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Claire Becker * Jason Bredle * Cynthia King * Nate Pritts * Bill Rasmovicz * Paige Taggart

12 Apr

7 PM on April 29′th @ Goodbye Blue Monday – Bushwick, Brooklyn

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Claire Becker is the author of the poetry collection Where We Think It Should Go (Octopus Books) and the chapbooks Untoward, Get You , Young Adult, We Know in 2010, We Survive, and The Werld. She co-edits the journal RealPoetik, teaches high school students at the California School for the Blind and lives in San Francisco. This is her first time reading in New York.

Jason Bredle is the author of three books and three chapbooks, most recently Smiles of the Unstoppable and The Book of Evil. He lives in Chicago.

Cynthia Arrieu-King is an assistant professor of creative writing at Stockton College. Her book, People are Tiny in Paintings of China, came out in the fall of 2010 from Octopus Books. Her poems are forthcoming in Boston Review, Saltgrass, and Forklift, Ohio.

Nate Pritts is the author of four books of poems – most recently Big Bright Sun (BlazeVOX) & The Wonderfull Yeare (Cooper Dillon Books). His fifth, Sweet Nothing, is forthcoming from Lowbrow Press in late 2011. His poetry has appeared in journals such as The Southern Review, Black Warrior Review, Columbia Poetry Review & Forklift, Ohio among many others. His reviews & critical prose appear regularly in Rain Taxi Review of Books, Boston Review, Octopus & Coldfront. Nate has his MFA in Poetry from Warren Wilson College (‘00) & his PhD in British Romanticism from the University of Louisiana, Lafayette (‘03). He is the founder & principal editor of H_NGM_N & H_NGM_N BKS & lives in Syracuse, New York.

Bill Rasmovicz is a graduate of the Vermont College MFA in Writing Program and Temple University School of Pharmacy. He has served as a workshop co-leader and literary excursion leader throughout Switzerland, Italy, Croatia, Slovenia, Germany, England and Wales. His poems have appeared in Hotel Amerika, Nimrod, Mid-American Review, Third Coast, and other publications, and his first book, “The World in Place of Itself,” published by Alice James Books, was also the recipient of the New England Poetry Club’s Sheila Margaret Motton Prize. His current home is Brooklyn.

Paige Taggart’s poems were written on a bus through the Badlands, she’s an ex-continental-drifter. Her chapbook DIGITAL MACRAMÉ was recently released by Poor Claudia. On the horizon Polaroid Parade will emerge in chapbook-form from Greying Ghost Press. She was a 2009 recipient of the NYFA Fellowship. Peruse her blog: 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


Hosted by Steven Karl, Erika Moya & Christie Ann Reynolds

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March 25 * Jackie Clark * Ben Fama * Matthew Reiter * Bianca Stone * Amish Trivedi * Genya Turovskaya

16 Mar

7 PM on March 25′th @ Goodbye Blue Monday – Bushwick, Brooklyn

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Jackie Clark is the series editor of Poets off Poetry on coldfrontmag.com, a monthly series where poets write about music. She is also the author of two chapbooks Office Work (Greying Ghost Press) and Red Fortress (H-NG-M-N). She lives in Jersey City and can be found online at nohelpforthat.com.

Ben Fama is the author of the chapbooks Sun Come, Aquarius Rising, Jules and NEW WAVES (forthcoming from Minutes Books). He is the founding editor of Supermachine Poetry Journal. His work has been featured in GlitterPony, notnostrums, LIT, Poor Claudia, and on the Best American Poetry Blog, among others.

Matt Reiter lives in Jersey City and holds a BA in English from West Virginia University and a MFA in Creative Writing from Boise State University. He teaches English & Creative Writing at New Jersey City University and the College of Staten Island. His poems have appeared in SpringGun, MidRib, cold drill, Spiral Bridge, cornslaw and weirddeer.com, amongst others.

Bianca Stone is the creator and co-curator of the Ladder Poetry Reading Series, and editor of Monk Books. Her most recent poetry publications include Fou, Agriculture Reader, and Conduit. Bianca is the author of the chapbook Someone Else’s Wedding Vows from Argos Books. Her blog is called Poetry Comics http://whoisthatsupposedtobe.blogspot.com/ and she lives in Brooklyn.

Amish Trivedi writes poems and lives in Providence, Rhode Island where he is about to graduate from Brown’s MFA program (which terrifies him). Museum of Vandals, a chapbook from Cannibal, was released in 2010. Poems of his can be found in Cross-Cultural Poetics, Mandorla, La Petite Zine and in the Beard of Bees chap, Selections from Episode III. The Trivedi Chronicles (www.amishtrivedi.com) should be updated more often.

Genya Turovskaya is a poet and translator. Recent publications include New Year’s Day (Octopus Books 2011) and Dear Jenny (forthcoming from Supermachine). Her poetry and translations of contemporary Russian poets have appeared in Chicago Review, Conjunctions, A Public Space, Aufgabe, Octopus, jubilat,Supermachine, Saltgrass, Gulf Coast and other publications. She lives in Brooklyn, NY.

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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


Hosted by Steven Karl, Erika Moya & Christie Ann Reynolds

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February 25 ~ Poets & Puppets III: Don’t Go Breaking My Heart

11 Feb

7 PM on February 25′th @ Goodbye Blue Monday – Bushwick, Brooklyn

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The third installment of the undeniably/adorably ferocious reading series will include an octopus, a harpist, a marionette, and poetry of all shapes and sizes. Do you like pleasure? You will like us.

CLAIRE DUNNINGTON is a writer, harpist, literary agent, and tutor living in Brooklyn. This is her little harp; her big harp stays at home because it is fussy and hard to get onto the subway.

ELISSA BASSIST co-edited Rumpus Women, Volu…me I, the first and most extraordinary anthology ever published by TheRumpus.net. She edits Funny Women, a humor column. Her essay “A Baker’s Dozen of My Feelings about Infinite Jest” appears in Best of the Web 2010. Peruse http://www.elissabassist.com for literary, feminist, and personal criticism.

LAUREN IRELAND grew up in southern Maryland and coastal Virginia. Currently an editor at Lungfull! Magazine, she also curates The Reading at Chrystie Street, a monthly poetry series. Her poems have appeared in Sixth Finch, Conduit, notnostrums, and Bateau, among other magazines. More work can be found online at http://oui-ja-yes.blogspot.com/. She lives in Brooklyn.

LEIGH STEIN is the author of three chapbooks of poetry. She is the curator of the Poets & Puppets reading series, which has been featured on the Poetry Foundation blog, and in the magazine that you get for free when you ride in an airplane.

LILY LADEWIG’S poems have been published or are forthcoming in Absent, Conduit, Denver Quarterly, H_NGM_N, No Tell Motel, and Supermachine. She is the author of the chapbooks You Are My Favorite Person of the Year (Mondo Bummer Press, 2010) and, with Anne Cecelia Holmes, I Am A Natural Wonder (Blue Hour Press, 2011). She lives in Brooklyn.

LUKE BLOOMFIELD has poems in various places on the internet, and a chapbook on its way from Factory Hollow Press. He is from Massachusetts and edits the online journal notnostrums.

MARISA CRAWFORD is the author of The Haunted House from the feminist poetry press Switchback Books. She lives in Brooklyn where she works as a copywriter, is an editor of Small Desk Press, and volunteers as a writing mentor with Girls Write Now. Her poems have appeared in Shampoo, Action Yes, and Invisible Ear, and are forthcoming in Columbia Poetry Review.

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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


Hosted by Steven Karl, Erika Moya & Christie Ann Reynolds

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January 28th – Dan Boehl ~ Sommer Browning ~ Elisa Gabbert ~ Justin Marks ~ Emily Pettit ~ Sampson Starkweather & Chris Tonelli

5 Jan

7 PM on January 28′th @ Goodbye Blue Monday – Bushwick, Brooklyn

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Dan Boehl’s book Kings of the F**king Sea is available from Birds, LLC. It is about art, pirates, and Spiderman 3. His chapbook Les Miseres et les Mal-Heurs de la Guerre is available from Greying Ghost. He writes art reviews in Austin and works for the University of Texas.

Sommer Browning is the author of Either Way I’m Celebrating (Birds, LLC), a collection of poems and comics. In 2008, she and Tony Mancus founded the hand bound chapbook press Flying Guillotine. Her drawings, poems and reviews can be found in Octopus, The New York Quarterly, Drunken Boat, Typo and on Friendster. She rides a Segway in Denver where she co-hosts the Bad Shadow Affair reading series with Julia Cohen. Visit her Asthma Chronicles (http://asthmachronicles.com/).

Elisa Gabbert is the poetry editor of Absent and the author of The French Exit (Birds LLC) and Thanks for Sending the Engine (Kitchen Press). Her recent poems can be found in Denver Quarterly, Everyday Genius, and Sentence, and recent nonfiction in Mantis, Open Letters Monthly, and The Monkey & the Wrench: Essays into Contemporary Poetics.

Justin Marks writes marketing copy for god. His first book is A Million in Prizes (New Issues, 2009). His newest chapbook is Voir Dire (Rope-a-Dope, 2009). He is a co-founder of Birds, LLC, and lives in Queens, NY with his wife and their nearly two year old twin son and daughter.

Emily Pettit is the author of two chapbooks HOW (Octopus Books) and WHAT HAPPENED TO LIMBO (Pilot Books). She is an editor for notnostrums (notnostrums.com) and Factory Hollow Press. As well as assistant editor at jubilat. Her first full-length book, GOAT IN THE SNOW is forthcoming from Birds LLC.

Sampson Starkweather is the author of four chapbooks, most recently The Heart is Green from So Much Waiting from Immaculate Disciples Press and Self Help Poems a Greying Ghost production, starring: Mickey Rourke, Charlie Rose, Mike Tyson, the history of fields, Johnny Depp, Chris Rock, Belinda Carlisle, Rockwell, the mythical monster Brah-zilla, breathing machines, McCain’s Concession speech, Somalian pirates, and much, much more!!!!! He lives in Brooklyn.

Chris Tonelli is one of the founding editors of Birds, LLC, an independent poetry press. He also founded and co-curates the So and So Series and co-edits the So and So Magazine with Christopher Salerno. He is the author of four chapbooks, most recently No Theater (Brave Men Press) and For People Who Like Gravity and Other People (Rope-A-Dope Press), and his first full-length collection, The Trees Around, came out in April from Birds, LLC. New work can be found in upcoming issues of The Laurel Review and Fou. He teaches at North Carolina State University in Raleigh, where he lives with his wife Allison and their son Miles.

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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


Hosted by Steven Karl, Erika Moya & Christie Ann Reynolds

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