Archive | February, 2011

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

11 Feb

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


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 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 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 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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