Archive | January, 2012

Eric Amling/Kate Colby/Justin Petropoulos/Helen Phillips

12 Jan

7 PM on January 27’th @ Goodbye Blue Monday – Bushwick, Brooklyn


Eric Amling is the author of the forthcoming chapbooks DIDN’T SUSPECT THE FORCEFIELD and AMERICANA LA DOUCHE. His writing and artwork has appeared in periodicals, internet journals and record albums including some by the bands Dr. Dog and The Bowerbirds. He was born and raised in Marine Park, Brooklyn.

Kate Colby is author of four books of poetry, including Beauport (Litmus Press) and The Return of the Native (Ugly Duckling Press). Her first book, Fruitlands, won the Norma Farber First Book Award. She hosts a quarterly poetry series at the Gloucester Writers Center in Gloucester, Mass., and lives with her family in Providence, RI.

Justin Petropoulos is the author of the poetry collection Eminent Domain, selected by Anne Waldman for the 2010 Marsh Hawk Press Poetry Prize. His poems have appeared in A capplla Zoo, American Letters & Commentary, Anemone Sidecar, Borderlands: Texas Poetry Review, Columbia Poetry Review, Crab Creek Review, Gulf Coast, Mandorla, MiPOesias, Portland Review, and most recently in Spinning Jenny. Justin co-curated Triptych Readings with poets Mary Austin Speaker and Anne Lovering Rounds from 2010 to 2011 and has been a guest blogger for Bryant Park’s summer poetry reading series, Word for Word. He holds an MFA from the Indiana University. Justin currently is the site director of an after-school program for elementary age children. He lives in Brooklyn, New York with his pet octopus, Siete.

Helen Phillips is the author of And Yet They Were Happy (Leapfrog Press, 2011). She is the recipient of a Rona Jaffe Foundation Writer’s Award, the Italo Calvino Prize in Fabulist Fiction, The Iowa Review Nonfiction Award, the DIAGRAM Innovative Fiction Award, and the Meridian Editors’ Prize. Her work has appeared in BOMB, Mississippi Review, PEN America, Salt Hill, and on NPR’s Selected Shorts, as well as in the anthology American Fiction: The Best Unpublished Short Stories by Emerging Writers. Her children’s adventure novel Here Where the Sunbeams Are Green is forthcoming from Delacorte Press (Random House Children’s Division) in Fall 2012. A graduate of Yale and the Brooklyn College MFA program, she currently teaches creative writing at Brooklyn College. Originally from Colorado, Helen lives in Brooklyn with her husband, artist Adam Thompson.


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

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