Sat Night: Dana Levin, Cate Marvin, Jonathan Wells and The End of the World. Be there!

after party to follow @ 9 Seaman Ave #4M, NY, NY. all are invited. we will be going through stacks of 2012 books and talking about them…..

Dana Levin is the author of In the Surgical Theatre, Wedding Day, and Sky Burial, which was noted for 2011 year-end honors by The New Yorker, the San Francisco Chronicle, Library Journal and Coldfront Magazine. A recipient of fellowships from the Rona Jaffe, Whiting and Guggenheim Foundations, Levin chairs the Creative Writing and Literature Department at Santa Fe University of Art and Design.

Cate Marvin’s first book, World’s Tallest Disaster, was chosen by Robert Pinksy for the 2000 Kathryn A. Morton Prize and published by Sarabande Books in 2001. In 2002, she received the Kate Tufts Discovery Prize. She co-edited with poet Michael Dumanis the anthology Legitimate Dangers: American Poets of the New Century (Sarabande Books, 2006). Her poems have appeared in Tin House, Virginia Quarterly Review, The New England Review, Poetry, The Kenyon Review, Fence, The Paris Review, The Cincinnati Review, Slate, Verse, Boston Review, and Ninth Letter. Her second book of poems, Fragment of the Head of a Queen, for which she received a Whiting Award, was published by Sarabande in 2007. Marvin teaches poetry writing in Lesley University’s Low-Residency M.F.A. Program and Columbia University’s MFA Program and is an associate professor in creative writing at the College of Staten Island, City University of New York. In 2009, she co-founded the nonprofit organization VIDA: Women in Literary Arts with poet Erin Belieu. Her third book of poems, A Trembling, is forthcoming from W.W. Norton & Co. in 2013.

Jonathan Wells’s first collection of poems Train Dance was published by Four Way Books in 2011. Previously his work has appeared in The New Yorker, Paris Review Daily, Poetry International, Hayden’s Ferry, Alaska Quarterly and many other publications. He edited Third Rail: The Poetry of Rock and Roll published by MTV Books and Simon & Schuster in 2007.