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KGB Monday Night Poetry is pleased to present our season finale . . . Dan Chiasson + Deborah Landau May 16 Hosted by Laura Cronk, Megin Jimenez and Michael Quattrone Reading starts at 7:30pm Admission is FREE www.KgbBar.com <http://www.kgbbar.com/> 85 East 4th Street * New York, NY 10003 * Phone: 212-505-3360 <tel:212-505-3360> ***** Deborah Landau is the author of two collections of poetry, Orchidelirium and The Last Usable Hour (forthcoming from Copper Canyon Press). Her poems have appeared in many journals and anthologies, including The Paris Review, Tin House, The Kenyon Review, and The Best American Erotic Poems. For many years she co-directed the KGB Bar Monday Night Poetry Series. She co-hosts the video interview program "Open Book" on Slate.com and is the director of the Creative Writing Program at New York University. Read some of her work in The Awl <http://www.theawl.com/2010/06/the-poetry-section-deborah-landau-all-else-fails> . ***** Dan Chiasson is the author of three collections of poetry, Where’s the Moon, There’s the Moon, The Afterlife of Objects and Natural History, and a book of criticism, One Kind of Everything: Poem and Person in Contemporary America. His essays on poetry appear widely. The recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship, an Academy Award from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, and a Whiting Writers Award, Chiasson teaches at Wellesley College.. Read some of his poems at The Poetry Foundation <http://www.poetryfoundation.org/bio/dan-chiasson> . Thank you to all of our readers for a fantastic season! February 21 Jeremy Schmall + Anthony McCann February 28 Bloof Books Poets: Shanna Compton, Peter Davis, Jennifer L. Knox March 7 Erika Meitner + Jeanne Marie Beaumont March 14 Elizabeth Fodaski + Edward Hirsch March 21 Hosts take over!: Laura Cronk, Megin Jimenez + Michael Quattrone March 28 Matthew Yeager + David Lehman April 4 Brian Teare + Jean Valentine April 11 Matthew Zapruder + Eileen Myles April 18 Saskia Hamilton + Karl Kirchwey May 2 Dorothea Lasky, Star Black + David Yezzi May 9 Mitch Sisskind May 16 Dan Chiasson + Deborah Landau Enjoy the summer sunshine! We will be back in September. Continue reading
Posted May 15, 2011 at The Best American Poetry
KGB Monday Night Poetry is pleased to present... Dorothea Lasky, Star Black + David Yezzi May 2 Hosted by Laura Cronk, Megin Jimenez and Michael Quattrone Reading starts at 7:30pm Admission is FREE www.KgbBar.com <http://www.kgbbar.com/> 85 East 4th Street * New York, NY 10003 * Phone: 212-505-3360 <tel:212-505-3360> ***** Dorothea Lasky is the author of Black Life and AWE, both out from Wave Books. She is also the author of numerous chapbooks, including Poetry is Not a Project (Ugly Duckling Presse, 2010). She lives in New York City. Read some of her poems in The Awl <http://www.theawl.com/2010/05/the-poetry-section-dorothea-lasky> . Star Black's poems have been anthologized in The Penguin Book of The Sonnet, 110 Stories: New York Writers After September 11, and The Best American Erotic Poems: From 1880 to The Present. Her collages and hand-made books were recently shown at the Center for Book Arts. Her sixth volume of poetry, Velleity's Shade, was recently released in 2010. She founded the Monday Night Poetry Series at KGB Bar with David Lehman. Read some of her poems in The Awl <http://www.theawl.com/2010/01/the-poetry-section-four-poems-by-star-black> . David Yezzi's books of poetry are The Hidden Model (TriQuarterly) and Azores (Swallow Press), a Slate magazine best book of the year. His poems have appeared recently in Poetry, The Atlantic Monthly, The Best American Poetry, The Pushcart Anthology, and Bright Wings, edited by Billy Collins. A verse drama, Dirty Dan & Other Travesties, starring Tony Torn, Sayra Player, and others was presented last year by Verse Theater Manhattan. A former director of the Unterberg Poetry Center of the 92nd Street Y in New York, he is executive editor of The New Criterion. Read some of his poems at the Poetry Foundation <http://www.poetryfoundation.org/bio/david-yezzi> . ***** Upcoming, Spring 2011... May 9 Mitch Sisskind, with special host David Lehman May 16 Dan Chiasson + Deborah Landau Continue reading
Posted May 1, 2011 at The Best American Poetry
Monday Night Poetry at KGB Bar is proud to present Saskia Hamilton + Karl Kirchwey! Monday, April 18 Hosted by Laura Cronk, Megin Jimenez and Michael Quattrone Reading starts at 7:30pm Admission is FREE www.KgbBar.com <http://www.kgbbar.com/> 85 East 4th Street * New York, NY 10003 * Phone: 212-505-3360 <tel:212-505-3360> Saskia Hamilton is the author of As for Dream (2001) and Divide These (2005), the editor of The Letters of Robert Lowell (2005), and the co-editor of Words in Air: The Complete Correspondence between Elizabeth Bishop and Robert Lowell (2008). Her most recent work is in Joining Music with Reason: 34 Poets, British and American, Oxford 2004-2009 (2010). She teaches at Barnard College. Karl Kirchwey is the author of five books of poems: A Wandering Island (Princeton University Press, 1990), Those I Guard (Harcourt Brace, 1993), The Engrafted Word (Henry Holt, 1998; a New York Times “Notable Book of the Year”), At the Palace of Jove (Putnam, 2002) and The Happiness of This World: Poetry and Prose (2007). His poems have appeared in many periodicals including Grand Street, The Kenyon Review, The Nation, New Criterion, The New Republic, The New York Review of Books, The New Yorker, Parnassus, Partisan Review, Slate and Tin House. Kirchwey has been the recipient of grants from the Ingram Merrill Foundation and the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation as well as from the National Endowment for the Arts, and also received a Rome Prize in Literature in 1994-95. From 1987 to 2000, he was Director of the 92nd Street Y Unterberg Poetry Center in New York City. He is currently on leave from Bryn Mawr College where he serves as the Director of the Creative Writing Program. Upcoming, Spring 2011... May 2 Dorothea Lasky, Star Black + David Yezzi May 9 TK + Mitch Sisskind May 16 Dan Chiasson + Deborah Landau Continue reading
Posted Apr 17, 2011 at The Best American Poetry
KGB Monday Night Poetry is proud to present... Matthew Zapruder + Eileen Myles Monday, April 11 Hosted by Laura Cronk, Megin Jimenez and Michael Quattrone Reading starts at 7:30pm Admission is FREE www.KgbBar.com <http://www.kgbbar.com/> 85 East 4th Street * New York, NY 10003 * Phone: 212-505-3360 <tel:212-505-3360> ***** Matthew Zapruder is the author of three collections of poetry, most recently Come On All You Ghosts (Copper Canyon), winner of the 2010 Goodreads Readers' Choice award for poetry, and selected as one of the top 5 poetry books of 2010 by Publishers Weekly, and as the 2010 Booklist Editors' Choice for poetry. He has received a William Carlos Williams Award, a May Sarton Award from the Academy of American Arts and Sciences, and a Lannan Literary Fellowship. Currently he works as an editor for Wave Books, and teaches as a member of the core faculty of University of California, Riverside-Palm Desert's low-residency MFA in creative writing. He lives in San Francisco. Read some of his work at The Poetry Foundation <http://www.poetryfoundation.org/bio/matthew-zapruder> . ***** Eileen Myles was born in Boston in 1949 and came to New York in 1974 to be a poet. Her latest book, Inferno (a poet's novel) (OR books, 2010) chronicles the adventures of a female writer in hell, who is very much like Eileen Myles. Myles first became known to many people for her openly female write-in campaign for President of the United States in 1991-92. She received her poetic education at The Poetry Project at St. Mark's Church in 1975-77, participating in workshops lead by Alice Notley, Ted Berrigan and others. In 1977 and 1979 she published issues of dodgems, a poetry magazine which presented a collision of New York School, Language Poetry, performance texts and other likely aesthetics of the time. She co-edited the feminist anthology Ladies Museum (with Timmons, Kraut and Notley), worked as assistant to poet James Schuyler in 1979, and was a founding member of the Lost Texans Collective (with Nauen & McKay). Myles was was Artistic Director of St. Mark's Poetry Project from 1984 to 1986. Her books of poems, essays and fiction include The Importance of Being Iceland/travel essays in art (2009), for which she received a Warhol/Creative Capital art writing grant, Sorry, Tree (2007), Skies (2001), on my way (2001), Cool for You (2000), School of Fish (1997), Maxfield Parrish (1995), Not Me (1991), and Chelsea Girls (1994). In 1995, with Liz Kotz, she edited The New Fuck You/adventures in lesbian reading. She is a Professor Emeritus of writing & literature at UC San Diego where she taught from 2002 to 2007. The Poetry Society of American awarded her the Shelley Prize in 2010. Read some of her poems at the SUNY-Buffalo Electronic Poetry Center <http://epc.buffalo.edu/authors/myles/> . ***** Upcoming, Spring 2011... April 18 Saskia Hamilton + Karl Kirchwey May 2 Dorothea Lasky, Star Black + David Yezzi May 9 TK + Mitch Sisskind May 16 Dan Chiasson + Deborah Landau Continue reading
Posted Apr 10, 2011 at The Best American Poetry
KGB Monday Night Poetry is pleased to present... Brian Teare + Jean Valentine Monday, April 4 Hosted by Laura Cronk, Megin Jimenez and Michael Quattrone Reading starts at 7:30pm Admission is FREE www.KgbBar.com <http://www.kgbbar.com/> 85 East 4th Street * New York, NY 10003 * Phone: 212-505-3360 <tel:212-505-3360> ***** Brian Teare is a former Stegner Fellow at Stanford University and the recipient of poetry fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, the MacDowell Colony and the Marin Headlands Center for the Arts. He has published three full-length books, The Room Where I Was Born, Sight Map, and Pleasure, as well as the chapbooks Pilgrim and Transcendental Grammar Crown. He is on the graduate faculties of the University of San Francisco and Mills College, and lives in San Francisco, where he makes books by hand for his micropress, Albion Books. He maintains a web presence at www.brianteare.net <http://www.brianteare.net/> . Read some of his work here <http://www.brianteare.net/recent-work/poems/> . Jean Valentine won the Yale Younger Poets Award for her first book, Dream Barker, in 1965. Her eleventh book of poetry is Break the Glass, just out from Copper Canyon Press. Her previous collection, Little Boat was published by Wesleyan in 2007. Door in the Mountain: New and Collected Poems 1965–2003 was the winner of the 2004 National Book Award for Poetry. The recipient of the 2009 Wallace Stevens Award from the Academy of American Poets, Valentine has taught at Sarah Lawrence, New York University, and Columbia. Read some of her work here <http://www.jeanvalentine.com/poems1.html> . ***** Upcoming, Spring 2011... April 11 Matthew Zapruder + Eileen Myles April 18 Saskia Hamilton + Karl Kirchwey April 25 Gabrielle Calvocoressi + TK May 2 Dorothea Lasky, Star Black + David Yezzi May 9 Angie Estes + Mitch Sisskind May 16 Dan Chiasson + Deborah Landau Continue reading
Posted Apr 3, 2011 at The Best American Poetry
KGB Monday Night Poetry is pleased to present... Matthew Yeager + David Lehman Monday, March 28 Reading starts at 7:30pm Admission is FREE www.KgbBar.com <http://www.kgbbar.com/> 85 East 4th Street * New York, NY 10003 * Phone: 212-505-3360 <tel:212-505-3360> ***** Matthew Yeager's poems have appeared recently in the journals Bat City Review, Supermachine, New York Quarterly, Gulf Coast, and the anthologies Best American Poetry 2005 and Best American Poetry 2010. His short film "A Big Ball of Foil in a Small NY Apartment," was an official selection at twelve film festivals in 2009-2010, picking up two awards. Recent accolades include the Barthelme Prize in short prose for 2009. He is the co-founder of Chicken Truck Productions and lives in Brooklyn. Read some of his work in pax americana <http://paxjournal.com/?q=node/143> . ***** David Lehman was born in New York City. He is the author of seven books of poems, most recently Yeshiva Boys (Scribner, 2009) and When a Woman Loves a Man (Scribner, 2005). Among his nonfiction books are A Fine Romance: Jewish Songwriters, American Songs (Nextbook / Schocken, 2009), The Last Avant-Garde: The Making of the New York School of Poets (Anchor, 1999), The Perfect Murder ( Michigan, 2000), and Signs of the Times: Deconstruction and the Fall of Paul de Man (1991). He is the editor of The Oxford Book of American Poetry (2006), a one-volume comprehensive anthology of poems from Anne Bradstreet to the present. Lehman teaches writing and literature in the graduate writing program of the New School in New York City. He initiated The Best American Poetry series in 1988 and continues as the annual anthology's general editor. He founded, with Star Black, the Monday Night Poetry Series at KGB Bar . Read some of his work at the Academy of American Poets <http://www.poets.org/poet.php/prmPID/40> . ***** Upcoming, Spring 2011... April 4 Brian Teare + Jean Valentine April 11 Matthew Zapruder + Eileen Myles April 18 Saskia Hamilton + Karl Kirchwey April 25 Gabrielle Calvocoressi + Andrei Codrescu May 2 Dorothea Lasky, Star Black + David Yezzi May 9 Angie Estes + Mitch Sisskind May 16 Dan Chiasson + Deborah Landau Continue reading
Posted Mar 27, 2011 at The Best American Poetry
KGB Monday Night Poetry is pleased to present... ourselves! Laura Cronk, Megin Jimenez + Michael Quattrone We are having a reading to celebrate Laura winning the Lexi Rudnitsky First Book Prize <http://www.perseabooks.com/poetryprize.php> from Persea Press & to give Michael a proper send-off. He is hosting his final season after 4 years of curating the series & graciously hosting more than 100 poets at KGB Bar. And did we mention its our birthday month? Monday, March 21 Reading starts at 7:30pm Admission is FREE www.KgbBar.com <http://www.kgbbar.com/> 85 East 4th Street * New York, NY 10003 * Phone: 212-505-3360 ***** Laura Cronk's first book of poems won the 2011 Lexi Rudnitsky First Book Prize and will be published by Persea Press in 2012. Poems have appeared in journals and websites such as Barrow Street, Conduit, Ecotone, RealPoetik, and Washington Square Quarterly and in the anthologies Best American Poetry (2006, 2008), Best American Erotic Poems, and The Bedside Guide to No Tell Motel. She is an Associate Director of the Writing Program at The New School, where she coordinates the Riggio Honors Program: Writing and Democracy. She co-curates the Monday Night Poetry Series at KGB Bar, founded by David Lehman and Star Black. Read some of her work in No Tell Motel <http://www.notellmotel.org/poem_single.php?id=85_0_1_0> . Megin Jimenez's poems have appeared in Barrow Street, La Petite Zine, LIT, Sentence and other journals. A graduate of the New School Writing Program, she co-hosts the Monday Night Poetry series at KGB Bar. She works as a translator at the United Nations and lives in Brooklyn. Read some of her work at La Petite Zine <http://www.lapetitezine.org/issue_24/megin_jimenez_brought_to_you_by.htm> . Michael Quattrone is the author of the chapbook Rhinoceroses. His work has appeared in Octopus Magazine, Barrow Street and Jacket, and in the anthologies Best American Erotic Poems and The Bedside Guide to No Tell Motel—Second Floor. He is a co-curator of the KGB Monday Night Poetry reading series. Read some of his poems in Octopus Magazine <http://www.octopusmagazine.com/Issue06/html/poets/michael_quattrone.html> . ***** Wish you could have made it last week? Get a taste of the doings here. <http://blog.bestamericanpoetry.com/the_best_american_poetry/2011/03/elizabeth-fodaski-edward-hirsch-at-kgb-bar-by-megin-jimenez.html> ***** Upcoming, Spring 2011... March 28 Matthew Yeager + David Lehman April 4 Brian Teare + Jean Valentine April 11 Matthew Zapruder + Eileen Myles April 18 Saskia Hamilton + Karl Kirchwey April 25 Gabrielle Calvocoressi + TK May 2 Dorothea Lasky, Star Black + David Yezzi May 9 Angie Estes + Mitch Sisskind May 16 Dan Chiasson + Deborah Landau Continue reading
Posted Mar 20, 2011 at The Best American Poetry
March 14 Hosted by Laura Cronk, Megin Jimenez and Michael Quattrone Reading starts at 7:30pm Admission is FREE www.KgbBar.com 85 East 4th Street * New York, NY 10003 * Phone: <tel:212-505-3360> 212-505-3360 <tel:212-505-3360> ***** Elizabeth Fodaski is the author of Fracas (Krupskaya, 1999) and Document (Roof Books, 2010). Recent work has appeared in Jacket, The Brooklyn Rail, and Fence. She teaches English at Saint Ann's School in Brooklyn. Read her work in The Brooklyn Rail Edward Hirsch, a MacArthur Fellow, has recently published The Living Fire: New and Selected Poems, which brings together thirty-five years of poetry from seven previous collections, including For the Sleepwalkers (1981), Wild Gratitude (1986), which won the National Book Critics Circle Award, The Night Parade (1989), Earthly Measures (1994), On Love (1998), Lay Back the Darkness (2003), and Special Orders (2008). He has also written four prose books, including How to Read a Poem and Fall in Love with Poetry (1999), a national bestseller, and Poet’s Choice (2006). He edits the series “The Writer’s World” (Trinity University Press). He has also edited Theodore Roethke’s Selected Poems (2005) and co-edited The Making of a Sonnet: A Norton Anthology (2008). He has received a Guggenheim Fellowship and the American Academy of Arts and Letters Award for Literature. He taught in the Creative Writing Program at the University of Houston for seventeen years and now serves as president of the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation. Read his poems at the Poetry Foundation ***** Upcoming, Spring 2011... March 21 Hosts take over!: Laura Cronk, Megin Jimenez + Michael Quattrone March 28 Matthew Yeager + David Lehman April 4 Brian Teare + Jean Valentine April 11 Matthew Zapruder + Eileen Myles April 18 Saskia Hamilton + Karl Kirchwey April 25 Gabrielle Calvocoressi + TK May 2 Dorothea Lasky, Star Black + David Yezzi May 9 Angie Estes + Mitch Sisskind May 16 Dan Chiasson + Deborah Landau Continue reading
Posted Mar 13, 2011 at The Best American Poetry
March 7 Hosted by Laura Cronk, Megin Jimenez and Michael Quattrone Reading starts at 7:30pm Admission is FREE www.KgbBar.com <http://www.kgbbar.com/> KGB Bar * 85 East 4th Street * New York, NY 10003 * Phone: 212-505-3360 ***** Erika Meitner is the author of three books of poems: Inventory at the All-night Drugstore and Makeshift Instructions for Vigilant Girls, both from Anhinga Press, and Ideal Cities, which was a 2009 National Poetry Series winner and was published in 2010 by Harper Perennial. Her poems have appeared in publications including Tin House, The New Republic, American Poetry Review, Virginia Quarterly Review, and will be forthcoming in Best American Poetry 2011. Meitner, a native New Yorker, is currently an assistant professor of English at Virginia Tech, where she teaches in the MFA program, and is also completing her doctorate in Religion at the University of Virginia. Read her work here <http://www.erikameitner.com/> . Jeanne Marie Beaumont is the author of Burning of the Three Fires (BOA Editions, 2010), Curious Conduct (BOA Editions, 2004), and Placebo (Norton, 1997), and the co-editor of the anthology The Poets’ Grimm: 20th Century Poems from Grimm Fairy Tales. Her poems have been published in numerous anthologies and magazines including Barrow Street, Conduit, LIT, The Manhattan Review, The Nation, New American Writing, Poetry Daily, and World Literature Today. Her poem “Afraid So” was made into a short film by award-winning filmmaker Jay Rosenblatt with narration by Garrison Keillor and has been shown at over two dozen international festivals. She has taught at Rutgers University and currently teaches at the Unterberg Poetry Center of the 92nd St. Y and the Stonecoast low-residency MFA program in Maine. Read her work here <http://www.jeannemariebeaumont.com/poems.htm> . ***** Upcoming, Spring 2011... March 14 Elizabeth Fodaski + Edward Hirsch March 21 Hosts take over!: Laura Cronk, Megin Jimenez + Michael Quattrone March 28 Matthew Yeager + David Lehman April 4 Brian Teare + Jean Valentine April 11 Matthew Zapruder + Eileen Myles April 18 Saskia Hamilton + Karl Kirchwey April 25 Gabrielle Calvocoressi + Andrei Codrescu May 2 Dorothea Lasky, Star Black + David Yezzi May 9 Angie Estes + Mitch Sisskind May 16 Dan Chiasson + Deborah Landau Continue reading
Posted Mar 6, 2011 at The Best American Poetry
KGB Monday Night Poetry is pleased to present: A night with Bloof Books poets! Shanna Compton, Peter Davis + Jennifer L. Knox Monday, February 28, 2011 Hosted by Laura Cronk, Megin Jimenez and Michael Quattrone Reading starts at 7:30pm Admission is FREE 85 East 4th Street , NYC Phone: 212-505-3360 Shanna Compton's is the author of For Girls (& Others) (Bloof Books, 2008), Down Spooky (Winnow, 2005), Scurrilous Toy (Dusie Kollektiv, 2007), Big Confetti (with Shafer Hall, Half Empty/Half Full, 2004), and the editor of GAMERS: Artists, Writers & Programmers on the Pleasures of Pixels (Soft Skull, 2004). Her poems and essays have appeared widely in magazines such as No Tell Motel, MiPoesias, Verse, McSweeney's, Absent, Coconut and Spork, and in anthologies including Best American Poetry 2005, The Bedside Guide to No Tell Motel, Bowery Women and Digerati. She lives in New Jersey. Read her work at shannacompton.com. Peter Davis' books of poetry are Hitler's Mustache and Poetry! Poetry! Poetry! His poems have recently appeared in Court Green, The Equalizer and Best American Poetry 2010. He lives in Muncie, Indiana and teaches at Ball State University. Read more of his work at Artisnecessary.com . Jennifer L. Knox's new book, The Mystery of the Hidden Driveway was published by Bloof Books in 2010. Her other books, Drunk by Noon and A Gringo Like Me, are also available through Bloof. Jennifer was born in Lancaster, California—home to Frank Zappa, Captain Beefheart, and the Space Shuttle. She has taught poetry writing at Hunter College and New York University. Her work has appeared in numerous publications such as The New Yorker, American Poetry Review, and Ploughshares and in anthologies including Best American Poetry (1997, 2003 and 2006), Great American Prose Poems: From Poet to Present, and Free Radicals: American Poets Before Their First Books. Read her work at www.jenniferlknox.com/. Wish you could have made it last week? Read about the doings here Find the complete KGB spring line-up after the jump. Upcoming, Spring 2011... March 7 Erika Meitner + Jeanne Marie Beaumont March 14 Elizabeth Fodaski + Edward Hirsch March 21 Hosts take over!: Laura Cronk, Megin Jimenez + Michael Quattrone March 28 Matthew Yeager + David Lehman April 4 Brian Teare + Jean Valentine April 11 Matthew Zapruder + Eileen Myles April 18 Saskia Hamilton + Karl Kirchwey April 25 Gabrielle Calvocoressi + Andrei Codrescu May 2 Dorothea Lasky, Star Black + David Yezzi May 9 Angie Estes + Mitch Sisskind May 16 Dan Chiasson + Deborah Landau Continue reading
Posted Feb 27, 2011 at The Best American Poetry
Dear Devotees of the Word, KGB Monday Night Poetry will be back in 2 weeks! We're proud to present our spring line-up below. We're certain you shan't fail to note it includes luminaries & upstarts, a range of voices, styles, literary presses & aesthetic philosophies... In short, a spectrum which no doubt presents at least one night where your presence at the bar will be indispensable. Mark your calendars, and we will see you soon! In solidarity, Laura Cronk, Megin Jimenez & Michael Quattrone Co-Curators *** KGB Monday Night Poetry, Spring 2011 February 21 Jeremy Schmall + Anthony McCann February 28 Bloof Books Poets: Shanna Compton, Peter Davis, Jennifer L. Knox March 7 Erika Meitner + Jeanne Marie Beaumont March 14 Elizabeth Fodaski + Edward Hirsch March 21 Hosts take over!: Laura Cronk, Megin Jimenez + Michael Quattrone March 28 Matthew Yeager + David Lehman April 4 Brian Teare + Jean Valentine April 11 Matthew Zapruder + Eileen Myles April 18 Saskia Hamilton + Karl Kirchwey April 25 Gabrielle Calvocoressi + Andrei Codrescu May 2 Dorothea Lasky, Star Black + David Yezzi May 9 Angie Estes + Mitch Sisskind May 16 Dan Chiasson + Deborah Landau All readings start at 7:30pm. Admission is FREE. KGB Bar ● 85 East 4th Street ● New York, NY 10003 ● Phone: 212-505-3360 Continue reading
Posted Feb 8, 2011 at The Best American Poetry
December 6 With special guest host David Lehman Series curated by Laura Cronk, Megin Jimenez and Michael Quattrone Reading starts at 7:30pm Admission is FREE KGB Bar * 85 East 4th Street * New York, NY 10003 * Phone: 212-505-3360 * www.KgbBar.com <http://www.kgbbar.com/> Alex Phillips is poet in residence in Cushman Village, Amherst, and is an assistant professor at the University of Massachusetts. His book of poems, Crash Dome <http://www.factoryhollowpress.com/store.html> , is just out from Factory Hollow Press. Star Black's poems have been anthologized in The Penguin Book of The Sonnet, 110 Stories: New York Writers After September 11, and The Best American Erotic Poems: From 1880 to The Present. Her collages and hand-made books were recently shown at The Center for Book Arts. Her sixth volume of poetry, Velleity's Shade <http://www.saturnaliabooks.com/?q=node/77> , was recently published by Saturnalia Books. James Tate is the winner of the Pulitzer Prize, the National Book Award, and the William Carlos Williams Award. His books include Ghost Soldiers, Return to the City of White Donkeys, and Dreams of a Robot Dancing Bee: 44 Stories. His first volume, The Lost Pilot, was selected for The Yale Series of Younger Poets. He teaches at the University of Massachusetts in Amherst. We will be back on February 21, 2011. Stay tuned for our Spring 2011 line-up! Continue reading
Posted Dec 5, 2010 at The Best American Poetry
November 29 Hosted by Laura Cronk, Megin Jimenez and Michael Quattrone Reading starts at 7:30pm Admission is FREE KGB Bar * 85 East 4th Street * New York, NY 10003 * Phone: 212-505-3360 * www.KgbBar.com <http://www.kgbbar.com/> Ben Mirov is the editor of paxjournal.com and the author of the book of poems Ghost Machine. He is a graduate of the New School Writing Program lives in New York. Reb Livingston is the author of God Damsel (No Tell Books, 2010), Your Favorite Ten Words (Coconut Books, 2007) and co-editor of The Bedside Guide to No Tell Motel anthology series. She’s also the editor of No Tell Motel and publisher of No Tell Books. She blogs at reblivingston.blogspot.com Upcoming Fall 2010... December 6 Season Finale! With James Tate, Alex Phillips & Star Black Continue reading
Posted Nov 28, 2010 at The Best American Poetry
November 22 Hosted by Laura Cronk, Megin Jimenez and Michael Quattrone Reading starts at 7:30pm Admission is FREE KGB Bar * 85 East 4th Street * New York, NY 10003 * Phone: 212-505-3360 * www.KgbBar.com <http://www.kgbbar.com/> Monica Youn, the author of Ignatz (Four Way Books 2010) and Barter (Graywolf, 2003), lives in New York. For her work on Ignatz, she has been nominated for the National Book Award, awarded the Witter Bynner Fellowship from the Library of Congress, and residencies from the MacDowell Colony, the Corporation of Yaddo, and the Rockefeller Foundation. She received her undergraduate degree from Princeton, a masters degree in English from Oxford, where she was a Rhodes Scholar, and her law degree from Yale. She was a Stegner Fellow at Stanford University and has taught creative writing at Columbia University and Pratt Institute. She currently works as an attorney at the Brennan Center for Justice at NYU School of Law, focusing on election law issues. Rosmarie Waldrop’s Driven to Abstraction is just out from New Directions. Other recent books of poetry are Curves to the Apple, Blindsight (both New Directions), Splitting Images (Zasterle), and Love, Like Pronouns (Omnidawn). Her Collected Essays, Dissonance, was published by University of Alabama Press in 2005. Her two novels, The Hanky of Pippin’s Daughter and A Form/of Taking/It All are available in one volume (Northwestern UP, 2001). She has translated Edmond Jabès, Emmanuel Hocquard, Jacques Roubaud from the French, and, from the German, Elke Erb, Oskar Pastior and Gerhard Rühm, among others. She lives in Providence, where she co-edits Burning Deck books with Keith Waldrop. Upcoming Fall 2010... November 29 Ben Mirov & Reb Livingston December 6 Season Finale! With James Tate, Alex Phillips and Star Black Continue reading
Posted Nov 21, 2010 at The Best American Poetry
November 15 Hosted by Laura Cronk, Megin Jimenez and Michael Quattrone Reading starts at 7:30pm Admission is FREE KGB Bar * 85 East 4th Street * New York, NY 10003 * Phone: 212-505-3360 * www.KgbBar.com <http://www.kgbbar.com/> Rae Armantrout won this year’s Pulitzer Prize for poetry for her book, Versed, which also won the 2009 National Book Critics Circle Award. She is a professor of writing and literature at the University of California, San Diego, and the author of ten books of poetry. Cornelius Eady is the author of eight books of poetry, including Hardheaded Weather: New and Selected Poems (Putnam, 2008), Brutal Imagination, which was a finalist for the 2001 National Book Award, and Victims of the Latest Dance Craze, winner of the 1985 Lamont Prize from the Academy of American Poets. His work in theater includes the play Brutal Imagination and the libretto for the opera, Running Man, which was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in Drama in 1999. In 1996, with writer Toi Derricotte, Eady co-founded Cave Canem <http://www.cavecanem.org> , a literary home for African American poets, which offers workshops, retreats, readings, and a first book prize. Linda Gregerson is the author of the poetry collections Magnetic North (2007), which was a National Book Award finalist, Waterborne (2002), The Woman Who Died in Her Sleep (1996), and Fire in the Conservatory (1982). She is a recent Guggenheim Fellow and has received the American Academy of Arts and Letters Award in Literature and several Pushcart Prizes. She teaches creative writing and Renaissance literature at the University of Michigan. Upcoming Fall 2010... November 22 Monica Youn & Rosmarie Waldrop November 29 Ben Mirov & Reb Livingston December 6 Tribute to James Tate, with Alex Phillips, Star Black... and James Tate! Continue reading
Posted Nov 14, 2010 at The Best American Poetry
Michael Klein's books are: then, we were still living, poems; Track Conditions, a memoir; The End of Being Known, a memoir; and 1990, a book of poems which tied with James Schuyler to win a Lambda Literary Award in 1993. He has taught at the City College of New York, Sarah Lawrence College, Binghamton University and for the past 15 years in the MFA Program at Goddard College in Port Townsend, Washington. He is also part of thesummer faculty at the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown, where he was a Fellow in 1990. He is currently working on a book version of his blog to be called States of Independence and divides his time between Provincetown and New York City with his partner, Andrew Hood. Sean Singer is a Ph.D. student in American Studies. His first book Discography (Yale University Press) won the 2001 Yale Series of Younger Poets Prize, selected by W.S. Merwin, and the Norma Farber First Book Award from the Poetry Society of America. He is also the recipient of an artists’ grant from the Massachusetts Cultural Council and a Fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts. His poetry, essays, reviews, and creative nonfiction has appeared in Salmagundi, Iowa Review, Guernica, New England Review, and many other literary journals and anthologies. He has taught undergraduate and graduate creative writing at Binghamton University, Hunter College, Stern College, Hartwick College, William Paterson University, Northern Arizona University, and Barnard College. The Monday night Poetry reading series at KGB is hosted by Laura Cronk, Megin Jimenez & Michael Quattrone, and was founded by David Lehman and Star Black. Readings begin at 7:30 pm. Admission is FREE For the complete season line-up, click here. KGB Bar ● 85 East 4th Street ● New York, NY 10003 ● Phone: 212-505-3360 ● KgbBar.com Continue reading
Posted Nov 7, 2010 at The Best American Poetry
Craig Morgan Teicher is the author of Brenda Is In The Room And Other Poems and Cradle Book: Stories & Fables. He is a VP on the board of the National Book Critics Circle, a senior editor at Publishers Weekly, and teaches creative writing at The New School, among other places. He lives in Brooklyn with his wife and son. Geoffrey Nutter is originally from California, but now lives in New York. He attended the University of Iowa, where he was awarded an Academy of American Poets prize by Mark Strand. His previous books are A Summer Evening, Water's Leaves & Other Poems, and most recently Christopher Sunset, published by Wave Books in April 2010. He currently teaches poetry at NYU and will be a visiting professor at the University of Iowa in spring 2011. The Monday night Poetry reading series at KGB is hosted by Laura Cronk, Megin Jimenez & Michael Quattrone, and was founded by David Lehman and Star Black. Readings begin at 7:30 pm. Admission is FREE For the complete season line-up, click here. KGB Bar ● 85 East 4th Street ● New York, NY 10003 ● Phone: 212-505-3360 ● KgbBar.com Continue reading
Posted Oct 31, 2010 at The Best American Poetry
Catherine Barnett is the recipient of a 2006 Guggenheim Fellowship, a 2004 Whiting Award, the 2004 Glasgow Prize for Emerging Writers, and a Pushcart Prize. Her book, Into Perfect Spheres Such Holes Are Pierced, won the 2003 Beatrice Hawley Award and was published in spring 2004 by Alice James Books. Her poems have been published in Gulf Coast, Pleiades, The Washington Post, Barrow Street, Shenandoah, The Massachusetts Review, and The Iowa Review. Barnett also teaches at NYU, where she was recently honored with an Outstanding Service Award. David Lehman is one of the founders of the Monday Night Poetry Series at KGB Bar. He is the author of seven books of poems, most recently When a Woman Loves a Man, and seven books of prose, most recently A Fine Romance: Jewish Songwriters, American Songs. He is the series editor of the Best American Poetry Series and teaches poetry at The New School. The Monday night Poetry reading series at KGB is hosted by Laura Cronk, Megin Jimenez & Michael Quattrone, and was founded by David Lehman and Star Black. Readings begin at 7:30 pm. Admission is FREE For the complete season line-up, click here. KGB Bar ● 85 East 4th Street ● New York, NY 10003 ● Phone: 212-505-3360 ● KgbBar.com Continue reading
Posted Oct 24, 2010 at The Best American Poetry
Monday Night Poetry at KGB Bar co-sponsors a reading with Cave Canem. Featuring . . . Mahogany L. Browne is the author of several books, including her latest collection of poems Swag, and the editor of the women's anthology His Rib: Stories, Poems & Essays by HER. She has released five LPs including the live album Sheroshima. As co-founder of the Off Broadway poetry production Jam On It, and co-producer of New York City's first performance poetry festival, SoundBites, Mahogany bridges the gap between lyrical poetry and literary emcee. She facilitates performance poetry and writing workshops throughout the country, focusing on women's empowerment and youth mentoring. She is the publisher of Penmanship Books, a small press for performance artists and owns PoetCD.Com, an on-line marketing and distribution company for poets. Mahogany is currently host and curator at the Nuyorican Poets Cafe. Thomas Sayers Ellis is a poet, photographer, and Assistant Professor of Creative Writing at Sarah Lawrence College in Yonkers, New York, and a core faculty member of the Lesley University Low Residency MFA Program in Cambridge, MA. He is a contributing editor to Callaloo and a consulting editor to A Public Space. He compiled and edited Quotes Community: Notes for Black Poets (University of Michigan Press, Poets on Poetry Series). He will be reading from his new book of poems Skin, Inc. just out from Graywolf Press.info@tsellis.com The Monday night Poetry reading series at KGB is hosted by Laura Cronk, Megin Jimenez & Michael Quattrone, and was founded by David Lehman and Star Black. Readings begin at 7:30 pm. Admission is FREE For the complete season line-up, click here. KGB Bar ● 85 East 4th Street ● New York, NY 10003 ● Phone: 212-505-3360 ● KgbBar.com Continue reading
Posted Oct 10, 2010 at The Best American Poetry
Gina Myers is the author of the full-length poetry collection A Model Year (Coconut Books, 2009) and several chapbooks, including Behind the R (ypolita press, 2008) and Heartbreaking Machines, a collaboration with Nate Pritts (Lazy Frog, 2010). She lives in Saginaw, MI where she works as the Book Review Editor for NewPages (http://newpages.com/) and H_NGM_N (http://h-ngm-n.com/), and as the Associate Editor for 360 Main Street (http://360MainStreet.com/). Anne Tardos is a poet, composer, and visual artist. She is the author of several books of poetry and the multimedia performance work and radio play Among Men. A selection of her readings and performances (many with Jackson Mac Low) can be heard on the University of Pennsylvania’s web site : PennSound and on UbuWeb Sound. Her book of new poetry, I Am You, has appeared from Salt Publishing, and she is the editor of Thing of Beauty, by Jackson Mac Low, California. Her poem "The Pure of Heart" 2009, has been set to music by Michael Byron. She is a 2009 Fellow in Poetry from the New York Foundation for the Arts. The Monday night Poetry reading series at KGB is hosted by Laura Cronk, Megin Jimenez & Michael Quattrone, and was founded by David Lehman and Star Black. Readings begin at 7:30 pm. Admission is FREE For the complete season line-up, click here. KGB Bar ● 85 East 4th Street ● New York, NY 10003 ● Phone: 212-505-3360 ● KgbBar.com Continue reading
Posted Oct 3, 2010 at The Best American Poetry
Join us for a spectacular night of poetry! The prolific New York poet (by way of New Orleans) Nicole Cooley will read with Pulitzer Prize winner Philip Schultz. Nicole Cooley grew up in New Orleans. In 2010, she will publish two books of poetry, Breach, to be published by LSU Press in April 2010, which focuses on Hurricane Katrina and its aftermath, and Milk Dress, co-winner of the Kinereth Gensler Award, to appear with Alice James Books in November. She has published two other books of poems and a novel. She has been awarded the Walt Whitman Award from the Academy of American Poets, a "Discovery"/Nation Award, and the Emily Dickinson Award from the Poetry Society of America. She directs the new MFA Program in Creative Writing and Literary Translation at Queens College-City University of New York where she is a professor of English. Philip Schultz is the author of six collections of poetry, most recently Failure as well as the National Book Award nominee Like Wings. A recipient of fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation and the National Endowment for the Arts, he is also the founder of the Writers Studio in New York. The Monday night Poetry reading series at KGB is hosted by Laura Cronk, Megin Jimenez & Michael Quattrone, and was founded by David Lehman and Star Black. Readings begin at 7:30 pm. Admission is FREE For the complete season line-up, click here. KGB Bar ● 85 East 4th Street ● New York, NY 10003 ● Phone: 212-505-3360 ● KgbBar.com Continue reading
Posted Sep 26, 2010 at The Best American Poetry
Monday Night Poetry at KGB Bar features the queer poetry salon, the Wilde Boys, with readings by Mark Bibbins, Paul Legault, Jason Schneiderman & Mark Wunderlich, presented by salon founder Alex Dimitrov. Mark Bibbins is the author of The Dance of No Hard Feelings and Sky Lounge, which received a Lambda Literary Award. His poems have been published in the Paris Review, Poetry, Yale Review, and other journals. He has been the recipient of a Poetry Fellowship from the New York Foundation for the Arts and teaches at Columbia University and The New School. Mark Wunderlich is the author of Voluntary Servitude and The Anchorage, which won a Lambda Literary Award. He has been the recipient of the Wallace Stegner Fellowship from Stanford University, a fellowship from the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown, and the Writers at Work Fellowship. His poems have been published in the Paris Review, Boston Review, Yale Review, and elsewhere. He is currently professor of Literature at Bennington College in Vermont and lives in New York's Hudson River Valley. Jason Schneiderman is the author of Striking Surface and Sublimation Point, which was a Stahlecker Selection from Four Way Books. His poems have been published in American Poetry Review, The Best American Poetry, The Penguin Book of the Sonnet, and other journals and anthologies. He has been the recipient of the Emily Dickinson Award from the Poetry Society of America, and has received fellowships from Yaddo, the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown, and The Bread Loaf Writers' Conference. Paul Legault is the author of The Madeleine Poems. He is the co-founder and co-editor of the translation journal Telephone. His poems have been published in Denver Quarterly, Drunken Boat, Field, and other journals. He works at the Academy of American Poets and lives in Brooklyn. Alex Dimitrov is the founder of Wilde Boys, a queer poetry salon in New York City. His poems have appeared or are forthcoming in the Yale Review, Boston Review, From the Fishouse, and Best New Poets 2009. He works at the Academy of American Poets and frequently writes for Poets & Writers magazine. The Monday night Poetry reading series at KGB is hosted by Laura Cronk, Megin Jimenez & Michael Quattrone, and was founded by David Lehman and Star Black. Readings begin at 7:30 pm. Admission is FREE For the complete season line-up, click here. KGB Bar ● 85 East 4th Street ● New York, NY 10003 ● Phone: 212-505-3360 ● KgbBar.com Continue reading
Posted Sep 19, 2010 at The Best American Poetry
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The KGB Bar Monday Night Poetry Reading Series kicks off its new fall season this Monday, September 13, with a trip across the pond. "Untameable and anarchic" Irish poet Rita Ann Higgins will be joined by New York ambassador, Philip Fried. Please join us at 7:30 PM! Rita Ann Higgins was born in Galway, Ireland. One of 13 children, she left school at 14 and was in her late 20's when she starting writing. She has published eight collections of poetry, five with Salmon publishing and three with Bloodaxe including Throw in the Vowels: New and Selected Poems 2005, reissued in 2010 with audio CD. She has written several plays. Later this year sees the publication of a book of her essays and poems with Salmon called Hurting God. Forthcoming from Bloodaxe in 2011 is a new collection of poetry called Ireland is Changing Mother. She is working on a play about Hanna Greally's incarceration for twenty years in a mental institution. Her many awards include The Peadar O'Donnell award. Rita Ann is a member of Aosdana. Philip Fried is a New York-based poet and editor of The Manhattan Review. His poems have been widely published in journals and have appeared in many anthologies, including Salmon: A Journey in Poetry Poetry, Poems 1981–2007 and Poetry After 9-11: An Anthology of New York Poets. In addition to being a poet, Fried is the founding editor of The Manhattan Review, an international poetry journal that critics have called “excellent” and “lively.” He collaborated with his wife, the fine-art photographer Lynn Saville, on a volume combining her nocturnal photographs with poetry from around the world: Acquainted with the Night (Rizzoli, 1997). Hosted by Laura Cronk, Megin Jimenez & Michael Quattrone Founded by David Lehman and Star Black KGB Bar ● 85 East 4th Street ● New York, NY 10003 ● Phone: 212-505-3360 ● KgbBar.com ● FREE For the complete season line-up, click here. Continue reading
Posted Sep 12, 2010 at The Best American Poetry
Monday Night Poetry at KGB Bar welcomes Malinda Markham and Bin Ramke! Malinda Markham's first book of poems, Ninety-five Nights of Listening, won the Bread Loaf Bakeless Prize. Her second book, Having Cut the Sparrow's Heart won the Green Rose prize and was recently published by New Issues Press. She has also published translations of post-war and contemporary Japanese women's poetry. She lives in New York, where she works as a translator. Bin Ramke's tenth book of poems, Theory of the Mind: New and Selected Poems was recently published by Omnidawn. He teaches at the University of Denver where he also edits the journal, Denver Quarterly, and he teaches fall terms at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Hosted by Laura Cronk, Megin Jimenez and Michael Quattrone. Founded by David Lehman and Star Black. Always at 7:30. Always FREE. KGB Bar 85 East 4th Street (Between Bowery & 2nd Avenue) Continue reading
Posted May 10, 2010 at The Best American Poetry
Monday Night Poetry Series at KGB Bar Presents . . . Julie Sheehan is a 2008 recipient of a Whiting Writers’ Award and author of two poetry collections, Orient Point, which won the Barnard Women Poets Prize, and Thaw, winner of the Poets Out Loud prize from Fordham University. Other honors include a 2009 NYFA Fellowship in Poetry, the Elizabeth Matchett Stover Award from Southwest Review, the Robert H. Winner prize from Poetry Society of America, and, from Paris Review, the Bernard F. Conners prize. Her poems have appeared in many magazines and such anthologies as The Best American Poetry and the just-released Seriously Funny: Poems About Love, God, War, Art, Sex, Madness, and Everything Else, edited by Barbara Hamby and David Kirby. Her third collection, Bar Book: Poems & Otherwise, is forthcoming from W.W. Norton in June, 2010. She teaches in the MFA program at Stony Brook Southampton. David Lehman was born in New York City. He is the author of seven books of poems, most recently Yeshiva Boys (Scribner, 2009) and When a Woman Loves a Man (Scribner, 2005). Among his nonfiction books are A Fine Romance: Jewish Songwriters, American Songs (Nextbook / Schocken, 2009), The Last Avant-Garde: The Making of the New York School of Poets (Anchor, 1999), The Perfect Murder ( Michigan, 2000), and Signs of the Times: Deconstruction and the Fall of Paul de Man (1991). He edited Great American Prose Poems: From Poe to the Present and The Best American Erotic Poems: From 1800 to the Present, which appeared from Scribner in 2003 and 2008, respectively. He is the editor of The Oxford Book of American Poetry (2006), a one-volume comprehensive anthology of poems from Anne Bradstreet to the present. Lehman teaches writing and literature in the graduate writing program of the New School in New York City. He initiated The Best American Poetry series in 1988 and continues as the annual anthology's general editor. He received a Guggenheim Fellowship in 1989 and an Academy Award in literature from the American Academy of Arts and Letters in 1990. In 1997 he founded, with Star Black, the KGB Monday night poetry reading series. He lives in New York City and in Ithaca, New York. Hosted by Laura Cronk, Megin Jimenez & Michael Quattrone Always at 7:30. Always FREE. KGB Bar 85 East 4th Street (Between Bowery & 2nd Avenue) Continue reading
Posted May 3, 2010 at The Best American Poetry