November 19 – Douglas Allen ~ Macgregor Card ~ Kathy Fagan ~ Richard Jeffrey Newman ~ Chris Salerno & Rob Schlegel

12 Nov

7 PM on November 19 @ Goodbye Blue Monday – Bushwick, Brooklyn


Douglas Allen is the author of Weathervanes, from Feral Press. A New Yorker since 1998, he was educated at Michigan State University, where he received his B.A. in Theatre. He is possessed by light and dark butoh, a part of Ollom Movement Art, and a teacher with Brooklyn Arts Council. A few of his favorite things are the film Dead Man, the band Fever Ray, and purple owls.


Macgregor Card left Brooklyn. He lives in Queens, teaches at Pratt Institute and programs Monday nights at The Poetry Project. A new chapbook, The Archers, is just out from Song Cave. His first book,Duties of an English Foreign Secretary, was published in December ’09 by Fence Books. With Andrew Maxwell, he was editor of The Germ: a journal of poetic research (archives up at


Kathy Fagan is the author of four collections of poems, most recently Lip (distributed by Carnegie Mellon UP). She is the recipient of grants from the Ingram Merrill Foundation, the NEA, and the Ohio Arts Council. Her work has appeared in such places as Slate, The Paris Review, The New Republic, Field, and Pool. She currently teaches in the MFA Program at The Ohio State University, where she also co-edits The Journal.


Poet, translator, essayist and educator, Richard Jeffrey Newman is the author of three volumes of po-etry: The Silence Of Men (CavanKerry Press, 2006), a book of his own poems and Selections from Saadi’s Gulistan and Selections from Saadi’s Bustan (Global Scholarly Publications, 2004 & 2006 re-spectively), translations of two masterpieces of 13th century Iranian poetry. As well, he co-translated with Professor John Moyne the poetry in A Bird in the Garden of Angels (Mazda Publishers, 2008), a selection of work by Rumi, also from 13th century Iran. Newman’s poems and essays have appeared in a wide range of journals, including, The American Voice, Circumference, Prairie Schooner, Another Chicago Magazine, The Pedestal Magazine and Birmingham Poetry Review. His work has been anthologized in Access Literature (Wadsworth Publishers, 2005), and the title poem from The Si-lence Of Men has been translated into Dutch. In addition, he has completed a verse translation of a book-length section of Shahnameh, the Persian national epic. Richard Jeffrey Newman is Literary Arts Director of Persian Arts Festival, sits on the advisory boards of The Translation Project and Jackson Heights Poetry Festival, and is listed as a speaker with the New York Council for the Humanities. He is Associate Professor of English at Nassau Community College in Garden City, New York, where he co-ordinates the Creative Writing Project. His website is


Christopher Salerno’s books of poems include Minimum Heroic, recipient of the Mississippi Review Poetry Series Award (2010), and Whirligig (Spuyten Duyvil, 2006). A chapbook, ATM is just now out from Horse Less Press. His most recent poems can be found in journals such as Denver Quarterly, Boston Review, American Letters and Commentary, Black Warrior Review, Tusculum Review, and elsewhere. He is co-curator of the So and So Reading Series, and co-editor of So and So Magazine. Currently, he teaches as an Assistant Professor of English at William Paterson University of New Jersey.


Rob Schlegel’s The Lesser Fields was selected for the 2009 Colorado
Prize for Poetry and was published by the Center for Literary
Publishing. Born and raised in Portland, OR., he has lived in
California, Montana and Iowa. Recent work can be found in New
American Writing, Subtropics
and Barn Owl Review.



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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