Archive | June, 2010

June 25, Friday ~ James Belflower, Claire Hero, Shelly Taylor, Matthew Thorburn, Kim Gek Lin Short & Wendy Wisner

20 Jun

June 25 @ Goodbye Blue Monday – Bushwick, Brooklyn


James Belflower is the author of Commuter (Instance Press) and And Also a Fountain, (NeOpepper Press) a collaborative echap with Anne Heide and J. Michael Martinez. Commuter was recently voted the 2009 “Best Book Length Long Poem/Sequence” by ColdFront magazine. He curates, a website dedicated to the gifting and exchange of poetry resources. He received a BA in music composition from Arizona State University before attending the University of Colorado, Boulder, for his M.A. in Creative Writing. Belflower currently resides in New York and is pursuing a PhD in poetics at SUNY Albany.


Claire Hero is the author of Sing, Mongrel (Noemi Press 2009) and two chapbooks: afterpastures, winner of the 2007 Caketrain Chapbook Competition, and Cabinet (dancing girl press).  She lives in upstate New York.


Shelly Taylor is the author of two poetry chapbooks, Peaches the Yes-Girl (Portable Press of Yo-Yo Labs, 2008) & Land Wide to Get a Hold Lost In (Dancing Girl Press, 2009). Black-Eyed Heifer(Tarpaulin Sky Press, May 2010) is her first full collection. Born in southern Georgia, she currently resides in Tucson, Arizona.


Matthew Thorburn is the author of a book of poems, Subject to Change, and a chapbook, the long poem Disappears in the Rain. He is the recipient of a 2008 Witter Bynner Fellowship from the Library of Congress. Currently, he’s working on two new book projects: Every Possible Blue, a collection of poems about artists and their work, and Snow in Early Spring, a series of poems set in China, Iceland and Japan. He lives in The Bronx and works as a marketing manager for an international law firm.


Kim Gek Lin Short is the author of The Bugging Watch & Other Exhibits and the forthcoming China Cowboy, both from Tarpaulin Sky Press. Her chapbooks include The Residents (dancing girl press) and Run (Rope-a-Dope). She lives in Philadelphia with her family.


Wendy Wisner‘s first book of poems, Epicenter, was published by CW Books in 2004. Her poems have appeared in The Spoon River Review, Rhino, Natural Bridge, The Bellevue Literary Review, online at Verse Daily, and elsewhere. Wendy previously taught writing and literature at Hunter College, and is now an at-home mom to her two-year-old son. Visit Wendy on the web at


Goodbye Blue Monday

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

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or J train to Kosciusko St


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our summer calendar!

15 Jun

Dog days of summer? Why who says so. With a trio of stellar readings lined up for you, Stain is all about the summer in the city!

June 25
James Belflower, Claire Hero, Shelly Taylor, Matthew Thorburn, Kim Gek Lin Short, Wendy Wisner

July 30
Amy De’Ath, Octavio R. Gonzalez, Gordon Massman, Tracy O Connor, Joanna Ruocco, Kate Schapira, Dustin Williamson

August 27
Julie Doxsee, Curtis Jensen, Jennifer Karmin, Eric Lindley, Ben Mirov, Peter Spagnuolo

Stay tuned for details.

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