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 ( 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: .


Two Readings This Weekend

Live Like You Want to Live, Baby,
w/ The Burning Chair Readings

Lee Ann Brown, Joanna Fuhrman, & Erica Kaufman
Friday, October 20th, 7PM
The Fall Café, 307 Smith Street, between Union & President
F or G to Carroll Street

Adam Clay & Kate Greentreet
In celebration of their books The Wash & case sensitive
Saturday, October 21st, 8PM
Pierogi Gallery, North 9th Street, between Bedford & Driggs
L to Bedford or B61 Bus

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Born in Japan on October 11th, 1963, Lee Ann Brown is a poet, filmmaker, performer who now divides her time between New York City and Marshall, North Carolina in the Blue Ridge mountains. She is Assistant Professor of English at St. John’s University, and occasionally teaches as part of Naropa University's Writing and Poetics Program. She is also founder and editor of Tender Buttons Press. Her books include The Sleep That Changed Everything (Wesleyan), Polyverse (Sun & Moon Press), and she just got back from the southern portions of the 2006 Wave Book Tour.

Joanna Fuhrman is the author of three books of poetry published by Hanging Loose Press, Freud in Brooklyn (2000), Ugh Ugh Ocean (2003) and Moraine (2006). Her poems have appeared in all the usual places: New American Writing. Conduit, Lit, Court Green, American Letters and Commentary, and in anthologies published by Carnegie Mellon Press, HarperCollins and Soft Skull Press. She works as a private tutor, and teaches creative writing in the NYC public schools.

Erica Kaufman co-curates the belladonna* reading series/small press and is the author of the chapbooks: from the two coat syndrome , the kickboxer suite, and a familiar album (winner of the 2003 New School Chapbook Contest). Her poems have appeared in or are forthcoming in Puppy Flowers, Bombay Gin, The Mississippi Review, jubilat, Good Foot, CARVE, and elsewhere. Other things are also coming soon from different places.

Adam Clay lives in Kalamazoo, Michigan. Parlour Press recently released his first book, The Wash. Recent poems appear in Denver Quarterly, CutBank, and Barrow Street.

Kate Greenstreet's chapbook, Learning the Language, was published by Etherdome Press in 2005. Her first full-length book, case sensitive, is newly available from Ahsahta Press. Her blog, Every Other Day, lives at

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