundays, Coldfront features five upcoming readings across boroughs in NYC.




National Book Award Judges
Monday, November 17th @ 7-9pm
KGB Bar, 85 E. 4th St, New York, NY

National Book Award Judges: Eileen Myles + Robert Polito + Katie Peterson + Rowan Ricardo Philips




The Unpublished Reading Series
Tuesday, November 18th @ 7-9pm
Louie & Chan, 303 Broome Street, New York, NY

Bushra Rehman, Nicholas Powers, Ayesha Siddiqi, Anna Fridlis, Desiree Prieto, Jessica Lanay Moore, Emily Currin and Nat Buchbinder.

The Unpublished Reading Series is a space for writers who have been traditionally underrepresented in mainstream media. With your engagement we seek to celebrate, foster and promote diversity in fiction, non-fiction, poetry and reportage. In other words, we seek to recognize the unpublished.




The Poetry Project
Wednesday, November 19th @ 8pm
St Mark’s Church, 131 E. 11th St, New York, NY

Ed Sanders & Park McArthur




d.a. levy lives: celebrating renegade presses
Thursday, November 20th @ 6pm
Sidewalk Cafe, 94 Ave A, New York, NY

Boog City holds one”d.a. levy lives: celebrating renegade presses” event each season to honor small local presses.

Featuring readings from contributors to some of the area’s finest small presses and with publications available from each of the presses.

Bone Bouquet
DoubleCross Press
Lunar Chandelier Press
Louffa Press
The Operating System
We’ll Never Have Paris

and music from Yeti




Readings with Angela Veronica Wong, Cheryl J. Fish, Pia Aliperti, & Leah Umansky
Friday, November 21st @
Berl’s Brooklyn Poetry Shop, 126A Front St, Brooklyn, NY

Join us for the readings by Leah Umansky, Angela Veronica Wong, Cheryl J. Fish, and Pia Aliperti! Co-presented by Belladonna*, Locked Horn Press and Bone Bouquet Journal.

Locked Horn Press, located in San Diego, CA, publishes creative and scholarly work that is designed to provoke and spark conversation about contemporary issues in literature. This event celebrates the first two offerings: Inspired in part by the #ReadWomen2014 Twitter campaign, Read Women: An Anthology showcases 32 distinct women’s voices that celebrate contemporary poetry. Gendered & Written: Forums on Poetics presents a compilation of diverse writings from working poets–including a selection of poets who appear in Read Women–that explore the relationship between gender and poetry.

This event was funded in part by Poets & Writers, Inc., through public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, in partnership with the City Council.