Bruce Covey + Emily Kendal Frey (-) Eléna Rivera ~ Angela Veronica Wong = James Yeh

11 Oct

7 PM on October 28’th @ Goodbye Blue Monday – Bushwick, Brooklyn


Bruce Covey’s fifth book of poetry, Reveal, will be published by Bitter Cherry Books before the end of 2011; his next-most-recent books are Glass Is Really a Liquid (2010) and Elapsing Speedway Organism (2006). He lives in Atlanta, GA, where he edits Coconut Poetry and curates the What’s New in Poetry Reading Series. He work has appeared in Best of the Net 2006 (selected by Paul Guest), Online Writing: The Best of the First Ten Years, The Holiday Album (selected by Elaine Equi), and Wingbeats: Exercises and Practice in Poetry, along with several other anthologies and journals.

Emily Kendal Frey is the author of THE GRIEF PERFORMANCE (published by Cleveland State University Poetry Center in 2011) as well as several chapbooks and chapbook collaborations. She lives in Portland, Oregon.

Eléna Rivera’s most recent books are The Perforated Map (Shearsman Books, 2011) and Remembrance of Things Plastic (LRL-e Editions, 2010). She won the 2010 Robert Fagles prize in translation for her translation of The Rest of the Voyage by Bernard Noël published by Graywolf Press (2011). She is the recipient of a 2010 National Endowment for the Arts Literature Fellowship in Translation, and a 2009 Fundacíon Valparaíso Poetry Residency in Mojácar, Spain. She currently lives in New York City.

Angela Veronica Wong lives in Manhattan. Her chapbook Dear Johnny, In Your Last Letter was selected by Bob Hicok as a winner of the 2011 Poetry Society of America New York Chapbook Fellowship. She is also the author of the chapbooks 25 little red poems (dancing girl press 2012), to know this (Cy Gist Press 2009), and All the Little Red Girls (Flying Guillotine Press 2009). An e-chapbook will be released by YesYes Books in Fall 2011. Her first full-length collection of poems, entitled how to survive a hotel fire, is forthcoming from Coconut Books in Spring 2012. Visit

James Yeh is a founding editor of Gigantic. His fiction and nonfiction appears or is forthcoming in McSweeney’s, NOON, Vice, PEN America, the anthology 30 Under 30, and elsewhere. A recipient of fellowships from The MacDowell Colony and Columbia University, he is a 2011 Center for Fiction NYC Emerging Writers Fellow. He lives just down the street from here and is one-half of the DJ party Kings County Society for Fitness, Science & Musical Merriment, which he will be DJing later tonight at Manhattan Inn, in Greenpoint.


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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