Archive | April, 2012

Lisa Ciccarello * Jim Goar * Nikola Madzirov * Janaka Stucky * Wendy Xu

17 Apr

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


Lisa Ciccarello is the author of three chapbooks: At night (Scantily Clad Press, 2009), At night, the dead (Blood Pudding Press, 2009) & the upcoming Sometimes there are travails (Hyacinth Girl Press, 2012). Her poems have appeared or are forthcoming in Handsome, Clock, Tin House, Sixth Finch, H_NGM_N, Interrupture, Poor Claudia, & Corduroy Mtn., among others.

Born in San Francisco, Jim Goar has lived in Tucson, Arizona; Changsha, China; Boulder, Colorado; Bangkok, Thailand; Seoul, South Korea; Norwich, England; and in Brevard, North Carolina. He is the author of two full length collections, The Louisiana Purchase (Rose Metal Press, 2011) and Seoul Bus Poems (Reality Street, 2010) as well as the chapbook, Whole Milk (Effing Press, 2006).

Born 1973 in a family of Balkan Wars refugees, Nikola Madzirov’s poetry has already been translated into thirty languages and published in collections and anthologies in the United States, Europe, and Asia. Remnants of Another Age is his first full-length American collection and carries a foreword by Carolyn Forché who writes, “Nikola Madzirov’s Remnants of Another Age is aptly titled, as these poems seem to spring from elsewhere in time, reflective of a preternaturally wise and attentive sensibility. As we read these poems, they begin to inhabit us, and we are the better for having opened ourselves to them. Madzirov is a rare soul and a true poet.”

Janaka Stucky is the Publisher of Black Ocean, and its literary journal, Handsome. He is the author of Your Name Is the Only Freedom (Brave Men Press 2009) and The World Will Deny It For You (Ahsahta Press 2012), and his poems have appeared in publications such as Denver Quarterly, Fence, North American Review, and Volt. In 2010 he was voted “Boston’s Best Poet” in the Boston Phoenix.

Wendy Xu is the author of The Hero Poems, a chapbook from H_NGM_N BKS. Recent poems have appeared, or are forthcoming in CutBank, The American Poetry Journal, Columbia Poetry Review, Diagram, MAKE, La Petite Zine, NOO, Third Coast, and elsewhere. She co-edits iO: A Journal of New American Poetry / iO Books, and lives in Northampton, MA. (


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