The Burning Chair Readings Brooklyn Poetry Bazaar

Saturday, March 10th, 2007 2:30-7 PM
Galapagos Art Space 70 North 6th Street
Between Kent and Wythe Williamsburg, Brooklyn
$5 for twelve poets & another who sings

2:30-4:30 PM
Ben Mazer
Christian Hawkey
Matvei Yankelevich
Anna Moschovakis
Ann Lauterbach
Fanny Howe

4:30-5 PM
I Feel Tractor

5-7 PM
Farid Matuk
Susan Briante
Jess Mynes
Karen Weiser
Anselm Berrigan
Rod Smith

Contact Matthew Henriksen at matt AT typomag DOT com
We are currently seeking sponsors to help fund our traveling poets.

Fanny Howe
was born in Buffalo, New York, in 1940. She is the author of more than twenty books of poetry and prose. Her recent collections of poetry include On the Ground (Graywolf, 2004), Gone (2003), Selected Poems (2000), Forged (1999), Q (1998), One Crossed Out (1997), O'Clock (1995), and The End (1992). Howe is also the author of several novels and prose collections, most recently, Radical Love (Nightboat, 2006) and The Lives of a Spirit / Glasstown: Where Something Got Broken (Nightboat Books, 2005). Howe was the recipient of the 2001 Lenore Marshall Poetry Prize for her Selected Poems. She has also won awards from the National Endowment for the Arts, the National Poetry Foundation, the California Council for the Arts, and the Village Voice, as well as fellowships from the Bunting Institute and the MacArthur Colony. She was shortlisted for the Griffin Poetry Prize in 2001 and 2005. She has lectured in creative writing at Tufts University, Emerson College, Columbia University, Yale University, and Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Ann Lauterbach
is the author of five collections of poetry: If in Time: Selected Poems 1975-2000 (Penguin, 2001), On a Stair (1997), And for Example (1994), Clamor (1991), Before Recollection (1987), and Many Times, but Then (1979). She has received fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation, the Ingram Merrill Foundation, and the John D. and Catherine C. MacArthur Foundation. Since 1991 she has taught at Bard College, where she is David and Ruth Schwab III Professor of Language and Literature and co-directs the Writing Division of the M.F.A. program.

Rod Smith is the author of Music or Honesty, The Good House, Poèmes de l'araignée (France), In Memory of My Theories, The Boy Poems, Protective Immediacy, and New Mannerist Tricycle with Lisa Jarnot and Bill Luoma. His latest collection, Deed, will be published by the University of Iowa Press in the fall of 2007. A CD, Fear the Sky, came out from Narrow House Recordings in 2005. Smith's work has appeared in numerous magazines and anthologies including Anthology of New (American) Poets, The Baffler, The Gertrude Stein Awards, Java, New American Writing, Open City, Poésie, Poetics Journal, Shenandoah, andThe Washington Review. He edits Aerial magazine, publishes Edge Books, and manages Bridge Street Books in Washington, DC. The next issue of Aerial will focus on poet Lyn Hejinian. Smith is also editing, with Peter Baker and Kaplan Harris, The Selected Letters of Robert Creeley, for the University of California Press.

Anselm Berrigan is the author of Some Notes on my Programming, Zero Star Hotel and Integrity and Dramatic Life, all published by Edge Books in Washington D.C. He was raised in the east village of New York City and lives there now after stints in Buffalo, NY and San Francisco, CA. He is also the author of Strangers in the Nest, published by Dolphin Press and New Lights Press of Baltimore Maryland, and In the Dream Hole, co-authored with Edmund Berrigan. Anselm is currently the director of The St. Marks Poetry project in NYC.

Edmund Berrigan is the author of Disarming Matter, co-editor of the Collected Poems of Ted Berrigan, and house musician on I Feel Tractor's debut CD, Once I Had an Earthquake.

Recent poems by Susan Briante have appeared in Hot Whiskey, OPoss and effing. A co-editor of the journal Superflux, she lives in Dallas, Texas, where she works as an assistant professor of aesthetic studies at the University of Texas at Dallas. She is the author of Pioneers in the Studay of Motion (Ahsahta Press, 2007).

Christian Hawkey is the author of The Book of Funnels (Verse Press/Wave Books, 2004), and the chapbook HourHour, which includes drawings by the artist Ryan Mrowzowski (Delirium Press, 2005). His poems have appeared in numerous magazines, including Conjunctions, Volt, American Poetry Review, Denver Quarterly, Tin House, Crowd, and Conduit, and he has received awards from the Poetry Fund and from the Academy of American Poets. He lives in Ft. Greene, Brooklyn, in a house that he believes was built by Walt Whitman, especially since it’s constantly falling apart.

Farid Matuk's poems have appeared most recently in Oposs, Lungfull!, PastSimple and Shampoo. His first collection, Is it the King?, was released by Effing Press in 2006. He lives in Dallas, Texas where he currently adjuncts at SMU and directs the Community and Mentorship Project for the literary non-profit, The Writer's Garret.

Ben Mazer’s poetry is published widely in international periodicals. His essay revealing a previously unknown source for T. S. Eliot’s The Waste Land (an 1892 essay by Elisabeth Cavazza of Portland, Maine) appears in the second number of Fulcrum: an annual of poetry and aesthetics. He is the author of White Cities (Barbara Matteau Editions) and The Big House (forthcoming).

Anna Moschovakis has been an editor and designer with Ugly Duckling Presse since 2002, helping to produce books and chapbooks by emerging writers, translations, and the poetry periodical, 6x6. Her translations of Henri Michaux, Claude Cahun, Blaise Cendrars, Théophile Gautier and others have been published by Fence, nest, and New York Review Books Classics. She is the author of two chapbooks, The Blue Book (Phylum Press, 2005) and Dependence Day Parade (Sisyphus, 2006), and her first book, I Have Not Been Able to Get Through to Everyone, is just out this fall from Turtle Point Press. She currently teaches in the Comparative Literature Department of Queens College.

Jess Mynes is author of birds for example (CARVE Editions) and In(ex)teriors (Anchorite Press). A collaboration with Chris Rizzo, Full On Jabber, a collaboration with Aaron Tieger, Recently Clouds, and his Rothko poems are scheduled for publication this year. He is the editor for Fewer & Further Press and Asterisk. He also co-curates a local reading series, All Small Caps, in Western, MA.

Karen Weiser is the author of Heads Up Fever Pile, Eight Positive Trees (Pressed Wafer, Placefullness (Ugly Duckling Press), and Pitching Woo (CyPress, forthcoming). She lives in New York City.

Matvei Yankelevich is the editor of the Eastern European Poets Series at Ugly Duckling Presse, and co-edits 6×6, a poetry periodical. He is the co-translator, with Eugene Ostashevsky, of An Invitation For Me To Think, the selected poems of Alexander Vvedensky, forthcoming from Green Integer; and of Russian Absurdism: OBERIU, an anthology forthcoming from Northwestern University Press. His own writing has appeared in various little magazines and his critical work on Russian-American poets appears on Octopus Magazine. A chapbook of his long poem, The Present Work, was published by the Los Angeles-based Palm Press in summer 2006. He teaches Russian Literature at Hunter College in New York City.


Kostas Anagnopoulos & Elisa Gabbert at The Fall Cafe

The Burning Chair Readings
Fool, why don’t you get down with your bad self?
and the linguistic boogie of

Kostas Anagnopoulos & Elisa Gabbert

Friday, February 16th, 7:30 PM
The Fall Café
307 Smith Street
Between Union & President
Carroll Gardens, Brooklyn
F or G to Carroll Street

Kostas Anagnopoulos was born and raised in Chicago. He is the editor and co-founder of Insurance Magazine and Insurance Editions. In 2003 he published his chapbook, Daydream. This spring Ugly Duckling Presse will publish his long poem, Irritant. He lives in Jackson Heights, Queens, and he works as a salesman.

Elisa Gabbert holds degrees from Rice University and Emerson College. She is a reader for Ploughshares and an editor of Absent. Recent work appears or will appear in journals including Pleiades, LIT, No Tell Motel, Kulture Vulture, RealPoetik, H_NGM_N, and Redivider, as well as the forthcoming anthologies The Bedside Guide to No Tell Motel – Second Floor and Outside Voices 2008 Anthology of Younger Poets. This week Kitchen Press released her chapbook, Thanks for Sending the Engine.

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