LIU Brooklyn Reading

April 22, 2016
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


LIU Brooklyn Reading

April 15, 2016
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


MWA-NY Reading

December 19, 2015
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


Sideshow Goshko

December 15, 2015
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


Hofstra MFA reading

December 11, 2015
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


LIU Brooklyn Reading

December 09, 2015
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


NYU Emerging Writers

December 04, 2015
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


LIU Brooklyn Reading

December 04, 2015
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


Liar’s League

December 02, 2015
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


Sideshow Goshko

November 21, 2015
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


NYU Emerging Writers

November 13, 2015
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


MWA-NY Reading

October 29, 2015
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


Spuyten Duyvil: Doug Nufer and Tom La Farge

October 27, 2015
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


NYU Emerging Writers

October 23, 2015
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


FREE WATER

October 16, 2015
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


Red Hen Press

October 09, 2015
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


Liar’s League

October 07, 2015
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


NYU Emerging Writers

October 02, 2015
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


Michael Laser, author of My Impending Death

September 29, 2015
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


Red Hen Press

September 11, 2015
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


FIZZ hosts Pure Slush Books

September 04, 2015
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


MWA-NY Reading

August 15, 2015
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


FREE WATER #8

August 14, 2015
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


Liar’s League

August 05, 2015
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


At The Inkwell: An Evening with Kola Boof

July 17, 2015
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Mark Fogarty’s poetry has been published in Hawaii Review, Viet Nam Generation, Journal of NJ Poets, Exit 13, Unrorean, Eclectic Literary Forum, Cokefishing in Alpha Beat Soup, Footwork, The Brownstone Poets Anthology, The TEA Newsletter, Gallery and The Rutherford Red Wheelbarrow. Mark, also a musician, is the author of three poetry collections from White Chickens Press, Myshkin’s Blues, Peninsula and Phantom Engineer. A journalist by trade, Mark grew up and lives in Rutherford, NJ. He is the managing editor of The Rutherford Red Wheelbarrow and emcees the Red Wheelbarrow Poets monthly reading series.

Kola Boof is the critically acclaimed author of several bestselling novels and poetry collections, including The Sexy Part of the Bible, Flesh and the Devil and Nile River Woman. Her writing has appeared in Harper’s and the story colleciton Politically Inspired. Her autobiography Diary of a Lost Girl was published in 2006. She has been interviewed by MSNBC, FOX News, and CNN; and has been featured in TV Guide, Time Magazine, the New York Post, and the New York Times. She lives in Southern California.


Bob Suren & Greg Farrell reading

July 13, 2015
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Bob Suren discovered punk rock as a teenager and spent thirty years of his life obsessing about all aspects of the genre. He is the founder of Sound Idea Record Store, Sound Idea Distribution, Burrito Records and the band Failure Face.

Greg Farrell is a cartoonist and rapper whose other works include the comics Attaboy, Brendon: A Coming of Age Story, Going Rate, and the illustrated prison diary of Ho Chi Minh. He works at Strand bookstore. He lives in Brooklyn.


Stones Poems: Hilary Sideris and Rick Mullin

July 12, 2015
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Hilary Sideris’s Most Likely to Die, a book of poems in the voice of Keith Richards based on Keith’s memoir, Life, was published in 2014 by Poets Wear Prada Press. Her poems have appeared in Barrow Street, The Brooklyn Review, Cimarron Review, Green Mountains Review, Gulf Coast, Fourteen Hills, Poetry Daily, Poet Lore, Salamander, Southern Poetry Review, Tar River Poetry, and Verse Daily, among others. She is the author of several chapbooks, including The Orange Juice is Over and Sweet Flag from Finishing Line Press. She lives in Brooklyn and works for The City University of New York.

Rick Mullin’s The Stones Jones Canzones, a suite of poems about the Rolling Stones written in the Renaissance Italian canzone form, was published by Finishing Line Press in 2012. His most recent volume of poetry is “Sonnets from the Voyage of the Beagle”, published in 2014 by Dos Madres Press. His work has appeared in The New Criterion, American Arts Quarterly, The Raintown Review, Epiphany, and other journals. He is a senior business editor at Chemical & Engineering News, the weekly newsmagazine of The American Chemical Society.


[no event listed]

June 25, 2015
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


RR: Salty Brine

June 24, 2015
7:30 pm -

Salty Brine’s Spectacular Living Record Collection Cabaret presents… DARK SIDE OF THE RAINBOW

The Moon makes her star turn in this month’s edition of SALTY BRINE’S SPECTACULAR LIVING RECORD COLLECTION CABARET! Planets and albums collide in an astronomical voyage through Pink Floyd’s wild and wandering DARK SIDE OF THE MOON and Harburg and Arlen’s heavenly score to the fantasy classic THE WIZARD OF OZ.

Doors at 7:30pm
Show at 8:00pm
2 Drink Minimum
No Late Seating

Directed by Dan Safer
Dramaturgy by James Monaco
Arrangements by Heather Christian

Costume design by One-Half Nelson

$10 Tickets:
thesaltiestbrine.com


The Best Canadian Poetry in English

June 24, 2015
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


Spuyten Duyvil: Elizabeth Coleman & Lee Slonimsky

June 23, 2015
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Elizabeth Coleman

http://www.spuytenduyvil.net/proof.html

and

Lee Slonimsky

http://www.spuytenduyvil.net/wandering-electron.html


The Other Stories

June 22, 2015
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


RR: Tin Pan Band

June 20, 2015
11:00 pm - 2:00 am

No cover.  2 drink minimum.


RR: WFMU Readers

June 20, 2015
8:30 pm - 10:30 pm


FREE WATER #7

June 19, 2015
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


MWA-NY Reading

June 18, 2015
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


RR: Salty Brine

June 17, 2015
7:30 pm -

Salty Brine’s Spectacular Living Record Collection Cabaret presents… DARK SIDE OF THE RAINBOW

The Moon makes her star turn in this month’s edition of SALTY BRINE’S SPECTACULAR LIVING RECORD COLLECTION CABARET! Planets and albums collide in an astronomical voyage through Pink Floyd’s wild and wandering DARK SIDE OF THE MOON and Harburg and Arlen’s heavenly score to the fantasy classic THE WIZARD OF OZ.

Doors at 7:30pm
Show at 8:00pm
2 Drink Minimum
No Late Seating

Directed by Dan Safer
Dramaturgy by James Monaco
Arrangements by Heather Christian

Costume design by One-Half Nelson

$10 Tickets:
thesaltiestbrine.com


Kevin McEnroe reading

June 16, 2015
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


Hugh Martin & Brandon Courtney reading

June 15, 2015
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


Laura Sims, Enrique Winter, & David McLoghlin reading

June 14, 2015
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Laura Sims is the author of three books of poetry: “My god is this a man,” “Stranger,” and “Practice, Restraint” (Fence Books); her fourth collection, “Staying Alive,” is forthcoming from Ugly Duckling Presse in 2016. She is a graduate of the College of William and Mary. She received a Master of Fine Arts from University of Washington in 2000, and she is now an adjunct professor of creative writing and literature at NYU-SCPS. She has been a featured writer for the Poetry Foundation’s Harriet blog, and has been a co-editor of Instance Press with poets Elizabeth Robinson, Susanne Dyckman, and Beth Anderson since 2009. She lives with her family in Brooklyn.

David McLoghlin is from Dublin, Ireland, and received First Class Honors at University College, Dublin for his book-length Master’s thesis on the Spanish poet, Luis Cernuda. His first collection, “Waiting for Saint Brendan and Other Poems” (Salmon Poetry, 2012), was awarded 2nd prize in the Patrick Kavanagh Awards. He received a major Irish Arts Council Bursary (grant) in 2006, and was the Howard Nemerov Scholar at the 2011 Sewanee Writers’ Conference. David has worked as an editor with the bilingual journal (e)L Paper, and received an MFA in poetry from NYU in 2012, where he was an International Editor of Washington Square Review. His work has appeared in Poetry Ireland Review, Hayden’s Ferry Review and Spoon River Poetry Review, and Natural Bridge recently nominated a poem for a Pushcart Prize. David co- hosts the Eagle and the Wren reading series with his wife Adrienne Brock in Brooklyn, NY, where they live. (www.davidmcloghlin.com)

Enrique Winter (Santiago, Chile, 1982) is author of “Atar las naves” (winner of the Víctor Jara Arts Festival), “Rascacielos” (awarded the National Book Council fellowship) and “Guía de despacho” (winner of the National Young Poet Competition) “Las bolsas de basura,” and co-author of “Agua en polvo” (awarded the Fund for the Promotion of Chilean Music fellowship), collected in Primer movimiento. He is also translator of “Blanco inmóvil” by Charles Bernstein, and co- translator of “Decepciones” by Philip Larkin. He received the Pablo de Rokha Prize and he served as editor of Ediciones del Temple for eight years prior to entering NYU’s creative writing program in Spanish. A full-length edition of “Lengua de señas” is forthcoming from Alquimia Ediciones in fall 2015.


RR: Michelle Zangara Band

June 13, 2015
11:30 pm - 2:30 am

No cover.  2 drink minimum.


Trumpet Fiction

June 13, 2015
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

***Special Edition:  Writers and Poets from The Man Who Ate His Book: The Best of Ducts.org, Volume II***

Jonathan Kravetz is the founder and Editor-in-Chief of DUCTS.org, a biannual literary webzine devoted to publishing engaging personal essays, memoirs, art, fiction, humor and more. The Wild Root Company is currently developing several of his plays, including The Beast in My Pants, which is slated for production in spring, 2015.  Kravetz is one of the founding members of the prestigious Writers Forum at the Manhattan Theatre Source in New York. Kravetz is also the founder of the monthly reading series, Trumpet Fiction, which is held the second Saturday of every month at KGB Bar. He holds a Masters in Cinema Studies from NYU and an MFA from Queens College where he was a Louis Armstrong resident.  He teaches fiction and dramatic writing in New York City and drama at FIT, State University of New York.

Ducts Poetry Editor Amy Lemmon is author of the poetry collections Fine Motor (Sow’s Ear, 2008) and Saint Nobody (Red Hen, 2009) and co-author, with Denise Duhamel, of ABBA: The Poems (Coconut, 2010) and Enjoy Hot or Iced (Slapering Hol, 2011). Her work has appeared in Rolling Stone, The Best American Poetry, Prairie Schooner, The Journal, Barrow Street, and elsewhere. Amy is Professor and Acting Chairperson of English & Speech at the Fashion Institute of Technology.

Fredricka R. Maister is a New York City-based freelance writer.  Her work has appeared in a variety of print and online publications, such as the Baltimore Sun, Miami Herald, Chicago Tribune, Philadelphia Inquirer, New York Jewish Week, Baltimore Jewish Times, Long Island Woman, Big Apple Parent, Coping with Cancer magazine, Travel Thru History, and Huffington Post.  Her essays have also been published in several anthologies, including The Man Who Ate His Book: The Best of ducts.org, Volume II and Wising Up Press’ View from the Bed/View from the Bedside.

Charles Salzberg is a freelance writer whose work has appeared in New York Magazine, Esquire, GQ and the New York Times. His novel, Swann’s Last Song was nominated for a Shamus Award. He is also author of the sequel, Swann Dives In and the forthcoming Swann’s Lake of Despair. His novel, Devil in the Hole, was chosen as one of the best crime novels of the year by Suspense Magazine. He teaches writing at the Writer’s Voice and the New York Writer’s Workshop where he is a Founding Member, and he is the Editor-in-Chief of Greenpoint Press which published The Man Who Ate His Book.

Coree Spencer is thrilled to give up a night of catering to the starving rich folks of New York City to read at KGB.  Thanks to all involved in the publication of The Man Who Ate His Book, The Best of ducts.org, Volume II.  Coree’s work can be read on ducts.org, issues 22, 23 and 25.  She also has a story on Mr. Beller’s Neighborhood.

Sarah Stern is the author of But Today Is Different (Wipf and Stock, 2014) and Another Word for Love (Finishing Line Press, 2011). Her poems have appeared in numerous publications, recently in The American Dream, The Man Who Ate His Book: The Best of Ducts.org, Epiphany, Freefall, and Verse Daily. She is a four-time winner of the Bronx Council on the Arts’ Poetry Award. She graduated from Barnard College and Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism. She lives in New York City and is a senior associate at the EastWest Institute. Visit her at sarahstern.me.

Rachel Wineberg is a writer and theater director. Her short story, Stuck Kiss was selected for The Man Who Ate His Book: The Best of Ducts.org and When the Thaw Comes was nominated for a Pushcart Award.  Rachel is a professor at Westchester Community College.


RR: Writers Hotel

June 13, 2015
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Saturday, June 13 readers: Timothy Dyke, Nathan Eldridge, Bethany Ball, Margot Galt, Matthew Sirois, Bridget Boland, Lisa Shatto Glasgow and Kristin Keane.


RR: Writers Hotel

June 12, 2015
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Friday, June 12 readers: Jonathan Segol, Christina Kim, Melissa Goode, Anne Tammel, Jennifer Kivikko, Karen Uhlmann, Carla Stern and Melissa Wiley. 


Behind the Book: Merritt Tierce, Jeffery Renard Allen, & Phil Klay

June 11, 2015
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


RR: Salty Brine

June 10, 2015
7:30 pm -

Salty Brine’s Spectacular Living Record Collection Cabaret presents… DARK SIDE OF THE RAINBOW

The Moon makes her star turn in this month’s edition of SALTY BRINE’S SPECTACULAR LIVING RECORD COLLECTION CABARET! Planets and albums collide in an astronomical voyage through Pink Floyd’s wild and wandering DARK SIDE OF THE MOON and Harburg and Arlen’s heavenly score to the fantasy classic THE WIZARD OF OZ.

Doors at 7:30pm
Show at 8:00pm
2 Drink Minimum
No Late Seating

Directed by Dan Safer
Dramaturgy by James Monaco
Arrangements by Heather Christian

Costume design by One-Half Nelson

$10 Tickets:
thesaltiestbrine.com


True Story Nonfiction: Vivian Gornick

June 09, 2015
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Vivian Gornick is the bestselling author of the acclaimed memoir Fierce Attachments, a biography of Emma Goldman, and three essay collections: The Men in My Life, Approaching Eye Level, and The End of the Novel of Love, which was a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award. Her most recent book is The Odd Woman and the City, which was published by Farrar, Straus and Giroux in May. 


Teenage Poetry

June 08, 2015
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


PEN/Robert W. Bingham Prize Shortlist

June 07, 2015
7:00 pm - 9:00 am

PEN/Robert W. Bingham Prize for Debut Fiction ($25,000): To an author whose debut work—a first novel or collection of short stories published in 2014—represents distinguished literary achievement and suggests great promise.

JUDGES: Caroline Fraser, Katie Kitamura, Paul La Farge, and Victor LaValle - See more at: http://www.pen.org/2015-pen-literary-awards-shortlist#Bingham

Love Me BackMerritt Tierce
The Dog Jack Livings
Redeployment Phil Klay
Ruby Cynthia Bond
The UnAmericansMolly Antopol

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: Alex Bryson Quartet

June 06, 2015
11:30 pm - 2:30 am

No cover.  2 drink minimum.


Book Party for Gregory Fletcher’s Shorts and Briefs

June 04, 2015
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

There will be three performance readings of Gregory’s short plays: Family of Flechner, Hangman and Eight Times Around

Gregory Fletcher is a graduate of California State University at Northridge with a B.A. in Theater, of Boston University with a M.A. in playwriting, and of Columbia University with an M.F.A. in Directing. His Off-Off Broadway playwriting credits include Edenville, My Sister the Cow, Eight Times Around, Family of Flechner, Roast Beef and the Rare Kiss, Robert Mapplethorpe’s Flowers, Stairway to Heaven, andThe Moon Alone. Regionally, his plays have been produced in Boston, Miami, Moscow (Idaho), and Provincetown. His work has been published by Back Stage Books, Dramatic Publishing, Wilde Magazine, Anco Entertainment in the Netherlands and Belgium, Univ. of Nebraska-Lincoln, and a full collection of his short plays and favorite principles of playwriting in Shorts and Briefs from Northampton House Press. He is the recipient of the Mark Twain Prize for Comic Playwriting and the National Ten-Minute Play Award from the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival, and a first runner-up for the David Mark Cohen National Playwriting Award from the Association of Theatre in Higher Education. He was a playwriting grantee at the Sundance Theatre Lab, a nominee for Outstanding Original Short Script for the New York IT Awards, and a national finalist for both the Heideman Award and the Reva Shiner Comedy Award. Fletcher has taught playwriting at Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania, at Niagara University, at the MA/MFA Creative Writing Program at Wilkes University, and at CUNY - Kingsborough Community College in Brooklyn, NY.More at www.gregoryfletcher.com.

About the Actors

MATTHEW BOSTON (Garson, Eight Times Around) credits include leading roles at Yale Rep, Hartford Stage, A.C.T, Berkeley Rep, Intiman Theatre, Huntington Theatre Company, Trinity Rep, Hartford TheaterWorks, Repertory Theater of St Louis, Portland Center Stage, George Street Playhouse, Centerstage, Dallas Theater Center, A Contemporary Theatre (ACT), Two River Theater Company, Cleveland Playhouse, Great Lakes Theatre Festival, The Shakespeare Theater of New Jersey, Alabama Shakespeare Festival, Northern Stage Company, The Kitchen Theatre, 59E59, SoHo Rep, Working Theatre, as well as many others. His film and TV credits include “Blue Bloods,” “Law & Order,” “In the Family,” “Ghost Ship,” “Into the Blue,” “Maybe There’s a Tree,” “Camp Wilderness,” “One Life to Live,” and “All My Children.”

LAURA FOIS (Placement Officer, Eight Times Around) is a founding member and Managing Director of UP Theater Company. With UP: Penelope in Epic Poetry, Smitty in Broad Channel, and Whitman in All the Best Ingredients (all by James Bosley) as well as the Receptionist in K Comma Joseph. Leading roles in Off-B-way’s Sister Dance and A Ritual of Faith at the Lions Theater for Emerging Artists Theatre. Other EAT productions include Tell, Foreign Bodies, A Message from Angela, Eight Times Around, etc. Other NY: Vanishing Point (EST), Cooties; Porcelain Baby (MCC), The Voice of the Prairie (Arclight Theatre),Wilde’s Prince (York Theatre). Regional: Sylvia, 110 in the Shade & Nunsense (Dorset Theatre Festival), As Thousands Cheer (Adirondack Theatre Festival),Blue Stars & The Dearest of Friends (ID Theater). Her ten-minute play, Tag Lines was produced at UP, BolderLife Festival in Colorado, and at the Estrogenius Festival.

DINO PETRERA (Cliff, Hangman) New York: Ink (Samuel French OOB Short Play Festival); Mirror, Mirror (Tunnel Theatre Company); Sweet, Sweet Spirit(MTWorks); Od (Columbia University). London: Henry VIII and Pygmalion (Live Literature Company). Regional: Little Men; The Admirable Crichton(Peterborough Players) TV/Web: “Broad City” (Comedy Central); “The Working Dead” and “Other People’s Kids” BFA: Niagara University.

MIKE SAUSE (Sebastian, Family of Flechner) is an actor/improviser/sketch comedy creator. He performs improv most nights of the week all over the city with The Internet Disagrees, Gotham City Improv, Five for Vendetta, and the ANDsemble. He also writes and performs sketch comedy as part of Two Man Tango and Gotham (youtube.com/twomantango). Thanks to Greg for this opportunity and fun play!

DAVID SPADORA (Nicky, Hangman) is an actor/musician originally from NJ. Passionate about new work, he’s collaborated with #theatrenow, Disney Theatricals/MTI, and NYU/Columbia students for film and stage. He can be seen and heard on TV, YouTube and in the subways with guitar in hand. Select Theatre: ValueVille (NYMF’14), I Am Not Batman, The Pillowman, The Last Five Years. Select film/TV: “Wonder Pets,” “Unforgettable,” “One Bad Choice,” “The Americans,” Big Demon Promise (2015), Supermoon (2015). @davidspadora, www.DavidSpadora.com.

JARED WILDER (Artie, Family of Flechner) Classically trained in Shakespeare, Chekhov, and Super Mario Bros. NYU Tisch Honors Scholar with a BFA from the Stella Adler Studio of Acting. Studied w/ Steppenwolf, Second City, UCB, AND, Gary Austin, Michael Gellman, David Razowsky, and Scotty Watson. Artistic Director of Laugh and a Draft. You can follow me at @SomethinWilder or if you see me on the street. 


RR: Salty Brine

June 03, 2015
7:30 pm -

Salty Brine’s Spectacular Living Record Collection Cabaret presents… DARK SIDE OF THE RAINBOW

The Moon makes her star turn in this month’s edition of SALTY BRINE’S SPECTACULAR LIVING RECORD COLLECTION CABARET! Planets and albums collide in an astronomical voyage through Pink Floyd’s wild and wandering DARK SIDE OF THE MOON and Harburg and Arlen’s heavenly score to the fantasy classic THE WIZARD OF OZ.

Doors at 7:30pm
Show at 8:00pm
2 Drink Minimum
No Late Seating

Directed by Dan Safer
Dramaturgy by James Monaco
Arrangements by Heather Christian

Costume design by One-Half Nelson

$10 Tickets:
thesaltiestbrine.com


Liar’s League

June 03, 2015
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


[no event listed]

May 31, 2015
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


RR: TIn Pan Band

May 30, 2015
11:00 pm - 2:00 am

No cover.  2 drink minimum.


RR: Casino Badia

May 29, 2015
8:00 pm -

Join us on Friday, May 29th for another evening of beautiful belly dance and beguiling ladies in Manhattan’s premiere art deco speakeasy. Doors at 8pm, show at 8:30. $20 advanced tickets http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/1602032, 2 drink minimum

FEATURING:

ROSE HARDEN
Irina Akulenko
Maiden China featuring Mattie Waters, Lauren Jeanette and Lauren Robbiani
Matt Elliot
Sarah Hassan
Amanda Mottur
Sarah Jezebel Wood

Hosted by that dapper dan himself, Brad Mack!

For more information please contact Sarah Hassan at smariehassan@gmail.com


Paragraph

May 29, 2015
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


Sideshow Goshko

May 28, 2015
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Award-winning storyteller Leslie Goshko (Huffington Post, Manhattan Monologue Slam Champion) invites some of NY’s top writers and storytellers to share true, bizarre tales about their lives. There’s a challenging trivia game and a free wine giveaway where one lucky audience member will walk away with their very own bottle of Sideshow Sauce! Tonight’s stellar lineup includes stories from:

Blaise Allysen Kearsley (host & creator of The How I Learned Series, NY Magazine)

Joey Novick (MTV, Comedy Central)

Mike Amato (The Moth, Edinburgh Fringe Festival)

* Time Out NY “Critics’ Pick”
* NY Daily News “Editor’s Pick”
* “a well-programmed night” - The New York Times


RR: Salty Brine

May 27, 2015
7:30 pm -

Salty Brine’s Spectacular Living Record Collection Cabaret presents… SECOND HAND NEWS

Have you heard? Salty Brine divulges dish, succumbs to scandal, and gives good gossip in the latest installment of his SPECTACULAR LIVING RECORD COLLECTION CABARET. SECOND HAND NEWS transforms Fleetwood Mac’s hit-filled, drug-fueled exposé, RUMOURS, into an evening of scintillating scuttlebutt where the truth is anybody’s guess.

Doors at 7:30pm
Shows at 8:00pm
2 Drink Minimum

Directed by Preston Martin
Dramaturgy by James Monaco
Arrangements by Matthew Marsh

Costume design by One-Half Nelson
Lighting design by Michael McGee
Sound design by AJ Surasky

$10 Tickets:
thesaltiestbrine.com


FREE WATER #6.2 with Four Way Books

May 27, 2015
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

FREE WATER #6.2: Daniel Wolff, Elizabeth T. Gray Jr., Rachel Eliza Griffiths, Gregory Pardlo

Daniel Wolff’s latest book, The Names of Birds, will be released by Four Way Books in March 2015. Wolff has authored nine other books of poetry and nonfiction. His poems have appeared in the American Poetry Review, The Paris Review, Ploughshares, Raritan, and The Threepenny Review, among others. He’s helped produce a number of documentary films directed by Oscar winner Jonathan Demme (of Silence of the Lambs fame) and has appeared on Tavis Smiley’s nationally syndicated PBS show, NPR, and in a number of documentaries and films. His critical writing has been featured in numerous publications from The New York Times to Wooden Boat.

Elizabeth T. Gray Jr. is the author of SERIES | India (Four Way Books, 2015), as well as three previous books. Her translations from classical and contemporary Persian include The Green Sea of Heaven: Fifty Ghazals from the Diwan-i Hafiz-i Shiraz (1995) and Iran: Poems of Dissent (2013). Sections of the Tibeto-Mongolian folk epic “The Life of King Kesar of Ling,” co-translated with Dr. Siddiq Wahid of the University of Kashmir, were included in Columbia University Press’s Sources of Tibetan Tradition (2013) and appeared in The Harvard Review Online. Other work has appeared or is forthcoming in Little Star, Poetry International, Mantis, The Kenyon Review Online, New England Review, Ploughshares, AGNI, Best New Poets 2012, and elsewhere. She is a Senior Fellow at the Wharton Program on Global Strategy and Knowledge-Intensive Organizations, and was the founding CEO/Managing Partner of Conflict Management, Inc. and Alliance Management Partners, consulting firms that assisted global corporations and government form, manage and repair complex inter-organizational alliances. She has a B.A. and J. D. from Harvard University and an M.F.A. from The M.F.A. Program from Writers at Warren Wilson College. www.elizabethtgrayjr.com.

Rachel Eliza Griffiths is the author of Lighting the Shadow (Four Way Books, 2015). Griffiths is also the author of three other collections of poetry, including Mule & Pear (New Issues Poetry & Prose), which was selected for the 2012 Inaugural Poetry Award by the Black Caucus of the American Library Association. Griffiths is the recipient of a number of fellowships from the Cave Canem Foundation, the Provincetown Fine Arts Work Center, the Vermont Studio Center, the Millay Colony, and others. Her first video project, P.O.P. (Poets on Project), features a virtual, cinematic village of over 80 contemporary poets in conversation on the Academy of American Poets’ website (http://www.poets.org/poetsorg/text/poets-poetry-virtual-village-discovery-and-poetics). Griffiths’ visual and literary work has appeared widely. Currently, she teaches creative writing at Sarah Lawrence College and lives in Brooklyn.

Born in Philadelphia in 1968, Gregory Pardlo is a graduate of Rutgers University, Camden. As an undergraduate, he managed the small jazz club his grandfather owned in nearby Pennsauken, NJ. He received the MFA from NYU as a New York Times Fellow in Poetry in 2001. Pardlo is the author of Digest (Four Way Books, 2014), and Totem, winner of the 2007 American Poetry Review/ Honickman Prize, and translator of Niels Lyngsoe’s, Pencil of Rays and Spiked Mace (Bookthug, 2004). His poems have appeared in American Poetry Review, Boston Review, The Nation, Ploughshares, Tin House, and two editions of Best American Poetry, as well anthologies including Angles of Ascent, the Norton Anthology of Contemporary African American Poetry. He is the recipient of a New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowship and a fellowship for translation from the National Endowment for the Arts. He has received other fellowships from the MacDowell Colony, the Lotos Club Foundation and Cave Canem. He is currently a PhD candidate in English at the Graduate Center, CUNY, and teaches undergraduate writing at Columbia University. He serves as an Associate Editor of Callaloo, and is a facilitator of the Callaloo Creative Writing Workshop.


RR: Deanna Kirk Sings Heliotrope

May 26, 2015
7:00 pm -

No cover.  2 drink minimum.


Storyscape Journal Issue 14 Launch

May 26, 2015
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


After the Barbecue: a Night of New Writing from Jenna and Emma

May 25, 2015
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Jenna Dioguardi is an actor and short-fiction writer living in Brooklyn, NY. She is a recent graduate of NYU Tisch (Playwrights Horizons Theater School). Recent performance credits include, at PHTS: Jen Silverman’s That Poor Girl And How He Killed Her, Grapes of Wrath, Easter In The Living Room, enlightened, The Winged Man, & Aunt Leaf. OTHER: A Merry Little Evening (The Drama Bookshop), Globalizing Shakespeare Festival (NYU/Abu Dhabi), Backstage at Horror Drag (ANIMALS, Incubator Arts), OnTheFloor (Ace Hotel), Game Night (Ars Nova). Hobbies include providing her loved ones with baked goods, adoring dogs of all kinds, and crafting strong emails.

Emma Tattenbaum-Fine is a comedian and essayist who writes for The Huffington Post and Everyoneisgay.com.  Her comedy has been featured on Jezebel, BustMagazine.com, Gawker; in Time Out NY and Comedy Central’s Indecision 2012 in Tribeca.  She has appeared on HuffPo Live, PoliticsNation with Al Sharpton, with Reggie Watts in a web series for JASH, on Fusion’s Alicia Menendez Tonight, Sports Illustrated’s “Extra Mustard” and also on Amy Poehler’s Smart Girls at the Party.  She has created content for Google’s Original Channels, Funny or Die, and as a sketch comedian with a residency at YouTube’s NY studios.  www.emmatattenbaumfine.com @emmatattenbaum


Vol. 1 Brooklyn Presents: Search and Destroy

May 22, 2015
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Chelsea Hodson is the author of two chapbooks: Pity the Animal (Future Tense Books, 2014) and Beach Camp (Swill Children, 2010). She is an MFA candidate at Bennington College and was a 2012 PEN Center USA Emerging Voices Fellow. Her essays have been published in Black Warrior Review, Vol. 1 Brooklyn, The Lifted Brow, Sex Magazine, Sundog Lit, and elsewhere. She lives in Brooklyn, New York.

Porochista Khakpour is the author of the forthcoming memoir SICK (HarperPerennial, 2017), and the novels THE LAST ILLUSION (Bloomsbury, 2014)—a 2014 “Best Book of the Year” according to NPR, Kirkus, Buzzfeed, Popmatters, Electric Literature, and more — and SONS AND OTHER FLAMMABLE OBJECTS (Grove, 2007) —the 2007 California Book Award winner in “First Fiction,” one of the Chicago Tribune’s “Fall’s Best,” and a New York Times “Editor’s Choice.” She has had fellowships from the NEA, Yaddo, Ucross, the Sewanee Writers’ Conference, Northwestern University, the University of Leipzig, and many others.Her writing has appeared in or is forthcoming in Harper’s, The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times, The Wall Street Journal, Al Jazeera America, Slate, Salon, Spin, The Daily Beast, Elle, and many other publications around the world.  She is currently Contributing Editor at The Offing, a channel of the Los Angeles Review of Books, and Writer in Residence at Bard College. Born in Tehran and raised in Los Angeles, she lives in New York City.

Katherine Faw Morris was born and raised in North Carolina. Her debut novel, Young God, was published last year by Farrar, Straus and Giroux. It was long-listed for the Flaherty-Dunnan First Novel Prize and named a best book of the year by the Times Literary Supplement, the Houston Chronicle, Buzzfeed, and more. She lives in Brooklyn with two pit bulls.

Sarah Jean Alexander is an American writer from Baltimore. She is the author of Wildlives (Big Lucks Books, 2015), the poetry editor of Shabby Doll House and has been featured in Spork, Hobart, Dazed Digital, Fanzine and other print & digital publications. She tweets at @sarahjeanalex and currently lives in Brooklyn with her boyfriend, her cat and her tree.

Juliet Escoria is the author of Black Cloud, which was published by both Civil Coping Mechanisms and Emily Books, and named a best book by Dazed, The Fader, Salon, Vol. 1 Brooklyn, and more. She was born in Australia, raised in California, earned an MFA in NYC, and currently lives in West Virginia. For more, go to www.julietescoria.com


Drunken Careening Writers

May 21, 2015
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Jim Knipfel was born in North Dakota in 1965 and raised in Green Bay, Wisconsin, but has spent over half his life in Brooklyn. He began writing quite by accident in 1987 and after deter-mining he had no other verifiable skills, conned his way into almost making a living at it ever since. His new novel is Residue (Red Hen Press). He is the author of ten books and thousands upon thousands of articles about most anything you like-restaurants, crime, movies, music, politics, art, and most anything else that doesn’t matter. He wrote for newspapers for twenty-five years until someone finally got wise and canned him. Nowadays he writes for assorted websites (and anyone else who’ll pay him), anxiously awaiting the same fate. He is married to a lovely and funny woman much smarter than himself. He’s also blind, which means his other senses have been honed to almost superhuman levels, save for those dulled flat by years of chain smoking, alcohol abuse, and punk rock. He also plays blues piano in his spare time. Oh wait-no he doesn’t.

Eddie Sarfaty is a stand up comedian and writer who has appeared on The Today Show, Comedy Central’s Premium Blend, LOGO’s Wisecrack, The Joy Behar Show, and performed at many, many festivals. He appears annually in Provincetown, solo and as the newest member of the groundbreaking troupe Funny Gay Males. His short story, “Second Guessing Grandma” was featured in the anthology, When I Knew, and was later adapted into a film, starring Kathleen Chalfant, He has been shown at festivals across the US, as well as in the UK, Italy, Bosnia, and Brazil. His book, Mental: Funny in the Head is a collection of comic essays. He teaches workshops on comedy writing and performing.

Greg Sanders is the author of the collection Motel Girl (Red Hen Press, 2008) and of numerous other short stories, most recently “Port Authority,” published by New World Writing, and two ebooks put out by Galley Beggar Press of Norwich, England. Greg received his MFA from the New School and lives in Maplewood, New Jersey. 


RR: Salty Brine

May 20, 2015
7:30 pm -

Salty Brine’s Spectacular Living Record Collection Cabaret presents… SECOND HAND NEWS

Have you heard? Salty Brine divulges dish, succumbs to scandal, and gives good gossip in the latest installment of his SPECTACULAR LIVING RECORD COLLECTION CABARET. SECOND HAND NEWS transforms Fleetwood Mac’s hit-filled, drug-fueled exposé, RUMOURS, into an evening of scintillating scuttlebutt where the truth is anybody’s guess.

Doors at 7:30pm
Shows at 8:00pm
2 Drink Minimum

Directed by Preston Martin
Dramaturgy by James Monaco
Arrangements by Matthew Marsh

Costume design by One-Half Nelson
Lighting design by Michael McGee
Sound design by AJ Surasky

$10 Tickets:
thesaltiestbrine.com


Fantastic Fiction

May 20, 2015
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

FANTASTIC FICTION at KGB reading series, hosts Ellen Datlow and Matthew Kressel present:

Wesley Chu is the author of five novels and a 2015 nominee for the John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer. His debut, The Lives of Tao, won the Young Adult Library Services Alex Award and was a finalist for the Goodreads Choice Awards for Best Science Fiction. His next series, Time Salvager, published by Tor books, is scheduled for release on July 7th, 2015. He hates long walks in the park and is terrified of heights.

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Nicole Kornher-Stace’s writing has appeared in numerous magazines and anthologies, including Best American Fantasy, Clockwork Phoenix 3 and 4, The Mammoth Book of Steampunk, The Mammoth Book of SF Stories by Women, Zombies: More Recent Dead, Apex, and Fantasy Magazine. She is the author of Archivist Wasp, Desideria, Demon Lovers and Other Difficulties, and The Winter Triptych.


Permanent Press

May 19, 2015
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Margaret Vandenburg is the author of novels including The Home Front, a portrait of a family facing autism, and Weapons of Mass Destruction, an Iraq War requiem.  Previous publications span a wide range of genres, including historical fiction, creative nonfiction, and literary criticism.  She also wrote the libretto for Ada, an opera underscoring Lord Byron’s influence on his daughter’s invention of the first computer language, which was most recently presented by the Center for Contemporary Opera.

Eleanor Lerman is the author of six award-winning books of poetry, two collections of short stories, and two novels, most recently, Radiomen, released in 2015 by The Permanent Press. She is a National Book Award finalist, the recipient of the 2006 Lenore Marshall Poetry Prize from the Academy of American Poets and a Poetry Fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts. In 2011 she was awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship.

Tom LeClair, author of the recent novel, Lincoln’s Billy, has published three books of criticism and has reviewed fiction for the New York Times Book Review, the Barnes and Noble Review, the Daily Beast, Bookforum, the Nation, Atlantic, American Book Review, and many other national periodicals.  In 2005, he was a judge for the National Book Award for fiction.  He lives in Brooklyn.

Chris Knopf writes the Arthur Cathcart Thriller Series:  Dead Anyway (2013 Nero Award winner and starred reviews in PW, Booklist, Kirkus and Library Journal), Cries of the Lost (2013) and A Billion Ways To Die (2014).  And the Sam Acquillo Hamptons Mystery Series, with #6, Cop Job, out this Sept.  He is also a co-publisher of The Permanent Press.


Monday Night Poetry: RANDALL POTTS + GEOFFREY NUTTER + MATTHEW ROHRER

May 18, 2015
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Randall Potts is the author of a previous collection of poems, Collusion Center, published by O Books in 1994 and a chapbook, Recant: (A Revision), published by Leave Books in 1994. His poems have appeared in American Poetry Review, the Antioch Review, Colorado Review, Denver Quarterly, Five Fingers Review, Iowa Review, Jung Journal: Culture & Psyche, The West Marin Review, Unsplendid and other publications.  He attended the Iowa Writer’s Workshop and has taught creative writing at the graduate and undergraduate levels at the University of San Francisco and California College of the Arts. He volunteered as an intern at a wildlife rehabilitation hospital and worked on several oil spill responses. He lives in Berkeley, California.

Geoffrey Nutter was born in Sacramento, and attended San Francisco State University and the Iowa Writer’s Workshop. He is the author of The Rose of January (Wave Books, 2013), Christopher Sunset (Wave Books, 2010), Water’s Leaves & Other Poems (Winner of the 2004 Verse Press Prize) and A Summer Evening, winner of the 2001 Colorado Prize (Center for Literary Publishing, 2001). His poems have appeared in many journals and anthologies, including The Best American Poetry 1997, The Iowa Anthology of New American Poetries and Isn’t It Romantic: 100 Poems by Younger American Poets. He currently teaches in New York City, where he lives with his wife, daughter and son.

Matthew Rohrer is the author of Surrounded by Friends (forthcoming from Wave Books, spring 2015), Destroyer and Preserver (Wave Books, 2011), A Plate of Chicken (Ugly Duckling Presse, 2009), Rise Up (Wave Books, 2007) and A Green Light (Verse Press, 2004), which was shortlisted for the 2005 Griffin Poetry Prize. He is also the author of Satellite (Verse Press, 2001), and co-author, with Joshua Beckman, of Nice Hat. Thanks. (Verse Press, 2002), and the audio CD Adventures While Preaching the Gospel of Beauty.  He has appeared on NPR’s All Things Considered and The Next Big Thing. His first book, A Hummock in the Malookas was selected for the National Poetry Series by Mary Oliver in 1994. He lives in Brooklyn, New York, and teaches at NYU.

Last reading of season.


An Evening with KGBBarLit.com

May 17, 2015
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

This Week: Enjoy an evening of readings from contributors to KGBBarLit.com http://kgbbar.com/lit/
Contributors; Zachary Tyler Vickers, Illana Masad, Benjamin Carter Olcott

ZACHARY TYLER VICKERS is the author of Congratulations on Your Martyrdom!, forthcoming from Indiana University Press in 2016. He is a graduate of the Iowa Writers’ Workshop where he was the Provost’s Fellow. He is the recipient of the Richard Yates Prize and Clark Fisher Ansley Prize. His work has appeared in numerous journals, like The Iowa Review, The American Reader, Hobart, and KGB Bar Lit Magazine. His story, “Karst,” has been optioned for feature film.

Ilana Masad is an Israeli-American writer and editor living in NYC. She is currently a columnist for McSweeney’s and has been published in Four Chambers Press, One Throne Magazine, Tin House’s blog and more. In 2013 she received the Rex Warner Literary Prize from Oxford University. She has a story forthcoming in Printer’s Row.

Benjamin Carter Olcott is a graduate of Boston College, where he majored in English Literature with a concentration in Creative Writing; his first novel and thesis, “The Prosperous,” was awarded Department Honors. His fiction has been a finalist in Glimmer Train’s July 2014 Very Short Fiction and August 2014 New Writer’s Award contests. Currently, he contributes book reviews and interviews to KGB Bar Lit Journal and is working on another novel.

Jennifer Bassett is a contributor to KGB Bar Lit and a former senior editor for Swink. Her writing has appeared in the Guardian, KGB Bar Lit, and HTMLGiant. She’s currently working on a novel set in Korea and New York that spans three generations of women. She also plays organ in the psychedelic rock band The Living Kills.

Suzanne Dottino is the editor of KGBBARLIT.COM, her work has appeared in The American, The Brooklyn Rail, Heeb.com, Esopus.com and others. Her plays have been published in The Brooklyn Review, St. Petersburg Review and IndieTheaterNow.com

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,

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May 17, 2015
7:00 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: Bjorn Inglestam

May 16, 2015
11:30 pm - 2:30 am

No cover.  2 drink minimum.


Spuyten Duyvil Book Party for Lisa Birman and Michael Sweeney

May 15, 2015
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Lisa Birman is the author of How To Walk Away (Spuyten Duyvil Press), For That Return Passage – A Valentine for the United States of America (Hollowdeck Press), and co-editor of the anthology Civil Disobediences: Poetics and Politics in Action (Coffee House Press). She has published several chapbooks of poetry, including deportation poems, and her work has appeared in Revolver, Floor Journal, Milk Poetry Magazine, Trickhouse, and Poetry Project Newsletter. Lisa lives in Boulder, where she served as the Director of the Summer Writing Program at Naropa University’s Jack Kerouac School of Disembodied Poetics for twelve years. She writes about countries, books, and people at https://twoormorecountries.wordpress.com

Michael Sweeney, a two-time Pushcart nominee, earned his M.F.A. from Brooklyn College and was a long-time student of Isshinryu Modes Karate. His collection In Memory of the Fast Break (Plain View Press, 2008) was a Finalist and Must-Read selection for the Massachusetts Center for the Book’s 2009 MASSBOOKS OF THE YEAR/POETRY Awards. “The Last Cracker,” from that volume, was selected by Stephen Dunn as runner-up for the St. Louis Poetry Center’s 48th Annual “Best Poem” contest and appeared in Margie: The American Journal of Poetry, Volume 6. He lives in Connecticut with his wife Patricia.


Behind the Book: van den Berg, Steinke, & Howorth

May 14, 2015
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Laura van den Berg’s highly anticipated first novel, Find Me, takes a pandemic that begins with memory loss and ends with death as the jumping-off point for a lingering meditation on memory, loss, and healing.  Receiving starred reviews from Booklist and Library Journal, it has been included on “most anticipated for 2015” lists at venues including Time Out New York, Chicago Tribune, The BBC, The Millions, and The Huffington Post.  Laura’s most recent collection of stories, The Isle of Youth, received the prestigious Rosenthal Family Foundation Award from the American Academy of Arts & Letters and was named a “Best Book of 2013” by over a dozen venues, including NPR, The Boston Globe, and O, The Oprah Magazine.  Her first collection of stories, What the World Will Look Like When All the Water Leaves Us, was a Barnes & Noble “Discover Great New Writers” selection, long-listed for The Story Prize, and shortlisted for the Frank O’Connor International Award.  The recipient of the 2015 Jeannette Haien Ballard Writer’s Prize, a 2014 O. Henry Award, and The Bard Fiction Prize, Laura lives in the Boston area and is a Writer-in-Residence at Bard College.

“Find Me is being compared to Margaret Atwood’s The Handmaid’s Tale and Kazuo Ishiguro’s Never Let Me Go.  While it stands up to such fine company, I’d argue that van den Berg has a style, humor and grit that is all her own.” – Claire Cameron, Salon

Darcey Steinke’s latest novel, the “sharply comic and often heartbreaking” Sister Golden Hair, chronicles an ex-minister’s daughter navigating girlhood in the ’70s.  Darcey is the author of the memoir Easter Everywhere, a 2007 New York Times Notable book, and the novels Milk, Jesus Saves, Suicide Blonde, and Up Through the Water, a 1989 New York Times Notable book.  With Rick Moody, she edited Joyful Noise: The New Testament Revisited.  Her books have been translated into ten languages, and her nonfiction has appeared in The New York Times Magazine, The Boston Review, Vogue, Spin Magazine, Washington Post, Chicago Tribune, and The Guardian.  Her web-story, “Blindspot,” was part of the 2000 Whitney Biennial. She has been both a Henry Hoyns and a Stegner Fellow as well as a Writer-in-Residence at the University of Mississippi, and has taught at the Columbia University School of the Arts, Barnard, The American University of Paris, and Princeton.

“Sister Golden Hair, with its story of a former minister’s daughter finding herself in the suburban South of 40 years ago, feels like an American coming-of-age classic, a ‘70s period piece that should have already been written but actually hasn’t – not with a sensitivity, candor and energy that is all Steinke.” – The Los Angeles Times

Lisa Howorth’s darkly humorous, bittersweet debut, Flying Shoes, is based on the murder of her stepbrother in 1966, a still-unsolved case that was a front-page story in the Washington Post at the time.  Featuring a flamboyant cast and a potent sense of history of a particular time and place in the South, Flying Shoes is a novel about family and memory and one woman’s flight from a wounded past.  Lisa received the Governor’s Award for Excellence in the Arts in 1996 and a MacDowell Colony Fellowship in 2007.  Her writing has appeared in Garden & Gun and the Oxford American.  She is the cofounder with her husband, Richard, of the legendary Square Books in Oxford, Mississippi, named by Publishers Weekly as the 2013 Book Store of the Year.

“Like all great stories from Mississippi, Flying Shoes never proceeds in a straight line.  It twists and turns in order to notice what matters most in life, and then delivers us to exactly where we need to be.  Those of us who have waited a long time for this book celebrate its arrival.”
– Ann Patchett, author of This Is the Story of a Happy Marriage, State of Wonder, and Bel Canto


RR: Salty Brine

May 13, 2015
7:30 pm -

Salty Brine’s Spectacular Living Record Collection Cabaret presents… SECOND HAND NEWS

Have you heard? Salty Brine divulges dish, succumbs to scandal, and gives good gossip in the latest installment of his SPECTACULAR LIVING RECORD COLLECTION CABARET. SECOND HAND NEWS transforms Fleetwood Mac’s hit-filled, drug-fueled exposé, RUMOURS, into an evening of scintillating scuttlebutt where the truth is anybody’s guess.

Doors at 7:30pm
Shows at 8:00pm
2 Drink Minimum

Directed by Preston Martin
Dramaturgy by James Monaco
Arrangements by Matthew Marsh

Costume design by One-Half Nelson
Lighting design by Michael McGee
Sound design by AJ Surasky

$10 Tickets:
thesaltiestbrine.com


I’ll Let You Go in a Minute: A Special Hour with Nora

May 13, 2015
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

The author of the popular Huffington Post “Nora” series delivers a special hour of humor and (mis)adventure! (Hosted by At The Inkwell)

Maybe You’ve Seen Nora ...

Looking for love online (My Really Personal Ad)...making new friends on vacation (Congratulations on Your Excellent Orgasm)...or seeking inner peace at a weed clinic in L.A. (My Medical Evaluation at the Weed Clinic in L.A.)

www.huffingtonpost.com/nina-camp/

...But You’ve Never Seen Her Like This.

On May 13, Nora takes a life-changing journey…

Running from New York to L.A., hoping to escape and recharge a defunct love life, Nora meets a reassuringly compassionate Ray Liotta, in the friendliest of skies...confides in her hotel cleaning lady, the morning after an especially tragic date...attempts to trick and deflect a famous L.A relationship therapist...and finds herself, possibly, on the way to a special love that doesn’t induce nausea, dizziness and cold sweat.

Nina Camp is a frequent contributor to The Huffington Post, where she’s been a featured blogger in the Women, My Story, Comedy, and Funny Women verticals. Her writing can also be found at Mr. Beller’s Neighborhood, Ducts.org, The Del Sol Review, and, under a pen name to protect the innocent and the not-so-innocent, at White Whale Review.  Ms. Camp lives in New York City.

Guest Feature

Ross Klavan’s work spans film, television, radio, print, live performance and visual art. His darkly comic novel “Schmuck” was published by Greenpoint Press in 2014. His original screenplay for the film “Tigerland” was nominated for an Independent Spirit Award and the film was released by New Regency starring Colin Farrell. He has written scripts for Miramax, Intermedia, Walden Media, Paramount and TNT TV among others. He has acted and done voice work in TV and radio commercials and has lent his voice to feature films including “Casino,” “You Can Count On Me,” “Revolutionary Road,” “Awake” and the new Amazon web series “Alpha House”. He lives in New York City with his wife, the painter, Mary Jones.


True Story Nonfiction: Doggy Style with Melissa Holbrook Pierson and Ed Winstead

May 12, 2015
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Melissa Holbrook Pierson is the author of The Perfect Vehicle, The Place You Love Is Gone, Dark Horses and Black Beauties, and The Man Who Would Stop at Nothing and The Secret History of Kindness. She lives in Shokan, New York.

Ed Winstead is a writer and editor. He’s an Associate Editor at Guernica magazine and Coordinating Editor of Public Books, and his writing has appeared in Guernica,the Rumpus, the American Reader, Hyperallergic, and elsewhere. 


RR: Village Voice Poetry Issue Readings

May 11, 2015
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

No cover.  2 drink minimum.


Monday Night Poetry: CATE MARVIN + JERICHO BROWN

May 11, 2015
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Jericho Brown is the recipient of the Whiting Writer’s Award and fellowships from Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard University and the National Endowment for the Arts.  His poems have appeared in The Nation, The New Republic, The New Yorker, and The Best American Poetry, and Nikki Giovanni’s 100 Best African American Poems.  Brown holds a PhD from the University of Houston, an MFA from the University of New Orleans, and a BA from Dillard University.  His first book, Please, won the American Book Award, and his second book, The New Testament, was published by Copper Canyon Press.  He is an assistant professor in the creative writing program at Emory University in Atlanta.

Cate Marvin’s first book, World’s Tallest Disaster, was chosen by Robert Pinsky for the 2000 Kathryn A. Morton Prize and published by Sarabande Books in 2001. In 2002, she received the Kate Tufts Discovery Prize. She co-edited with poet Michael Dumanis the anthology Legitimate Dangers: American Poets of the New Century (Sarabande Books, 2006). Her poems have appeared in Tin House, Virginia Quarterly Review, The New England Review, Poetry, The Kenyon Review, Fence, The Paris Review, The Cincinnati Review, Slate, Verse, Boston Review, and Ninth Letter. Her second book of poems, Fragment of the Head of a Queen, for which she received a Whiting Award, was published by Sarabande in 2007. Marvin teaches poetry writing in Lesley University’s Low-Residency M.F.A. Program and Columbia University’s M.F.A. Program and is Professor of English at the College of Staten Island, City University of New York.  In 2009, she co-founded the nonprofit organization VIDA: Women in Literary Arts with poet Erin Belieu. Her third book of poems, Oracle, is forthcoming from W.W. Norton & Co. in March 2015.


Dale Herd

May 10, 2015
7:00 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,

Dale Herd, Lewis Warsh, Michael Lally

May 10, 2015
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Dale Herd is the author of four short story collections: Early Morning Wind (The Four Seasons Foundation, 1972), Diamonds (Mudra, 1976), Wild Cherries (Tombouctou, 1980), and Empty Pockets (Coffee House Press, 2015). He currently lives in California.

Lewis Warsh’s most recent books include Alien Abduction (Ugly Duckling Presse, 2015), One Foot Out the Door: Collected Stories (Spuyten Duyvil, 2014), A Place in the Sun (Spuyten Duyvil, 2010) and Inseparable: Poems 1995-2005 (Granary Books, 2008). He is editor and publisher of United Artists Books and teaches in the MFA program in creative writing at Long Island University (Brooklyn).

MICHAEL LALLY is the author of more than twenty books, among them It’s Not Nostalgia, an American Book Award winner, and Cant Be Wrong, recipient of a PEN Oakland Josephine Miles Award for Excellence in Literature.  Among other honors: two National Endowment for the Arts grants, the second denounced on the floor of Congress by Republicans claiming Lally’s autobiographical poem My Life was “pornography.” Lally has also written for The Washington Post, The Village Voice, and other publications. An actor and screenwriter as well, he appeared in White Fang, Basic Instinct, and other films, and on TV shows such as NYPD Blue and Deadwood.  His blog, Lally’s Alley, offers his views on poetry, music, politics, movies, and more.

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: Bjorn Inglestam

May 09, 2015
11:30 pm - 2:30 am

No cover.  2 drink minimum.


Trumpet Fiction

May 09, 2015
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Heather Siegel was six years old when her mother disappeared, sending her father into a tailspin that took Heather and her siblings down with him—from a comfortable suburban home to a barely habitable basement apartment, a dark world they soon found themselves fighting to return to from the exile of foster care, then fighting even harder to escape. Forty years later, Heather Siegel tells the remarkable story of how she and her siblings, Jaz and Greg, banded together to find out what happened to their mother and fight their way Out from the Underworld with nothing but their wits, determination, unbreakable bonds and gifts for humor and compassion to sustain them. A wrenching, inspiring story filled with heartbreak, hope and love, Out from the Underworld will move you to laughter and tears.

Praise for Out from the Underworld
“A graduate summa cum laude of the school of hard knocks, Heather Siegel has written this dark, riveting memoir with refreshing if mordant humor, rueful tenderness and compassion. She is a stunningly gifted storyteller.”
— Phillip Lopate, author of The Art of the Personal Essay

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Thaddeus Rutkowski is the author of the novels Haywire, Tetched and Roughhouse. All three books were finalists for an Asian American Literary Award, and Haywire won the Members’ Choice Award, given by the Asian American Writers Workshop. He teaches at the Writers Voice of the West Side YMCA and Medgar Evers College. He received a fiction fellowship from the New York Foundation for the Arts.

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Karol Nielsen worked as a journalist for 15 years before becoming an author, editor, and writing instructor. She has more than 10 years of teaching experience, as an adjunct lecturer at NYU-SCPS and an instructor for the Gotham Writers’ Workshop. She has taught memoir and nonfiction writing workshops, live and online, and she has critiqued and edited manuscripts that have been published as books, stories, and essays. She has served as senior editor, nonfiction editor, and contributing editor of Epiphany, an award-winning literary magazine.
Her memoir, Black Elephants (Bison Books, 2011), was selected as a New and Noteworthy Book by Poets & Writers in 2011 and shortlisted for the William Saroyan International Prize for Writing in Nonfiction by the Stanford University Libraries in 2012. Excerpts from her memoir were honored as Notable Essays in The Best American Essays (Houghton Mifflin) in 2010 and 2005. Her poetry collection, This Woman I Thought I’d Be (Finishing Line Press, 2012), includes poems from her full collection, selected as a finalist for the Colorado Prize for Poetry in 2007. Her work has appeared in The Moment (Harper Perennial, 2012), an anthology edited by Smith Magazine, and many publications.


Sarah Lawrence Reading

May 08, 2015
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


RR: Bughouse Spin

May 08, 2015
7:00 pm -

Join us for the BugHouse SPIN, a live storytelling event founded by Martha Williams, hosted at the Redroom at KGB Bar, 85 E. 4th Street, May 8th at 7pm, theme: Moving.  Every month, people come together to hear stories around one central theme, to listen intently, and have open dialogue.  The story performances are meant to evoke conversation, debate, and commentary whether external or internal to the listener or participant.
And the spinners are…Martha Williams, writer/director and founder of the SPIN; Laura Pruden, actress; Chris Mendez, advertising creative; Aaron Murtagh, actor, editor and producer; Lindsay Moran, former CIA operative and author; and Terry Scott, construction manager at an NPO.  Come to think and drink and listen to tales!  2 drink minimum / $5 cover.  www.bughousespin.com


Columbia Selects

May 07, 2015
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Kristin Vuković’s writing has appeared in Connecticut Review, The Daily Beast, Culture, Islands, Food & Wine, and Condé Nast Traveller India, among others. During Columbia’s MFA program, she was Editor-in-Chief of Columbia: A Journal of Literature and Art. She is obsessed with all things Croatian, and is working on a collection of short stories that take place on Pag, a divided island in Croatia.

Darlene Gold’s poetry has appeared in Mudfish, Pressed Wafer, The Hat, and Minnesota Review.  Her chapbook, Midnight Antelopes, was published by Pressed Wafer Press.  Darlene is a teacher of writing and an Associate Professor of English at Tompkins Cortland Community College in Ithaca, NY.  She is at work on a collection of lyric essays.

John James is the author of Chthonic, winner of the 2014 CutBank Chapbook Award. His poems and essays appear or are forthcoming in Boston Review, The Kenyon Review, Gulf Coast, Colorado Review, Prelude, Best New Poets 2013, and elsewhere. This fall he will begin an M.A. in English as Graduate Associate to the Lannan Center for Poetics and Social Practice at Georgetown University. He is at work on his first full-length manuscript.


RR: Salty Brine

May 06, 2015
7:30 pm -

Salty Brine’s Spectacular Living Record Collection Cabaret presents… SECOND HAND NEWS

Have you heard? Salty Brine divulges dish, succumbs to scandal, and gives good gossip in the latest installment of his SPECTACULAR LIVING RECORD COLLECTION CABARET. SECOND HAND NEWS transforms Fleetwood Mac’s hit-filled, drug-fueled exposé, RUMOURS, into an evening of scintillating scuttlebutt where the truth is anybody’s guess.

Doors at 7:30pm
Shows at 8:00pm
2 Drink Minimum

Directed by Preston Martin
Dramaturgy by James Monaco
Arrangements by Matthew Marsh

Costume design by One-Half Nelson
Lighting design by Michael McGee
Sound design by AJ Surasky

$10 Tickets:
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Adelphi MFA Poetry Reading

May 06, 2015
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Laura Fairgrieve is a first year MFA student in Adelphi’s poetry track. She is particularly propelled into subject matter steeped within history and persona in her work. Research and linguistic experimentation are some of the primary motivators of her poetry.

Patrick Granata, born and raised in Long Island, attended the Macaulay Honors College at the College of Staten Island (CUNY) where he received a B.A. in English (Writing). He is now enrolled in Adelphi University’s MFA Program in Creative Writing where he writes fiction and poetry with a primary focus on the suburbs, landscapes, nature and place. He currently lives in Long Island.

Matt Massaia is a poet, musician, and graphic designer, as well as an undergraduate senior majoring in Creative Writing at Adelphi University. He is currently in the process of polishing his first collection of poetry for his senior thesis.

Sara Sherr is a New York based writer and poet in the second year of her creative writing MFA at Adelphi University, where she also teaches creative writing. She’s been published in Metazen, Corvus, The Lantern, and she’s currently a staff writer at spoiled NYC. She’s interned at Guernica, PEN America, and spent the past two summers working toward peace in the Middle East at Seeds of Peace camp in Maine.

Ryan Sobeck is currently working towards completing his MFA at Adelphi University in fiction writing. His short stories have been published in online literary magazines such as Fat City Review and East End Elements, and he is the first place recipient of the 2015 SCCC Creative Writing Festival’s award for College Fiction Writing. Ryan lives in the greater metropolitan area.

Efe Tanci was born in İzmir, Turkey, the country of Nobel Prize winning author Orhan Pamuk, in 1991. He graduated from Sabanci University in June 2014, obtaining a B.S. degree in Industrial Engineering where he was the President of the Literature Club and the Editor of the Literature Corner of the University’s Official Blog. He is currently studying at Adelphi University’s M.F.A. Creative Writing program and pursuing his degree in fiction track. His work appeared in several literary magazines and blogs in Turkey, including Vertigo, Entropi and Such As. Tanci’s short story, Kefaret Ekspresi was published in a short story collection called Neurology Stories in January, 2015, in Istanbul. Tanci is particularly interested in political poetry and affected by poets such as Nazım Hikmet Ran, Orhan Veli Kanık and Pablo Neruda.


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May 05, 2015
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


Monday Night Poetry: NORMAN MINNICK + CHRIS JANSEN

May 04, 2015
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Norman “Buzz” Minnick is a poet and playwright. His second full-length collection, Folly, is published by Wind Publications. He is the author of To Taste the Water: Poems (Mid-List Press, 2007) and is the editor of Between Water and Song: New Poets for the Twenty-First Century (White Pine Press, 2010). He has not yet written a play.

Chris Jansen has most recently published Illumination (new translations of Rumi) with Afghan student Fatima Saidi, a five-star reviewed book by Timothy Liu at Coldfront Magazine.  He has previously published his own translation of Pablo Neruda’s 100 Love Sonnets, as well as an anthology of poems with original work by National Book Award Winner Robert Bly.  Chris has a degree in molecular biology from the University of Georgia and lives in Athens, GA.


Old Timers, Young Dreamers: The Magic of the Lower East Side

May 03, 2015
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Old Timers, Young Dreamers: The Magic of the Lower East Side

An evening of short stories and poems about the fantastical Lower East Side, organized by Suzanne Dottino in collaboration with FABnyc.

Featuring emerging and established writers: Hettie Jones, Shane Hanlon, Penny Arcade, Bob Holman, Yesenia Montilla, Steve Dalachinsky, Anton Yakovlev, John Strausbaugh, Royal Young.

We reached out to a few of them for even more #LESstories, as well as a preview of what they’ll be reading and performing – see below for some poems, excerpts, and memories from our local artists. Hope to see you all this Sunday!

Shane O’Hanlon is a Long Islander, Queens College Graduate, Peace Corps Alumni, current government worker and volunteer for Habitat for Humanity and The Doe Fund. He has been writing and performing since before The Great Recession. He was introduced to poetry at the Nuyorican and has been wandering the village like Diogenes since Green Day was cool. Once, he ended up being sent to Kolkata, India, for 5 months because of a random conversation he had across the street at La MAMA theater while attending a reading at the KGB Bar.

Royal Young is the author of FAME SHARK. His work has appeared in the New York Times, New York Post and Interview Magazine.

“I lied and told them I was 18,” my grandmother explained to me. A street smart Lower East Sider, she had conned her way into the Rooftop Theatre when she was barely 15 in 1946.

I too grew up in the Lower East Side hungry for drama. As if there wasn’t enough in my incarnation of the late ‘80s downtown. The streets I walked as a child were filled with artists, prostitutes, crack heads and dreamers often indistinguishable from each other.

My artist father and neuropsychologist mother forced me to go to Hebrew School which I hated, but also encouraged me to take acting classes which I loved. The Neighborhood School on E. 3rd street where I went for elementary raised money for books by getting students extra roles in big Hollywood movies. This was thrilling until Mel Gibson snubbed me on set.

The black boxes and eclectic theatres on Fourth Street were always a source of inspiration, my own private Broadway closer to Houston Street. The fantasies and passions I saw play on those stages as a child melded with the downtown streets outside in my mind. Both were a colorful canvas where scenes were constantly being changed and one character was more alluring and outrageous than the next.

My grandmother always reminded me of a Yiddish saying “from an old city we build a new one,” when I complained in my early 20’s the scenes were changing too rapidly. Condos, banks and chain stores polluted our old neighborhood pushing out the characters I had so loved. And it’s true that especially in New York change is the only constant. But I think it’s crucial to remember Lower East Side History, the artists, immigrants and hustlers who built the neighborhood and from this space of crowded tenements created ideas that would capture the world.

It’s thrilling to read at KGB as part of Lower East Side History Month, imagining the spirit of rebellious creativity that seeps out of even the thick red curtains of the dark bar. I’ll be reading from my debut memoir Fame Shark, which Emmy Award winning actress Kristen Johnston called, “a thoughtful, hilarious and moving love letter to his family and the Lower East Side of New York City.” And which my grandmother liked very much, though mistakenly assumed was fiction.

Poet/collagist Steve Dalachinsky was born in Brooklyn after the last big war and has managed to survive lots of little wars. His book The Final Nite (Ugly Duckling Presse) won the PEN Oakland National Book Award. His most recent books are Fools Gold (2014 feral press), a superintendent’s eyes (revised and expanded 2013 - unbearable/autonomedia) and flying home, a collaboration with German visual artist Sig Bang Schcmidt (Paris Lit Up Press 2015). His latest CD is The Fallout of Dreams with Dave Liebman and Richie Beirach (Roguart 2014). He is a 2014 recipient of a Chevalier D’ le Ordre des Artes et Lettres.

KGB Bar has been a poetic/literary beacon for years in the Lower East Side, and a place i’ve always wanted to read at and this will be my 3rd opportunity to do so. The first extended reading i did there was a great, though almost disastrous affair. we began and i was the 3rd and final reader. All of a sudden outside grew dark then crash bang boom and tremendous wind gusts. Then the rain came down in buckets, shot glasses and beer mugs and wow it was like HA reading under water/ Well not really. more like reading under the influence of GIN – again not really – it was great fun and this will be as well and will be my first time reading there in nearly 3 years though in all that time i have seen many great events there – viva la ®evolution – long may freedom ring i’ll be wearing my hammer sickle eating my sour pickle and censoring, i mean selling as many books as i can: be there or be re(a)d SQUARE: and as far as the Lower East Side. well that is a place i received much of my formal life/drug and art training in. what else can i say > except that

I dreamed i was van gogh

Other featured writers:

Bob Holman has been hanging around the neighborhood since the late 60s. He worked at the St Marks Poetry Project 1974-1985, created and directed the Poets Theater Festival at LaMama 1984-1988, helped reopen the Nuyorican Poets Cafe and was the Original Slammaster there 1989-1996, and founded the Bowery Poetry Club in 2002, where he continues as Artistic Director.

John Strausbaugh has been writing about and participating in Downtown culture for a quarter of a century. He is the author of The Village, an epic history of Greenwich Village; the former editor of New York Press; and a contributor to the New York Times, The Chiseler, and other publications.

Hettie Jones is the author of 23 books for children and adults, including the award-winning Big Star Fallin’ Mama (Five Women in Black Music) and Drive, the first of her three poetry collections, which won the Poetry Society of America’s Norma Farber Award.

Yesenia Montilla is a New York City poet with Afro-Caribbean roots. Her poetry has appeared in the Chapbook For The Crowns Of Your Head, as well as the literary journals: 5AM, Adanna, Wideshore and others.

Anton Yakovlev was born in Moscow, Russia. He lives in Ridgewood, NJ and works as a college textbook editor. He studied filmmaking and poetry at Harvard University. His work has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize and is published or forthcoming in The New Yorker, Measure, The Raintown Review, Angle, Cardinal Points, The New Verse News, The Rutherford Red Wheelbarrow and elsewhere.

Penny Arcade, aka Susana Ventura, is an internationally respected performance artist, writer, poet and experimental theatre maker known for her magnetic stage presence, her take no prisoners wit and her content rich plays and one liners. She is the author of ten scripted performance plays and hundreds of performance art pieces.

Sunday, May 3, 7pm, KGB Bar, 85 E. 4th St.

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: Alex Bryson Trio

May 02, 2015
11:30 pm - 2:30 am

No cover.  2 drink minimum.


Rutgers-Newark MFA Reading

May 02, 2015
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


RR: Maiden in the Moon

May 01, 2015
8:30 pm -

Maiden in the Moon presents a sneak preview of:
Stars & Garter Snakes
with Lady Goodnight and The Voodoo Lilies
featuring
Mardi Love
Lauren Jeanette
Lauren Marie
and Mattie Waters.

Guest performers!
Sarah Hassan
&
Tatianna Morales

Shows at 8:30pm and 10:30pm
$15 pre sale, $20 at the door
http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/1565187
Two drink minimum


NYU Emerging Writers

May 01, 2015
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


FREE WATER #6: Kelin Loe, Edward Mullany, Safia Jama and Rigoberto Gonzalez

April 30, 2015
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Kelin Loe is the author of These Are The Gloria Stories (Factory Hollow Press 2014) and the chapbook The Motorist (minutesBOOKS 2010). She lives in Northampton, MA, and is working towards a PhD in Rhetoric at UMass Amherst.

Edward Mullany is the author of If I Falter at the Gallows, Figures for an Apocalypse, and The Three Sunrises (Publishing Genius, June 2015). He is the author of the comic strip Rachel and Ben.

Safia Jama is a Cave Canem fellow and a graduate of Harvard College.  She teaches undergraduate writing and will soon receive her M.F.A. in poetry from Rutgers University-Newark.  Her poems appear in Reverie, Toe Good Poetry, The New Sound, and Cave Canem Anthology XIV.  Co-founder of The Good Times Collective, her essays and reviews have appeared on NPR’s SchoolBook, The Volta, and Bryant Park’s blog.  Safia is a 2014-15 intern at the Poetry Society of America.

Rigoberto González is the author four books of poetry, most recently Unpeopled Eden, which won the Lambda Literary Award and the Lenore Marshall Prize from the Academy of American Poets. His ten books of prose include two bilingual children’s books, the three young adult novels in the Mariposa Club series, the novel Crossing Vines, the story collection Men Without Bliss, and three books of nonfiction, including Butterfly Boy: Memories of a Chicano Mariposa, which received the American Book Award from the Before Columbus Foundation. He also edited Camino del Sol: Fifteen Years of Latina and Latino Writing and Alurista’s new and selected volume Xicano Duende: A Select Anthology. The recipient of Guggenheim, NEA and USA Rolón fellowships, a NYFA grant in poetry, the Shelley Memorial Award from the Poetry Society of America, The Poetry Center Book Award, and the Barnes & Noble Writer for Writers Award, he is contributing editor for Poets & Writers Magazine, on the executive board of directors of the National Book Critics Circle, and is professor of English at Rutgers-Newark, the State University of New Jersey.


RR: Salty Brine

April 29, 2015
8:00 pm -

Salty Brine’s Spectacular Living Record Collection Cabaret presents… I’VE BEEN TO SEA BEFORE

Join Salty Brine for an adventure on the high seas as he braves violent tempests, discovers mysterious islands, and fights his way out of the belly of a whale in this next installment of his SPECTACULAR LIVING RECORD COLLECTION CABARET. I’VE BEEN TO SEA BEFORE reimagines Joni Mitchell’s heartbreaking travelogue, BLUE, as an epic odyssey on the open ocean.

Directed by Jaki Bradley
Arrangements by Ian Axness
Featuring Ian Axness and Brent Arnold

Doors at 7:30pm
Shows at 8:00pm
2 Drink Minimum

$10 Tickets:
http://ivebeentoseabefore.brownpapertickets.com/


FIZZ Poetry Night

April 29, 2015
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Pushcart Prize winning poet Ravi Shankar founded Drunken Boat, co-edited W.W. Norton & Co.’s “Language for a New Century: Contemporary Poetry from Asia, the Middle East & Beyond,” and has published or has forthcoming 10 books and chapbooks of poetry and translation.  He was the 2005 Connecticut Book Award finalist for “Instrumentality,” the 2011 National Poetry Review Prize winner for “Deepening Groove” and has forthcoming “What Else Could it Be: Ekphrastics and Collaborations” (Carolina Wren, 2015). He has appeared in the New York Times and the Paris Review, on PBS, BBC & NPR, held fellowships from the MacDowell Colony and the Jentel Foundation, and has performed his work around the world. He currently teaches at CCSU and in the first international MFA Program at City University of Hong Kong. 

Simon Perchik was born in Paterson, New Jersey on Christmas Eve.  He is a graduate of New York University with a B.A. in English and LLB in Law.  Simon was Suffolk County Long Island’s first environmental prosecutor.  He has twenty collections of poetry to his credit, including his opus “Hands Collected: The Books of Simon Perchik / Poems 1949 – 1999.” He continues to be widely published and has appeared in The New Yorker, Poetry, Partisan Review, The Nation, and just about every other journal large and small on this planet.  His most recent book “Almost Rain” was published by River Otter Press in 2014.  Simon lives in East Hampton, New York.

Amy Small-McKinney is the author of a collection of poems, Life is Perfect (BookArts Press, 2014) and two chapbooks of poetry, Body of Surrender (2004) and Clear Moon, Frost (2009), both with Finishing Line Press. Her poems have appeared in numerous journals that include American Poetry Review, The Cortland Review, The Pedestal Magazine, Blue Fifth Review, APIARY Magazine, Philadelphia Stories, and are forthcoming in Tiferet. During her tenure as 2011 Montgomery County Poet Laureate, she founded a program using creative writing for healing.

Martin Tucker co-founded Confrontation Magazine in 1968 and was Editor-in-Chief of this literary journal for 42 years.  Ever youthful, he continues to write, edit, and teach.  He is the author of five collections of poetry, and five works of literary criticism, including Literary Exile in the Twentieth Century and Africa in Modern Literature.  He has compiled and edited 25 volumes of literary encyclopedia, and his essays and reviews have appeared in THE NATION, THE NEW REPUBLIC, THE NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEW, and elsewhere. He served for 23 years on the Executive Board of PEN American Center and for two terms on the Governing Board of Poetry Society of America.  He is Professor Emeritus of Long Island University, where he was awarded the Rare Chacellors Award of the university.

Bill Yarrow is the author of Blasphemer (Lit Fest Press 2015), Pointed Sentences (BlazeVOX 2012) and four chapbooks. His poems have appeared in many print and online magazines including RHINO, Contrary, DIAGRAM, FRiGG, Thrush Poetry Journal, Gargoyle, and PANK. He is a Professor of English at Joliet Junior College where he teaches creative writing, Shakespeare, and film.

Series Host Susan Tepper


book party for Loren Kleinman’s BREAKABLE THINGS

April 28, 2015
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Loren Kleinman’s poetry has appeared in journals such as Drunken Boat, Nimrod, Wilderness House Literary Review, Paterson Literary Review, Narrative Northeast and Journal of New Jersey Poets. She has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize three times, and her interviews appeared inIndieReader,USA Todayand The Huffington Post. She is the author of The Dark Cave Between My Ribs. Breakable Things, her third collection, releases March 2015 via Winter Goose Publishing. She is a founding editor of CityLitRag and National Translation Month.

Jason Carney, a poet, writer, and educator, from Dallas, Texas is a four-time National Poetry Slam Finalist, honored as a Legend of the Slam in 2007. He appeared on three seasons of the HBO television series Russell Simmons’ Def Poets. A graduate of Wilkes University MFA Program for Creative Writing. His memoir, Starve the Vulture, is out on Akashic/Kaylie Jones Books. Jason is an Adjunct Instructor of English Composition and American Literature at Brookhaven College and Parker University.

Geoffrey Gatza is an award winning editor, publisher and poet. He was named by the Huffington Post as one of the Top 200 Advocates for American Poetry (2013). He is the author many books of poetry, including Apollo (BlazeVOX 2014), Secrets of my Prison House (BlazeVOX 2010) Kenmore: Poem Unlimited (Casa Menendez 2009) and HouseCat Kung Fu: Strange Poems for Wild Children (Meritage Press 2008), He is also the author of the yearly Thanksgiving Menu-Poem Series, a book length poetic tribute for prominent poets, now in it’s thirteenth year. Most recently his work has appeared in FENCE and Tarpaulin Sky. His play on Marcel Duchamp will be staged in an art installation in Philadelphia this year. He lives in Kenmore, NY with his girlfriend and two beloved cats.

Introduction by Claudia Serea

Claudia Serea is a Romanian-born poet who immigrated to the U.S. in 1995. Her poems and translations have appeared in numerous journals and anthologies from the U.S., U.K., and Australia. A four-time nominee for the Pushcart Prize and Best of the Net, she is the author of the full-length poetry collections Angels & Beasts (Phoenicia Publishing, Canada, 2012), A Dirt Road Hangs from the Sky (8th House Publishing, Canada, 2013), To Part Is to Die a Little (Cervená Barva Press, forthcoming) and Nothing Important Happened Today (Broadstone Books, forthcoming). Together with Paul Doru Mugur and Adam J. Sorkin, Serea co-edited and co-translated The Vanishing Point That Whistles, an Anthology of Contemporary Romanian Poetry (Talisman House Publishing, 2011). She also translated from the Romanian Adina Dabija’s Beautybeast(Northshore Press, Alaska, 2012). In 2012, Serea co-founded and she currently edits The National Translation Month blog.


Monday Night Poetry: MARK WUNDERLICH + KELLY FORSYTHE

April 27, 2015
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Mark Wunderlich’s first book, The Anchorage, was published in 1999 by the University of Massachusetts Press, and received the Lambda Literary Award. His second book, Voluntary Servitude, was published by Graywolf Press in 2004. A third volume of poems titled The Earth Avails, was published in 2014 and received the 2015 Rilke Prize from the University of North Texas. The book is currently a finalist for the Kingsley Tufts Award. He has published individual poems in The Paris Review, Yale Review, Slate, Tin House, Poetry, Ploughshares, Boston Review and elsewhere. His work has been included in over thirty anthologies and has been featured on NPR’s All Things Considered. His work has been translated into Italian, Bulgarian and Swedish.

Kelly Forsythe has poems published or forthcoming in Columbia Poetry Review, Black Warrior Review, DIAGRAM, The Minnesota Review, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, and American Poet. Her reviews can be found in the Huffington Post, Los Angeles Review, NewCity and The Rumpus.  In Fall 2011, she was introduced by Noelle Kocot as an Academy of American Poets “Emerging Poet.” She is the editor of the online literary magazine Phantom Limb, works for Copper Canyon Press, and is a lecturer at The University of Maryland. She lives in Washington, D.C.