John Deming φ Chris Martin η Mary Austin Speaker π Ken L. Walker

25 Jul

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


John Deming is the editor of Coldfront Magazine. His new chapbook 8 Poems was released in June from Eye for an Iris Press. His poems have appeared or are forthcoming in Boston Review, Fence, Verse Daily, POOL, Parthenon West Review and elsewhere. His four song “tugboat EP,” which features members of Parliament-Funkadelic, was released by BozFonk Music in May. He lives in New York City and teaches at Baruch College and LIM College.

Chris Martin is the author of Becoming Weather (Coffee House Press 2011) and American Music (Copper Canyon Press 2007). He is also the author of several chapbooks, most recent among them being How to Write a Mistake-ist Poem (Brave Men Press 2011). After editing the online magazine Puppy Flowers for its entire run, he is now an editor at Futurepoem books, where he curates the blog Futurepost and the event series Futurepoem Presents. He was married by an Angel (true story) to the poet Mary Austin Speaker in Brooklyn this year.

Mary Austin Speaker is the author of two chapbooks, In the End There Were Thousands of Cowboys, and Abandoning the Firmament from Menagerie Editions 2009, and a third, The Bridge, forthcoming in 2011 from Push Press. New work will appear in Mrs. Maybe and Boog City Reader, and has recently appeared in Pleiades, Big Bell, Boston Review, 20012, Iowa Review, New Orleans Review and elsewhere. She teaches writing and works as a freelance book designer in Iowa City, IA.

Ken L. Walker still has a Kentucky driver’s license and sadly completed leading a poetry workshop at the Riker’s Island Correctional Facility. He received his MFA degree from Brooklyn College and has published criticism and poetry in the Boxcar, the Poetry Project Newsletter, The New Yorker on-line, Lumberyard, The Wolf, Crab Orchard Review. He is the features editor for Coldfront magazine and curates the semi-annual Letter Home Reading Series.


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

PS We’re also thrilled to be participating in the First Annual New York Poetry Festival on Governors Island. Our reading is on Saturday, July 30th at 2pm on Stage 1 at The Commodore. Come out and hear readings from Niina Pollari, Dustin Luke Nelson and Jillian Brall. Here’s the link for the Facebook invite:

Also be sure to mark your calendars August 26th– Dorthea Lasky, Jared White, Bronwen Tate, and Paul Siegell
September 30th– Eric Weinstein, Mike Soto and TBA
October 28th– Bruce Covey, Emily Kendal Frey, Angela Veronica Wong, James Yeh and Elena Rivera



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