Tuesday, November 1, 2011

POD with Schwartz and McDonnell

Our next POD takes place Thursday, November 10th at the Red Horse Cafe...

Brian Schwartz's fiction and non-fiction have appeared or will appear soon in Harvard Review, Ascent, Washington Square, The Seattle Review and others. His story “Different Skin” was nominated for a Pushcart Prize. When he has time, which is almost never, he writes the sports column A Fan’s Notes at TheRumpus.net. Schwartz received an M.F.A. in fiction from the University of California, Irvine, where he was awarded a Regents Fel...lowship and the Cheng Fellowship in Fiction. He is now a lecturer in the Expository Writing Program at New York University.

Caitlin McDonnell's poetry and prose have appeared in numerous print and online journals and her chapbook, Dreaming the Tree, was published by Belladonna Books in 2003. Her poetry manuscript, Looking for Small Animals, was a finalist for several first book prizes. She's been awarded fellowships and prizes for her poetry from the New York Times Foundation, Washington Square, the Yaddo Colony, Blue Mountain Center and the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown. Currently, she teaches writing at Laguardia Community College, spends time with her two year old daughter, Kaya Hope and is finding her way back to writing.

Thursday, September 29, 2011

POD with Conrad and Smith

You do not want to miss our next POD!  We'll host CA Conrad and Tracy K. Smith on October 13th at 6:30 at the Red Horse Cafe in Park Slope, Brooklyn. 

CAConrad is a recipient of a 2011 Pew Fellowship in the Arts. He is the author of A Beautiful Marsupial Afternoon (Wave Books, 2012), The Book of Frank (Wave Books, 2010), Advanced Elvis Course (Soft Skull Press, 2009), Deviant Propulsion (Soft Skull Press, 2006), and a collaboration with poet Frank Sherlock titled The City Real & Imagined (Factory School, 2010). The son of white trash asphyxiation, his childhood included selling cut flowers along the highway for his mother and helping her shoplift. Visit him online at http://CAConrad.blogspot.com
 - For more on his new book, coming soon:  http://CAConrad.blogspot.com/
- To see his new film (under 2 minutes):  THE SINGING RINGS OF SATURN:  http://youtu.be/61D3Kogw8tM
 - Milano's Poetry Series:  http://MilanoPHILADELPHIA.blogspot.com

Tracy K. Smith is the author of three poetry collections, most recently Life on Mars (Graywolf Press 2011).  She is the recipient of the James Laughlin Award, a Whiting Writers' Award, and a Rona Jaffe Award, among other honors.  She is an assistant professor of Creative Writing at Princeton University.

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

POD with Knox and Joseph

The first POD of our second season takes place September 8 at the Red Horse Café and features Jennifer L. Knox and Rajiv Joseph.

Jennifer L. Knox’s new book of poems, The Mystery of the Hidden Driveway, is available from Bloof Books. Her poems have appeared in The New Yorker, American Poetry Review, Ploughshares, and four times in The Best American Poetry series, including the upcoming 2011 edition.

Rajiv Joseph's plays have been produced in Romania, Australia, Mexico and across the United States.  His play "Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo", a 2010 Pulitzer Prize finalist for Drama, was produced this past spring on Broadway.  He attended NYU for grad school, and then subsequently taught essay writing there for 5 years.  He is currently a staff writer on the Showtime Series "Nurse Jackie".  

Sunday, June 5, 2011

POD with Wilson and Koestenbaum

Our next reading, featuring Ronaldo Wilson and Wayne Koestenbaum, takes place at the Red Horse Café at 6:30 on Tuesday, June 14th, followed by drinks at Buttermilk (577 5th Ave, Park Slope).

Ronaldo V. Wilson is the author of Narrative of the Life of the Brown Boy and the White Man (University of Pittsburgh, 2008), winner of the 2007 Cave Canem Poetry Prize and Poems of the Black Object (Futurepoem Books, 2009), winner of the Thom Gunn Award for Gay Poetry, and the Asian American Literary Award in Poetry in 2010. Co-founder of the Black Took Collective, Wilson is a currently a Visiting Assistant Professor at Mount Holyoke College, and recent guest faculty at The Millay Colony, The Poetry Project at St. Mark's Church, and the Jack Kerouac School of Disembodied Poetics, Naropa University.  He will begin teaching in the Literature Program at U.C. Santa Cruz in Fall 2011.

Wayne Koestenbaum has published five books of poetry:  Best-Selling Jewish Porn Films, Model Homes, The Milk of Inquiry, Rhapsodies of a Repeat Offender, and Ode to Anna Moffo and Other Poems.  He has also published a novel, Moira Orfei in Aigues-Mortes, and six books of nonfiction:  Hotel Theory, Andy Warhol, Cleavage, Jackie Under My Skin, The Queen’s Throat (a National Book Critics Circle Award finalist), and Double Talk.  His next two books are Humiliation (Picador, August 2011) and The Anatomy of Harpo Marx (University of California Press, February 2012).  Koestenbaum is a Distinguished Professor of English at the CUNY Graduate Center, and also a Visiting Professor in the painting department of the Yale School of Art.

Thursday, April 28, 2011

Spring POD! Carelli and Harvey

Our next reading, featuring Anthony Carelli and Matthea Harvey, takes place at the Red Horse Café at 6:30 on Tuesday, May 10th, followed by drinks at Buttermilk (577 5th Ave, Park Slope).

Anthony Carelli was raised in Poynette, Wisconsin, and studied at the University of Wisconsin–Madison before completing an MFA in poetry at New York University. His poems have appeared in various magazines, including AGNI, Columbia, and the New Yorker. His first book of poems, Carnations, was published in spring of 2011 as part of the Princeton University Press series of contemporary poets. He is currently living in Brooklyn where he works at a savory pie shop.

Matthea Harvey is the author of four books of poetry—Of Lamb (an illustrated erasure with Amy Jean Porter), Modern Life, Sad Little Breathing Machine and Pity the Bathtub Its Forced Embrace of the Human Form as well as a fable for children and adults, The Little General and the Giant Snowflake, illustrated by Elizabeth Zechel.

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

POD with Piccinnini and Barocas

Our next reading, featuring Douglas Piccinnini and Zach Barocas, takes place at the Red Horse Café at 6:30 on Tuesday, April 12th, followed by drinks at Buttermilk (577 5th Ave, Park Slope).
Douglas Piccinnini is the author of CRYSTAL HARD-ON (minutes BOOKS) and SOFT (The Cultural Society). He is also the founder of the CROWD Reading Series and, with Josef Kaplan, co-editor of Tea Party Republicans Press.

Poet & musician Zach Barocas lives in Brooklyn, NY with his wife Kimberley Yurkiewicz. He is the author of Looking Up, Among Other Things and, edits The Cultural Society.  He currently plays the drum kit in BELLS≥ (http://bklynbells.com).

Saturday, March 12, 2011

POD with Dombek and Buuck

Our next reading, featuring Kristin Dombek and David Buuck, takes place at the Red Horse Café at 6:30 on Tuesday, March 22nd, followed by drinks at Buttermilk (577 5th Ave, Park Slope).

Kristin Dombek writes essays about religion, rhetoric, pedagogy, and other animals, which can be found in n+1, Painted Bride Quarterly, and TDR (The Drama Review), among other places.  She is a founding member of the Brooklyn Writers Collaborative, and teaches in the Princeton Writing Program.

David Buuck is a writer who lives in Oakland, CA. He is the founder of BARGE, the Bay Area Research Group in Enviro-aesthetics, and co-founder and editor of Tripwire, a journal of poetics. Publications, writing & performance samples, and further info available via davidbuuck.com

Saturday, February 12, 2011

Chris Hosea reads at the Red Horse Cafe on February 8th, 2011

Timothy Donnelly reads at the Red Horse Cafe on February 8th, 2011

Saturday, January 29, 2011

Upcoming Reading

Our fourth reading, featuring poets Chris Hosea and Timothy Donnelly, takes place at the Red Horse Café at 6:30 on Tuesday, February 8th.

Chris Hosea is an artist based in Brooklyn. He was educated at All Saints Nursery School, Riverside Elementary, John Witherspoon Junior High, Princeton High School, Johns Hopkins, Harvard, New York University, and University of Massachusetts Amherst.

Timothy Donnelly is the author of Twenty-seven Props for a Production of Eine Lebenszeit (Grove, 2003) and The Cloud Corporation (Wave, 2010). His poems have appeared in Harper's, The Iowa Review, The Nation, The New Republic, The Paris Review and elsewhere. He is poetry editor of Boston Review and teaches in the Writing Program of Columbia University’s School of the Arts. He lives in Brooklyn.

Ariana Reines and Dawn Lundy Martin Read

 Ariana Reines reads at the Red Horse Cafe on December 7th, 2010

Dawn Lundy Martin reads at the Red Horse Cafe on December 7th, 2010

Sunday, January 2, 2011

Our third reading, featuring Erica Kaufman and Eileen Myles, takes place at the Red Horse Cafe at 6:30 pm on Tuesday, January 11.

ERICA KAUFMAN is the author of censory impulse (Factory School 2009) as well as several chapbooks. Poems from her most recent project, INSTANT CLASSIC, can be found online in Little Red Leaves and Elective Affinities. Kaufman is currently pursuing a Ph.D. at the CUNY Graduate Center in Composition & Rhetoric, and teaches at Baruch College and Bard College’s Institute for Writing & Thinking.

EILEEN MYLES was born in Cambridge, Mass and moved to New York in 1974. Her Inferno (a poet's novel) was out this fall from orbooks.com.  She received a Warhol/Creative Capital grant for her collection of essays, The Importance of Being Iceland. Books of poems include Sorry, Tree, School of Fish and Not Me. She’s lately finishing a book of new poems and mid-book with My Dog (a memoir).