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10 Nov



D.J Dolack

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DJ Dolack’s work has appeared in journals including The Denver Quarterly, Handsome, Salt Hill and Diode. His chapbooks have been published by Eye For An Iris Press (12 Poems, 2010) and Greying Ghost Press (No Ser No., 2012), and his first full length collection, Whittling a New Face in the Dark is forthcoming from Black Ocean (August 2013). DJ has also written for Coldfront Magazine, where his video series Tourist Trap, NYC is a popular feature. He teaches writing at Baruch College, CUNY and lives in Jackson Heights, Queens.

Noah Falck

Noah Falck is the author of Snowmen Losing Weight (BatCat Press, 2012) and Celebrity Dream Poems (Poor Claudia, 2013). His poems have appeared or are forthcoming in Boston Review, Kenyon Review, the Academy of American Poets, Smartish Pace, Columbia Poetry Review, and elsewhere. He co-curates the Silo City Reading Series in an vacant grain elevator and works as Education Director at Just Buffalo Literary Center in Buffalo, New York.

Kate Greenstreet

Kate Greenstreet is currently on the road with her third book, Young Tambling. Her previous books are The Last 4 Things and case sensitive, all with Ahsahta Press. New writing is forthcoming in Denver Quarterly and Everyday Genius. For more information, visit her site at

Laura Goldstein


Laura Goldstein has published six chapbooks including phylum from horse less press and let her from dancing girl press, as well as poetry and essays in the Denver Quarterly, American Letters and Commentary, Tenderloin, How2, Jacket2 and other fine publications. She teaches Writing and Literature at Loyola University and is the co-curator of the Red Rover Series with Jennifer Karmin. Her first collection of poetry, loaded arc has recently been released by Trembling Pillow Press, and her second book, awesome camera, is forthcoming from Make Now Press in 2014.



29 Apr

Friday, May 31, 7pm @ Goodbye Blue Monday Bar

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LaTasha N. Nevada Diggs

Tea Time by Tate

LaTasha N. Nevada Diggs is a writer and musician and the author of TwERK (Belladonna, 2013). Her poetry has appeared in Ploughshares, Jubilat, Fence, Rattapallax, Nocturnes, and LA Review. She has received awards including Cave Canem, Harvestworks Digital Media Arts Center, New York Foundation for the Arts. She is a native of Harlem.

Lynn Melnick


Lynn Melnick’s  If I Should Say Have Hope was published earlier this year by YesYes Books.  Her poetry has appeared in Antioch ReviewBOMBBoston ReviewDenver QuarterlyGuernicaGulf CoastjubilatNarrativeParis ReviewPoetry DailyA Public Space, and elsewhere. One of her poems was included in Isn’t It Romantic: 100 Love Poems by Younger American Poets (Wave Books, 2004) and another on a postcard for the O’ Miami Poetry Festival.  Anticipated Stranger published a chapbook of her poems in summer 2012. Her fiction has appeared in Opium and Forklift, Ohio and she has written essays and book reviews for Boston ReviewColdfrontLA Review of BooksPoetry Daily, and VIDAweb, among others.

Rachel Levitsky

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Rachel Levitsky is the author of a novel, The Story of My Accident is Ours (Futurepoem, 2013), two books of poetry, Under the Sun (Futurepoem, 2003) NEIGHBOR (UDP, 2009) and a number of chapbooks including Renoemos (Delete, 2010). She is a member of the Belladonna* Collaborative, a feminist avant-garde hub for interventions in writing, reading, engaged discourse and activism. In 2010 with Christian Hawkey, she started The Office of Recuperative Strategies (, a mobile research unit variously located in Amsterdam, Berlin, Boulder, Brooklyn, Cambridge, NYC and Leipzig. She lives in Brooklyn and teaches at Pratt Institute.

Kathleen Rooney


Kathleen Rooney is a founding editor of Rose Metal Press, a nonprofit publisher of literary work in hybrid genres, and a founding member of Poems While You Wait, composers of typewritten poetry on demand. She is the author of six books of poetry and nonfiction including, most recently, the novel in poems Robinson Alone,  the essay collection For You, For You I Am Trilling These Songs and the art modeling memoir Live Nude Girl: My Life as an Object. Her debut novel, O Democracy!, is forthcoming in Spring 2014.

Lee Ann Roripaugh


Lee Ann Roripaugh’s fourth volume of poetry, Dandarians, is forthcoming from Milkweed Editions in 2014.  She is the author of three other volumes: On the Cusp of a Dangerous Year (SIU Press, 2009), Year of the Snake (SIU Press, 2004), and Beyond Heart Mountain (Penguin, 1999). She is currently a Professor of English at the University of South Dakota, where she serves as Director of Creative Writing and Editor-in-Chief of South Dakota Review.

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☆ Amy Lawless ☆ ☆ James Gendron ☆ ☆ Leopoldine Core ☆ ☆ Nadxieli Nieto ☆

11 Mar

Friday March 15, 2013 @ Goodbye Blue Monday Bar

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AMY Lawless is the author of two collections of poetry: My Dead (Octopus Books, 2013) and Noctis Licentia (Black Maze Books, 2008). She received a poetry fellowship from the New York Foundation for the Arts in 2011. Poems are forthcoming in Best American Poetry 2013 and The Bakery. Recent prose has appeared in Delirious Hem, HTML Giant, and The Rumpus. Amy keeps a blog at


JAMES Gendron was born in Portland, Maine, and lives in Portland, Oregon.


LEOPOLDINE  Core was born and raised in Manhattan. Her poems and fiction have appeared in Open City, The Literarian, Drunken Boat, The Brooklyn Rail, Agriculture Reader, No, Dear and others. She is a 2012 Fellow at The Center for Fiction and The Fine Arts Work Center.


NADXIELI Nieto is the managing editor of NOON and the former editor of Salt Hill Journal. Her writing has appeared in The New York Tyrant, West Wind Review, Washington Square Review, Clamor, and Durty Dirty Diary, among others.


9 Feb

February 22nd @ 6:30pm @ Goodbye Blue Monday – Bushwick, Brooklyn

James Capozzi was born in West Milford, NJ.  His first book, Country Album, won the New Measure Poetry Prize and is published by Parlor Press.  He lives in Richmond, VA.


Hannah Gamble is the author of Your Invitation to a Modest Breakfast, selected by Bernadette Mayer for the 2011 National Poetry Series. She has received writing and teaching fellowships from the Edward F. Albee Foundation, Inprint Inc., The University of Houston, and Rice University. Her poems and interviews appear in APR, jubilat, Indiana Review, Forklift, Ohio, and elsewhere.


Adam Giannelli’s poetry and translations have appeared in the Kenyon Review, New England Review, Iowa Review, New American Writing, Field, Pleiades, and other journals. He is the editor of a book of literary criticism, High Lonesome: On the Poetry of Charles Wright (Oberlin College Press, 2005), and the translator of a book of prose poems by Uruguayan Marosa di Giorgio, Diadem (BOA, 2012). He is currently is a Brown-Neff Fellow in literature and creative writing at the University of Utah. He will be reading some his recent translations of di Giorgio’s surreal, garden poems.


Leigh Stein is the author of the novel THE FALLBACK PLAN, which New York Magazine called “a masterwork of the post-collegiate babysitting genre,” and a book of poems, DISPATCH FROM THE FUTURE, which Publishers Weekly picked for their Best Summer Books of 2012.


Leah Umansky’s first collection of poems, Domestic Uncertainties, is available now from BlazeVOX Books.  She is also the host/curator of the COUPLET Reading Series.  She received her BA in English/Creative Writing from SUNY Binghamton, her MFA in Poetry from Sarah Lawrence College.  She has been a contributing writer for BOMB Magazine’s BOMBLOG, a poetry reviewer for The Rumpus, and a guest blogger/live twitterer  for The Best American Poetry Blog. 

She is presently at work on her second collection of poems focusing on our technological world, AMC’s Mad Men, and life in the 21st century.  Read more at her blog:


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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

Todd Colby !!! Shanna Compton !!! Brenda Coultas !!! Jennifer Knox !!! Sandra Simonds !!!

7 Nov

7pm Friday, November 16th @ Goodbye Blue Monday – Bushwick, Brooklyn

Todd Colby has published four books of poetry: Ripsnort, Cush, Riot in the Charm Factory: New and Selected Writings, and Tremble & Shine, all published by Soft Skull Press. Colby’s poems have been read on NPR for Garrison Keillor’s Writer’s Almanac. Colby has given readings at The Poetry Project, The Rubin Museum, New York University, The New School for Social Research, Brooklyn Public Library, Cornell University, The Kingston Writers Conference, The Whitney Museum of American Art, PS 122, and more. He posts new work on

Shanna Compton’s books include For Girls & Others (Bloof, 2007),Down Spooky (Winnow, 2005), Gamers (Soft Skull, 2004), and several chapbooks. Her third and fourth poetry books are forthcoming from Bloof Books as a two-volume project; a collection called Brink in fall 2012, and a book-length speculative poem called The Seam in spring 2013. Recent work has appeared or is forthcoming in Poem-A-Day/PoemFlow by the Academy of American Poets, Poetry Daily, the Awl, Eoagh, No Tell Motel, Black Warrior Review, the Equalizer, Women’s Studies Quarterly, Barrelhouse, Open Letters Monthly, and elsewhere. She holds an MFA in Poetry from the New School, where she also served as the editor-in-chief of LIT. Her poems and essays have appeared in dozens of publications and several anthologies, including The Best American Poetry 2005, Poet’s Bookshelf II, The Bedside Guide to No Tell Motel, Bowery Women, Digerati, and the Poetry Foundation website. For more, please visit

Brenda Coultas is the author of The Marvelous Bones of Time (2008) and A Handmade Museum (2003) from Coffee House Press, which won the Norma Farber Award from The Poetry Society of America, and a Greenwall Fund publishing grant from the Academy of American Poets. She has received a New York Foundation for the Arts fellowship (NYFA) and a Lower Manhattan Cultural Council residency (LMCC). Coultas recently served as visiting poet at Long Island University in Brooklyn New York. Her poetry can be found in The Brooklyn Rail, Witness and Court Green. This summer she completed an artist’s residency at the Emily Harvey Foundation in Venice Italy and at the Millay Colony in Austerliz, New York. The Tatters, a collection of poetry, is forthcoming from Wesleyan University Press in 2013.

Jennifer L. Knox’s new book of poems, The Mystery of the Hidden Driveway, is available from Bloof Books. Her other books, Drunk by Noon and A Gringo Like Me, are also available through Bloof. Jennifer was born in Lancaster, California—home to Frank Zappa, Captain Beefheart, and the Space Shuttle. She received her B.A. from the University of Iowa, and her M.F.A. in poetry writing from New York University. She has taught poetry writing at Hunter College and New York University. Her poems have appeared in the Best American Poetry 1997, 2003 and 2006, and will appear in the 2011 volume—as well as the anthologies Best American Erotic Poems, Great American Prose Poems: From Poet to Present, and Free Radicals: American Poets Before Their First Books. Her work has also appeared in numerous publications such as The New Yorker, American Poetry Review and Ploughshares. She is currently at work on her first novel. For more, please visit

Sandra Simonds grew up in Los Angeles, California. She earned a B.A. in Psychology and Creative Writing at U.C.L.A and an M.F.A. from the University of Montana, where she received a poetry fellowship. In 2010, she earned a PhD in Literature from Florida State University. Her second book of poems, Mother was a Tragic Girl, was published by Cleveland State University Poetry Center in 2012. She is also the author of Warsaw Bikini (Bloof Books, 2009), which was a finalist for numerous prizes including the National Poetry Series. Her third book of poetry, House of Ions, is forthcoming from Bloof Books in 2014. She is also the author of several chapbooks including Used White Wife (Grey Book Press, 2009) and The Humble Travelogues of Mr. Ian Worthington, Written from Land & Sea (Cy Gist, 2006). Her poems have been published in many journals including Poetry, The American Poetry Review, Gulf Coast, The Believer, the Colorado Review, Fence, the Columbia Poetry Review, Barrow Street, Volt, the New Orleans Review and Lana Turner. Her Creative Nonfiction has been published in Post Road and other literary journals. She lives in Tallahassee, Florida with her partner, two children and two dogs and is an Assistant Professor of English at Thomas University in beautiful, rural Southern Georgia. Find out more about Sandra here. Follow her on twitter @SandmanSimonds or visit

Hosted by Joanna Penn Cooper & Jenny Zhang & J. Hope Stein


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

Farrah Field @ Carol Guess @ Elaine Kahn @ Tanya Larkin @ Bridget Talone

18 Oct

7pm Friday, October 26 @ Goodbye Blue Monday – Bushwick, Brooklyn

Farrah Field is the author of Rising (Four Way Books), Parents (Immaculate Disciples Press), and the newly released Wolf and Pilot (Four Way Books). She is co-owner of Berl’s Brooklyn Poetry Shop and lives in Brooklyn.

Carol Guess is the author of eleven books of poetry and prose, including Tinderbox LawnDoll Studies: Forensics, and Index of Placebo Effects. She is Professor of English at Western Washington University, where she teaches Queer Studies and Creative Writing. Follow her here:

Elaine Kahn is the author of three chapbooks: A Voluptuous Dream During An Eclipse(forthcoming from Poor Claudia), Customer (Ecstatic Peace! Library) and Radiant Bottle Caps(Glasseye).  Recent work has appeared in JubilatBoog CityLa Petite Zine, and Sea Ranch. She performs music under the name Horsebladder and co-edits the small poetry press Flowers & Cream.  For slightly more information please visit

Tanya Larkin was born in Montebelluna, Italy and raised in Pennsylvania. She attended Columbia University and the Iowa Writer’s Workshop, and is a recipient of a Massachusetts Cultural Council Grant. She lives in Somerville, Massachusetts and teaches at The New England Institute of Art. Her poems have appeared in Conduit, Quarterly West, Ploughshares, and elsewhere.

Bridget Talone is the author of the chapbook In the Valley Made Personal (Small Anchor, 2010) and recent poems have appeared or are forthcoming in Salt Hill, New Delta Review and LVNG. She lives in Philadelphia,where she is the managing editor of Saturnalia Books and works for the Dodge Poetry Festival.

Hosted by Joanna Penn Cooper & Jenny Zhang


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

[Melissa Broder] [Christopher DeWeese] [Douglas Piccinnini] [Leigh Stein] [Jordan Stempleman]

17 Sep

7pm Friday, September 21st @ Goodbye Blue Monday – Bushwick, Brooklyn


Melissa Broder is the author of two poetry collections, most recently MEAT HEART. Poems appear in Guernica, The Missouri Review, Redivider, Court Green, et al. She edits La Petite Zine.

Christopher DeWeese is the author of The Black Forest (Octopus Books, 2012). His poems have appeared inBoston Review, jubilat, and Tin House. He teaches at Smith College.

Douglas Piccinnini is the author of SOFT (The Cultural Society), CRYSTAL HARD-ON (Minutes Books) and, with Cynthia Gray and Camilo Roldán the forthcoming bilingual text, ∆ (Minutes Books / TPR Press). His first full-length book will appear with The Cultural Society in spring 2013. Recent work can be found inThe Sonnets: Translating and Rewriting Shakespeare ⎯ ed. Paul Legualt and Sharmila Cohen (Nightboat Books, 2012), Lana TurnerSolicitations (American Books, 2012), The Writing Machine with Cynthia Gray, The Cultural Society, Judah Rubin’s The Death and Life of American Cities, as well as new prose in Folklore and a collaboration with artist Jenna Ransom forthcoming in Diner Journal.
Leigh Stein is the author of the novel THE FALLBACK PLAN, which New York Magazine called “a masterwork of the post-collegiate babysitting genre,” and a book of poems, DISPATCH FROM THE FUTURE, which was a Publishers Weekly pick for Best Summer Books of 2012. Her non-fiction has appeared in Allure and Bookforum. Follow her @rhymeswithbee
Jordan Stempleman‘s most recent collections of poetry are No, Not Today (Magic Helicopter Press, 2012) and Doubled Over (BlazeVOX Books, 2009). He co-editsThe Continental Review, teaches writing and literature at the Kansas City Art Institute, and curates A Common Sense Reading Series.

Hosted by Joanna Penn Cooper & Erika Moya


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