May 21, Friday ~ Melissa Buzzeo, Hugh Behm-Steinberg, Todd Colby, Christie Ann Reynolds, Jared Stanley & Rachel Zolf!

11 May

May 21 @ 7 p.m. Goodbye Blue Monday – Bushwick, Brooklyn


Melissa Buzzeo teaches at St. John’s University, and has taught at Brown, Pratt, and The University of Iowa. She is the author of two perfect bound books (What Began Us, 2007 and Face, 2009), and three chapbooks. In addition, her work has been translated into both French and Catalan. From NY originally, she holds degrees from both Cornell University and The University of Iowa’s Writing Workshop.


Hugh Behm-Steinberg is the author of Shy Green Fields (No Tell Books) and Sorcery (Dusie Chapbook Kollektiv). His poems can be found in such places as Crowd, VeRT, Volt, Spork, Cue, Slope, Aught, Fence, Swerve, Dirt, Ditch, Zeek and Sweet, as well as some other places with more than one syllable such as New American Writing and foam:e. He teaches in the graduate writing program at California College of the Arts, where he edits the journal Eleven Eleven.


Todd Colby is the author of Tremble & Shine and Riot in the Charm Factory: New and Selected Work, both from Soft Skull Press, and the editor of Heights of the Marvelous: A New York Anthology (St. Martins Press). He has appeared in numerous poetry anthologies, including Short Fuse: A World Anthology of Poetry, The Portable Boog Reader, Word Up: Spoken Word Poetry in Print, Verses That Hurt, Revival: Spoken Word from Lollapalooza, and Aloud: Voices from the Nuyorican Poets Café. Colby has performed his poetry on PBS, MTV, and Canada’s Much Music Network. He has produced many collaborative books and paintings with the artist David Lantow and was the lyricist and vocalist for the now-legendary New York band Drunken Boat.


Christie Ann Reynolds‘ manuscript, idiot heart was the 2009 winner of The New School Chapbook Competition. She has an MFA in Poetry, a BA in English and an MsEd in Secondary Education. Christie Ann is a member of The Poetry Brothel and her work can be found or is forthcoming in BlazeVox, My Name is Mud, Robot Melon, Sub-Lit, Critiphoria, and others. A short collection is forthcoming from Supermachine this summer.


Jared Stanley is the author of Book Made of Forest (Salt 2009) and the chapbooks I Something Scott Inguito You, The Outer Bay, and In Fortune. With Lauren Levin and Catherine Meng, he edits Mrs. Maybe. He grew up in the San Francisco Bay Area and currently lives in the San Joaquin Valley of California.


Rachel Zolf‘s fourth full-length book, Neighbour Procedure, was recently released by Coach House Books. Previous collections include Human Resources (Coach House), which won the 2008 Trillium Book Award for Poetry and was a finalist for a Lambda Literary Award, Masque (The Mercury Press), Shoot & Weep (Nomados), from Human Resources (Belladonna books) and Her absence, this wanderer (BuschekBooks). Zolf’s work has appeared in journals throughout North America and in anthologies such as Prismatic Publics: Innovative Canadian Women’s Poetry and Poetics (Coach House) and a forthcoming anthology of conceptual writing from Les Figues Press. She was the founding poetry editor for The Walrus magazine and has edited several books of poetry. Zolf lives in New York.


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 Amy King and Ana Božičević


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