Zinc Bar Reading Series

Poetry. Sundays at 6:30 p.m. at the Zinc Bar, 82 W. 3rd St.


Sunday, June 27, 2010

Join us for

Jen Bervin

and

David Abel

Reader Bios:

Poet and visual artist Jen Bervin’s large-scale sewn composites of
Dickinson’s fascicle marks and other works have been exhibited in the
US and France. Her recent books include The Desert (Granary Books
2008), A Non- Breaking Space (Ugly Duckling 2005), and Nets (UDP
2004). In The Desert, Jen Bervin continues in the tradition of poetic
composition by erasure—by sewing. Taking John Van Dyke’s prose
celebration of American wilderness The Desert (1901) as a point of
departure, Bervin has sewn, row by row, across 130 pages of Van Dyke’s
prose, creating a poem that forms its own elemental landscape and
shares Van Dyke’s poetic attention to visual phenomena. More work has
been featured recently in “Esopus” and “Double Change.” Jen Bervin is
a 2007 Poetry Fellowship recipient of the New York Foundation for the
Arts and has received fellowships in art and writing from The
MacDowell Colony, Centrum Arts, and The Camargo Foundation in Cassis,
France. She is a contributing editor for “jubilat” and lives in New
York. (Thanks to the Granary Books website for the above).

David Abel moved to Portland, Oregon, in 1997, after tenures in New
York City and Albuquerque (where he maintained the Bridge Bookshop,
and Passages Bookshop & Gallery, respectively). He is a founding
organizer of Portland’s Spare Room reading series
(www.flim.com/spareroom), now in its ninth year. The author of various
chapbooks and artist’s books, most recently Commonly (airfoil), While
You Were In (disposable books), and Twenty- (Crane’s Bill), he
frequently collaborates on multimedia and peformance projects, and is
the is the publisher of the Envelope broadside series, and copublisher
with Sam Lohmann of airfoil chapbooks.

All the Whiskey in Heaven: Selected Poems of Charles Bernstein launch

Please join us for:

All the Whiskey in Heaven: Selected Poems of Charles Bernstein
launch

Sunday March 28, 2010, 6:30pm
Zinc Bar
82 W. 3rd St, New York, NY

Poets & friends read from All the Whiskey in Heaven
Thom Donovan
Peter Gizzi
Kenneth Goldsmith
Erica Hunt
Dorothea Lasky
Tan Lin
Elizabeth Willis
& Charles Bernstein
hosted by Dorothea Lasky

more information on the book at
http://epc.buffalo.edu/authors/bernstein/books/all-the-whiskey/
Read a review of the book in Time Out New York here: http://newyork.timeout.com/articles/books/83616/charles-bernstein-all-the-whiskey-in-heaven-book-review

Facebook event page: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=353717594665&ref=mf

March 21st Reading

Join us on 3/21 for readings by:

Michael Carr
Anthony McCann
Noah Eli Gordon

Michael Carr is the author of the Out Another, Softer White, and Platinum Blonde. Necco Face, a chapbook co-written with Jess Mynes and Aaron Tieger, came out from Editions Louis Wain last year, and a collaborative chapbook with Micah Ballard called Poems from the New Winter Palace is forthcoming from House Press this summer. He lives in Cambridge, MA.

Anthony McCann is the author of Moongarden (Wave Books 2006) and Father of Noise (Fence Books 2003). Originally from the upper Hudson Valley of New York State he now lives in Los Angeles, California. He will be reading poems from his forthcoming book New Dreams of Mammal Island—due out from Wave next spring.

Noah Eli Gordon is the author of several books, including Novel Pictorial Noise (Harper Perennial, 2007), which was selected by John Ashbery for the 2006 National Poetry Series and chosen for the 2007 San Francisco State University Poetry Center Book Award. He lives in Denver and teaches in the MFA program at the University of Colorado-Boulder. Visit his PennSound page here: http://writing.upenn.edu/pennsound/x/Gordon-Noah-Eli.php

March 14 Reading

Join us for a star-filled evening of poetry and dancing!

Featuring:

Corina Copp

Robert Dewhurst

Maggie Nelson

with dancing by

Kathryn TeBordo and her Workshop for Potential Movement

and

Rebecca Ketchum and Rachel Cohen of Racoco Productions

Facebook event page here: http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=56108152080&ref=ts#!/event.php?eid=354718310825&ref=mf

Bios:

Corina Copp is a poet, performer, and playwright living in Brooklyn. Recent work has appeared in ON Contemporary Practice, Aufgabe, Antennae, and elsewhere. She has performed in plays by Erik Ehn, Kristen Kosmas, and Normandy Sherwood, among others, at venues such as BAX, Dixon Place, Galapagos, the Ontological-Hysteric Incubator, and the NYC Fringe Fest. She is the author of plays “OK (Office Killer)” (NYCCT/Voorhees Theater 2008) and “A Week of Kindness” (Tiny Theater Fest/Ontological 2007); the e-book Carpeted (Faux Press 2004), and chapbooks Play Air (Belladonna* 2005) and Sometimes Inspired by Marguerite (Open 24 Hours 2003). She is also serving as the current editor of The Poetry Project Newsletter, and co-curates, with THE PLAYWRITING FIRM, a monthly performance reading series called The 25-cent Opera of San Francisco.

Robert Dewhurst edits Satellite Telephone, and co-edits Wild Orchids. His prose appears in the current issues of ON Contemporary Practice and the Poetry Project Newsletter. He lives in Buffalo, NY, where he attends the Poetics Program at SUNY-Buffalo.

Maggie Nelson is most recently the author of three books of nonfiction: BLUETS (Wave Books, 2009), WOMEN, THE NEW YORK SCHOOL, AND OTHER TRUE ABSTRACTIONS (University of Iowa Press, 2007; winner of the Susanne M. Glasscock Award for Interdisciplinary Scholarship, and a Creative Capital/Andy Warhol Foundation Arts Writers Grant), and THE RED PARTS: A MEMOIR (Free Press, 2007; named a Notable Book of the Year by the State of Michigan). She is also the author of several books of poetry, including JANE: A MURDER (Soft Skull Press, 2005; Finalist, the PEN/Martha Albrand Award for the Art of Memoir), SOMETHING BRIGHT, THEN HOLES (Soft Skull Press, 2005), THE LATEST WINTER (Hanging Loose Press, 2003) and SHINER (Hanging Loose, 2001). A book of cultural and art criticism titled THE ART OF CRUELTY is forthcoming from WW Norton. Since 2005, Nelson has taught on the BFA and MFA faculty of the School of Critical Studies at CalArts in Valencia, CA. She currently lives in Los Angeles.

Kathryn TeBordo is a choreographer and performer and the founder of Workshop for Potential Movement, a Philadelphia-based company creating new collisions of dance and theater. Other recent projects include dancing with devynn emory/ beast productions, and performing in the dancefilm Wanna Kiss Myself by J. Makary, and in The Show Must Go On by Jerome Bel presented by the 2008 Philadelphia Live Arts Festival. She currently serves on the advisory board of Dance/USA Philadelphia, and lives with her husband Christian, a novelist, in Center City. http://potentiallymoving.org

Rebecca Ketchum attended Goucher College where she studied Dance, Arts Administration, and French. Since graduation, she has taught many subjects in Chicago, Thailand, Maine, and the Bronx. She recently finished her Masters of Arts in Education at Harvard University where, most importantly, she met Dorothea Lasky. Rebecca currently spends her time dancing, baking and working with Racoco Productions, Movementpants Dance, and Children’s Progress.

Rachel Cohen has created work and performed in New York City since 1997. She graduated from Harvard University with a degree in “Performance as Communication,” a self-designed major. She is artistic director of Racoco Productions.

March 7, 2010 Reading

Please join us for three great poets this Sunday, 3/7:


Joshua Beckman

Matthew Rohrer

Edwin Torres


with a special performance by the amazing Sheila Donovan!

Bios:
Joshua Beckman was born in New Haven, Connecticut. He is the author of six books, including Take It (Wave Books, 2009), Shake and two collaborations with Matthew RohrerNice Hat. Thanks. and Adventures While Preaching the Gospel of Beauty. He is an editor at Wave Books and has translated numerous works of poetry and prose, including Poker by Tomaz Salamun, and most recently Five Meters of Poems by Carlos Oquendo de Amat.


Sheila Donovan is a Brooklyn based performance artist, originally from Hudson, Massachusetts. She is a founding member of the Laboratory Theater Company; a company also based in Brooklyn which creates original experimental theater works. Donovan sings, plays violin and drums in the band Amolvacy with members of Volcano the Bear and the No Neck Blues Band. Amolvacy’s releases include the LP’s Hohokus (2007) and Alalula (2009), and they are currently mixing their third album. She also sings and drums in the punk duo called Womb Sharks and is working on a solo release for a music project she calls Sheila XVI and the Creepy Brains.


Matthew Rohrer is the author of six books, most recently A PLATE OF CHICKEN. With Joshua Beckman he is the author of NICE HAT. THANKS and the audio CD ADVENTURES WHILE PREACHING THE GOSPEL OF BEAUTY. He lives in Brooklyn.


Edwin Torres is the author of “I Hear Things People Haven’t Really Said,” “The All-Union Day Of The Shock Worker” and “The PoPedology Of An Ambient Language” among others. He has collaborated with a wide range of artists, creating performances that intermingle poetry with vocal & physical improvisation, sound-elements and visual theater. He’s received poetry fellowships from The Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, the New York Foundation for the Arts, The Foundation For Contemporary Performance Art and The Poets Fund. He has taught workshops and his work has been widely published in many anthologies. Edwin has been a leaky fixture on the New York City Poetry Scene since his days as a slam poet. His latest book “In The Function Of External Circumstances” was published by Nightboat Books.

February 28, 2010 Reading

Join us on February 28, 2010 for a stellar night of poetry and dancing!

Readings by

Eric Baus

Matt Cozart

Andrea Rexilius

and dancing by Rebecca Ketchum!!!

Bios:

Eric Baus is the author of The To Sound (Wave Books) and Tuned Droves (Octopus Books). He has a new chapbook, Bee-Stung Aviary (Further Adventures). He currently lives in Denver and edits Minus House chapbooks. Listen to some of his work here: http://writing.upenn.edu/pennsound/x/Baus.php.

Matt Cozart is originally from Indiana. He currently lives in New York, where he spends a lot of time reading, watching TV, and talking to people on Twitter. He works in an office downtown. He has a blog called The Booth of Our Conniving, mattcozart.blogspot.com

Rebecca Ketchum attended Goucher College where she studied Dance, Arts Administration, and French.  Since graduation, she has taught many subjects in Chicago, Thailand, Maine, and the Bronx.  She recently finished her Masters of Arts in Education at Harvard University where, most importantly, she met Dorothea Lasky.  Rebecca currently spends her time dancing, baking and working with Racoco Productions, Movementpants Dance, and Children’s Progress.

Andrea Rexilius is currently working towards her PhD in Literature and Creative Writing at the University of Denver. Her poetry and essays have appeared or are forthcoming in Bird Dog, Coconut, Colorado Review, How2, Minor American, P –Queue, and Volt, and elsewhere.  She is the editor of the online journal PARCEL and associate editor of the Denver Quarterly.

February 7, 2010 Reading

Join us on Sunday, February 7, 2010, for readings by:

Michelle Taransky

Stacy Szymaszek

Dara Wier


with a special performance by:

Sheila Donovan!

6:30 p.m. sharp start time

See you there!

Facebook event page: http://www.facebook.com/#!/event.php?eid=466984840391&ref=mf

Bios:

Sheila Donovan is a Brooklyn based performance artist, originally from Hudson, Massachusetts. She is a founding member of the Laboratory Theater Company; a company also based in Brooklyn which creates original experimental theater works. Donovan sings, plays violin and drums in the band Amolvacy with members of Volcano the Bear and the No Neck Blues Band. Amolvacy’s releases include the LP’s Hohokus (2007) and Alalula (2009), and they are currently mixing their third album. She also sings and drums in the punk duo called Womb Sharks and is working on a solo release for a music project she calls Sheila XVI and the Creepy Brains.

Stacy Szymaszek is the author of the books Emptied of All Ships (Litmus Press, 2005) and Hyperglossia (Litmus Press, 2009), as well as numerous chapbooks including Orizaba: A Voyage with Hart Crane (Faux Press, 2008), Stacy S.: Autoportraits (OMG, 2008), and from Hart Island (Albion Books, 2009).  she is the current Artistic Director of the Poetry Project. Visit her author page here : http://www.litmuspress.org/szymaszek.html or her PennSound page here: http://writing.upenn.edu/pennsound/x/Szymaszek.php.

Michelle Taransky’s first book, "Barn Burned, Then," was selected by
Marjorie Welish for the 2008 Omnidawn Poetry Prize.  Taransky lives in
Philadelphia where she works at Kelly Writers House and teaches poetry
at Temple University.

Dara Wier’s newest book is SELECTED POEMS out this fall from Wave Books.  She’s also the author of REVERSE RAPTURE and VOYAGES IN ENGLISH.  Along with Guy Pettit and Emily Pettit she publishes and edits poetry chapbooks and broadsides for Factory Hollow Press.  She teaches workshops and form & theory seminars for the MFA Program for Poets and Writers at the University of Massachusetts Amherst.  New poems and prose can be found in notnostrums, Fou, The Nation, American Poetry Review, Superstition Review, Fairy Tale Review, Bat City Review, Maggy, Scythe, LIT, Circumference, The Blue Letter, Conduit, and elsewhere.

January 31, 2010 reading

Join us for a very special celebration book release party for CA Conrad and Frank Sherlock’s new book:

The City Real & Imagined

Find out more about the book here.

The night will feature readings by CA Conrad and Frank Sherlock!

Check out the Facebook event page here.

6:30 p.m. sharp start time

See you there!

Reader Bios:

CAConrad is the recipient of The Gil Ott Book Award for The Book of Frank (Chax Press, 2009). He is also the author of Advanced Elvis Course (Soft Skull Press, 2009), (Soma)tic Midge (Faux Press, 2008), and Deviant Propulsion (Soft Skull Press, 2006). 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 CAConrad.blogspot.com or with his friends at PhillySound.blogspot.com

Frank Sherlock is the recipient of the 2009 CAC Sexiest Poem Award. He is the author of Over Here (Factory School 2009) and a collaboration with Brett Evans entitled Ready-to-Eat Individual (Lavender Ink 2008). Other publications include Daybook of Perversities & Main Events (Cy Gist Press 2007), Wounds in an Imaginary Nature Show (Night Flag Books 2007) and Spring Diet of Flowers at Night (Mooncalf Press 2006). He is a co-founder of PACE (Poet Activist Community Extension) and a native Philadelphian. You can visit him online at FrankSherlock.blogspot.com or with his friends at PhillySound.blogspot.com

January 24, 2010 Reading

Join us for three great poets this upcoming Sunday, 1/24, at 6:30 p.m. sharp.

With dancing by Rebecca Ketchum!

Bios:

Mark Horosky was raised in Connecticut and was educated at the University of Arizona (MFA),  Pace University  (through the New York City Teaching Fellows program), and currently teaches students with disabilities at the Brooklyn Transition Center. He has published a chapbook of prose poems  called Let It Be Nearby with Cue Editions and has two new chapbooks forthcoming with Flying Guillotine Press and The Equalizer.

Rebecca Ketchum attended Goucher College where she studied Dance, Arts Administration, and French.  Since graduation, she has taught many subjects in Chicago, Thailand, Maine, and the Bronx.  She recently finished her Masters of Arts in Education at Harvard University where, most importantly, she met Dorothea Lasky.  Rebecca currently spends her time dancing, baking and working with Racoco Productions, Movementpants Dance, and Children’s Progress.

Caroline Knox’s seventh collection, Nine Worthies, is forthcoming in 2010 from Wave Books. Quaker Guns (Wave 2008) received a Recommended Reading Award 2009 from the Massachusetts Center for the Book. He Paves the Road with Iron Bars (Verse 2004) won the Maurice English Award 2005 for a book by a poet over 50.  A Beaker:  New and Selected Poems appeared from Verse in 2002.  Her previous books are The House Party and To Newfoundland (Georgia 1984, 1989) and Sleepers Wake (Timken 1994).

Knox’s work has appeared in American Scholar, A Public Space, Boston Review, Fulcrum, Harvard, Massachusetts Review, New Republic, Paris Review, Ploughshares, Poetry ( whose Bess Hokin Prize she has won), Times Literary Supplement, TriQuarterly, and Yale Review. Her poems have been in Best American Poetry 1988 and 1994, and on Poetry Daily. She has received awards from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Ingram Merrill Foundation, the Fine Arts Work Center (Lannan Senior Fellowship), the Massachusetts Cultural Council (1996, 2006), The Fund for Poetry, and the Yale/Mellon Visiting Faculty Program.  She was the judge for the Alice Fay DiCastagnola Award of the Poetry Society of America in Spring 2003, and was a Visiting Fellow at Harvard in 2002-2003.   In 2007, she was a juror for the James Laughlin Award of the Academy of American Poets; in 2008, a Poetry Reviewer for the Massachusetts Cultural Council Artist Fellowships Program.

Jessica Smith is the author of one full-length collection of poetry, Organic Furniture Cellar. Since 2001, her work has been published in dozens of magazines as well as in three anthologies. Her poetry and poetics have been translated into Turkish, Swedish, Icelandic and Danish. Chapbooks include bird-book (Detumescence), The Plasticity of Poetry and Telling Time (No Press), Shifting Landscapes (above/ground press), butterflies (Big Game Books), and What the Fortune-Teller Said (dusie/a+bend).  Her work has also been set to music and movement several times, most recently in the opera Ursularia by Nicholas DeMaison; her three-dimensional “poetry plastique” has been exhibited in the U.S. and Europe in shows like infusoria. Much of Jessica’s work can be accessed online at looktouch.com. Jessica is also known as an editor for her work with the monthly women’s broadzine Foursquare.

Originally from Birmingham, Alabama, Jessica received her B.A. and M.A. from SUNY Buffalo, where she was the Founding Editor of the poetry magazine name and won the Academy of American Poets Prize twice. Jessica lived in Sweden, Germany and Austria on a series of scholarships from 2003-2005, and has now resettled in Buffalo, where teaches writing at SUNY Buffalo.

January 17, 2010 Reading

Launch Party for The Portable Boog Reader 4 annual poetry anthology
with 48 NYC poets and now 24 D.C. Metro area poets all of them new to The Portable Boog Reader

7:00 p.m.

WITH READINGS FROM PBR4 CONTRIBUTORS

N.Y.C. poets:
Ivy Johnson  *  Boni Joi
Steven Karl  * Ada Limon
D.C. poets:
Lynne Dreyer   *  Phyllis Rosenzweig


Curated and hosted by Portable Boog Reader 4 N.Y.C. editors: Sommer Browning, Joanna Fuhrman, David Kirschenbaum, and Urayoán Noel, and D.C. editors Cathy Eisenhower and Maureen Thorson. 

For further information: 
212-842-BOOG (2664), editor@boogcity.com
PBR4 (BC61) features the work of 48 New York City and 24 D.C. Metro area poets. The online pdf is available at:
http://welcometoboogcity.com/boogpdfs/bc61.pdf
Bios:

**Boog City**http://www.welcometoboogcity.com/
Boog City is a New York City-based small press now in its 19th year and East Village community newspaper of the same name. It has also published 35 volumes of poetry and various magazines, featuring work by Allen Ginsberg and Lawrence Ferlinghetti among others, and theme issues on baseball, women’s writing, and Louisville, Ky. It hosts and curates two regular performance series—d.a. levy lives: celebrating the renegade press, where each month a non-NYC small press and its writers and a musical act of their choosing is hosted at Chelsea’s ACA Galleries; and Classic Albums Live, where up to 13 local musical acts perform a classic album live at venues including The Bowery Poetry Club, Cake Shop, CBGB’s, and The Knitting Factory. Past albums have included Elvis Costello, My Aim is True; Nirvana, Nevermind; and Liz Phair, Exile in Guyville.

**Lynne Dreyer**http://writing.upenn.edu/pennsound/x/Dreyer.php
Lynne Dreyer has been a D.C. poet for the past 35 years. She lives in Falls Church, Va.

**Ivy Johnson**
Ivy Johnson would like to thank all of the Brooklyn bartenders who doused her in alcohol and set her on fire.

**Boni Joi**
Boni Joi has been nominated twice for a Pushcart Prize. Her poems have appeared in Arabella, Big Hammer, Mind Gorilla, The Brooklyn Rail, and many other journals.

**Steven Karl**http://stevenkarl.blogspot.com/
Steven Karl and the artist Joseph Lappie collaborated on State(s) of Flux (Peptic Robot Press). Karl has chaps from Flying Guillotine and Scantily Clad presses forthcoming.

**Ada Limon**http://www.adalimon.com
Ada Limón is the author of two award-winning poetry books. Her third book, Sharks in the Rivers, is forthcoming from Milkweed Editions.

**Phyllis Rosenzweig**http://www.aerialedge.com/dogs.htm
Phyllis Rosenzweig has lived in Washington, D.C. since 1974. She edits Primary Writing with Diane Ward.