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Mort, Moschovakis, Murphy, Yankelevich & Ball!

September 19, 2008 - Leave a Response

Valzhyna Mort speaks out and who among the angelic blog-reading hordes will listen? Listen! And don’t miss Matvei Yankelevich, Anna Moschovakis, Ryan Murphy and Michael Ball, all youtubed for your eyes and ears. Go now!

Friday, August 29, 2008 @ 7:00 p.m.

August 19, 2008 - 2 Responses

August 29th @ 7 p.m. – Stain Bar – Williamsburg, Brooklyn

** Ball, Chace, Mort, Moschovakis, Murphy and Yankelevich **

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Michael Ball grew up in North Carolina & spent most of his adult life in Brooklyn. He currently lives in Baltimore where he curates & hosts the i.e. reading series.

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Joel Chace has published poetry and prose poetry in print and electronic magazines such as 6ix, Tomorrow, Lost and Found Times, Coracle, xStream, Three Candles, 2River View, Joey & the Black Boots, Recursive Angel, and Veer. He has published more than a dozen print and electronic collections. New from BlazeVox Books is CLEANING THE MIRROR: NEW AND SELECTED POEMS, and from Paper Kite Press, MATTER NO MATTER, another full-length collection. For many years, Chace has been Poetry Editor for the experimental electronic magazine 5_Trope. Amphibian Productions theater company did a staged reading of his play TRIPTYCH, at the Arclight Theatre, on the Upper West Side of Manhattan, Spring, 2005.

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Photo by Doug Barber

valzhyna mort born in minsk, belarus. second book of poetry “factory of tears” came out in april 2008 from copper canyon press, usa. (the first one was published in minsk in 2005 and called “i’m as thin as your eyelashes”). previously was a writer-in-residence at several international locations, also received two international poetry prizes. besides the united states, “factory of tears” was published in sweden and will come out in 2009 in germany. apart from poetry, valzhyna mort runs a black metal music label.

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Anna Moschovakis is the author of a book of poems,_I Have Not Been Able to Get Through to Everyone_, and of several chapbooks, including most recently _No Medea_ , a Tinyside from Big Game Books. She is also a translator of French poetry and prose and an editor at Ugly Duckling Presse.

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Ryan Murphy is the author of Down With the Ship from Otis Books/Seismicity Editions. He has received awards from Chelsea magazine and the Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art, as well as a grant from the Fund for Poetry. He lives in New York.

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Photo by Stephanie Young

Matvei Yankelevich edited and translated TODAY I WROTE NOTHING: THE SELECTED WRITINGS OF DANIIL KHARMS (Overlook, 2007). He is a co-translator of OBERIU: AN ANTHOLOGY OF RUSSIAN ABSURDISM (2006). His translation of the Vladimir Mayakovsky’s poem “Cloud in Pants” appears in NIGHT WRAPS THE SKY: WRITINGS BY AND ABOUT MAYAKOVSKY (Farrar, Strauss & Giroux, 2008). He is the author of a long poem, THE PRESENT WORK (Palm Press, 2006) and his writing has appeared in Fence, Open City, and many other literary journals. He teaches Russian Literature at Hunter College in New York City and edits the Eastern European Poets Series at Ugly Duckling Presse in Brooklyn.

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766 grand street
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Ugly Duckling Presse’s Swedish Authors & Translators

August 19, 2008 - Leave a Response

SPECIAL EVENT: UDP Swedish Authors and Translators

Sat., Oct. 25th @ 6 p.m. – Stain Bar – Williamsburg, Brooklyn

** Johannes Göransson, Fredrik Nyberg, and Jennifer Hayashida**

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Johannes Göransson is the co-editor of the press Action Books and the online journal Action, Yes. He is the translator of Remainland: Selected Poems of Aase Berg and Ideals Clearance by Henry Parland, as well as the upcoming With Deer by Aase Berg and Collobert Orbital by Johan Jonsson. His own books include: A New Quarantine Will Take My Place, Pilot and Dear Ra.

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Fredrik Nyberg is a Swedish poet born in 1968, currently living in Göteborg, Sweden. In 2007, Ugly Duckling Presse published a translation of his début collection, A Different Practice (En annorlunda praktik), originally published by Norstedts Förlag in 1998. Subsequent books include Blomsterur – förklaringar och dikter (Clockwork of Flowers – Explanations and Poems, 2000), Åren (The Years, 2002), and Det blir inte rättvist bara för att båda blundar (It won’t be fair just because both shut their eyes, 2006). In 2003, Nyberg wrote the play Tunnelsång (Tunnel Song), commissioned by Gothenburg’s Cinnnober Theater with the mission to stimulate and develop contemporary Swedish drama. His introduction to Erik Beckman’s Collected Poems was published in January of 2007, as was the children’s book Pandi and the Camel Meet the Meerkats, a collaboration with Lotta Magnusson Nyberg. Nyberg serves on the editorial board of the Swedish literary publication OEI, and is one half (composer/musician Lars Carlsson is the other) of the text/sound duo MonoMono. Translations of his poetry have appeared in The Chicago Review, The Literary Review, Calque, Circumference, and Action, Yes. A new collection – Nio, nine, nein, neuf – is forthcoming from Norstedts in the fall of 2008.

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Poet and translator Jennifer Hayashida was born in Oakland, CA, and grew up in the suburbs of Stockholm and San Francisco. She is the recipient of a 2008-2009 LMCC Workspace Residency, a 2007 PEN Translation Fund Grant, a Witter Bynner Poetry Translator Residency at the Santa Fe Art Institute, and has been a Fellow at the MacDowell Colony. She is the translator of Fredrik Nyberg’s A Different Practice (Ugly Duckling Presse, 2007) and Eva Sjödin’s Inner China (Litmus Press, 2005). Her poems and translations have appeared in The Chicago Review, Calque, Circumference, The Literary Review, Insurance, The Asian Pacific American Journal, and Action, Yes; text-based work has been included in group exhibitions at The Vera List Center for Art and Politics and Artists Space. She received her MFA in writing from Bard College in 2003. She currently lives in Brooklyn, and is Director of the Asian American Studies Program at Hunter College.

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stain
766 grand street
brooklyn, ny 11211
(L train to Grand Street,
1 block west)
718/387-7840
open daily @ 5 p.m.

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Hosted by Amy King and Ana Bozicevic

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Friday, July 25, 2008 @ 7:00 p.m.

July 3, 2008 - One Response

July 25th @ 7 p.m. – Stain Bar – Williamsburg, Brooklyn

** Baker, Cordelli, Field, Need, Newton, and Tonelli**

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Andrea Baker is the author of like wind loves a window (Slope Editions,
2005) and the chapbooks gilda (Poetry Society of America, 2004) and true
poems about the river go like this (Cannibal Books, 2008).

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Phil Cordelli cleans lawns, carries on a love affair with the
tuliptrees of Upper Manhattan that may not be carrying on for much
longer now, and acts as a conduit for poetic impulses from the plant
world. More on this as it develops.

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Farrah Field‘s first book, Rising, is forthcoming in early 2009 by
Four Way Books. Her poems have appeared in many publications such as
the Mississippi Review, Margie, Chelsea, The Massachusetts Review,
Typo, Harp & Altar, and are forthcoming in Pebble Lake Review, Another
Chicago Magazine, Fulcrum, and 42Opus. She lives in Brooklyn.

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Originally from Massachusetts, David Need lives in Durham, NC and works as an
instructor in the Religion Department at Duke, teaching classes on Buddhism,
South Asian Religions, and Religion and Poetry. Recent and upcoming
publications include several suites published in Fascicle 2 & 3, a
translation/essay series on Rg Veda poetry in Talisman, an excerpt from “Places
I’ve Lived” upcoming in Minor American, and excerpts from “St. John’s Rose
Slumber” upcoming in Effing and Hambone. Several years ago Mipoesis ran a
series of essays by David on Rilke and three short memoir pieces, and Ocho ran
yet another sonnet suite. Current projects include a long poem written
alongside the Gospel of Mark, “Places I’ve Lived”, which is evolving into an
open ended project, finalizing a collection of translations of Rilke’s French
poetry, and yet another Rg Veda essay, this one on the theme of twins there and
in the poetry of Nate Mackey. David is associated with the NC lucipo poets, and
lives with his scholar wife and four cats.

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Keith Newton edits the online magazine Harp & Altar. His poems and
translations have appeared in Harvard Review, Cannibal, Typo, and
Circumference, among other journals, and a chapbook of his work is
forthcoming in 2008 from Cannibal Books. He lives in Brooklyn.

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Chris Tonelli lives in the Boston area where he runs The So and So Series. He has work forthcoming in Saltgrass, Salt Hill, Absent, and Good Foot, and is the author of three chapbooks: For People Who Like Gravity and Other People (Rope-A-Dope Press, forthcoming), A Mule-Shaped Cloud (w/ Sarah Bartlett, horse less press, 2008), and WIDE TREE: Short Poems (Kitchen Press, 2006).

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stain
766 grand street
brooklyn, ny 11211
(L train to Grand Street,
1 block west)
718/387-7840
open daily @ 5 p.m.

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Hosted by Amy King and Ana Bozicevic

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Friday, September 26, 2008 @ 7:00 p.m.

July 3, 2008 - One Response

September 26th @ 7 p.m. – Stain Bar – Williamsburg, Brooklyn

** Bajandas, Grenier, Maxwell, Reines, Shmailo, & Virgil **

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Arpine Konyalian Grenier is a poet turned scientist and musician. Her work has appeared in How2, Columbia Poetry Review, The Iowa Review, Phoebe, Big Bridge, diode and elsewhere, including several anthologies. Part, Part Euphrates (NeO Pepper Press, 2007) is her latest publication.

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Kristi Maxwell currently lives and writes in Cincinnati. She’s the author of Realm Sixty-Four (Ahsahta, 2008), Elsewhere & Wise (Dancing Girl Press, 2008), and Hush Sessions (Saturnalia, forthcoming in 2009).

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Alan Bajandas (far right)

Alan Bajandas was picked up hitchhiking two days ago by a pain pill-popping Italian-American bounty hunter named Jason. Jason—a self-professed Wiccan, former Marine sniper, 23-year mixed martial arts master, widower, and lover of transsexual women—was on his way to Knoxville, TN to persuade his drunk-driving father back to rehab by means of “a very large firearm.” Jason had a heart of pure fucking gold and bought Alan a Smart Water. Alan was born and raised in Texas and will soon return to Brooklyn where he now resides. He is editor of The Open Face Sandwich, a print annual of uncommon and unpublishable prose.

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Ariana Reines is the author of The Cow (Alberta Prize, FenceBooks 2006) and Coeur de Lion (Mal-O-Mar 2007). Two volumes of translation will appear in 2009: My Heart Laid Bare by Charles Baudelaire, for Mal-O-Mar, and Carnet de bal d’une courtisane by Griselidis Real, for Semiotext(e). She is under commission with The Foundry Theatre in New York, making a play that will premiere in January 2009.

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Larissa Shmailo’s new chapbook is A Cure for Suicide (Cervena Barva Press 2008), and new poetry CD is Exorcism (SongCrew 2008). Larissa has been published in Fulcrum, Rattapallax, Drunken Boat, MiPoesias, and other publications. Larissa translated the Russian Futurist opera Victory over the Sun by A. Kruchenych; a DVD of the original English-language production is part of the collection of the New York Museum of Modern Art. She also contributed translations to the anthology Contemporary Russian Poetry published by Dalkey Archive Press. Larissa Shmailo is a director of TWiN Poetry, an informal international collective of recording poets and their listeners and a public coordinator for the annual Fulcrum. Her first poetry CD, The No-Net World (SongCrew 2006) has been heard on radio and Internet broadcasts across the U.S. and the U.K. Larissa is listed in the Poetry Kit Who’s Who in poetry.

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Erin Virgil is an MFA student at Naropa University. For money she writes the greetings in campy greeting cards and moonlights as a bad secretary. Besides the front page in a Steve McQueen calendar, she has not published any writing lately.

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stain
766 grand street
brooklyn, ny 11211
(L train to Grand Street,
1 block west)
718/387-7840
open daily @ 5 p.m.

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Hosted by Amy King and Ana Bozicevic

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Friday, October 24, 2008 @ 7:00 p.m.

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October 24th @ 7 p.m. – Stain Bar – Williamsburg, Brooklyn

** Browning, Cohen, Herron, Howe, Rumble, and Svalina **

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Sommer Browning has a chapbook out with horse less press called Vale
Tudo and another on the rise with Cue Editions. Forklift, Ohio, New
York Quarterly, Open Letters Monthly, Free Verse and other journals
have published her poems. She lives and loves in Brooklyn.

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Julia Cohen has three chapbooks available. “The History of a Lake Never Drowns” from Dancing Girl Press and “Chugwater” (with Mathias Svalina) from Transmission Press are forthcoming this year. Her poems have been published in Denver Quarterly, Copper Nickel, Bird Dog, Spinning Jenny, RealPoetik, Forklift, Ohio, MiPOesia, and GutCult amongst others. Her blog: www.onthemessiersideofneat.blogspot.com.

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Patrick Herron (http://patrickherron.com) is a poet, musician, artist and information scientist living in Chapel Hill. His doll Lester is the author of the book _Be Somebody_ (http://effingpress.com/lester.htm) published in April 2008 by Effing Press (a 2003 review from Ron Silliman here: http://tinyurl.com/3e8es). Patrick is the author of several other books of poetry including _The American Godwar Complex_ (2004, BlazeVox, download in full for free at http://tinyurl.com/22fsn5). His web art & poetry has appeared in venues such as the Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum and the New Museum for Contemporary Art (NYC). Pitchfork recently reviewed his electronic music composed under the moniker of “Blindfolder” (http://tinyurl.com/yntjfk). You may find some of Patrick‘s poems and essays in _The Exquisite Corpse_, _Jacket_, _Fulcrum_, _A Chide’s Alphabet_, and _Talisman_. He is the founder of the Carrboro Poetry Festival, a member of the board of Carolina Wren Press, and former Carrboro Poet Laureate. At Duke University Patrick serves as Research Analyst and Technologist for the Jenkins Chair where he studies global innovation networks, teaches new media studies, and builds text analysis & visualization tools.

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Brian Howe is a freelance arts journalist and poet living in Durham, NC. His poems and sound art have appeared in Fascicle, Octopus, Apocryphal Text, Listenlight, Effing Magazine, Soft Targets, Cannibal, MiPO, Word for/ Word, and elsewhere. Howe is the author of two chapbooks, Guitar Smash (3rdness Press; 2006) and Foreign Letter (Beard of Bees; forthcoming in 2008). He is the creator of the electro-poetic project Glossolalia (http://glossolalia-blacksail.blogspot.com/) and a member of the Lucifer Poetics Group.

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Ken Rumble is the author of Key Bridge (Carolina Wren Press, 2007) and President Letters (Scantily Clad Press, forthcoming.) His poems and reviews have appeared in Cutbank, Typo, Coconut, the tiny, Minor American, Talisman, and others. He lives in Greensboro, North Carolina.

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Mathias Svalina is the co-editor of Octopus Magazine & Books. He is the author of the chapbooks Why I Am White (Kitchen Press), Creation Myths (New Michigan Press), The Viral Lease (forthcoming from Small Anchor Press) &, written in collaboration with Julia Cohen, When We Broke the Microscope (Small Fires Press). His first book, Destruction Myth, is forthcoming from Cleveland State University Press in 09.

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stain
766 grand street
brooklyn, ny 11211
(L train to Grand Street,
1 block west)
718/387-7840
open daily @ 5 p.m.

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Hosted by Amy King and Ana Bozicevic

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Friday, November 21, 2008 @ 7:00 p.m.

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November 21st @ 7 p.m. – Stain Bar – Williamsburg, Brooklyn

** Carnahan, Cassimassima, Grinnell, Lederer, Oberman, and Rohrer **

Special Musical Guest @ Intermission: Addenda

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Brooklyn resident Kerry Carnahan has co-authored and edited a number of publications, including the New York City High Performance Infrastructure Guidelines, Cool and Green Roofs, and Sustainable Urban Sites (forthcoming), and is working towards her MFA in poetry from CUNY-Hunter College.

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Christophe Cassimassima is co-editor of AMBIT : Journal of Poetry and Poetics and founder of Furniture_press in Baltimore. He hosts a monthly reading series in Baltimore at One West Cafe of the same name. Cassimassima’s chapbook Mov/ment[s] was released last October, and his book, The Proteus, appeared in early 2008. His work has also or will appear in Word For/Word, Generator, Eratio, X-Pressed, and Can We Have Our Ball Back?

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E. Tracy Grinnell is the author of Some Clear Souvenir (O Books, 2006) and Music or Forgetting (O Books, 2001), as well as the limited edition chapbooks Leukadia (Trafficker Press, forthcoming 2008), Quadriga, a collaboration with Paul Foster Johnson (gong chapbooks, 2006), Of the Frame (Portable Press at Yo-Yo Labs, 2004), and Harmonics (Melodeon Poetry Systems, 2000). She lives in Brooklyn and edits Litmus Press and its annual journal of poetry and translation, Aufgabe.

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Katy Lederer

Katy Lederer is the author of the poetry collections, Winter Sex (Verse Press, 2002) and The Heaven-Sent Leaf (BOA Editions, forthcoming 2008 ) as well as the memoir Poker Face: A Girlhood Among Gamblers (Crown, 2003), which Publishers Weekly included on its list of the Best Nonfiction Books of 2003 and Esquire Magazine named one of its eight Best Books of the Year 2003.

Her poems and prose have appeared in The American Poetry Review, Boston Review, Harvard Review, GQ, and elsewhere. She has been anthologized in Body Electric (Norton), From Poe to the Present: Great American Prose Poems (Scribner), and Isn’t It Romantic? (Verse Press), among other compilations.

Educated at the University of California at Berkeley and the Iowa Writers’ Workshop, she serves as a Poetry Editor of Fence Magazine. Her honors and awards include an Academy of American Poets Prize, fellowships from Yaddo (2001; 2004; 2005), MacDowell (2007), and the New York Foundation for the Arts (2005-2006), and a Discover Great New Writers citation from Barnes & Noble’s Discover Great New Writers Program.

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Matthew Rohrer is the author of five books, most recently RISE UP, published by Wave Books. He teaches at NYU in the creative writing program, and lives in Brooklyn.

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Miller Oberman was the 2005 recipient of Poetry Magazine’s Ruth Lilly Fellowship
and has recently had poems in Bloom Magazine, the Minnesota Review,
and Lilith. Miller lives in Brooklyn with Zero Oberman.

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SPECIAL INTERMISSION GUEST

While Addenda is just beginning, there’s a history. Dan Sofaer and Christopher Anderson first met when Christopher was the singer in the Washington, D.C. band Nine Men Are Suicides. After being musical director for the recording of the one song the band knew how to play (Sister Ray by the Velvet Underground), Dan went on to be a founding member of the Silence After and Christopher rejoined him in ’88 for the short-lived Hurricane Daisy, whose killer demo had Fugazi’s Don Zientara for its producer. After years in the wilderness, Dan reemerged as bassist in the San Francisco trio Giant Haystacks, and Christopher posted some Prince covers on MySpace. A chance note from Japan has reunited them, and they’re ready to bring the spirit to the letter.

You can find their music at myspace.com/addenda

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stain
766 grand street
brooklyn, ny 11211
(L train to Grand Street,
1 block west)
718/387-7840
open daily @ 5 p.m.

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Hosted by Amy King and Ana Bozicevic

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Friday, May 30th @ 7 p.m.

May 14, 2008 - One Response

May 30th @ 7 p.m. – Stain Bar – Williamsburg, Brooklyn

** Stein, Marks, Edmiston, Klassnik, and Peterson **

Leigh Stein is the author of many chapbooks, including How to Mend a Broken Heart with Vengeance (Dancing Girl Press, June ’08). Other work has appeared, or is forthcoming, in Bat City Review, h-ngm-n, Diagram, No Tell Motel, and MiPOesias. Originally from Chicago and briefly in Albuquerque, she now lives in Brooklyn and works for a comic book publisher.

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Justin Marks’ latest chapbook is [Summer insular] (Horse Less Press, 2007). His poems have recently appeared in Cannibal, Soft Targets, Tarpaulin Sky and the Bedside Guide to No Tell Motel – Second Floor, and are forthcoming in Handsome, the New York Quarterly and Wildlife Poetry Magazine. He is the founder and Editor of Kitchen Press Chapbooks and lives in New York City.

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Will Edmiston’s poems have appeared in The Tiny, Mipo and Lungfull!.  Most recently he did a book collaboration entitled “Greetings & Salutations” with a Parsons Communication Design class.

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Rauan (Ron) Klassnik was born in Johannesburg, South Africa. After moving to Dallas and then dropping out of college he traded sports and gaming cards, beanie babies, pogs and memorabilia. He now spends most of his time down in Mexico with his wife Edith where, besides writing, he plays around with the family birds and dogs. His poems have appeared in many print and on-line journals including The Mississippi Review, The North American Review, No Tell Motel, MiPoesias, Sentence, Handsome, Pilot Poetry, Sleepingfish and others. His debut book of poems, “Holy Land” released April 1st from Black Ocean Press.

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Tim Peterson is the author of SINCE I MOVED IN, which received the Gil Ott Award from Chax Press. Tim lives in Brooklyn, edits EOAGH: A Journal of the Arts, and curates a portion of the Segue Reading Series in New York. Photo by Stacy Szymaszek.

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stain
766 grand street
brooklyn, ny 11211
(L train to Grand Street,
1 block west)
718/387-7840
open daily @ 5 p.m.

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Hosted by Amy King

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Friday, May 16th @ 7 p.m.

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Friday, May 16th @ 7pm

Morgan Lucas Schuldt is the author of Verge (Parlor Press: Free Verse Editions, 2007) and Otherhow (Kitchen Press, 2007), a chapbook. He lives in Tucson where he edits the literary journal CUE.

Amy King is the author of I’m the Man Who Loves You and Antidotes for an Alibi (Blazevox Books). She edits the Poetics List and moderates the Women’s Poetry Listserv. She is currently editing an anthology, The Urban Poetic, forthcoming from Factory School. Please visit http://amyking.org for more.

Betsy Wheeler currently lives in Lewisburg, PA, where she holds the Stadler Fellowship at Bucknell University. Her poetry can be found in Ping Pong, The Hat, No Tell Motel, Painted Bride Quarterly, Can We Have Our Ball Back, and elsewhere. She is co-editor of Pilot and Pilot Books.

Frank Montesonti’s poetry has been published in Black Warrior Review, Poet Lore, AQR, Barrow Street, Spork, and Cream City Review, among other magazines

Hosted by Sommer Browning

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Friday May 16th @ 7pm

Pete’s Candy Store

709 Lorimer St. (between Frost and Richardson)

Williamsburg, Brooklyn

Directions: Take the G to Metropolitan or the L to Lorimer

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