A Burning Chair Retrospective

The Burning Chair Readings


a Chair Burning Retrospective

at East Coast Aliens

Friday, April 18th

Doors 7:30 pm, readings from 8-10 pm

Andrea Baker

Jim Behrle

Brenda Iijima

Dorothea Lasky

Tim Peterson

Thibault Raoult

Craig Morgan Teicher

Dara Wier

w/ music from

Walter Baker

& an after-party featuring

the dreams [of the congregation of details

East Coast Aliens

216 Franklin St

btwn. India & Huron

Greenpoint, Brooklyn

G to Greenpoint Ave (exit at India St)





Andrea Baker is the author of like wind loves a window (Slope Editions,
2005) and the chapbooks gilda (Poetry Society of America, 2004) and true
poems about the river go like this
(Cannibal Books, 2008).

walter baker is a musician / composer living in Brooklyn. His background
spans everything from being a sideman guitarist for country singer
George Strait to playing jazz and experimental in the NYC downtown scene to attentions from Bang On A Can. Though he maintains a profile as a modern guitarist, he is most recently best known for his performances as a player of the Rubberbandhorn and the subject of a soon to be released documentary, A Rubberband is an Unlikely Instrument.

Jim Behrle is the author of She’s My Best Friend (Pressed Wafer), City Point (Pressed Wafer) and The (Purple) Notebook of the Lake (Braincase). He sleeps on a floor in Greenpoint.

Brenda Iijima is the author of Animate, Inanimate Aims (Litmus Press) and Around Sea (O Books). If Not Metamorphic was runner up for the Sawtooth Prize and will be published by Ahsahta Press. She is the editor of Portable Press at Yo-Yo Labs (yoyolabs.com/). Together with Evelyn Reilly she is editing a collection of essays by poets concerning poetry and ecological ethics titled, )((eco (lang)(uage(reader). She is the art editor for Boog City as well as a visual artist. She lives in Brooklyn, New York where she designs and constructs homeopathic gardens.

Dorothea Lasky was born in St. Louis in 1978. Her first book of poems, AWE, was published in the fall of 2007 from Wave Books. Her poems have appeared in Boston Review, Phoebe, 6x6, Crowd, Coconut, jubilat, Lungfull!, Knock, Carve, Foursquare, and Skein, among other places. She has been educated at the University of Massachusetts-Amherst, Harvard University, and Washington University. Currently, she lives in Philadelphia, where she studies education at the University of Pennsylvania.

Tim Peterson is the author of Since I Moved In, which received the Gil Ott Award from Chax Press. He edits EOAGH: A Journal of the Arts and curates a portion of the Segue Reading Series.

Thibault Raoult was a Dolin Scholar at the University of Chicago, and, for two years, OFF(icial) poet-in-residence at Brown University. I’ll Say I’m Only Visiting emerged from Cannibal Books (Brooklyn) in Nov/07; a second run is expected in coming-season. A new volume, El p.e. [physical education of the elevated train, emerges from Projective Industries in the coming months. Born in Pithiviers, France, raised in Rochester, NY, Thibault generates the dreams [of the congregation of details—a most real e-(s)tat(e) near 3Coasts.

Craig Morgan Teicher's first book is Brenda Is in the Room and Other Poems. His second, Cradle Book, a collection of fables, will be out from BOA Editions in 2010. He lives in Brooklyn with his wife and son.

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. 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.




The Burning Chair Readings
invite you to get wild & crazy

Farrah Field, Michael Schiavo & Jared White

Friday, April 5th - 7:30 PM
@ The Fall Cafe
307 Smith Street
btwn. Union & President
Carroll Gardens, Brooklyn
F/G to Carroll

Farrah Field’s first book of poems, Rising is forthcoming in early 2009 by Four Way Books. Her poems have appeared in the Mississippi Review, Margie, Chelsea, The Massachusetts Review, Harpur Palate, Pool, Sojourn, The Cranky Review, and are forthcoming in Cranky, Pebble Lake Review, Another Chicago Magazine and Fulcrum. She lives in Brooklyn.

Michael Schiavo’s poetry and nonfiction has appeared in The Yale Review, Tin House, The Believer, Forklift, Ohio, The Hat, Unpleasant Event Schedule, and elsewhere. He is a contributing editor to CUE and currently resides in North Bennington, Vermont. You can visit his blog which he occasionally posts to at http://michaelschiavo.blogspot.com.

Jared White grew up near Boston and is currently living in Brooklyn, New York. His poems have appeared in such journals as Barrow Street, Fugue, Harp and Altar, The Modern Review and Sawbuck; they are forthcoming in Fulcrum, Horse Less Review, LVNG and elsewhere. He’s about to finish his MFA at Columbia University, where he received a prize from the Academy of American Poets in 2005. He blogs from time to time about poems and culture at jaredswhite.blogspot.com.

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