Some Interesting Events Around NYC This Week

First a Reading this Sunday.

Four Way Books Readings on the Bowery Sara London Ken Chen & Meg Kearney

Sunday May 2nd  2pm-5pm  Location :  The Bowery Poetry Club

Monday Night at the KGB Bar (support the Bar that supports our MFA students)

Monday Night Poetry Series at KGB Bar
Featuring: Julie Sheehan and David Lehman

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.

Also there is this event Monday and Tuesday

Please don’t forget to join us for the Annual Chapbook Festival on
Monday & Tuesday next week! The spectacular marathon reading schedule
is below. The bookfair is open from 11:30-7:30 on Monday and Tuesday.
At the Graduate Center, CUNY, 365 Fifth Avenue, corner of 34th Street
in Manhattan. Directions & details at http://www.chapbookfestival.org

Marathon Reading Schedule
MONDAY, MAY 3

2-3 PM
River Poets Journal/Lilly Press: Phoebe Wilcox
Poinciana Paper Press: Angelique V. Nixon
2nd Ave Poetry: Jill Magi
Bateau Press: James Grinwis
Belladonna*: E. Tracy Grinnell

3-4 PM
BOOK Works: Estha Weiner
H_NGM_N: Ben Mirov
Cervena Barva Press: Susan Lewis
CUNY Lost & Found: Josh Schneiderman&Claudia Pisano

4-5 PM
Portable Press at Yo-Yo Labs: Brenda Iijima
Creature Press: John Harkey
Cy Gist Press: Veronica Wong
DoubleCross Press: Sarah Green
Dusie Kollektiv: Mark Lamoureux&Amanda Deutch

5-6 PM
Etched Press: Kevin Dublin
Finishing Line Press: Ruth Handel&Melora Walters
Forklift, Ohio: Amy King
Octopus Books: Emily Pettit
Brave Men Press

6-7 PM
Ugly Duckling Presse: Dorothea Lasky
Greying Ghost Press
Kissena Park Press: Lana Hechtman Ayers
Little Scratch Pad: Douglas Manson
Love Among the Ruins: Laura Jaramillo

TUESDAY, MAY 4

2-3 PM
Flying Guillotine Press: Steven Karl&Angela Veronica Wong
Magic Helicopter Books: Carolyn Zaikowski
Noemi Press
Pen Press: Marcos Wasem&Mercedes Roffé
Center for Book Arts: Sharon Dolin

3-4 PM
Plan B Press
Pleasure Boat Studio: A Literary Press: Zeadryn Meade
Rain Taxi
Corollary Press: Jason Schwartz
Big Hands Magazine

4-5 PM
Slapering Hol Press: Susana H. Case
Small Anchor Press: Joseph Mcelroy
Sona Books: Paolo Javier
Spire Press: Shelly Reed&Matthew Hittinger
The Corresponding Society: David Swesen

5-6 PM
Poets Wear Prada: Austin Alexis&Michael Montlack
The Physiocrats: Daniel Nohejl
BookThug: Cara Benson
sunnyoutside: MRB Chelko
Tarpaulin Sky Press

6-7 PM
Booklyn: Charmaine Wheatley
Instance Press: Kim Lyons
Toadlily Press: George Kraus
Upset Press: Denise Galang&Amy Lemmon-Bowen
X-ing Press/Agriculture Reader

Attend and Enjoy-chris

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