Joe Hall + Sandra Liu + Dolan Morgan + Niina Pollari + Jacqueline Waters

3 Aug

7 PM on August 17th @ Goodbye Blue Monday – Bushwick, Brooklyn

Joe Hall’s poems have appeared in Gulf Coast, Lo-Ball, HTMLGiant and elsewhere. Black Ocean Press published his first book, Pigafetta Is My Wife, in 2010. His second book, written with Chad Hardy, is The Container Store Vols I & II (SpringGun 2012).

Sandra Liu‘s work can be found in 1913, Hoboeye, and the Beloit Poetry Journal. She currently provides guidance for science & arts grantees at the poles and in New York City. Her debut chapbook, On Poems On, was recently released by Ugly Duckling Presse.

Dolan Morgan lives and writes in Greenpoint, Brooklyn. You can find his work in The Believer, Armchair/Shotgun, Field and TRNSFR, among others. His work mythologizing airplane hijackings has been featured in the documentary project, Fortnight Journal. More at www.dolanmorgan.com

Niina Pollari wrote two chapbooks, Fabulous Essential and Book Four. A translation from the Finnish of the poetry of Tytti Heikkinen is forthcoming from Action Books in the fall. With Judy Berman, she is editing an anthology called It’s Complicated: Feminists Write about the Misogynist Art We Love.

Jacqueline Waters‘ One Sleeps the Other Doesn’t was recently published by Ugly Duckling Presse. She is the author of one previous collection, A Minute without Danger (Adventures in Poetry), and edits The Physiocrats, a pamphlet press.

Hosted by Jenny Zhang + Joanna Penn Cooper  + J. Hope Stein

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Loren Erdrich + Christine Hamm + Aubrie Marrin

23 Jun

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

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Loren Erdrich is a mixed-media visual artist working primarily in drawing, sculpture, performance and video.  She has exhibited nationally and internationally, both individually and as part of CultureLab Collective. A 2011 show at the Joan Cole Mitte Gallery in Texas featured her work alongside that of Louise Bourgeois, Kiki Smith and Félix González-Torres. Loren completed her undergraduate studies at the University of Pennsylvania and the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, receiving a BA and BFA respectively. She received her MFA in 2007 from the Burren College of Art and the National University of Ireland. She currently lives in Brooklyn.


Christine Hamm is a PhD candidate in English Literature at Drew University. She won the MiPoesias First Annual Chapbook Competition with her manuscript, Children Having Trouble with Meat. Her poetry has been published in Orbis, Pebble Lake Review, Lodestar Quarterly, Poetry Midwest, Rattle, Dark Sky, and many others. She has been nominated four times for a Pushcart Prize, and she teaches English at CUNY. Echo Park, her third book of poems, came out from Blazevox last fall. Christine was a runner-up to the Poet Laureate of Queens.


Aubrie Marrin’s poems have appeared or are forthcoming in Western Humanities ReviewGuernicaHarp & AltarSink ReviewNOÖ JournalThe Literary ReviewIlk, and Colorado Review. She received her MFA in poetry from Columbia University in 2005, and was also a finalist for the 2012 Lexi Rudnitsky First Book Prize. Born and raised in upstate New York, she currently lives and works in Brooklyn.  

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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
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Hosted by J. Hope Stein + Joanna Penn Cooper

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Lisa Ciccarello * Jim Goar * Nikola Madzirov * Janaka Stucky * Wendy Xu

17 Apr

7 PM on April 27th @ Goodbye Blue Monday – Bushwick, Brooklyn

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Lisa Ciccarello is the author of three chapbooks: At night (Scantily Clad Press, 2009), At night, the dead (Blood Pudding Press, 2009) & the upcoming Sometimes there are travails (Hyacinth Girl Press, 2012). Her poems have appeared or are forthcoming in Handsome, Clock, Tin House, Sixth Finch, H_NGM_N, Interrupture, Poor Claudia, & Corduroy Mtn., among others.

Born in San Francisco, Jim Goar has lived in Tucson, Arizona; Changsha, China; Boulder, Colorado; Bangkok, Thailand; Seoul, South Korea; Norwich, England; and in Brevard, North Carolina. He is the author of two full length collections, The Louisiana Purchase (Rose Metal Press, 2011) and Seoul Bus Poems (Reality Street, 2010) as well as the chapbook, Whole Milk (Effing Press, 2006).

Born 1973 in a family of Balkan Wars refugees, Nikola Madzirov’s poetry has already been translated into thirty languages and published in collections and anthologies in the United States, Europe, and Asia. Remnants of Another Age is his first full-length American collection and carries a foreword by Carolyn Forché who writes, “Nikola Madzirov’s Remnants of Another Age is aptly titled, as these poems seem to spring from elsewhere in time, reflective of a preternaturally wise and attentive sensibility. As we read these poems, they begin to inhabit us, and we are the better for having opened ourselves to them. Madzirov is a rare soul and a true poet.”

Janaka Stucky is the Publisher of Black Ocean, and its literary journal, Handsome. He is the author of Your Name Is the Only Freedom (Brave Men Press 2009) and The World Will Deny It For You (Ahsahta Press 2012), and his poems have appeared in publications such as Denver Quarterly, Fence, North American Review, and Volt. In 2010 he was voted “Boston’s Best Poet” in the Boston Phoenix.

Wendy Xu is the author of The Hero Poems, a chapbook from H_NGM_N BKS. Recent poems have appeared, or are forthcoming in CutBank, The American Poetry Journal, Columbia Poetry Review, Diagram, MAKE, La Petite Zine, NOO, Third Coast, and elsewhere. She co-edits iO: A Journal of New American Poetry / iO Books, and lives in Northampton, MA. (http://extrahumanarchitecture.tumblr.com)

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Goodbye Blue Monday

1087 Broadway
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Brooklyn, NY 11221-3013
(718) 453-6343

J M Z trains to Myrtle Ave
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Hosted by Erika Moya + Christie Ann Reynolds

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Lindsey Boldt /Joanna Penn Cooper / Tyler Flynn Dorholt / Dorothea Lasky / Steve Orth / J Hope Stein

13 Mar

7 PM on March 30th @ Goodbye Blue Monday – Bushwick, Brooklyn

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Lindsey Boldt is a poet and itinerant culture worker in training. Her first book, Overboard, is forthcoming from Publication Studios.

Joanna Penn Cooper’s creative and critical work has appeared or is forthcoming in a number of journals, including Poetry International, Opium, Supermachine, Pleiades, elimae, and Boog City. Her second chapbook of poetry and short prose pieces, Mesmer, was published in April 2010 by Dancing Girl Press. Joanna’s full-length poetry collection, How We Mostly Were, was a finalist for the Kinereth Gensler Award from Alice James Books in December 2010. Currently working on a book of prose poems and essays tentatively titled Vita, Joanna lives in Brooklyn and has a blog at joannapenncooper.blogspot.com.

Tyler Flynn Dorholt’s most recent chapbooks are What I Cannot Recall (Greying Ghost) and from Monster: a Glottochronology, with Thomas Cook (alice blue). He publishes and curates the film/writing series On the Escape (www.ontheescape.com) and is co-editor of the print journal Tim (née, Tammy …www.thetjournal.com).He lives in Manhattan, where he works for a communications firm and is the Managing Consultant of The A.N.D Project (www.theandproject.com).

Dorothea Lasky is the author of AWE, Black Life, and the forthcoming Thunderbird, all from Wave Books. She can be found online at http://www.birdinsnow.com.

Steve Orth lives in Oakland, CA where he writes poems and poem-like things. He publishes the magazine ‘Where Eagles Dare’. With Lindsey Boldt, he runs Summer BF Press. He’s puts out his own chapbooks & the next will most likely be ‘Slur The Point’.

J. Hope Stein is the author of the chapbooks [Talking Doll]: (Dancing Girl Press), Corner Office (H_NGM_N BKS) and [Mary]: (Hyacinth Girl Press). Her full length manuscript The Inventor’s Last Breath was a finalist in the Alice James Books 2011 Kinereth Awards and her chapbook Light’s Golden Jubilee was a finalist in the 2011 Ahsahta Chapbook Contest. J. Hope Stein is also the author of poetry/humor site eecattings.com, editor of poetrycrush.com. Her short film, The Inventor’s Last Breath, based on her full-length manuscript about Thomas Edison, was screened at the 2011 Cinepoetry Festival at the Henry Miller Library in Big Sur and will be screened in several venues in 2012.

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Goodbye Blue Monday

1087 Broadway
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J M Z trains to Myrtle Ave
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Hosted by Erika Moya + Christie Ann Reynolds

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Hunter & Magers & Malone & Savoca & Zhang !!!

6 Feb

7 PM on February 24th @ Goodbye Blue Monday – Bushwick, Brooklyn

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Lauren Hunter is from North Carolina and lives in Brooklyn. She received her MFA in poetry from The New School and has recently joined the team at Telephone Books as their Emperor of Ice Cream (assistant editor). Lauren reads as Harriett Van Os with The Poetry Brothel and her chapbook, My Own Fires, was released from Brothel Books in late 2011.

Dan Magers’s first book of poems, Partyknife, will be published in 2012 by Birds, LLC. He is co-founder and co-editor of Sink Review, an online poetry journal as well as founder and editor of Immaculate Disciples Press, a handmade chapbook press focused on poetry and visual arts collaborations. He lives in Brooklyn.

Kendra Grant Malone’s first book of poetry Everything Is Quiet is available from Scrambler Books and her second collection of poetry, co-written with Matthew Savoca is available from Dark Sky Books.

Matthew Savoca was born in 1982 in Pennsylvania. He is the author of long love poem with descriptive title (2010, Scrambler Books) and Morocco with Kendra Grant Malone (2011, Dark Sky Books). He lives in New York and Philadelphia, where he builds and fixes things for money.

Jenny Zhang is the author of the forthcoming poetry collection, Dear Jenny, We Are All Find (Octopus Books, 2012.) Her fiction, non-fiction, and poetry have appeared in Jezebel, Glimmertrain, The Iowa Review, The Guardian, Diagram, The Walrus, Octopus, and Weird Deer. She writes for teenage girls at Rookie magazine, and teaches high school students in the Bronx. There’s a tiny bit more at her website: http://www.jennybagel.com

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Goodbye Blue Monday

1087 Broadway
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(718) 453-6343

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Hosted by Steven Karl + Erika Moya + Christie Ann Reynolds

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Eric Amling/Kate Colby/Justin Petropoulos/Helen Phillips

12 Jan

7 PM on January 27’th @ Goodbye Blue Monday – Bushwick, Brooklyn

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Eric Amling is the author of the forthcoming chapbooks DIDN’T SUSPECT THE FORCEFIELD and AMERICANA LA DOUCHE. His writing and artwork has appeared in periodicals, internet journals and record albums including some by the bands Dr. Dog and The Bowerbirds. He was born and raised in Marine Park, Brooklyn.

Kate Colby is author of four books of poetry, including Beauport (Litmus Press) and The Return of the Native (Ugly Duckling Press). Her first book, Fruitlands, won the Norma Farber First Book Award. She hosts a quarterly poetry series at the Gloucester Writers Center in Gloucester, Mass., and lives with her family in Providence, RI.

Justin Petropoulos is the author of the poetry collection Eminent Domain, selected by Anne Waldman for the 2010 Marsh Hawk Press Poetry Prize. His poems have appeared in A capplla Zoo, American Letters & Commentary, Anemone Sidecar, Borderlands: Texas Poetry Review, Columbia Poetry Review, Crab Creek Review, Gulf Coast, Mandorla, MiPOesias, Portland Review, and most recently in Spinning Jenny. Justin co-curated Triptych Readings with poets Mary Austin Speaker and Anne Lovering Rounds from 2010 to 2011 and has been a guest blogger for Bryant Park’s summer poetry reading series, Word for Word. He holds an MFA from the Indiana University. Justin currently is the site director of an after-school program for elementary age children. He lives in Brooklyn, New York with his pet octopus, Siete.

Helen Phillips is the author of And Yet They Were Happy (Leapfrog Press, 2011). She is the recipient of a Rona Jaffe Foundation Writer’s Award, the Italo Calvino Prize in Fabulist Fiction, The Iowa Review Nonfiction Award, the DIAGRAM Innovative Fiction Award, and the Meridian Editors’ Prize. Her work has appeared in BOMB, Mississippi Review, PEN America, Salt Hill, and on NPR’s Selected Shorts, as well as in the anthology American Fiction: The Best Unpublished Short Stories by Emerging Writers. Her children’s adventure novel Here Where the Sunbeams Are Green is forthcoming from Delacorte Press (Random House Children’s Division) in Fall 2012. A graduate of Yale and the Brooklyn College MFA program, she currently teaches creative writing at Brooklyn College. Originally from Colorado, Helen lives in Brooklyn with her husband, artist Adam Thompson.

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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
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Hosted by Steven Karl + Erika Moya + Christie Ann Reynolds

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Heather Christle – Paul Siegell – Jennifer Tamayo – Karen Weiser – Jared White

29 Oct

7 PM on November 18’th @ Goodbye Blue Monday – Bushwick, Brooklyn

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Heather Christle is the author of The Trees The Trees (Octopus Books, 2011) and The Difficult Farm (Octopus Books, 2009). Her third book, What Is Amazing, will be published by Wesleyan University Press in 2012. She is the web editor for jubilat and lives in Western Massachusetts.

Paul Siegell is the author of three books of poetry: wild life rifle fire (Otoliths Books, 2010), jambandbootleg (A-Head Publishing, 2009) and Poemergency Room (Otoliths Books, 2008). Paul is a senior editor at Painted Bride Quarterly, and has recently contributed to Black Warrior Review, Dark Sky Magazine, La Petite Zine and many other fine journals. Kindly find more of Paul’s work at ReVeLeR @ eYeLeVeL.

A writer, artist, & performer, Jennifer Tamayo is interested in the human body. Her manuscript, Red Missed Aches, Read Missed Aches, Red Mistakes, Read Mistakes was selected by Cathy Park Hong as the 2010 winner of Switchback Book’s Gatewood Prize and was published in June 2011. She serves as the Managing Editor at Futurepoem and teaches art and poetry to students in Harlem. Recent work can be found at Delirious Hem and the New Delta Review. Currently, JT is working on a project on desire, Harriet Tubman, girly things, falling in love, photography, having affairs, silence, stalking, letter writing, Alfred Hitchcock and other personal matters. More on JT can be found at http://www.jennifertamayo.com

Karen Weiser’s full-length collection To Light Out came out from Ugly Duckling Presse in 2010. She lives in New York City with five other creatures, two of them children, two pets. More information can be found at http://www.karenweiser.com.

Jared White lives in Brooklyn, where he co-directs the Yardmeter Editions event series and, with Farrah Field, he has recently founded a poetry bookstore, Berl’s Brooklyn Poetry Shop. His chapbook Yellowcake was included in the hand-sewn anthology Narwhal from Cannibal Books in 2009. Poems and essays have also recently appeared in Action, Yes, Coconut, Harp & Altar, La Petite Zine, No, Dear, Open Letters Monthly, and We Are So Happy To Know Something. An occasional blog can be found at jaredswhite.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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