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The Burning Chair Readings Fall 2007

@ The Fall Café, Fridays 7:30 PM
August 17th - Michael Robins & Dara Wier
September 14th - David Goldstein & Genya Turovskaya
October 12th - Joseph Bradshaw & Ken Rumble

November 16th - Paige Ackerson-Kiely, Lily Brown & Elizabeth Robinson

@ Jimmy’s No. 43 Stage, 8 PM
August 31st - Frank Sherlock & David Shapiro
September 28th - Dorothea Lasky & Laura Solomon
October 26th - Cynthia Cruz & Karla Kelsey
November 30th - Maureen Alsop & Jean Valentine

The Fall Café
307 Smith Street
between Union & President
Carroll Gardens, Brooklyn
F/G to Carroll

Jimmy’s No.43 Stage
43 East 7th Street
between 2nd & 3rd Avenues

The Burning Chair Readings
contact: Matthew Henriksen
matt AT typomag DOT com

Born in Portland, Oregon, Michael Robins is the author of The Next Settlement (University of North Texas Press, 2007), which was selected for the Vassar Miller Prize in Poetry. He holds degrees from the University of Oregon and the University of Massachusetts Amherst, and his poems have recently appeared or are forthcoming in Boston Review, The Cincinnati Review, Denver Quarterly, LUNA, Third Coast and elsewhere. He lives in Chicago and teaches at Columbia College. - "My Life as an Edge of the Lawless Frontier" in Typo 6 - Two poems in Octopus

Dara Wier's books include Remnants of Hannah (Wave Books 2006); Reverse Rapture (Verse Press 2005); Hat on a Pond (Verse Press, 2002) and Voyages in English (Carnegie Mellon U. Press, 2001). A limited edition, (X in Fix), a selection of 5 longer poems, including a section from Reverse Rapture, is printed in RainTaxi’s Brainstorm series. Recent poems can be found in American Poetry Review, New American Writing, Volt, Massachusetts Review, The Melic, The Canary, Painted Bride Quarterly, Mississippi Review, slope, Hollins Critic, Seattle Review, Turnrow, Hunger Mountain, Cincinnati Review, Denver Quarterly, Octopus, Conduit, Crazyhorse, Court Green and Gulf Coast. She works as a member of the poetry faculty and director of the MFA program for poets and writers at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. Her book, Reverse Rapture has been recently awarded The Poetry Center & American Poetry Archives 2006 book of the year prize. - "Blue Oxen"

David B. Goldstein is the author of a chapbook, Been Raw Diction (Dusie), and his poetry has appeared in numerous journals, including The Paris Review, Jubilat, Typo, Epoch, Alice Blue Review, and Pinstripe Fedora. He recently joined the faculty of York University in Toronto, where he teaches Renaissance literature, creative writing, and food studies. - "Paysage" in Typo 9 - Three poems in Dusie

Genya Turovskaya is the author of the chapbook The Tides, recently published by Octopus Books. Her poetry and translations from Russian have appeared in Conjunctions, Chicago Review, jubilat, Landfall, A Public Space and other publications. She lives in Brooklyn, and is an
editor at Ugly Duckling Presse. - "Pax"

Joseph Bradshaw was born in Caldwell, Idaho, and grew up up and down the west coast. From 2002 to 2006 he co-edited FO(A)RM Magazine and co-curated the Spare Room reading series in Portland. A chapbook, The Way Birds Become, was recently published by Weather Press. His poetry and reviews can be found in current or forthcoming issues of Cannibal, Cultural Society, Denver Quarterly, Jacket, Mirage #4 / Period(ical), and elsewhere. He currently lives in Iowa City, that hotbed of literary puke. - from The Way Birds Become

Ken Rumble is the author of Key Bridge (Carolina Wren Press, 2007) and marketing director of the Green Hill Center for North Carolina Art. He is currently working on a book with his father about the earth's atmosphere & Antarctica. His poems have been published in Parakeet, Cutbank, Fascicle, Typo, Octopus, XConnect, Coconut, and others. - Two poems in Typo 8

Paige Ackerson-Kiely was born in October of 1975 at the behest of her parents in Biddeford, Maine. Her first book, In No One's Land won the 2006 Sawtooth Poetry Prize. She currently resides in Vermont, where she is employed selling wine, and is at work on a second manuscript of poems entitled My Love is a Dead Arctic Explorer, and a novel about infanticide. - Three poems in jubilat

Lily Brown holds an MFA from Saint Mary's College and currently lives in San Francisco. Her poems have been published or are forthcoming in Typo, Octopus, Fence, Cannibal, Tarpaulin Sky, Handsome and Coconut. - Octopus Books published her chapbook, The Renaissance Sheet, in early 2007. - "To a Tree" in Typo 9

Elizabeth Robinson is the author of 8 books of poetry, most recently Under That Silky Roof (Burning Deck Press) and Apostrophe (Apogee Press). The Orphan and its Relations is forthcoming from Fence Books in 2008. Robinson co-edits EtherDome Press and Instance Books and lives in Boulder, Colorado. - Two poems in Rain Taxi

David Shapiro’s New and Selected Poems (1965-2006) was released from Overlook Press in 2007. In addition to his many books, Shapiro has published art criticism and poetry in The New Yorker, The Paris Review, and Artforum. He has received a fellowship from the National endowment for the Arts, the Zabel Prize for Experimental Poetry from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, and a nomination for a National Book Award in 1971. He has edited volumes of aesthetics, translated Alberti’s poems about Picasso, collaborated with Rudy Burckhardt on three films, and had a play produced at the Kitchen called “Two Boys on the Bus.” A professional violinist in his youth, he now writes in Riverdale, New York, where he lives with his wife Lindsay. - Four poems in Lingo

Frank Sherlock is the author of Wounds in an Imaginary Nature Show (Night Flag Press), Spring Diet of Flowers at Night (Mooncalf Press), ISO (furniture press) and 13 (Ixnay Press). Past collaborations include work with CAConrad, Jennifer Coleman, and sound artist Alex Welsh. Publication of his most recent collaborative poem with Brett Evans, entitled Ready-to-Eat Individual is forthcoming in the near future. - from The City Real & Imagined: Philadelphia Poems

Dorothea Lasky was born in St. Louis, MO in 1978. Her first full-length collection, AWE (Wave Books), will be out in the fall of 2007. She is the author of three chapbooks: The Hatmaker's Wife (Braincase Press, 2006), Art (H_NGM_N Press, 2005), and Alphabets and Portraits (Anchorite Press, 2004). Her poems have appeared in jubilat, Crowd, 6x6, Boston Review, Delmar, Phoebe, Filter, Knock, Drill, Lungfull!, and Carve, among others. Currently, she lives in Philadelphia, where studies education at the University of Pennsylvania and co-edits the Katalanche Press chapbook series, along with the poet Michael Carr. She is a graduate of the MFA program for Poets and Writers at the University of Massachusetts-Amherst and also has been educated at Harvard University and Washington University. - Eight poems in the Boston Review

Laura Solomon was born in 1976 and grew up in the deep South. She studied Political Science and Literature at the University of Georgia in Athens, and later Creative Writing at the University of Massachusetts-Amherst. Her first book Bivouac was published by Slope Editions in 2002. Other publications include a chapbook, Letters by which Sisters Will Know Brothers (Katalanché Press 2005), and Haiku des Pierres / Haiku of Stones by Jaques Poullaouec, a translation from the French with Sika Fakambi (Apogée Press, 2006). Her second book of poetry Blue and Red Things has just been released by Ugly Duckling Presse. Currently she lives in Philadelphia where she works as a tutor and researcher for an adult literacy intervention program. - Five poems in Octopus

Cynthia Cruz was born in Germany and raised in Northern California. Her first book, Ruin, was published by Alice James Books in 2006. Her poems have appeared in the American Poetry Review, Paris Review, Boston Review, Colorado Review, Denver Quarterly, and others, and are anthologized in Isn't it Romantic: 100 Love Poems by Younger Poets and The Iowa Anthology of New American Poetries. She is the recipient of several residencies to Yaddo and the MacDowell Colony. She lives in New York City. - Two poems in Perihelion

Born and raised in Southern California, Karla Kelsey holds degrees from UCLA, The Iowa Writers Workshop, and The University of Denver. Her first book, Knowledge, Forms, the Aviary won the 2005 Sawtooth Poetry Prize judged by Carolyn Forché and was published in 2006 by Ahsahta Press. Her second full-length manuscript, Iteration Nets, is based in the sonnet form and is forthcoming from Ahsahta. Karla is also author of the chapbooks Little Dividing Doors in the Mind (Noemi Press, 2005) and Iterations (Pilot Press, forthcoming). Recent poems, essays, and reviews can be found in the Boston Review, Octopus, Five Fingers Review, Lit, and CAB/NET. - Four poems in the Boston Review

Maureen Alsop’s recent poems have appeared or are pending in various publications including: Barrow Street, Typo, Margie, Columbia : A Journal of Literature and Art and Texas Review. Her poetry was twice nominated for the Pushcart Prize. She is the 2006 recipient of Harpur Palate's Milton Kessler Memorial Prize for Poetry and The Eleventh Muse 2006 poetry prize. Her first full collection of poetry Apparition Wren is available through Main Street Rag. - "The Naming" in Typo 9

Jean Valentine won the Yale Younger Poets Award for her first book, Dream Barker, in 1965. Her most recent collection, Door in the Mountain: New and Collected Poems 1965 - 2003, won the 2004 National Book Award for Poetry. Author of eight additional books, Valentine has received a Guggenheim Fellowship and awards from the NEA, The Bunting Institute, The Rockefeller Foundation, The New York Council for the Arts, and The New York Foundation for the Arts, as well as the Maurice English Prize, the Teasdale Poetry Prize, and The Poetry Society of America's Shelley Memorial Prize. She has taught at Columbia, Sarah Lawrence College, NYU, and the 92nd St. Y, among other places. - from Door in the Mountain

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