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KGB Monday Night Poetry is pleased to present... James Richardson + Star Black Monday, October 20, 2014 Hosted by John Deming and Matthew Yeager Series founded in 1997 by Star Black and David Lehman Doors open at 7:00 pm Reading starts at 7:30 pm Admission is FREE James Richardson is the author of several collections of poetry, criticism, and aphorisms, and has been awarded or nominated for some of the top awards in American literature, including the Jackson Poetry Prize, the National Book Award, and the National Book Critics Circle Award. His work has appeared in multiple editions of The... Continue reading
Posted Oct 17, 2014 at The Best American Poetry
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KGB Monday Night Poetry is pleased to present... Matthea Harvey + Brett Fletcher Lauer Monday, October 13th, 2014 Hosted by John Deming and Matthew Yeager Series founded in 1997 by Star Black and David Lehman Doors open at 7:00 pm Reading starts at 7:30pm Admission is FREE Matthea Harvey is the author of five books of poetry--If the Tabloids are True What Are You? Of Lamb (an illustrated erasure with images by Amy Jean Porter), Modern Life (a finalist for the National Book Critics Cirlcle Award and a New York Times Notable Book), Sad Little Breathing Machine and Pity the... Continue reading
Posted Oct 13, 2014 at The Best American Poetry
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KGB Monday Night Poetry is pleased to present... Rusty Morrison + Camille Rankine + 2014 KGB Open-Mic Contest Winner, Spencer Everett Monday, October 6th, 2014 Hosted by John Deming and Matthew Yeager Series founded in 1997 by Star Black and David Lehman Doors open at 7:00 pm Reading starts at 7:30pm Admission is FREE www.KgbBar.com 85 East 4th Street * New York, NY Camille Rankine is the author of the chapbook Slow Dance with Trip Wire, selected by Cornelius Eady for the Poetry Society of America's 2010New York Chapbook Fellowship. Her first full-length collection of poetry, Incorrect Merciful Impulses is... Continue reading
Posted Oct 6, 2014 at The Best American Poetry
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Erin Belieu + Josh Bell Monday, Sept 29, 2014 Hosted by John Deming and Matthew Yeager Series founded in 1997 by Star Black and David Lehman Doors open at 7:00 pm Reading starts at 7:30pm Admission is FREE www.KgbBar.com 85 East 4th Street * New York, NY Erin Belieu was born and raised in Nebraska. Her first book, Infanta (1995), was a winner of the Nationa Poetry Series and named a best book of the year by The Washington Post and Library Journal. Her second collection, One Above & One Below, was the winner of the Midland Authors Prize in... Continue reading
Posted Sep 28, 2014 at The Best American Poetry
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KGB Monday Night Poetry is pleased to present... Richard Howard + Julie Sheehan Monday, Sept 22, 2014 Hosted by John Deming and Matthew Yeager Series founded in 1997 by Star Black and David Lehman Doors open at 7:00 pm Reading starts at 7:30pm Admission is FREE www.KgbBar.com 85 East 4th Street * New York, NY Richard Howard is the author of numerous volumes of poetry, including Trappings: New Poems (Turtle Point Press, 1999); Selected Poems (Penguin, 1991); No Traveller (Knopf, 1989); Findings (Atheneum, 1971) and Untitled Subjects (Atheneum, 1969), for which he received the Pulitzer Prize. His newest volume A... Continue reading
Posted Sep 21, 2014 at The Best American Poetry
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Mark Bibbins + Lucie Brock-Broido + Season Finale Party Monday, May 12, 2014 Hosted by John Deming and Matthew Yeager Series founded in 1997 by Star Black and David Lehman Doors open at 7:00 pm Reading starts at 7:30pm Admission is FREE www.KgbBar.com 85 East 4th Street * New York, NY Mark Bibbins is the author of The Dance of No Hard Feelings, Sky Lounge, which received a Lambda Literary Award, and They Don't Kill You Because You're Hungry, They Kill You Because They're Full, which was released this spring by Copper Canyon Press. He teaches in the graduate writing... Continue reading
Posted May 11, 2014 at The Best American Poetry
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Laura Sims + Ariana Reines Monday, May 5, 2014 Hosted by John Deming and Matthew Yeager Series founded in 1997 by Star Black and David Lehman Doors open at 7:00 pm Reading starts at 7:30pm Admission is FREE www.KgbBar.com 85 East 4th Street * New York, NY Laura Sims is the author of three books of poetry: My god is this a man, Stranger, and Practice, Restraint (Fence Books); her fourth collection, Staying Alive, is forthcoming from Ugly Duckling Presse in 2016. She edited Fare Forward: Letters from David Markson, a book of her correspondence with the celebrated experimental novelist... Continue reading
Posted May 2, 2014 at The Best American Poetry
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Roger Reeves + Russell Dillon Monday, April 28, 2014 Hosted by John Deming and Matthew Yeager Series founded in 1997 by Star Black and David Lehman Doors open at 7:00 pm Reading starts at 7:30pm Admission is FREE www.KgbBar.com 85 East 4th Street * New York, NY Roger Reeves's poems have appeared in journals such as Poetry, Ploughshares, American Poetry Review, Boston Review, and Tin House, among others. Kim Addonizio selected “Kletic of Walt Whitman” for the Best New Poets 2009 anthology. He was awarded a 2013 NEA Fellowship, Ruth Lilly Fellowship by the Poetry Foundation in 2008, two Bread... Continue reading
Posted Apr 25, 2014 at The Best American Poetry
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Brian Blanchfield + Christopher Salerno Monday, April 21, 2014 Hosted by John Deming and Matthew Yeager Series founded in 1997 by Star Black and David Lehman Doors open at 7:00 pm Reading starts at 7:30pm Admission is FREE www.KgbBar.com 85 East 4th Street * New York, NY Christopher Salerno's most recent book of poems, ATM, was selected by D.A. Powell for the 2013 Georgetown Review Poetry Prize. Previous books include Minimum Heroic (Mississippi Review Poetry Prize, 2010), and Whirligig (Spuyten Duyvil, 2006). He is also the author of the chapbooks AORTA, Automatic Teller, winner of the 2013 Laurel Review Midwest... Continue reading
Posted Apr 18, 2014 at The Best American Poetry
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Scott Hightower + Jeffrey Harrison Monday, April 14, 2014 Hosted by John Deming and Matthew Yeager Series founded in 1997 by Star Black and David Lehman Doors open at 7:00 pm Reading starts at 7:30pm Admission is FREE www.KgbBar.com 85 East 4th Street * New York, NY Scott Hightower was born in 1952 on a ranch in central Texas. He is the author of Self-evident (Barrow Street Press, 2012), Part of the Bargain (Copper Canyon Press, 2005), winner of the Hayden Carruth Award for New and Emerging Poets, as well as Tin Can Tourist (2001) and Natural Trouble (2003). His... Continue reading
Posted Apr 11, 2014 at The Best American Poetry
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Nate Pritts + Jennifer H. Fortin + Adam Fell Monday, April 7, 2014 Hosted by John Deming and Matthew Yeager Series founded in 1997 by Star Black and David Lehman Doors open at 7:00 pm Reading starts at 7:30pm Admission is FREE www.KgbBar.com 85 East 4th Street * New York, NY Nate Pritts is the author of several collections of poetry, including the full-length Right Now More Than Ever and the forthcoming chapbook Pattern Exhaustion. Poems have appeared in American Poetry Review, Southern Review, Court Green, Forklift, Ohio, and many other journals. He founded H_NGM_N, an online journal & small... Continue reading
Posted Apr 5, 2014 at The Best American Poetry
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Matthew Zapruder + Charlotte Boulay Monday, March 31, 2014 Hosted by John Deming and Matthew Yeager Series founded in 1997 by Star Black and David Lehman Doors open at 7:00 pm Reading starts at 7:30pm Admission is FREE www.KgbBar.com 85 East 4th Street * New York, NY Matthew Zapruder is the author of four collections of poetry, including Sun Bear, forthcoming from Copper Canyon Press in spring 2014. His most recent book, Come On All You Ghosts (Copper Canyon, 2010), was selected as one of the year’s top 5 poetry books by Publishers Weekly, as well as the 2010 Booklist... Continue reading
Posted Mar 28, 2014 at The Best American Poetry
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KGB Monday Night Poetry is pleased to present... Rachel Zucker + Yona Harvey Monday, March 24, 2014 Hosted by John Deming and Matthew Yeager Series founded in 1997 by Star Black and David Lehman Doors open at 7:00 pm Reading starts at 7:30pm Admission is FREE www.KgbBar.com 85 East 4th Street * New York, NY Rachel Zucker is the author of nine books, most recently, MOTHERs and The Pedestrians (forthcoming, April 1). Her book Museum of Accidents was a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award. She lives in New York with her husband and their three sons. She... Continue reading
Posted Mar 21, 2014 at The Best American Poetry
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KGB Monday Night Poetry is pleased to present... John Yau + Lawrence Joseph Monday, March 17, 2014 Hosted by John Deming and Matthew Yeager Series founded in 1997 by Star Black and David Lehman Doors open at 7:00 pm Reading starts at 7:30pm Admission is FREE www.KgbBar.com 85 East 4th Street * New York, NY John Yau has published over 50 books of poetry, fiction, and art criticism. Yau’s many collections of poetry include Corpse and Mirror(1983), selected by John Ashbery for the National Poetry Series, Edificio Sayonara (1992), Forbidden Entries (1996), Borrowed Love Poems (2002), Ing Grish (2005), Paradiso... Continue reading
Posted Mar 17, 2014 at The Best American Poetry
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KGB Monday Night Poetry is pleased to present... Joseph Millar + Dorianne Laux Monday, March 10, 2014 Hosted by John Deming and Matthew Yeager Series founded in 1997 by Star Black and David Lehman Doors open at 7:00 pm Reading starts at 7:30pm Admission is FREE www.KgbBar.com 85 East 4th Street * New York, NY Joseph Millar grew up in western Pennsylvania and was educated at Penn State and the Johns Hopkins University, where he earned an MA in poetry writing. He worked as a commercial fisherman and telephone repairman for more than 20 years, and his accessible narrative poems... Continue reading
Posted Mar 10, 2014 at The Best American Poetry
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It's time for KGB MONDAY NIGHT POETRY's 2nd ANNUAL POST-AWP SEMI-OPEN MIC CONTEST. Judging will be conducted democratically, by paper ballot, and the highest score will win a featured reading with a pairing of their choosing in the Fall '14 season. Last year's winner Lily Goderstad read with Joshua Beckman and Geoffrey G. O'Brien. Already on deck for Fall '14 are luminaries such as David Lehman, Billy Collins, and Dara Wier. You could read with them! Email Matthew Yeager at yeager.matthew@gmail.com before 5:00 pm to ensure a slot. Or just come to KGB. 85 E. 4th St. b/w 2nd Ave... Continue reading
Posted Mar 3, 2014 at The Best American Poetry
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KGB Monday Night Poetry is pleased to present... Mary Jo Salter + David Lehman Monday, Feb. 24, 2014 Hosted by John Deming and Matthew Yeager Series founded in 1997 by Star Black and David Lehman Doors open at 7:00 pm Reading starts at 7:30pm Admission is FREE www.KgbBar.com 85 East 4th Street * New York, NY David Lehman is the author of many collections of poems, including New and Selected Poems (Scribner, 2013), Yeshiva Boys(Scriber, 2011), When a Woman Loves a Man (Scribner, 2005), Jim and Dave Defeat the Masked Man (with James Cummins, Soft Skull Press, 2005), and The... Continue reading
Posted Feb 24, 2014 at The Best American Poetry
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KGB Monday Night Poetry is pleased to present... Tony Towle + Michael McDonough Monday, Feb. 17, 2014 Hosted by John Deming and Matthew Yeager Series founded in 1997 by Star Black and David Lehman Doors open at 7:00 pm Reading starts at 7:30pm Admission is FREE www.KgbBar.com 85 East 4th Street * New York, NY Tony Towle began writing poetry in 1960 and became associated with the New York School of Poetry three years later, when he took poetry workshops with Kenneth Koch and Frank O’Hara. His first major collection, North, was the Frank O’Hara Award for 1970 and published... Continue reading
Posted Feb 17, 2014 at The Best American Poetry
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KGB Monday Night Poetry is pleased to present... Jillian Weise + LaTasha N. Nevada Diggs Monday, Feb. 10, 2014 Hosted by John Deming and Matthew Yeager Series founded in 1997 by Star Black and David Lehman Doors open at 7:00 pm Reading starts at 7:30pm Admission is FREE www.KgbBar.com 85 East 4th Street * New York, NY Jillian Weise's latest poetry collection, The Book of Goodbyes (2013), won the James Laughlin Award from the Academy of American Poets and the Isabella Gardner Award from BOA Editions. Her work has appeared in The Atlantic Monthly, The New York Times, Tin House... Continue reading
Posted Feb 9, 2014 at The Best American Poetry
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KGB Monday Night Poetry is pleased to present... David Lehman + Kim Addonizio + Season Finale Party Monday, Dec 2, 2013 Hosted by John Deming and Matthew Yeager Series founded in 1997 by Star Black and David Lehman Doors open at 7:00 pm Reading starts at 7:30pm Admission is FREE www.KgbBar.com 85 East 4th Street * New York, NY * David Lehman is the author of many collections of poems, including the New & Selected Poems (Scribner, 2013), Yeshiva Boys (Scriber, 2011), When a Woman Loves a Man (Scribner, 2005), and Jim and Dave Defeat the Masked Man (with James... Continue reading
Posted Dec 2, 2013 at The Best American Poetry
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KGB Monday Night Poetry is pleased to present... Sophie Cabot Black + Lisa Olstein Monday, Nov. 25, 2013 Hosted by John Deming and Matthew Yeager Series founded in 1997 by Star Black and David Lehman Doors open at 7:00 pm Reading starts at 7:30pm Admission is FREE www.KgbBar.com 85 East 4th Street * New York, NY Sophie Cabot Black was raised on a small farm in New England. Her poems have appeared in numerous magazines and journals, including the Atlantic, Fence, the New Yorker, Bomb, the Paris Review, Poetry and the New Republic. Her work has also appeared in various... Continue reading
Posted Nov 24, 2013 at The Best American Poetry
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KGB Monday Night Poetry is pleased to present... Joshua Beckman + Geoffrey G. O'Brien Monday, Nov. 18, 2013 Hosted by John Deming and Matthew Yeager Series founded in 1997 by Star Black and David Lehman Doors open at 7:00 pm Reading starts at 7:30pm Admission is FREE www.KgbBar.com 85 East 4th Street * New York, NY Joshua Beckman was born in New Haven, Connecticut. He is the author of nine books, including the forthcoming The Inside of an Apple (Wave Books, 2013), Take It, Shake, Your Time Has Come, and two collaborations with Matthew Rohrer: Nice Hat. Thanks. and Adventures... Continue reading
Posted Nov 17, 2013 at The Best American Poetry
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KGB Monday Night Poetry is pleased to present... Craig Morgan Teicher + Alex Dimitrov Monday, Nov. 11, 2013 Hosted by John Deming and Matthew Yeager Series founded in 1997 by Star Black and David Lehman Doors open at 7:00 pm Reading starts at 7:30pm Admission is FREE www.KgbBar.com 85 East 4th Street * New York, NY * Craig Morgan Teicher is a poet, critic, and freelance writer. His latest book, To Keep Love Blurry: Poems (BOA, 2012). His first book of poems, Brenda Is In The Room And Other Poems, was chosen by Paul Hoover as winner of the 2007... Continue reading
Posted Nov 11, 2013 at The Best American Poetry
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KGB Monday Night Poetry is pleased to present... Star Black + Meena Alexander + Amy Lawless Monday, Nov. 4, 2013 Hosted by John Deming and Matthew Yeager Series founded in 1997 by Star Black and David Lehman Doors open at 7:00 pm Reading starts at 7:30pm Admission is FREE www.KgbBar.com 85 East 4th Street * New York, NY Star Black founded the KGB Poetry Series in 1997 with David Lehman. Her most recent books of poems are Ghostwood(Melville House) and Velleity's Shade (Sarurnalia Books). Her collages were recently exhibited at John Jermain Memorial Library in Sag Harbor. She is a... Continue reading
Posted Nov 3, 2013 at The Best American Poetry
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KGB Monday Night Poetry is pleased to present... Estha Weiner + D. Nurkse Monday, Oct 28, 2013 Hosted by John Deming and Matthew Yeager Series founded in 1997 by Star Black and David Lehman Doors open at 7:00 pm Reading starts at 7:30pm Admission is FREE www.KgbBar.com 85 East 4th Street * New York, NY D. Nurkse is the author of ten books of poetry, most recently A Night in Brooklyn, The Border Kingdom, Burnt Island, andThe Fall, from Alfred Knopf. He is the recipient of a Literature Award from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, a Guggenheim fellowship... Continue reading
Posted Oct 27, 2013 at The Best American Poetry