KGB: MWA Reading

December 16, 2017
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


KGB: NYU Emerging Writers

December 08, 2017
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


KGB: Liars’ League

December 06, 2017
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


RR: F Bomb Reading Series

December 01, 2017
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

No cover.  2 drink minimum.


KGB: NYU Emerging Writers

November 17, 2017
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


RR: F Bomb Reading Series

November 03, 2017
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

No cover.  2 drink minimum.


KGB: MWA Reading

October 28, 2017
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


KGB: NYU Emerging Writers

October 20, 2017
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


KGB: FREE WATER #21

October 13, 2017
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


RR: F Bomb Reading Series

October 06, 2017
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

No cover.  2 drink minimum.


KGB: NYU Emerging Writers

September 22, 2017
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


KGB: Red Hen Press

September 15, 2017
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


KGB: Liars’ League

September 06, 2017
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


RR: F Bomb Reading Series

September 01, 2017
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

No cover.  2 drink minimum.


KGB: FREE WATER #20

August 18, 2017
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


KGB: MWA Reading

August 12, 2017
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


KGB: NYU-SPS

August 11, 2017
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


RR: F Bomb Reading Series

August 04, 2017
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

No cover.  2 drink minimum. 


RR: F Bomb Reading Series

July 07, 2017
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

No cover.  2 drink minimum.


RR: Thursday Night Mix

June 22, 2017
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

No cover.  2 drink minimum.


KGB: MWA Reading

June 17, 2017
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


KGB: FREE WATER #19

June 16, 2017
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


RR: TNS After Hours

June 16, 2017
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

No cover.  2 drink minimum.


RR: Tale Storytelling Series

June 15, 2017
9:00 pm -


KGB: True Story Nonfiction

June 13, 2017
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


KGB: Writers Hotel

June 10, 2017
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


RR: Writers Hotel

June 10, 2017
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

No cover.  2 drink minimum.


RR: Writers Hotel

June 09, 2017
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

No cover.  2 drink minimum. 


KGB: Writers Hotel

June 09, 2017
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


KGB: Liars’ League

June 07, 2017
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


KGB: Trumpet Fiction

June 03, 2017
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


RR: F Bomb Reading Series

June 02, 2017
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

No cover.  2 drink minimum. 


RR: Green Fairy Absinthe Tasting

June 01, 2017
9:30 pm -


RR: NY Writers’ Workshop

June 01, 2017
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

No cover.  2 drink minimum.


RR: Thursday Night Mix

May 25, 2017
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

No cover.  2 drink minimum.


KGB: Ronald Guttman reads Camus’ The Fall

May 22, 2017
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


Hannah Tinti & One Story

May 21, 2017
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm

About the Series: KGB Bar Sunday Night Fiction

The KGB Bar Sunday Night Fiction showcases the finest in contemporary fiction from new and emerging writers.


Suzanne Dottino/fiction curator,

RR: TNS After Hours

May 19, 2017
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

No cover.  2 drink minimum.


KGB: Paragraph

May 19, 2017
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


RR: Tale Storytelling Series

May 18, 2017
9:00 pm -


KGB: Trumpet Fiction

May 13, 2017
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


RR: Red Door Sessions #1: Femme//Fronted

May 12, 2017
8:00 pm -

$20 cover.  2 drink minimum.  (Planned Parenthood Benefit)
@kidbowery kicks off a new live-music series at The Red Room with Red Door Sessions #1, to fete nyc’s new indie rock gynarchy! Femme fronted lineup includes lo-fi punk blues devastator, Breanna Barbara, darling hotel insomniac, PONY, and others. This show’s proceeds will be donated to Planned Parenthood of Northeast Pennsylvania. Check back for details. 


KGB: True Story Nonfiction

May 09, 2017
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


KGB: Monday Night Poetry - Alex Dimitrov + Christopher Salerno

May 08, 2017
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Last reading of the season for this series!

Christopher Salerno is an American Poet, Editor of Saturnalia Books, and Associate Professor of English at William Paterson University.  He is the author of four poetry collections. His most recent book, Sun & Urn, was selected by Thomas Lux for the Georgia Poetry Prize and will be published in early 2017 by the University of Georgia Press. ATM, selected by D.A. Powell for the 2013 Georgetown Review Poetry Prize, was published in 2014. His second book, Minimum Heroic, was selected by Dara Wier for the Mississippi Review Poetry Prize in 2010. Other honors include the 2013 Midwest/Laurel Review Prize for a chapbook of poems, Automatic Teller, as well as a 2014 NJ State Council on the Arts Fellowship Grant. His first book of poems, Whirligig, was published by Spuyten Duyvil Publishing House (NY) in 2006. 

Alex Dimitrov is the author of two collections of poems, Together and by Ourselves, forthcoming from Copper Canyon Press in April of 2017, Begging for It (Four Way Books, 2013), and the online chapbook American Boys (Floating Wolf Quarterly, 2012). He is the recipient of the Stanley Kunitz Prize from the American Poetry Review and a Pushcart Prize. He has taught creative writing and literature at Bennington College, Columbia University, and Rutgers University-New Brunswick. He is the Senior Content Editor at the Academy of American Poets where he edits the popular online series Poem-a-Day and American Poets magazine. In 2009 Dimitrov founded Wilde Boys, a queer poetry salon which he ran until 2013 in New York City, where he lives.


RR: F Bomb Reading Series

May 05, 2017
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

No cover.  2 drink minimum.


KGB: Sarah Lawrence College reading

May 05, 2017
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


RR: Green Fairy Absinthe Tasting

May 04, 2017
9:30 pm -


RR: NY Writers’ Workshop

May 04, 2017
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

No cover.  2 drink minimum.


KGB: Monday Night Poetry - G. Brooks Centennial Tribute

May 01, 2017
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


KGB: Columbia TC reading

April 29, 2017
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


KGB: Hofstra MFA Program

April 28, 2017
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


RR: Thursday Night Mix

April 27, 2017
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

No cover.  2 drink minimum.


KGB: Pratt Reading II

April 26, 2017
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


KGB: Pratt Reading I

April 25, 2017
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


KGB: Monday Night Poetry - Amber Tamblyn + Jenny Zhang + Anton Yakovlev

April 24, 2017
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Amber Tamblyn is the author of Dark Sparkler (Harper Collins, 2015). She has been an actress since the age of nine and lives in Brooklyn, New York.

Jenny Zhang is the author of Hags (Guillotine, 2014) and Dear Jenny, We Are All Find (Octopus Books, 2012). Her collection of short stories, Sour Heart, is forthcoming from Random House in 2017.

Anton Yakovlev is the author of Ordinary Impalers (Aldrich Press, early 2017), The Ghost of Grant Wood (Finishing Line Press, 2015), and Neptune Court (The Operating System, 2015). His poems have appeared in The New Yorker, The Hopkins Review, Prelude, and elsewhere. His book of translations of poetry by Sergei Esenin is forthcoming from Sensitive Skin Books in 2017. He has also directed several short films.


KGB: Rutgers-Newark MFA Reading

April 22, 2017
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


RR: TNS After Hours

April 21, 2017
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

No cover.  2 drink minimum.


KGB: NYU Emerging Writers

April 21, 2017
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


RR: Tale Storytelling Series

April 20, 2017
9:00 pm -


KGB: Launch for The Sex Effect by Ross Benes

April 18, 2017
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Ross Benes is the author of “The Sex Effect,” which Kirkus described as “a book marinated in provocative assertions that are certain to instigate debate and productive discussion” and best-selling author A.J. Jacobs called “Freakonomics without pants.” A reporter now at Digiday, Benes previously worked for Esquire and Deadspin, where he wrote about sex, sports, statistics, and pop culture. His work has also appeared in the Wall Street Journal, New York magazine, Rolling Stone, Adweek, Quartz, Mental Floss, Business Insider, Salon, and Slate. A native of Nebraska, he now lives in Brooklyn.

David Moscovich is the Romanian-American author of a book of misadventures set in Southern Japan called You Are Make Very Important Bathtime (JEF Books) and more recently, LIFE+70[Redacted] (Lit Fest Press), a printed version of the most expensive literary e-book ever hacked. He edits Louffa Press and hosts the eXfoliation reading series in New York. 


KGB: Monday Night Poetry - Craig Morgan Teicher + Suzanne Buffam

April 17, 2017
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Craig Morgan Teicher is the author of a four sad books, most recently The Trembling Answers: Poems, due out from BOA Editions in April. He is the editor of Once and For All: The Best of Delmore Schwartz and a poetry editor for The Literary Review.  He works at Publishers Weekly and lives in New Jersey with his wife and children.

Suzanne Buffam was born and raised in Montreal, Canada. She’s the author of three collections of poetry, A Pillow Book (Canarium Books 2016), The Irrationalist (Canarium Books, 2010), which was shortlisted for the 2011 Griffin Poetry Prize and Past Imperfect (House of Anansi Press, 2005), which won the Gerald Lampert Award. Her poems have also been published in Poetry, jubilat, A Public Space, Denver Quarterly, Colorado Review, Prairie Schooner, and many other journals. She lives in Chicago.


KGB: MWA Reading

April 15, 2017
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


KGB: FREE WATER #18

April 14, 2017
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


RR: Buck and a Quarter Quartet

April 13, 2017
9:00 pm -

No cover.  1 drink minimum.


RR: The Last Taboo Literary Salon

April 13, 2017
7:30 pm -

Wine Reception 7:30pm, Discussion 8pm
No cover. 1 drink minimum.


KGB: True Story Nonfiction

April 11, 2017
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


KGB: Monday Night Poetry - Jorie Graham + Dan Chiasson

April 10, 2017
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Jorie Graham is the author of numerous collections of poetry, including From the New World: Poems 1976 - 2014, winner of the Los Angeles Times Book Award, Sea Change (Ecco, 2008), Never (2002), Swarm (2000), and The Dream of the Unified Field: Selected Poems 1974-1994, which won the 1996 Pulitzer Prize for Poetry.  Her latest volume Fast will be out from Ecco in May.  Graham has also edited two anthologies, Earth Took of Earth: 100 Great Poems of the English Language (1996) and The Best American Poetry 1990.  Her many honors include a John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Fellowship and the Morton Dauwen Zabel Award from The American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters.  She has taught at the University of Iowa Writers’ Workshop and is currently the Boylston Professor of Rhetoric and Oratory at Harvard University. She served as a Chancellor of The Academy of American Poets from 1997 to 2003.

Poet and critic Dan Chiasson is author of three books of poetry: The Afterlife of Objects (2002), Natural History (2005), and Where’s the Moon, There’s the Moon (2010). A book of criticism, One Kind of Everything: Poem and Person in Contemporary America, was published in 2006. He reviews poetry regularly for the New Yorker and the New York Times Book Review. He has received the Whiting Writers’ Award, a Pushcart Prize, and a fellowship from the Guggenheim Foundation. He teaches at Wellesley College.


KGB: Trumpet Fiction

April 08, 2017
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


KGB: NYU-SPS

April 07, 2017
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


RR: F Bomb Reading Series

April 07, 2017
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

No cover.  2 drink minimum.


RR: Green Fairy Absinthe Tasting

April 06, 2017
9:30 pm -


RR: NY Writers’ Workshop

April 06, 2017
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

No cover.  2 drink minimum.


KGB: Henning, Kimmelman & Seidman reading

April 04, 2017
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Born in Detroit in 1948, Barbara Henning moved to New York City in 1983 with the father of her children, Allen Saperstein (d. 4/25/1997).  She is the mother of Michah Saperstein and Linnée Snyder, with two grandchildren, Luke and Logan Snyder. In 2005 Barbara moved to Santa Fe, New Mexico briefly and then to Tucson, Arizona where she taught for the University of Arizona and for the Poetry Center, serving on the board of the literary group POG and Chax Press. In 2010 she returned to the East Village in New York City where she is presently living. She’s the author of three novels and nine collections of poetry. A Day Like Today was released in the spring of 2015 by Negative Capability Press.  Other recent books include two collections of poetry and prose, A Swift Passage (Quale Press, 2013) and Cities & Memory (Chax Press, 2010); a novel, Thirty Miles to Rosebud (BlazeVox, 2009); a collection of object-sonnets, and My Autobiography (United Artists, 2007). She is also a board member on Belladonna and the author/editor of a book of interviews, Looking Up Harryette Mullen (Belladonna, 2011), and The Selected Prose of Bobbie Louise Hawkins (Blazevox, 2012). For a number of years she published limited editions (108) of a series of 16 photo-poem pamphlets, distributed to a list of poets. The last of this series was published a few years ago, My Animal Eyeball. She is a long-time yoga practitioner, having lived and studied in Mysore, India with Shankaranarayana Jois and she brings this knowledge and discipline to her writing and her teaching at Naropa University (2006-14), writers.com and Long Island University in Brooklyn, where she is Professor Emerita.

Hugh Seidman was born in Brooklyn, NY. His poetry has won several awards including the 2004 Green Rose Prize from New Issues Press (Western Michigan University) for his last poetry collection, Somebody Stand Up and Sing (2005). His first book, Collecting Evidence (Yale University Press), won the Yale Series of Younger Poets Prize (1970). Seidman has also received multiple NYFA, CAPS, and NEA poetry grants, and he has taught writing at the University of Wisconsin, Yale University, the City College of CUNY, the College of William and Mary, the New School University, and several other institutions.

Born and raised in New York City after the Second World War, Burt Kimmelman has published seventeen books of poetry and criticism as well as more than a hundred articles (on literature and art, along with some memoir). His poems are often anthologized and have been featured on National Public Radio; and he has been the subject of a number of interviews available in print or online. His ninth collection of poems, Abandoned Angel (Marsh Hawk Press), was released last fall. His eighth collection, Gradually the World: New and Selected Poems (BlazeVOX [books]), appeared in 2013. He teaches literary and cultural studies at New Jersey Institute of Technology. More about him can be found at BurtKimmelman.com.


KGB: Monday Night Poetry - MacGregor Card + Ocean Vuong

April 03, 2017
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Macgregor Card is a poet, translator and bibliographer living in Queens. His first full poetry collection, Duties of an English Foreign Secretary, was selected for the Fence Modern Poets Series by Martin Corless-Smith. Recent work has appeared in The Brooklyn Rail, Ink Node, Aufgabe, Lungfull!, Fence, Baltimore Is Reads, The Recluse, Puppyflowers, Whitman Hom(m)age and Best American Poetry 2007. With Andrew Maxwell he was co-editor of The Germ: a journal of poetic research. He is currently editing an anthology of New York School poetries with Olivier Brossard.

Ocean Vuong is the author of the best-selling, Night Sky with Exit Wounds, which was a New York Times Top 10 Books of 2016, finalist for the Kate Tufts Discovery Award, and a winner of the 2016 Whiting Award. A Ruth Lilly fellow from the Poetry Foundation, he has received honors from the Lannan Foundation, the Civitella Ranieri Foundation, The Elizabeth George Foundation, The Academy of American Poets, and the Pushcart Prize. Vuong’s writings have been featured in The Atlantic, The Nation, New Republic, The New Yorker, The New York Times, The Village Voice, and American Poetry Review, which awarded him the Stanley Kunitz Prize for Younger Poets. Selected by Foreign Policy magazine as a 2016 100 Leading Global Thinker, alongside Hillary Clinton, Ban Ki-Moon and Warsan Shire, Ocean was also named by BuzzFeed Books as one of “32 Essential Asian American Writers” and has been featured on NPR’s “All Things Considered,” PBS NewsHour, Teen Vogue, VICE, and The New Yorker, as well as fashion features at The Last Magazine, The Fantastic Man, and BON Magazine Sweden.  Born in Saigon, Vietnam, he immigrated to the US at the age of two as a child refugee. He lives in New York City.


RR: Tal Finkel

March 31, 2017
10:30 pm -

No cover.  2 drink minimum.


KGB: Paragraph

March 31, 2017
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


RR: Michael Arenella and His Dreamland Orchestra

March 30, 2017
8:30 pm -

Doors 8:30 Show 9
No cover.  2 drink minimum


KGB: RAQUEL ABEND - ANDOR

March 28, 2017
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Venezuelan writer Raquel Abend presents the second edition of her first novel, Andor, joined by Argentinean writer Milton Laufer. In the midst of drunkenness and hangovers, conversations and boredoms, sudden crushes and jealousy, this fiction novel explores the most playful, visceral and simplest of the fragile and contradictory human life.
Raquel Abend is a Venezuelan writer and journalist. She has published two collections of poetry: Sobre las fábricas, (New York, Sudaquia Editores, 2014) and Lengua Mundana (Bogota, Común Presencia Editores, 2012), and the novel Andor (Caracas, Bid & Co.Editor, 2013; Miami, SubUrbano Ediciones, 2017). She is also the co-author of the book Los días pasan y las formas regresan (Caracas, Bid & Co. Editor, 2013). http://raquelabendvandalen.com/

Milton Läufer is an Argentinian writer, journalist and teacher. Currently, he is doing a PhD at New York University focused on digital literature in Latin America. He is the 2016-2017 writer-in-residence of The Trope Tank, MIT. In 2015 he published Lagunas, a partially algorithmic-generated novel, which —as most of his work— is available online at http://www.miltonlaufer.com.ar. He has participated in art exhibitions in Latin America, the US and Europe. He lives in Brooklyn.


KGB: Monday Night Poetry - George David Clark + Malachi Black

March 27, 2017
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Malachi Black is the author of Storm Toward Morning (Copper Canyon Press, 2014), a finalist for the Poetry Society of America’s Norma Farber First Book Award and a selection for the PSA’s New American Poets Series.  Black’s poems appear widely in journals and anthologies and have been recognized by a number of fellowships of awards.  Black was the subject of an Emerging Poet profile by Mark Jarman in American Poet: The Journal of the Academy of American Poets, and his work has several times been set to music and has been featured in exhibitions both in the U.S. and abroad.  A 2017 Rome Prize nominee, he is an assistant professor of English and Creative Writing at the University of San Diego.

George David Clark is an assistant professor of English and creative writing at Washington & Jefferson College. His first book, Reveille (Arkansas, 2015), won the Miller Williams Prize and his more recent work can be found in AGNI, The Georgia Review, The Gettysburg Review, Image, The New Criterion, The Southern Review, and elsewhere. He edits the journal 32 Poems and lives with his wife and their three young children in Washington, Pennsylvania.​


RR: PEN International Awards Reading

March 26, 2017
7:00 am - 9:00 pm


KGB: NYU Emerging Writers

March 24, 2017
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


RR: Tale Storytelling Series

March 23, 2017
9:00 pm -


RR: Thursday Night Mix

March 23, 2017
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

No cover.  2 drink minimum.


RR: Atlas Obscura

March 21, 2017
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

KGB: Four Way Books reading

March 21, 2017
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Bruce Bond is the author of sixteen books including Sacrum, a Four Way Books Spring 2017 title. Presently he lives in Denton, Texas where he is Poetry Editor for American Literary Review and Regents Professor at the University of North Texas.

Christopher Kempf has published poetry in Best New Poets, Gettysburg Review, The New Republic, and Ploughshares, among other places. Late in the Empire of Men, a Four Way Books Spring 2017 title and the winner of the 2015 Four Way Books Levis Prize in Poetry, judged by Martha Collins, is his first book of poetry. Recipient of a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship, as well as a Wallace Stegner Fellowship from Stanford University, he is the 2016-2017 Emerging Writer Lecturer at Gettysburg College and a Ph.D. candidate in English Literature at the University of Chicago.  He received his MFA from Cornell University.

Nathan McClain is a recipient of scholarships from The Frost Place and the Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference, and a graduate of Warren Wilson’s MFA Program for Writers. A Cave Canem fellow, his poems have recently appeared or are forthcoming in Callaloo, Ploughshares, Sou’wester, Iron Horse Literary Review, Southern Humanities Review, Waxwing and elsewhere. Scale, a Four Way Books Spring 2017 title, is his first book of poetry. He lives in Brooklyn.

Christina Pugh’s most recent book of poetry, Perception, is a Four Way Books Spring 2017 title. Her poems have appeared widely.  Pugh was recently awarded a 2015 John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Fellowship to complete her fifth book of poems, Stardust Media.  Her honors have also included the Lucille Medwick Memorial Award from the Poetry Society of America, an individual artist fellowship in poetry from the Illinois Arts Council, the Grolier Poetry Prize, an AWP Intro Journals Award, and the Ruth Lilly Fellowship from Poetry. She lives in Evanston, IL and is a professor in the Program for Writers at the University of Illinois at Chicago. In addition to her teaching, she is Consulting Editor for Poetry magazine. 


KGB: Monday Night Poetry

March 20, 2017
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


RR: BonBon Burlesque

March 18, 2017
9:00 pm -

$15 cover cash only.  2 drink minimum.


RR: TNS After Hours

March 17, 2017
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

No cover.  2 drink minimum.


RR: Town Street Criers and Guests

March 16, 2017
7:00 pm -

No cover.  2 drink minimum.


RR: Would You Do Him?

March 15, 2017
7:00 pm -

Would You Do Him? Women Sex and Power in the Age of Trump
No cover.  1 drink minimum.


KGB: True Story Nonfiction

March 14, 2017
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


KGB: Monday Night Poetry - William Wenthe + J. Allen Rosser + Martin Rock

March 13, 2017
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

J. Allyn Rosser’s fourth collection of poems, Mimi’s Trapeze, appeared in 2014 from the University of Pittsburgh Press.  Her work has been awarded the Morse Prize, the New Criterion Poetry Prize, and Poetry magazine’s Bock and Wood prizes. She has been the recipient of fellowships from the Lannan Foundation, the Guggenheim Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts, and the Ohio Arts Council. Her work has appeared in four editions of the Best American Poetry series, and in such journals as Poetry, The Atlantic, The Paris Review, The Kenyon Review, and The Georgia Review.  She teaches at Ohio University, where she also served as the Editor of New Ohio Review for the past eight years. 

William Wenthe’s fourth book of poems is God’s Foolishness, published by LSU Press in 2016.  He has received poetry fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Texas Commission on the Arts, and two Pushcart Prizes.  His poems have appeared in Poetry, The Paris Review, The Georgia Review, TriQuarterly, Ninth Letter, The Southern Review, Shenandoah, Open City, Tin House; and other journals and anthologies.  Critical essays on the craft of poetry have appeared in The Yale Review, Kenyon Review, American Poetry Review, and others.  Born and raised in New Jersey, he received a Ph.D. in English from the University of Virginia; and now teaches creative writing and modern poetry at Texas Tech University.

Martin Rock is the author of Residuum (2015 Editor’s Choice Award, Cleveland State University Poetry Center), as well as the chapbooks Dear Mark (Brooklyn Arts Press, 2013) and Fish, You Bird (Pilot, 2010, co-written with Phillip D. Ischy). With Kevin Prufer and Martha Collins, he co-edited the Unsung Masters volume, Catherine Breese Davis: On the Life and Work of an American Master. His poems have appeared in the Academy of American Poets’ “Poem-a-Day,” Missouri Review’s “Poem of the Week,” AGNI, Best New Poets 2012, Black Warrior Review, Conduit, DIAGRAM, and other journals. He has taught writing at New York University, Berkeley College, Jackson Hole Writers Conference and University of Houston’s Boldface Writers’ Conference. Martin lives in Oakland and is a member of the Poetry Society of America’s Bay Area Advisory Board. His website is martinrockpoetry.com.


KGB: Trumpet Fiction

March 11, 2017
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Erica Abeel is a New York-based novelist and film critic. A former dancer, she has also taught at City University. She’s the author of 5 books, and her 6th—“Wild Girls”—will be published October 26, 2016 by Texas Review Books.

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Jim Jennings is a 5th generation Oklahoman.  His Chickasaw ancestors came West to the windswept plains on the Trail of Tears in the 1830’s.  Jim is a recovering trial lawyer and a veteran of many New York Writers Workshop pitch conferences.  His debut novel THE LIGHT MOST FAVORABLE was published by Tradeworks Publishing in 2012.  His next two novels, MIRADOR and BLUE WILD INDIGO, are nearing completion.

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Rowan Hisayo Buchanan is the author of Harmless Like You. Her short writing has appeared in, among other places, the Guardian, Granta, Guernica and The Rumpus. She received a fellowship for the Asian American Writers Workshop and residencies from Hedgebrook, the Edna St. Vincent Millay Colony and Gladstone’s Library.


KGB: Red Hen Press

March 10, 2017
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

An Evening of Poetry with Red Hen Press, featuring Cornelius Eady, Douglas Manuel, and William Trowbridge, moderated by Cave Canem Fellow and Pushcart Prize nominee t’ai freedom ford.

Bios:
Poet and cofounder of Cave Canem, Cornelius Eady has published more than half a dozen volumes of poetry, including The Gathering of My Name (1991), nominated for a Pulitzer Prize; and Brutal Imagination (2001), a National Book Award finalist. He has received grants from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Guggenheim Foundation, the Rockefeller Foundation, and the Lila Wallace–Reader’s Digest Fund.

Douglas Manuel is currently a Middleton and Dornsife Fellow at the University of Southern California where he is pursuing a PhD in Literature and Creative Writing. He was a recipient of the Chris McCarthy Scholarship for the Napa Valley Writers’ Conference, has been the Poetry Editor for Gold Line Press, and was one of the Managing Editors of Ricochet Editions. His debut collection, Testify, is forthcoming from Red Hen Press this spring, 2017.

William Trowbridge has received an Academy of American Poets Prize and a Pushcart Prize and has held fellowships at Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference, the MacDowell Colony, Ragdale, Yaddo, and the Anderson Center. In 2012, Trowbridge was appointed poet laureate of Missouri. He is a distinguished professor emeritus at Northwest Missouri State University and currently teaches in the low-residency MFA program at the University of Nebraska.

t’ai freedom ford is a New York City high school English teacher, Cave Canem Fellow, and Pushcart Prize nominee. In 2014, she was the winner of The Feminist Wire’s inaugural poetry contest judged by Evie Shocklee and is a 2015 Center for Fiction Fellow. She is the winner of the 2015 To the Lighthouse Poetry Prize from A Room of Her Own Foundation (AROHO). Her first poetry collection, how to get over is forthcoming from Red Hen Press this spring, 2017. 


RR: Buck and a Quarter Quartet

March 09, 2017
9:00 pm -

No cover.  1 drink minimum.


RR: Porch Music

March 09, 2017
7:00 pm -

A pianist, a banjo player, and a couple of their friends walk into a bar. What do you get? Porch Music! Join Leslie Goshko (host of the long-running KGB Bar storytelling series, “Sideshow Goshko") and friends as they bring you a mish mosh of traditional country/bluegrass favorites and not-so-traditional reinterpretations of pop/rock tunes.

Featuring:

LESLIE GOSHKO (piano, vocals)
ANDY CHRISTIE (banjo, vocals)
PHIL DENNISTON (guitar, vocals)
RICK DENNIS (bass)
CHRISTOPHER TROY SANCHEZ (percussion)


RR: Book Release Party/Reading with Clay McLeod Chapman

March 08, 2017
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Come raise a glass for the release of NOTHING UNTOWARD (Applause Books) with a reading from author Clay McLeod Chapman.

“...One of the darkest collections of short stories since H.P.
Lovecraft.”—The Abstract

In REST AREA, Clay McLeod Chapman offered a view into the lives of
Southern Gothic monstrosities. Now the 40 tales of NOTHING UNTOWARD:
TALES FROM THE PUMPKN PIE SHOW delve into the depraved minds of those madmen and women who drift along the periphery of humankind. Sometimes darkly humorous, sometimes strangely heartbreaking, these stories explore the domestic horrors of the everyday, finding terror within our own households. These are ghost stories for people who don’t believe in ghosts, haunted by their own crumbling minds and wounded hearts. A perfect mixture of tongue-and-cheek gallows humor, psychological terror, and character-based storytelling, NOTHING UNTOWARD focuses on the darker side of domesticity and won’t let go.


KGB: 2 Bridges Review

March 07, 2017
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


KGB: Monday Night Poetry - David Lehman + Katha Politt

March 06, 2017
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

David Lehman is the author of many collections of poems, including New and Selected Poems (Scribner, 2013), Yeshiva Boys (Scriber, 2011), When a Woman Loves a Man (Scribner, 2005), Jim and Dave Defeat the Masked Man (with James Cummins, Soft Skull Press, 2005), and The Evening Sun (2002).  Among his books of non-fiction are Sinatra’s Century: One Hundred Notes on the Man and His World, A Fine Romance: Jewish Songwriters, American Songs (Shocken Books, 2009) and The Last Avant-Garde: The Making of the New York School of Poets (Doubleday, 1998), which was named a “Book to Remember 1999” by the New York Public Library.  He edited The Oxford Book of American Poetry (Oxford University Press, 2006), and is the series editor of The Best American Poetry.  He is on the core faculty of the graduate writing programs at the New School and New York University. He lives in New York City and Ithaca, NY.

Katha Pollitt is the author of the poetry collections The Mind-Body Problem (2009) and Antarctic Traveller (1981), which won the National Book Critics Circle Award. Her poems have been featured in several anthologies, including The Oxford Book of American Poetry (2006) and Best American Poetry 2011.  Pollitt’s columns for The Nation, the New York Times, and the New Yorker are compiled in Reasonable Creatures: Essays on Women and Feminism (1995), which was nominated for the National Book Critics Circle Award; Subject to Debate: Sense and Dissents on Women, Politics, and Culture (2001); and Virginity or Death! And Other Social and Political Issues of Our Time (2006).  A Puffin Foundation Writing Fellow at The Nation Institute, Pollitt has also received a Whiting Foundation Writing Award, a Guggenheim Fellowship, and a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts. She has taught poetry at Princeton University, Barnard College, and the 92nd Street Y. She lives in Berlin, Germany.


RR: James Delano and Friends

March 04, 2017
11:00 pm - 2:00 am

No cover.  2 drink minimum.