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Claire Becker * Jason Bredle * Cynthia King * Nate Pritts * Bill Rasmovicz * Paige Taggart

12 Apr

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


Claire Becker is the author of the poetry collection Where We Think It Should Go (Octopus Books) and the chapbooks Untoward, Get You , Young Adult, We Know in 2010, We Survive, and The Werld. She co-edits the journal RealPoetik, teaches high school students at the California School for the Blind and lives in San Francisco. This is her first time reading in New York.

Jason Bredle is the author of three books and three chapbooks, most recently Smiles of the Unstoppable and The Book of Evil. He lives in Chicago.

Cynthia Arrieu-King is an assistant professor of creative writing at Stockton College. Her book, People are Tiny in Paintings of China, came out in the fall of 2010 from Octopus Books. Her poems are forthcoming in Boston Review, Saltgrass, and Forklift, Ohio.

Nate Pritts is the author of four books of poems – most recently Big Bright Sun (BlazeVOX) & The Wonderfull Yeare (Cooper Dillon Books). His fifth, Sweet Nothing, is forthcoming from Lowbrow Press in late 2011. His poetry has appeared in journals such as The Southern Review, Black Warrior Review, Columbia Poetry Review & Forklift, Ohio among many others. His reviews & critical prose appear regularly in Rain Taxi Review of Books, Boston Review, Octopus & Coldfront. Nate has his MFA in Poetry from Warren Wilson College (‘00) & his PhD in British Romanticism from the University of Louisiana, Lafayette (‘03). He is the founder & principal editor of H_NGM_N & H_NGM_N BKS & lives in Syracuse, New York.

Bill Rasmovicz is a graduate of the Vermont College MFA in Writing Program and Temple University School of Pharmacy. He has served as a workshop co-leader and literary excursion leader throughout Switzerland, Italy, Croatia, Slovenia, Germany, England and Wales. His poems have appeared in Hotel Amerika, Nimrod, Mid-American Review, Third Coast, and other publications, and his first book, “The World in Place of Itself,” published by Alice James Books, was also the recipient of the New England Poetry Club’s Sheila Margaret Motton Prize. His current home is Brooklyn.

Paige Taggart’s poems were written on a bus through the Badlands, she’s an ex-continental-drifter. Her chapbook DIGITAL MACRAMÉ was recently released by Poor Claudia. On the horizon Polaroid Parade will emerge in chapbook-form from Greying Ghost Press. She was a 2009 recipient of the NYFA Fellowship. Peruse her blog:


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