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Sunday at The Fall Cafe

The Burning Chair Readings
Encourage You To
Get Down With Your Bad Self
w/ the hardest working poets in show business

Kazim Ali, Bruce Covey & Juliet Patterson

Sunday, October 29th, 6PM
@ The Fall Café
307 Smith Street
Between Union & President
Carroll Gardens, Brooklyn
F or G to Carroll Street


Kazim Ali's first book of poetry won Alice James Books' New England/New York Prize and was published in 2005. He's also the author of a novel, Quinn's Passage. Kazim is the publisher of Nightboat Books, assistant professor of English at Shippensburg University and teaches at Stonescoast, the low-residency MFA program of the University of Southern Maine.

Bruce Covey is Lecturer of Creative Writing at Emory University and the author of The Greek Gods as Telephone Wires and the forthcoming Ten Pins, Ten Frames (Front Room Publishers, Ann Arbor) and Elapsing Speedway Organism (No Tell Books, Washington, DC), both due to be published in the fall of 2006. His recent poems also appear or are forthcoming in 26, Cannibal, Bird Dog, Aufgabe, Verse, LIT, Bombay Gin, Boog City, Explosive Magazine, 580 Split, and other journals. He edits the web-based poetry magazine Coconut (www.coconutpoetry.org) and curates the What’s New in Poetry reading series in Atlanta.

Juliet Patterson’s first book, The Truant Lover, was selected by Jean Valentine as the 2004 winner of the Nightboat Poetry Prize. Her poems have appeared or are forthcoming in American Letters & Commentary, Bellingham Review, Bloom, Conduit, Hayden’s Ferry Review, New Orleans Review, The Journal,Verse and other magazines. She is the recipient of a SASE/Jerome fellowship in poetry, a 2004 fellowship with the Institute for Community and Cultural Development through Intermedia Arts in Minneapolis, and an arts fellowship from the Minnesota State Arts Board. She teaches poetry and creative writing in Minneapolis through the College of St. Catherine, Hamline University, The Loft Literary Center, and the Perpich Center for Arts Education. She has worked with children as a volunteer educator with the Minnesota Advocates for Human Rights and with the United Cambodian Association of Minnesota youth programs. She lives near the west bank of the Mississippi in Minneapolis. For more information, visit her website: .

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