Archive | January, 2010

March 19, Friday ~ Jillian Brall, R. Erica Doyle, Adam Fieled, Matt Rotando, & Paige Taggart!

5 Jan

March 19 @ 7 p.m. Goodbye Blue Monday – Bushwick, Brooklyn

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Jillian Brall received both her BA in Creative Writing in 2004 and her MFA in Poetry in 2009 from The New School, in New York, NY. She is a NYC certified Teaching Artist, currently living in the Bushwick area of Brooklyn. She recently published a book of poems, Wet Information, under ZoeWo Press. She is also a saxophonist and visual artist, focusing on mixed media collage and painting. Several of her collages can be seen in the current issue of Pax Americana, as well as featured on The Best American Poetry Blog, and have been used as cover art for several electronic poetry books published by Scantily Clad Press. Prints of her collages, as well as copies of her book, Wet Information, are available for purchase at http://www.zoewopress.etsy.com.

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R. Erica Doyle was born in Brooklyn to Trinidadian immigrant parents, and has lived in Washington, DC, Farmington, Connecticut and La Marsa, Tunisia. Her work has appeared in Best American Poetry, Our Caribbean: A Gathering of Lesbian and Gay Writing from the Antilles, Callaloo, Ploughshares, Best Black Women’s Erotica, Bum Rush the Page, and Ms. Magazine. She has received grants and awards from the Hurston/Wright Foundation, the Astraea Lesbian Writers Fund, and she was a New York Foundation for the Arts Poetry Fellow. She is also a fellow of Cave Canem: A Workshop and Retreat for Black Writers and her manuscript, proxy, was a finalist for the 2007 Cave Cavem Poetry Prize, selected by Claudia Rankine. She received her MFA in Poetry from the New School, and she lives in New York City, where she is at work on a novel, Fortune. Erica teaches in the NYC public schools and is the facilitator of Tongues Afire: A Creative Writing Workshop for queer women and trans and gender non-conforming people of color.

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Adam Fieled is a poet based in Philadelphia. He has released three print books: “Opera Bufa” (Otoliths, 2007), “When You Bit…” (Otoliths, 2008), and “Chimes” (Blazevox, 2009), as well as numerous chaps, e-chaps, and e-books, including “Posit” (Dusie Press, 2007) and “The White Album” (ungovernable press, 2009). He has work in journals like Tears in the Fence, Great Works, The Argotist, Upstairs at Duroc, Jacket, and in the &Now Anthology from Lake Forest College Press. A magna cum laude graduate of the University of Pennsylvania, he also holds an MFA from New England College and an MA from Temple University, where he is completing his PhD.

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Matt Rotando is a steak-man, a cyclist, and a skeet-shooter. He prefers swimming to the harpsichord, mangoes to mangosteen, and jackfruit above all fruits but the avocado. These days he can often be found skulking about the edges of Oyster Bay, Long Island, looking for something crunchy. Poems are for whying and sometimes for why-notting, but he likes those poems best that get him the odd fake cigarette or temporary tattoo. His book is The Comeback’s Exoskeleton and he has poems in this month’s Shampoo. His favorite color is green and silver. The word is a lot weaker than a slap on the back of the head, except when it isn’t. The inside of words is a spacey place for looking out. That’s grandiloquence! And in the shade of a Bonzai tree, or just a rented white wall, his shoes await The Great Trans-American Spin.

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Paige Taggart lives in Brooklyn. Her chapbook Polaroid Parade is forthcoming with Greying Ghost Press. She has an e-chapbook, Won’t Be A Girl with Scantily Clad Press. She is a recipient of the 2009 NYFA fellowship. Recent or forthcoming work can be found at No Tell Motel, Glitterpony, Raleigh Quarterly, Sink Review, RealPoetik, pax americana, We Are So Happy To Know Something. Peruse her blog: http://mactaggartjewelry.blogspot.com.

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Goodbye Blue Monday
1087 Broadway
(corner of Dodworth St)
Brooklyn, NY 11221-3013

(718) 453-6343

J M Z trains to Myrtle Ave
or J train to Kosciusko St

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Hosted by Amy King and Ana Božičević

January 22, Friday ~ Priscilla Becker, Laura Carter, Suzanne Frischkorn, Kate Greenstreet, Becca Klaver & D.W. Lichtenberg!

5 Jan

January 22 @ 7 p.m. – Goodbye Blue Monday – Bushwick, Brooklyn

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Priscilla Becker’s first book of poems, Internal West, won The Paris Review book prize, and was published in 2003. Her poems have appeared in Fence, Open City, The Paris Review, Small Spiral Notebook, Boston Review, Passages North, Raritan, American Poetry Review, Verse, and The Swallow Anthology of New American Poets; her music reviews in The Nation and Filter magazine; her book reviews in The New York Sun; and her essays in Cabinet magazine and Open City. Her essays have also been anthologized by Soft Skull Press, Anchor Books, and Sarabande. She teaches poetry at Pratt Institute, Columbia University, and in her apartment. Her second book, Stories That Listen, is forthcoming from Four Way Books.

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Laura Carter lives in Atlanta, Georgia, where she teaches at two local colleges and writes poetry. Her latest chapbook is The Terrarium of the Frame, with Grey Book Press, and her earlier two chapbooks are Situations, Ungovernable Press, and At the Pulse, Greying Ghost Press. She completed an MFA in poetry at Georgia State University in 2007 and has been living in the East Atlanta area since then.

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Suzanne Frischkorn is the author of Lit Windowpane (2008) and Girl on a Bridge forthcoming in 2010, both from Main Street Rag Publishing. In addition she is the author of five chapbooks, most recently American Flamingo (2008). A 2009 Emerging Writers Fellow of The Writer’s Center, her honors also include the Aldrich Poetry Award, and an Artist Fellowship from the Connecticut Commission on Culture & Tourism.

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Kate Greenstreet‘s second book, The Last 4 Things, is new from Ahsahta Press and includes a DVD containing two short films. Ahsahta published Greenstreet’s case sensitive in 2006. She is also the author of three chapbooks, most recently This is why I hurt you (Lame House Press, 2008). Find her new work in current or forthcoming issues of jubilat, Fence, VOLT, the Denver Quarterly, Court Green, and other journals.

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Becca Klaver was born and raised in Milwaukee and now lives in Brooklyn. She holds degrees from the University of Southern California and Columbia College Chicago, and in Fall 2009 began working on a PhD in Literatures in English at Rutgers University. A founding editor of the feminist poetry press Switchback Books, she is the author of the chapbook Inside a Red Corvette: A 90s Mix Tape. Kore Press will publish her first full-length collection of poems, LA Liminal, in March 2010.

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D.W. Lichtenberg is the author of THE ANCIENT BOOK OF HIP, an exploration of the phenomenon of hip, released November 2009 and winner of the 2009 Michael Rubin Book Award, and SUMMER SHOWERS, a novel without a home. He is a writer, a filmmaker, a caffeine addict, an obsessive cleaner. He attended NYU where he obtained a BFA in Film. His credits include associate editor on feature film FIFTH FORM & camera operator on feature documentary FOOL IN A BUBBLE. He attends SFSU where he is working towards an MFA in Creative Writing.

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Goodbye Blue Monday
1087 Broadway
(corner of Dodworth St)
Brooklyn, NY 11221-3013
(718) 453-6343

J M Z trains to Myrtle Ave
or J train to Kosciusko St

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Hosted by Amy King and Ana Božičević

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