Friday, November 26, 2010

Our second reading, featuring Dawn Lundy Martin and Ariana Reines, takes place at the Red Horse Cafe at 6:30 pm on Tuesday, December 7.

Dawn Lundy Martin, a poet, essayist, and activist, is the winner of the 2009 Nightboat Books Poetry Prize for her manuscript, DISCIPLINE, selected by Fanny Howe and forthcoming in February, 2011. In 2006, she was awarded the Cave Canem Poetry Prize by Carl Phillips for her manuscript, A Gathering of Matter/A Matter of Gathering (U of Georgia P, 2007). Dawn is also the author of The Morning Hour (2003) selected by C.D. Wright for the Poetry Society of America’s National Chapbook Fellowship, and The Undress, a chaplet published by Belladonna Books.  Among her honors include Massachusetts Cultural Council Artists Grants for Poetry in 2002 and 2006, and the 2008 Academy of American Arts and Sciences May Sarton Prize for Poetry. Excerpts from DISCIPLINE, can be found in Jubilat, Hambone, Daedalus, and are forthcoming in the Norton anthology, Writing Self and Community: African-American Poetry After the Civil Rights Movement, edited by Charles Rowell. She is an assistant professor of English in the Writing Program at the University of Pittsburgh.
ariana reines is the author of the cow (alberta prize, fence: 2006), coeur de lionmerucry (fence: forthcoming 2011), and the play telephone, commissioned and produced by the foundry theatre in 2009, with two obies.  an audiobook, save the world, is forthcoming in 2011 from fence, starring lili taylor.  translations include my heart laid bare by charles baudelaire (mal-o-mar: 2009), the little black book of grisélidis réal by jean-luc hennig (semiotext(e): 2009), and girl theory (working title) by TIQQUN (semiotext(e): forthcoming 2011).  she was roberta c. holloway lecturer in poetry at uc berkeley in 2009 and will teach a master class at the university of pittsburgh this february.  ariana doesn't 'live and work' anywhere.  she spends whatever money she finds on fresh fruit, high heels, and her friends, in that order.  (mal-o-mar: 2006)

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

We're thrilled to announce our first reading, featuring Matthew Rohrer and Dorothea Lasky.  Join us at 8 p.m. on Tuesday, November 2 at the Double Windsor bar.

Matthew Rohrer is the author of A HUMMOCK IN THE MALOOKAS, SATELLITE, A GREEN LIGHT, RISE UP and A PLATE OF CHICKEN. With Joshua Beckman he wrote NICE HAT. THANKS and recorded the audio CD ADVENTURES WHILE PREACHING THE GOSPEL OF BEAUTY. With Joshua Beckman and Anthony McCann he wrote the secret book GENTLE READER! It is not for sale. Octopus Books published his action/adventure chapbook-length poem THEY ALL SEEMED ASLEEP in 2008.  DESTROYER AND PRESERVER is forthcoming from Wave Books in 2011.

His poems have been widely anthologized and have appeared in many journals. He’s received the Hopwood Award for poetry and a Pushcart prize, and was selected as a National Poetry Series winner, and was shortlisted for the Griffin International Poetry Prize.  Recently he has participated in residencies/ performances at the Museum of Modern Art (New York City) and the Henry Art Gallery (Seattle).

Dorothea Lasky is the author of Black Life and AWE, both out from Wave Books. She is also the author of several chapbooks, including Poetry is Not a Project (Ugly Duckling Presse, 2010). She currently lives in New York City.