KGB: MWA Reading

December 17, 2016
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


KGB: FREE WATER # 16

December 16, 2016
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


RR: NYU Emerging Writers

December 09, 2016
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


KGB: Hofstra MFA Program

December 09, 2016
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


KGB: Liars’ League - Dreams & Aspirations

December 07, 2016
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


KGB: [no event listed]

December 02, 2016
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


KGB: NYU Emerging Writers

November 11, 2016
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


KGB: Best in Horror

October 26, 2016
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

BRIAN KEENE writes novels, comic books, short fiction, and occasional journalism for money. He is the author of over forty books, mostly in the horror, crime, and dark fantasy genres. His 2003 novel, The Rising, is often credited (along with Robert Kirkman’s The Walking Dead comic and Danny Boyle’s 28 Days Later film) with inspiring pop culture’s current interest in zombies. Keene’s novels have been translated into German, Spanish, Polish, Italian, French, Taiwanese, and many more. In addition to his own original work, Keene has written for media properties such as Doctor Who, The X-Files, Hellboy, Masters of the Universe, and Superman. Several of Keene’s novels have been developed for film, including Ghoul, The Ties That Bind, and Fast Zombies Suck. Several more are in-development or under option. Keene also serves as Executive Producer for the independent film studio Drunken Tentacle Productions. Keene also oversees Maelstrom, his own small press publishing imprint specializing in collectible limited editions, via Thunderstorm Books. Keene’s work has been praised in such diverse places as The New York Times, The History Channel, The Howard Stern Show, CNN.com, Publisher’s Weekly, Media Bistro, Fangoria Magazine, and Rue Morgue Magazine. He has won numerous awards and honors, including the 2014 World Horror Grandmaster Award, 2001 Bram Stoker Award for Nonfiction, 2003 Bram Stoker Award for First Novel, 2004 Shocker Award for Book of the Year, and Honors from United States Army International Security Assistance Force in Afghanistan and Whiteman A.F.B. (home of the B-2 Stealth Bomber) 509th Logistics Fuels Flight. A prolific public speaker, Keene has delivered talks at conventions, college campuses, theaters, and inside Central Intelligence Agency headquarters in Langley, VA. The father of two sons, Keene lives in rural Pennsylvania.

MARY SAN GIOVANNI is the author of the THE HOLLOWER trilogy (the first of which was nominated for the Bram Stoker Award), THRALL, CHAOS, and the forthcoming CHILLS (aka THE BLUE PEOPLE), and the novellas FOR EMMY, POSSESSING AMY, THE FADING PLACE, and NO SONGS FOR THE STARS, as well as the collections UNDER COVER OF NIGHT and A DARKLING PLAIN. Her fiction has appeared in periodicals and anthologies for the last decade. She has a Masters degree in Writing Popular Fiction from Seton Hill University, Pittsburgh, where she studied under genre greats. She is currently a member of The Authors Guild, The International Thriller Writers, and Penn Writers, and was previously an Active member in the Horror Writers Association.

CHRISTOPH PAUL is a musician and YA & Bizarro Fiction author including books “Great White House Vol.1 & Vol.2” and “Slasher Camp for Nerd Dorks” published by Eraserhead Press.  He is an editor for Clash/Clash Books including their anthology “Walk Hand In Hand Into Extinction: Stories Inspired by True Detective”. He is c0-publisher and editor of New English Press. He was guitar player/singer of The Only Prescription and Moses Moses, but still wishes he was a gangsta rapper. He is currently finishing a poetry collection titled “Horror Film Poems” and a YA Bizarro book about Cosplay. 


KGB: Jenna & Emma

October 25, 2016
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


KGB: MWA Reading

October 18, 2016
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


KGB: NYU Emerging Writers

October 14, 2016
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


KGB: FREE WATER #15

October 07, 2016
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


KGB: Liars’ League - Truth & Consequences

October 05, 2016
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


KGB: Spuyten Duyvil

September 27, 2016
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Jorge Armenteros reading from AIR
http://www.spuytenduyvil.net/air.html

“Imena, a student of perfumery, arrives in Marrakech in an attempt to free herself from the overbearing intensity of her boyfriend Patricio, a philosophy professor at l’Université Paris-Sorbonne. She takes residence behind the red door of a hotel whose attendant, the striped tunic, officiates life under an aura of mysticism and danger.”

and

Martin Nakell reading from The Lord of Silence
http://www.spuytenduyvil.net/the-lord-of-silence.html

“In The Lord of Silence, a thrilling espionage and adventure novel, focused as much on the people involved in such danger as on human history...”

and friends!


KGB: NYU Emerging Writers

September 23, 2016
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


KGB: Red Hen Press

September 16, 2016
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


KGB: MWA-NY

August 20, 2016
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


KGB: FREE WATER #14

August 19, 2016
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


KGB: Liars’ League - Short & Sweet Flash Fiction

August 03, 2016
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


KGB: Jenna & Emma

July 19, 2016
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


KGB: Joe Okonkwo and Kia Corthron

July 07, 2016
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Joe Okonkwo is a cum laude graduate of the University of Houston with a degree in theatre. He made his living in theatre for a number of years as an actor, stage manager, director, playwright and youth theatre instructor. His poems have appeared in a variety of print and online venues including Van Gogh’s Ear, Anthology Magazine, Priapus magazine, timbooktu.com, queerpoets.com and poetism.com. Joe’s interviews with opera stars such as Jane Eaglen, Samuel Ramey and Susan Graham have appeared in High Notes, the e-newsletter of The Metropolitan Opera. He is a proud resident of the New York City borough of Queens.

The author of more than fifteen plays produced nationally and internationally, KIA CORTHRON came to national attention in the early nineties with her play Come Down Burning. Portraying characters who live in extreme poverty or crisis and whose lives are otherwise invisible, her plays paint a disturbing picture of American history and its repercussions on our most intimate relationships. Corthron’s most recent awards include a Windham Campbell Prize for Drama, the Simon Great Plains Playwright (Honored Playwright) Award, the USA Jane Addams Fellowship Award, and the Lee Reynolds Award from the League of Professional Theatre Women, and she has developed work through various international residencies. She has also written for television, receiving a Writers Guild Outstanding Drama Series Award and an Edgar Award for The Wire. The Castle Cross the Magnet Carter is her first novel. She grew up in Cumberland, Maryland, and now lives in Harlem, New York.


KGB: MWA Reading

June 30, 2016
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


KGB: Robert Burke Warren

June 26, 2016
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Writer, performer, and musician Robert Burke Warren reads from his debut novel Perfectly Broken.

“Robert Burke Warren’s sensory acumen and keen eye for detail – emotional and physical – make Perfectly Broken a wonderful ride. Fantastic, sharp dialogue and vivid characters, all in a distinctive, captivating voice. A stunning debut novel. —Rosanne Cash, multi-Grammy winner, author of New York Times bestseller “Composed”

“Whether writing about music, parenthood, or life in the sticks, every page crackles with been-there-done-that verisimilitude. At turns funny and suspenseful, heartwarming and heartbreaking, Perfectly Broken hits all the right notes, covering fame and fortune, love and death, success and failure, and fatherhood and marriage. A triumphant debut.”—Greg Olear, author of Los Angeles Times bestseller “Fathermucker”

“Parenthood, adultery, love, lust, ambition, loss, friendships gone to seed, a marriage at the turn of this century in full tilt midlife madness, with rock and roll in the bones and on the soundtrack. Warren creates a sensory world so sharply observed, the experience of reading becomes visceral. It pulled me in and I didn’t want to let go.” —Beverly Donofrio, author, New York Times bestseller “Riding in Cars with Boys”


KGB: Paragraph

June 18, 2016
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Sarah-Jane Stratford’s most recent novel is Radio Girls; her previous books are The Midnight Guardian and The Moonlight Brigade. She has also written articles and essays for a range of publications, including The Guardian, The Boston Globe, The Los Angeles Review of Books, Marie-Claire, Bitch, Slate, Salon, Guernica, and BOMB.

Allison Amend, a graduate of the Iowa Writers’ Workshop, is the author of the Independent Publisher’s Award-winning short story collection Things That Pass for Love and the novels Stations West, A Nearly Perfect Copy, and Enchanted Islands. She lives in New York City.


RR: TNS After Hours

June 17, 2016
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

The New School MFA program reading.
No cover.  2 drink minimum.


KGB: FREE WATER #13

June 17, 2016
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


KGB: True Story Nonfiction

June 14, 2016
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


KGB: Daniel Braum book launch

June 12, 2016
7:01 pm - 9:01 pm

Please join us as author Daniel Braum celebrates the release of his first short story collection of strange tales.

Like a vinyl record from days gone by author Daniel Braum spins a unique blend of speculative fiction that effortlessly blends fantasy, science fiction and horror and mysticism in every verse. Weaving a tapestry of quantum intelligence Braum’s multi-dimensional characters are drawn into dark worlds of spiritualism where concepts of advanced science collide with magic realism to investigate the unexplainable at the edges of civilization.  Defying conventional categorization his work thrives in the grey area between many genres.

“Daniel Braum is a master at capturing the feel of a place and a time. From the jungles of South America to the mean streets of New York’s suburbs his stories wind through territories that feel at once familiar and strange, exotic and dangerous or maybe just dangerously personal.”

-David Wellington, Author of Monster Island and Positive

“Straddling the fine line between dark fantasy and horror, Braum’s masterful prose is a thing of stunning beauty and utmost dread, transporting readers into dark and unseen territories that exist just beyond the boundaries of human perception. Shining a light into an unknown we both yearn to embrace yet are equally terrified to experience, he exposes our primordial fears with the unrelenting threat that some horrifying truth will be revealed that will shatter our fragile grasp on reality.”

– Anthony Rivera, Bram Stoker Award (r)-nominated editor.

“The strength of Daniel Braum’s writing is the strength that comes from patience, from a writer trusting his audience with a steady, slow pace that allows details to accumulate in the mind so that the story becomes consistently more vivid until it reaches a conclusion that is profound in its subtlety and restraint.”

– Matthew Cheney, Editor of The Best American Fantasy


RR: Buck and a Quarter Band

June 09, 2016
9:30 pm -

KGB: Amy Silverman book launch

June 07, 2016
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Laurie Notaro was born in Brooklyn, New York, then spent the remainder of her formative years in Phoenix, AZ, where she created something of a checkered past. She is the New York Times best-selling author of the humor memoirs The Idiot Girls Action Adventure Club, I Love Everybody and Housebroken, along with numerous others; two humor novels; and a novel of historical fiction due to be published in October. She resides in Eugene, Oregon, has a cute dog, a nice husband and misses Mexican food like it was her youth.

Amy Silverman is managing editor at Phoenix New Times and a commentator for KJZZ, the National Public Radio affiliate in Phoenix. Her work also has appeared on NPR’s This American Life and in The New York Times. Amy holds a master’s degree in journalism from Columbia University. She lives in Arizona with her husband Ray and daughters Annabelle and Sophie. For more information, visit myheartcantevenbelieveit.com


KGB: Poetry by Hilary Sideris, Christine Potter, & Rick Mullin

June 05, 2016
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Rick Mullin is a journalist, poet, and painter. His latest collection, Stignatz & the User of Vicenza, was published this year by Dos Madres Press in Loveland, Ohio. He is the author of three other books published Dos Madres, including Soutine and Sonnets from the Voyage of the Beagle. He is a senior editor at Chemical & Engineering News, the weekly newsmagazine of the American Chemical Society.

Christine Potter is a writer and a poet who lives in a haunted house in Rockland County.  Her poetry collections are Zero Degrees at First Light (David Roberts Books, 2006) and Sheltering in Place (WordTech, 2013).  Her young adult novel, Time Runs Away With Her, was published last fall by Evernight Teen.  In addition to writing, Christine has been a teacher, a DJ, and a ringer of tower bells.

Hilary Sideris is the author of Most LIkely to Die, poems in the voice of Keith Richards, from Poets Wear Prada Press (2014). Her forthcoming collections are A House Not Made with Hands from Poets Wear Prada Press, and The Inclination to Make Waves, from Big Wonderful Press. She lives in Brooklyn, and works as a professional developer for the CUNY Start Program at The City University of New York. 


KGB and RR: The Writer’s Hotel Reading Series 2016

June 04, 2016
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

KGB Bar is a legend. Buy some drinks and tip your bartender well. Come ready to drink, listen and cheer. 21+ over.

Friday, June 3: KGB Bar & Red Room 7-9
Saturday, June 4: KGB Bar & Red Room 7-9

Come hear new fiction and nonfiction performed by established and emerging authors at a venue that has launched so many writers’ careers.
These writers are fiercely talented. You don’t want to miss this incredible weekend of readings on both floors of the amazing KGB Bar.

The Writer’s Hotel is a hybrid writers conference set in a Midtown hotel campus, at The Algonquin, Library Hotel and Bryant Park Hotel. Writers bring their work from desk to marketplace in NYC. They meet agents and editors, participate in workshops, go on literary walking tours, attend a gala game of “Wink, Murder” at The Algonquin and more. And each writer reads their own original work in the city.

More on TWH:
TWH video trailer: https://vimeo.com/161219560
TWH Website: www.writershotel.com


KGB and RR: The Writer’s Hotel Reading Series 2016

June 03, 2016
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

KGB Bar is a legend. Buy some drinks and tip your bartender well. Come ready to drink, listen and cheer. 21+ over.

Friday, June 3: KGB Bar & Red Room 7-9
Saturday, June 4: KGB Bar & Red Room 7-9

Come hear new fiction and nonfiction performed by established and emerging authors at a venue that has launched so many writers’ careers.
These writers are fiercely talented. You don’t want to miss this incredible weekend of readings on both floors of the amazing KGB Bar.

The Writer’s Hotel is a hybrid writers conference set in a Midtown hotel campus, at The Algonquin, Library Hotel and Bryant Park Hotel. Writers bring their work from desk to marketplace in NYC. They meet agents and editors, participate in workshops, go on literary walking tours, attend a gala game of “Wink, Murder” at The Algonquin and more. And each writer reads their own original work in the city.

More on TWH:
TWH video trailer: https://vimeo.com/161219560
TWH Website: www.writershotel.com


RR: PEN Readers

June 02, 2016
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


KGB: Liars’ League - Borders & Boundaries

June 01, 2016
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


RR: Bjorn Ingelstam and the Dirty Foreigners

May 28, 2016
11:00 pm - 2:00 am

No cover.  2 drink minimum.


[no event listed]

May 27, 2016
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


KGB: Songs of My Selfie—Millennial Writers

May 25, 2016
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Constance Renfrow is a New-York-based writer and editor. She is the lead editor for Three Rooms Press and a freelance editor and writing coach. She also hosts a monthly open mic series at the Merchant’s House Museum. Her fiction and poetry have appeared in such places as Cabildo Quarterly, Denim Skin, Petrichor Machine, Restless, and Two Cities Review, and her articles have been featured on DIY MFA and LitroNY, among others. A lover of nineteenth-century literature, she’s currently completing a three-volume governess novel, her first full-length work.

Tiffany Ferentini is a New York-based writer and editor, and a graduate of Manhattanville College’s Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing program. Tiffany has served as an editor of The Manhattanville Review, and is the current Project Assistant for Monkey Business International and the Community Coordinator for AWP’s LGBTQ Caucus. Their short fiction and poetry have appeared in The Gambler and Off the Rocks, the LGBTQ Anthology of Newtown Writers Press. They can be found on Twitter @ferenteeny.

Jared Shaffer’s stories have appeared in Cellar Door, Red Cedar Review, and West Trade Review. He received an English degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where he won the George B. Wynne and Max Steele Awards for Fiction. He works in publishing in New York.

A Jersey Shore native, Carolyn Drake is a writer and editor with a focus in pharmaceutical writing and an interest in fiction. She is currently a Promotional Review Editor with Bristol-Myers Squibb. Formerly a freelance writer, her articles have been featured on HCPlive.com, for which she was a regular contributor. Pill Pusher is Carolyn’s first short work of fiction to be selected for publication. At present, she is completing her first full-length work, a supernatural-themed novel immersed in the world of pharmacy. Follow her on Twitter @Carolyn_A_Drake.

Angus McLinn graduated from Macalester College in 2012 with a degree in Creative Writing and German Studies. He is currently an MFA candidate and Teaching Fellow at Long Island University Brooklyn. Additionally, he is an editor at Visceral Brooklyn, Long Island University’s online literary journal. His poetry and fiction have appeared in Those That This, Visceral Brooklyn, Tempered Magazine, Tiger Train Magazine, Marco Polo Arts Magazine, the 2013 Saint Paul Almanac, and elsewhere. His articles have been featured in the Wisconsin State Journal, the Capital Times, Local Sounds Magazine, and the Liberator Magazine. He is the author of the fiction chapbook Your Heart Really Does Explode (Cloud City Press, 2012).

Angela Sloan received her Bachelor’s as well as Master’s Degrees in English Literature and Creative Writing from Longwood University in 2010 and 2012, respectively. She grew up on a farm in Virginia and has an identical twin sister; she lives and works in New York City. This is her second publication by Three Rooms Press.

Katherine Sloan is a freelance writer and editor from Virginia. She received her Master’s Degree in English with a concentration in Creative Writing in 2012 from Longwood University. This is her second piece picked up by Three Rooms Press. She is currently writing mostly nonfiction, though her poetry has been published by Mystery Island Publications and she has read at the Bowery Poetry Club.  Recently she freelanced for the writer Rick Moody. She lives in New York City. Follow her on Instagram under sloankatherine or on Twitter @Katherinesloan8.


KGB: Baby Chick Flies The Coop - A Night of Stories

May 24, 2016
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


Adam Sachs, Farley Katz & Adam Moerder

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

Farley Katz is a staff cartoonist at The New Yorker where he’s been publishing cartoons since 2007. He most recently co-authored and illustrated “The Married Kama Sutra—the world’s least erotic sex guide.”

Adam Moerder is a writer and musician living in Brooklyn. His writing has appeared on Pitchfork, Grantland, and the New Yorker blog, and he’s most recently released music as Fitness on the Brooklyn music label GODMODE.

Adam Ehrlich Sachs is the author of “Inherited Disorders.” His fiction has appeared in the New Yorker, n+1, McSweeney’s, and elsewhere. 

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 Ingelstam and the Dirty Foreigners

May 21, 2016
11:00 pm - 2:00 am

No cover.  2 drink minimum.


RR: Sirens Salone

May 20, 2016
10:00 pm -

An alluring and magical evening of music and dance!
10:00pm doors, 10:30pm show
$10 cover.  2 drink minimum.


KGB: Book Release - “Kerouac: Language, Poetics, and Territory”

May 20, 2016
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Book Launch, Reading & Signing!

“Kerouac: Language, Poetics, and Territory,” a groundbreaking work by UNC-Chapel Hill English and French scholar Hassan Melehy (Bloomsbury, Spring 2016) explores how native French speaker Jack Kerouac’s much misunderstood method of “spontaneous prose” actually had its roots in a more elaborate poetics of exile. Through meditations on moving between territories and languages, the Beat Generation author sought techniques to overcome the restrictions he encountered in writing in a single language, English, thus contributing to some of the major twentieth century aesthetic and philosophical currents that have yielded such concepts as otherness and nomadism.

Melehy has lectured extensively on the subject of Kerouac’s bilingualism in places ranging from the University of Kansas to the Universität Regensburg in Germany. In 2013, he teamed with Joyce Johnson, author of the Beat memoir “Minor Characters” (1983), and the Kerouac biography “The Voice Is All” (2012), for joint presentations at Barnard College and the Smithsonian Institution.

From Bloomsbury Publishing:
Given Jack Kerouac’s enduring reputation for heaving words onto paper, it might surprise some readers to see his name coupled with the word “poetics.” But as a native speaker of French, he embarked on his famous “spontaneous prose” only after years of seeking techniques to overcome the restrictions he encountered in writing in a single language, English. The result was an elaborate poetics that cannot be fully understood without accounting for his bilingual thinking and practice.

Of the more than twenty-five biographies of Kerouac, few have seriously examined his relationship to the French language and the reason for his bilingualism, the Québec Diaspora. Although this background has long been recognized in French-language treatments, it is a new dimension in Anglophone studies of his writing. In a theoretically informed discussion, Hassan Melehy explores how Kerouac’s poetics of exile involves meditations on moving between territories and languages. Far from being a naïve pursuit, Kerouac’s writing practice not only responded but contributed to some of the major aesthetic and philosophical currents of the twentieth century in which notions such as otherness and nomadism took shape. Kerouac: Language, Poetics, and Territory offers a major reassessment of a writer who, despite a readership that extends over much of the globe, remains poorly understood at home.

Reviews:
“Melehy aims to revitalize our thinking on one of the most widely and enthusiastically read of twentieth-century American authors. Through excellent exposition, careful analysis, and valuable critical readings that draw on recent French notions of ‘minority’ and ‘nomadic’ writing, Melehy explores the role of the French language in Kerouac’s life and work, bringing this important and fascinating topic to formal academic discussion” – Jonathan Arac, Andrew W. Mellon Professor of English, University of Pittsburgh, USA

“Kerouac: Language, Poetics, and Territory argues persuasively that Kerouac’s literariness is thoroughly sophisticated, and that his relationship to French and French Canada are at the root of this literary achievement. Melehy’s examination of Kerouac’s countercultural poetics and the relationship of those poetics to social locations and dislocations will be of interest to both scholars and Kerouac aficionados.” – Maria Damon, Professor of Humanities and Media Studies, Pratt Institute of Art, USA

“Hassan Melehy’s Kerouac: Language, Poetics, and Territory offers a much-needed reassessment of Kerouac’s work. Through a groundbreaking analysis of Kerouac’s vexed relationship to his Québécois ancestry and his experience of exile from his own history, Melehy provides a context in which many of the main features of Kerouac’s writing come alive anew. Melehy shows why Kerouac is a central figure for a re-imagination of American literature that would-for the first time-take into account our multilingual and vagabond past.” – Timothy Hampton, Professor of French and Comparative Literature, University of California at Berkeley, USA


RR: TNS After Hours

May 20, 2016
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

The New School MFA program reading.
No cover.  2 drink minimum.


RR: New York Writer’s Workshop

May 19, 2016
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

No cover.  2 drink minimum.

KIM ADDONIZIO

Kim Addonizio is the author of six poetry collections, two novels, two story collections, and two books on writing poetry, The Poet’s Companion (with Dorianne Laux) and Ordinary Genius. She has received fellowships from the NEA and Guggenheim Foundations, two Pushcart Prizes, and was a National Book Award Finalist for her collection Tell Me. Two new books are out this summer: Mortal Trash: Poems (Norton) and a memoir-in-essays, Bukowski in a Sundress (Viking/Penguin).  She teaches and performs internationally. www.kimaddonizo.com

AMY MADDEN

Amy Madden is a poet/bassist/songwriter who began her career as a writing member of various punk/new-wave bands in the hey-day of CBGB’s and Max’s.  She also spent every spare moment hanging around Dan Lynch’s where she met and played with Bill Dicey, Charles Otis, Paul Butterfield, John Campbell and various NYC bluesmen.  As part of Jon Paris’ trio for some 35 years, she has shared the stage with Johnny Winter, Johnny Johnson, Johnny Copeland, Mick Taylor, Chris Spedding and many others. For her work with many blues artists, including and especially John Lee Hooker, she was inducted into the NY Blues Hall of Fame in 2012.  Currently she appears weekly with Jon Paris at BB King’s as well as solo gigs, and as bassist/vocalist with Ricky Byrd and Deuces Wild, the Dive Bar Romeos and the Alan Merrill trio.  She is working on a double album of original music, and will release her second volume of poetry this summer. 

TYEHIMBA JESS

Tyehimba Jess is the author of two poetry collections, the 2004 National Poetry Series award-winning Leadbelly and Olio, heralded as “encyclopedic, ingenious, and abundant” by Publisher’s Weekly. The Library Journal has praised both books calling Leadbelly one of the “best poetry books of 2005” and Olio a “daring collection, which blends forthright, musically acute language with portraiture.” Jess, a Cave Canem and NYU Alumni, received a 2004 Literature Fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts, and was a 2004-2005 Winter Fellow at the Provincetown Fine Arts Work Center. Jess is also a veteran of the 2000 and 2001 Green Mill Poetry Slam Team, and won a 2000 – 2001 Illinois Arts Council Fellowship in Poetry, the 2001 Chicago Sun-Times Poetry Award, and a 2006 Whiting Fellowship. He exhibited his poetry at the 2011 TedX Nashville Conference. Jess is Poetry and Fiction Editor of African American Review, faculty at Pacific University MFA program, and Associate Professor of English at College of Staten Island. Jess’ fiction and poetry have appeared in many journals, as well as anthologies such as Angles of Ascent: A Norton Anthology of Contemporary African American Poetry, Beyond The Frontier: African American Poetry for the Twenty-First Century, Role Call: A Generational Anthology of Social and Political Black Literature and Art, Bum Rush the Page: A Def Poetry Jam, Power Lines: Ten Years of Poetry from Chicago’s Guild Complex, Slam: The Art of Performance Poetry.


KGB: Fantastic Fiction

May 18, 2016
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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

Victor LaValle is the author of three novels, a collection of stories and two novellas. His most recent novella The Ballad of Black Tom was recently published by Tor. He has won the Shirley Jackson Award and an American Book Award among other awards for his novel Big Machine. He teaches at Columbia University.

Damien Angelica Walters is the author of Paper Tigers, recently published, and Sing Me Your Scars. Her short fiction has been nominated twice for a Bram Stoker Award, reprinted in The Year’s Best Dark Fantasy & Horror and The Year’s Best Weird Fiction, and published in numerous anthologies and magazines. She lives in Maryland with her husband and two rescued pit bulls


KGB: Lera Auerbach & David Lehman

May 17, 2016
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Poet David Lehman is a prominent editor, author and literary critic. He serves as the editor of The Best American Poetry series, which he initiated in 1988, and teaches at The New School. His many honors include fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Guggenheim Foundation and the Ingram Merrill Foundation, and awards from the American Academy of Arts and Letters and the Lila Wallace-Reader’s Digest Writer’s Award.

Lera Auerbach, Excess of Being, a book of aphorisms and original artwork. Lera is a renowned Russian-American composer, writer, visual artist and concert pianist. She has published more than 120 works for orchestra, opera and ballet, as well as choral and chamber music. Her work is championed worldwide by leading artists, conductors, stage directors and choreographers. The World Economic Forum selected Lera in 2007 as a Young Global Leader and in 2014 as a Cultural Leader, inviting her to give presentations on the fascinating topic of borderless creativity.​​


Don’t Eat That: Banned and Taboo Foods

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

Join us for an evening of culinary readings.

Hosted and Curated by Jane Hsu janevhsu.com

Elissa Altman, Poor Man’s Feast, Treyf
Ava Chin, Eating Wildly: Foraging for Life, Love and the Perfect Meal
Anna Dunn, ed., Food City:  Four Centuries of Food Making in New York
Max McCalman, Mastering Cheese:  Lessons from Connoisseurship from a Maitre Fromager
Anastasia Plakias, The Farm on the Roof:  What Brooklyn Grange Taught us About Entrepreneurship, Community, and Growing a Sustainable Business

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 Ingelstam and the Dirty Foreigners

May 14, 2016
11:00 pm - 2:00 am

No cover.  2 drink minimum.


KGB: Trumpet Fiction

May 14, 2016
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

This past year, Brian Birnbaum has read at the NYC Poetry Festival, the Big Words Reading Series, and the Dead Rabbits Reading Series, where he got to read alongside literary hero Sergio De La Pava. He’s just finishing up a novel, from which he has work forthcoming in Potluck Mag. He will be reading an excerpt from that novel, called Emerald City.

Laurence Klavan has published short work in The Alaska Quarterly, Conjunctions, Pank, Failbetter, and Ellery Queen’s Mystery Magazine, among many others. His collection, “‘The Family Unit’ and Other Fantasies,” was published in 2014 by Chizine. An Edgar Award winner, Laurence’s mystery novels, “The Cutting Room” and “The Shooting Script,” were published by Ballantine Books. His graphic novels, “City of Spies” and “Brain Camp,” co-written with Susan Kim, were published by First Second Books at Macmillan and their Young Adult fiction series, “Wasteland,” is currently being published by Harper Collins.  He received two Drama Desk nominations for the book and lyrics of “Bed and Sofa,” the musical produced by the Vineyard Theater in New York and the Finborough Theater in London. His one-act, “The Summer Sublet,” is included Best American Short Plays 2000-2001.

Jonathan Papernick is the author the story collections The Ascent of Eli Israel, There Is No Other and the novel The Book of Stone. His fiction has appeared in numerous literary journals including, Nerve, Post Road, Green Mountains Review, Night Train, Blunderbuss, Folio and Confrontation. His work had been anthologized in Lost Tribe: Jewish Fiction from the Edge, Scribblers on the Roof, The Moment, Sudden Flash Youth and Six-Word Memoirs on Jewish Life.  Papernick is currently a Senior Writer-in-Residence at Emerson College in Boston.


KGB: Live Mag! Presents Issue #13

May 13, 2016
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Bill Evans is dangerously alive and intuitively in tune. He is the author of Modern Adventures (Spuyten Duyvil). “These are the heartbeats of an ancient man looking at history from left to right and now staring us right in the eye. We are not alone.” Eileen Myles

Martha King was born in Virginia in 1937. She attended Black Mountain College in the summer of 1955, married Basil King in 1958, and has been living with him in Brooklyn since 1968. Her collections of short stories include North & South (2007), Separate Parts (2002), and Little Tales of Family and War (1999). A 50-page excerpt from her memoir Outside Inside was published in the fall 2015 issue of A Public Space. She blogs now and then at www.blog.basilking.net and, with co-curator Elinor Nauen, runs the Prose Pros reading series at SideWalk Café on the Lower East Side.  Tonight she’ll read poems she’s Found in a Drawer.

Kimberly Lyons is the author of several books of poetry, including Calcinatio (Faux Press, 2014), and, most recently, Approximately Near (an e book that may be downloaded at (http://www.metambesen.org/wp- content/uploads/2016/02/Approximately-Near.pdf). She has had poems recently at pallakasch. Pallakasch.; Talisman, and Unarmed magazines. Her essay on the work of Joseph Ceravolo may be found at Jacket 2 at https://jacket2.org/feature/lyrical-personal-joe-ceravolo. In May 2015, Lyons co-hosted a first screening of George Quasha’s poetry is video portraits of poets with related panel discussions, at Anthology Film Archives. She publishes Lunar Chandelier Press and lives in Chicago.

Jeffrey Cyphers Wright is an eco-activist, artist, critic and impresario and is best known as a poet. Recent books include Party Everywhere and Triple Crown, Sonnets (Spuyten Duyvil). He has served on the boards of the Mason Gross School of the Arts, the Poetry Project at St. Mark’s Church and the Dias y Flores Community Garden. From 1987 to 2000, he published Cover Magazine. He currently publishes Live Mag! www.livemag.org He also gives sleepwalking tours, plays zombie trombone and admires woodpeckers.


RR: WFMU Readers

May 12, 2016
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


KGB: True Story Nonfiction with Lucas Mann

May 10, 2016
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Join True Story: Nonfiction for an event with Lucas Mann, author of the memoir LORD FEAR.

Lucas Mann’s brother, Josh, died of a heroin overdose when Lucas was only thirteen years old. Charismatic, ambitious, cruel,and sadistic, violent and vulnerable, Josh’s brief life was ultimately unknowable. Yet, Josh is both a presence and absence in the author’s life that will not remain unclaimed. Told in kaleidoscopic shards of memories assembled from interviews with Josh’s friends and family and the raw material of the Josh’s own journals, a revealing, startling portrait unfolds. At the same time, Mann pulls back to question and examine his own complicated feelings about and motives for recovering memories of his brother’s life, searching for a balance between the tension of the inevitability of Josh’s life and the “what-ifs” that beg to be asked. Unstinting in its honesty and profound in its conclusions, Lord Fear more than confirms the promise of Mann’s earlier book; with it, he is poised to enter the ranks of the best young writers of his generation.

LUCAS MANN was born in New York City and received his MFA from the University of Iowa, where he was the Provost’s Visiting Writer in Nonfiction. He is the author of Class A: Baseball in the Middle of Everywhere, and his essays and stories have appeared in numerous publications, including Columbia: A Journal of Literature and Art, and The Kenyon Review. He teaches writing at the University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth and lives in Providence, Rhode Island.


KGB: Monday Night Poetry - Robyn Schiff + Brenda Shaughnessy

May 09, 2016
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Brenda Shaughnessy is the author of Interior with Sudden Joy (1999), Human Dark with Sugar (2008), winner of the James Laughlin Award from the Academy of American Poets, Our Andromeda (2012), and So Much Synth (2016). Her work has appeared in the Yale Review, the Boston Review, McSweeney’s, and Best American Poetry, among other places. With C.J. Evans, she edited the anthology Satellite Convulsions: Poems from Tin House Magazine (2009).  Shaughnessy has received numerous honors and awards for her work, including fellowships from the Radcliffe Institute, where she was a Bunting Fellow, the Japan/U.S. Friendship Commission, and the Howard Foundation of Brown University. She has taught at universities including Columbia, the New School, Princeton, and New York University. Poetry editor-at-large of Tin House, Shaughnessy is currently an assistant professor of English at Rutgers University, where she also teaches in the MFA program. 

Robyn Schiff is the author of the poetry collection A Woman of Property, newly released from Penguin.  Previous volumes include Revolver (2008) and Worth (2002).  Her work has been represented in several anthologies, including Legitimate Dangers: American Poets of the New Century (Sarabande, 2006), and Women Poets on Mentorship: Efforts and Affections (Iowa, 2007). Her poetry has been published widely in journals, including in The New Yorker, Poetry, and A Public Space.  She teaches at the University of Iowa and lives in Iowa City.

Last Monday Night Poetry reading of the season.


Mammas, Mares, Mères & Mutters: Mother’s Day Around the World

May 08, 2016
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Mammas, Mares, Mères & Mutters: Mother’s Day Around the World

An Evening With the PEN America Translation Committee

Mary Ann Newman will read from Private Life by Josep Maria de Sagarra
Mary Ann Newman is the Director of the Farragut Fund for Catalan culture in the U.S. She is a translator, editor, and occasional writer on Catalan culture. She has translated a novel and a short story collection by Quim Monzó, essays by Xavier Rubert de Ventós, and a collection of poems by Josep Carner. Her latest translation is Private Life, a Catalan classic by Josep Maria de Sagarra, published by Archipelago Books.
Vivian O’Shaughnessy will read from Woman I Am by Giovanni Dotoli
Vivian O’Shaughnessy’s designed, authored, handmade books (which include French, Spanish and hand Braille translations) are in many collections, including the Louvre, Centre George Pompidou, BNF-Mitterand, and the World Arab Institute in Paris; the Southbank Centre Poetry in London; the Xul Solar Museum in Buenos Aires; and the Cultural Center in Quito, as well as the Library of Congress, MOMA, the Morgan Library, the New York Public Library, and Pratt Art Institute.
Michael Moore will read from Lost Words by Nicola Gardini
Michael F. Moore is a translator/interpreter from the Italian. He has translated both contemporary and classic works, including, most recently, Lost Words, by Nicola Gardini (New Directions, 2016), The Drowned and the Saved, by Primo Levi (Liveright, 2015), Agostino, by Alberto Moravia (NYRB Classics, 2014), and Live Bait, by Fabio Genovesi (Other Press, 2014). He is currently working on a new translation of the 19th-century classic, The Betrothed, by Alessandro Manzoni (Modern Library, 2017).
Lara Vergnaud will read from France, story of a childhood by Zahia Rahmani
Lara Vergnaud is an editor and translator who has translated works from the French by Ahmed Bouanani, Mohand Fellag, Joy Sorman, Marie-Monique Robin, and Scholastique Mukasonga. Her translation of France, story of a childhood, by Zahia Rahmani, is forthcoming from Yale University Press in May 2016. She lives in Washington, D.C.
Sophie Seita and Uljana Wolf will read from i mean i dislike that fate that i was made to where by Uljana Wolf
Sophie Seita is a poet, translator, and scholar. She is the author of Meat (Little Red Leaves, 2015), Fantasias in Counting (BlazeVOX, 2014), 12 Steps (Wide Range, 2012), and i mean i dislike that fate that i was made to where (Wonder, 2015, a translation from the German of Uljana Wolf, which won the Second Wonder Book Prize). She received a 2015 PEN/Heim Award to translate Wolf’s selected poems, forthcoming from Belladonna in 2017, and is currently editing a reprint of The Blind Man (Ugly Duckling Presse, 2017). Her videos and poets’ theatre pieces have been presented in the
US, UK, Ireland, and Germany. Sophie Seita’s academic research focuses on avant-garde little magazines, small-press publishing, print history, and experimental autobiography from the 18th to the 21st century. She is the recipient of awards and scholarships from Yale, Princeton, Cambridge, Columbia, Queen Mary University of London, SUNY Buffalo, DAAD, Studienstiftung des deutschen Volkes, among others. From October 2016, she will be a Junior Research Fellow at Queens’ College, Cambridge.
Uljana Wolf, born in 1979 in Berlin, lives and works in Berlin and Brooklyn. She has published three volumes of poetry, kochanie ich habe brot gekauft (2005), falsche freunde (2009), and Meine schönste Lengevitch (2013) as well as the essay BOX OFFICE (2010) and a joint sonnet erasure project with Christian Hawkey, Sonne From Ort (2012). Among the English-language poets she has translated into German are Matthea Harvey, Erín Moure, John Asbery, Yoko Ono, and Cole Swensen. Her own work has been translated into more than thirteen languages. She has received numerous prizes for her literary works and translations, including the Peter Huchel Prize and the Adalbert-von-Chamisso Prize. Wolf teaches German and literary translation at New York University and the Pratt Institute.

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: James Delano Trio

May 07, 2016
11:00 pm - 2:00 am

No cover.  2 drink minimum.


Rutgers-Newark MFA Reading

May 07, 2016
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


RR: Spaghetti Eastern Music

May 06, 2016
9:00 pm -

$5 cover.  2 drink minimum. 


RR: Hybrid Beast Poetry Reading

May 06, 2016
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

No Cover. 2 drink minimum

Join special guests Rio Cortez, Jessie Montilla, and Sarah Lawrence College’s featured readers for “The Hybrid Beast”, a multimedia poetry experience. Readers include Sage Anderson, Harry Barrick, Genevieve Brown, Mimi Brown, Sarah Burkham, Katie Cheeseman, Deane Silsby, Palmer Smith, and Daniel Wallock. This reading is curated and hosted by Tina Chang, Brooklyn Poet Laureate.

Special Guest Readers:

Rio Cortez, a Pushcart-nominated poet, is a graduate of the MFA program at NYU and co-founder of the Good Times Collective and BLKGRP.  Rio Cortez has been selected by Ross Gay as the inaugural winner of the Toi Derricotte & Cornelius Eady Chapbook Prize for her manuscript, I Have Learned to Define a Field as a Space Between Mountains, available from Jai-Alai Books.

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, The Wide Shore and others. She received her MFA from Drew University in Poetry and Poetry in Translation. She is a CantoMundo Fellow and her first collection The Pink Box is published by Willow Books.


KGB: NYU Emerging Writers featuring Bianca Stone

May 06, 2016
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Bianca Stone is the author of several chapbooks, most recently I Saw The Devil With His Needlework, and the poetry-comic I Want To Open The Mouth God Gave You, Beautiful Mutant. Her first full-length collection is Someone Else’s Wedding Vows (2014). Stone is the editor of Monk Books, and is also a regular contributor for The The Poetry Blog. Her poems have appeared in such magazines as Best American Poetry 2011, Conduit, Crazyhorse, and Tin House. She collaborated with Anne Carson on Antigonick (2012), and is the chair of the Ruth Stone Foundation. A graduate of the NYU Creative Writing Program and former curator of this reading series, she lives in Brooklyn.


KGB: Columbia Selects

May 05, 2016
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Our lineup this month:

Allison Dalton is a writing professor and the faculty director of Integrated Studies at Art Center College of Design in Los Angeles. She has received an AWP Intro Journals Award for a story published in the Indiana Review, and a grant to write and design Skin Doll, an ergodic e-book. Her current project (excerpts of which were finalists in both Glimmer Train’s Family Matters and Diagram’s hybrid essay contests) is a fictionalized memoir of her unknowable paternal grandmother, a child actress in Chicago’s Yiddish theatre.

Marni Berger’s most recent short story “Waterside” was published in the Spring/Summer 2016 issue of Glimmer Train. Her fiction has been a finalist in four Glimmer Train contests and one New Millennium Writings contest. Her work has also appeared in The Common, The Days of Yore, The Millions, and Fringe Magazine. Marni’s first novel Love Will Make You Invincible is a dark comedy about a precocious tween, who, refusing to believe his long lost father has committed suicide, instead becomes convinced that his father is a citizen of a secret underwater village.

Bridget Potter was just maybe, well, maybe not, but almost, the oldest living person to receive her MFA from Columbia. Before that she had a long career in television, as an executive and as a producer, most prominently as the head of Original Programming at HBO. Now she’s a writer. Her work has been published in Guernica, Quarto and The Wall Street Journal. Her essay “Lucky Girl” was selected by Edwidge Danticat for publication in Best American Essays. She is currently at work on a book length memoir of New York in the 1960’s, when she found herself working in the tail end of the first Golden Age of television by day and living in the heart of the counter-culture by night.

What is Columbia Selects? The first Thursday of each month the Columbia MFA program hosts a reading series featuring Writing Program alumni. These fresh talents are finished with or near to finished with their first books, but do not yet have a book contract and/or an agent. In recent years, many of our featured writers have achieved critical and commercial success. This is your chance to glimpse who you’ll be reading in 2017!

Columbia Selects is curated by Bryan VanDyke and Emily Austin.


KGB: Reedsy Reading

May 04, 2016
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


KGB: Monday Night Poetry - Tony Towle + Charles North

May 02, 2016
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

A Celebration of the Publication of Three New York Poets

Tony Towle was born and raised in New York City. Associated with the New York School poets, Towle was a student of both Kenneth Koch and Frank O’Hara. His first collection, North (1971) won the Frank O’Hara Award and was published by Columbia University Press with cover art by Jasper Johns. Towle’s other full-length collections include “Autobiography” and Other Poems (1977), New and Selected Poems 1963-1983 (1983), The History of the Invitation: New and Selected Poems 1963-2000 (2001), which includes short essays on Towle’s work by poets Ron Padgett, Charles North, Paul Violi, and Jack Kimball, and Winter Journey (2008). Towle’s chapbooks include Poems Now (1966), After Dinner We Take a Drive into the Night (1968), the long poem Lines for the New Year (1975), Works on Paper (1978), and Gemini (1981), among others. Some Musical Episodes (1992) includes poetry and prose. Towle has also published an autobiographical account of the years he was most closely associated with the New York School, Memoir 1960-1963 (2001). Towle’s honors and awards include fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, the New York State Council on the Arts, the Poets Foundation, and the Ingram Merrill Foundation. He currently lives in Manhattan with the actress Diane Tyler.

Charles North is author of the poetry collections Lineups (self-published, 1972), Elizabethan & Nova Scotian Music (1974), Leap Year (1978), The Year of the Olive Oil (1989), New and Selected Poems (1999), The Nearness of the Way You Look Tonight (2001), Cadenza (2007), Complete Lineups (2009), and What It Is Like: New and Selected Poems (2011). Frequently set in New York City, North’s poetry can be conversational, witty, and vigilant as the writer examines the meanings and implications of language and form. His close contact with artists has influenced his innovative formal approaches; Lineups adopts the form of baseball lineups in weighing a variety of subjects. North is also the author of the prose collections No Other Way: Selected Prose (1998) and Ode to Asparagus, Peonies and Manet (2010). With the poet James Schuyler, he helped edit the anthologies Broadway: A Poets and Painters Anthology (1979) and Broadway 2: A Poets and Painters Anthology (1989). North’s poetry has been published in anthologies such as Post-Modern Poetry in America: 1950-The Present (1994), Ecstatic Occasions, Expedient Forms (1996), Best American Poetry (1995, 2002), and The New York Poets II (2006).  North is poet-in-residence at Pace University. His honors include awards from the Poets Foundation and the Fund for Poetry and grants from the Foundation for Contemporary Art and the National Endowment for the Arts. He is married to the artist Paula North.


Robert Lopez & Sam Ligon

May 01, 2016
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: James Delano Trio

April 30, 2016
11:00 pm - 2:00 am

No cover.  2 drink minimum.


KGB: New York Stories (Columbia University Teachers College)

April 30, 2016
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


RR: Salty Brine

April 29, 2016
7:00 pm -

SALTY BRINE’S SPECTACULAR LIVING RECORD COLLECTION CABARET presents

THIS ONE NIGHT AT THE OPERA

Come hear Queen’s epic masterpiece A NIGHT AT THE OPERA overflowing with the romances, murders, trysts, and tragedies of a hundred different operas from the last two centuries. Its THIS ONE NIGHT AT THE OPERA: Grandeur, grizzly doom, and the shocking, true story of a family betrayed.

Created and Performed by Salty Brine
Directed by Jordan Fein
Arrangements by Kris Kukul

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

Tickets available at http://www.thesaltiestbrine.com/

About SALTY BRINE’S SPECTACULAR LIVING RECORD COLLECTION CABARET

Shows every Wednesday night. A different album every month. This dazzling expedition into the heart of popular music, created and performed by cabaret artist Salty Brine, takes incredible albums and twists them in style and form until they are at once familiar and foreign, nostalgic and new. Imagining track lists as blueprints for evenings of musical mayhem, Salty brings you his SPECTACULAR LIVING RECORD COLLECTION CABARET as part of a residency at downtown’s swankiest speakeasy, The Red Room.


KGB: FREE WATER #12

April 29, 2016
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Hanif Willis-Abdurraqib is a poet, essayist, and cultural critic from Columbus, Ohio. He is the editor of Again I Wait For This To Pull Apart, an anthology of poems relating to music, released by Freezeray Press in 2015. His poetry has been published in Muzzle, Vinyl, PEN American, and various other journals. His essays and music criticism has been published in The FADER, Pitchfork, and The New York Times. He has been nominated for the pushcart prize, and his poem “Hestia” won the 2014 Capital University poetry prize. His first full length collection, The Crown Ain’t Worth Much, is forthcoming in 2016 fr...om Button Poetry / Exploding Pinecone Press. He is a Callaloo Creative Writing Fellow, an interviewer at Union Station Magazine, and a poetry editor at Muzzle Magazine.
Additionally, he is a columnist at MTV News, where he writes about music, and fights to get Room Raiders back on the air. He thinks poems can change the world, but really wants to talk to you about music, sports, and sneakers.

Sommer Browning is the author of two books of poetry, most recently Backup Singers (Birds, LLC; 2014) and the artist book, The Circle Book (Cuneiform, 2015). She works as a librarian in Denver.

Carrie Lorig is the author of The Pulp Vs. The Throne (Artifice Books, 2016). Her chapbooks include The Book of Repulsive Women (Essay Press, Forthcoming) Reading as a Wildflower Activist (H_NGM_N), and NODS. (Magic Helicopter Press). She has also written several collaborative chapbooks, including stonepoems (Solar Luxuriance Press) with Sara June Woods and Labor Day (Forklift, Ohio) with Nick Sturm. She curates the Literature is Alive @ Emory Reading Series for Emory University in Atlanta, GA.

Charif Shanahan is the author of Into Each Room We Enter Without Knowing, winner of the 2015 Crab Orchard Poetry Series First Book Prize and forthcoming from Southern Illinois University Press. His poems appear in numerous publications, including Boston Review, The New Republic, and Prairie Schooner. He is the recipient of awards and fellowships from the Academy of American Poets, Cave Canem, the Fulbright Program, the Starworks Foundation, and Stanford University, where he will be a 2016-2018 Wallace Stegner Fellow in Poetry.


RR: Michael Arenella and his Dreamland Orchestra

April 28, 2016
8:30 pm - 12:00 am

Music 9-midnight. 
No cover.  2 drink minimum.
Reservations recommended. Email lori@kgbbar.com


KGB: Sideshow Goshko

April 28, 2016
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:

Rory Scholl (People’s Improv Theater, NY Fringe, Mallorca Off-Broadway)

Cyndi Freeman (The Moth, HBO, The Colbert Report)

Anna Zagerson (Honey and Poison storytelling, The Story Collider)

Drew Prochaska (Moth StorySlam Winner)

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


RR: Salty Brine

April 27, 2016
7:30 pm -

SALTY BRINE’S SPECTACULAR LIVING RECORD COLLECTION CABARET presents

THIS ONE NIGHT AT THE OPERA

Come hear Queen’s epic masterpiece A NIGHT AT THE OPERA overflowing with the romances, murders, trysts, and tragedies of a hundred different operas from the last two centuries. Its THIS ONE NIGHT AT THE OPERA: Grandeur, grizzly doom, and the shocking, true story of a family betrayed.

Created and Performed by Salty Brine
Directed by Jordan Fein
Arrangements by Kris Kukul

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

Tickets available at http://www.thesaltiestbrine.com/

About SALTY BRINE’S SPECTACULAR LIVING RECORD COLLECTION CABARET

Shows every Wednesday night. A different album every month. This dazzling expedition into the heart of popular music, created and performed by cabaret artist Salty Brine, takes incredible albums and twists them in style and form until they are at once familiar and foreign, nostalgic and new. Imagining track lists as blueprints for evenings of musical mayhem, Salty brings you his SPECTACULAR LIVING RECORD COLLECTION CABARET as part of a residency at downtown’s swankiest speakeasy, The Red Room.


KGB: Book Party - Stay with me Awhile by Loren Kleinman

April 27, 2016
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

LOREN KLEINMAN‘s poetry has appeared in journals such ADANNA, Drunken Boat, The Moth, Domestic Cherry, Blue Lake Review, Columbia Journal, LEVURE LITTÉRAIRE, Nimrod, Wilderness House Literary Review, Narrative Northeast, Writer’s Bloc, Journal of New Jersey Poets, Paterson Literary Review (PLR), Resurgence (UK), HerCircleEzine and Aesthetica Annual. Her interviews appeared in IndieReader, USA Today, and The Huffington Post. She’s also published essays in Cosmopolitan, Good Housekeeping and Seventeen Magazine. She is the author of Flamenco Sketches and Indie Authors Naked, which was an Amazon Top 100 bestseller in Journalism in the UK and USA. Kleinman’s The Dark Cave Between My Ribs was named one the best poetry books of 2014 by Entropy Magazine. Her third collection of poetry Breakable Things released via Winter Goose Publishing in March 2015. She is also working on a novel, This Way to Forever and a memoir, The Woman with a Million Hearts. She is a faculty member at New York Writer’s Workshop and a full-time freelance writer and social media strategist.  Stay with Me Awhile is her fourth collection of poetry. Loren’s website is: lorenkleinman.com and lorenwrites.com.

AMYE ARCHER writes, mothers, and teaches in Northeast PA. She has an MFA in Creative Writing, a very handsome cat, and a Sam’s Club membership.  Her memoir, Fat Girl, Skinny is forthcoming from Big Table Publishing. Amye’s full-length poetry collection, Bangs, was released in 2014. She has also published two chapbooks: A Shotgun Life and No One Ever Looks Up.  Amye’s work has appeared in Nailed Magazine, PMS: Poem Memoir Story, PANK, and her ex-boyfriend’s garbage can. She is the creator of The Fat Girl Blog. You can read more about her at www.amyearcher.com. Follow her on Twitter @amyearcher.

PAUL BECKMAN’s stories are widely published in print and online in the following magazines amongst others: Connecticut Review, Raleigh Review, Litro, Playboy, Pank, Blue Fifth Review, Flash Frontier, Metazen, Boston Literary Magazine, Thrice Fiction and Literary Orphans. His work has been included in a number of anthologies and published in a dozen countries. Paul earned his MFA in creative writing from Bennington College. He is also a photographer, both above and beneath the water. His latest collection of flash stories, “Peek”, published by Big Table Publishing weighed in at 65 stories and 120 pages. His website is www.paulbeckmanstories.com.

JOEL ALLEGRETTI is the author of five collections of poetry, most recently The Body in Equipoise (Full Court Press, 2015), a chapbook on the theme of architecture and design. His second collection, Father Silicon (The Poet’s Press, 2006), was selected by The Kansas City Star as one of 100 Noteworthy Books of 2006. He is the editor of Rabbit Ears: TV Poems (NYQ Books, 2015), the first anthology of poetry about the mass medium. Allegretti has published his poems in The New York Quarterly, Barrow Street, Smartish Pace, PANK, and many other national journals, as well as in journals published in Canada, the United Kingdom, Belgium, and India. His fiction has appeared in The MacGuffin, The Adroit Journal, and The Nassau Review, among other literary journals. His performance texts and theater pieces have been staged at La MaMa Experimental Theater, Medicine Show Theater, the Cornelia Street Café, and SideWalk Café, all in New York.

LISA MARIE BASILE is the author of APOCRYPHAL (Noctuary Press, 2014) and a few chapbooks. She is the editor-in-chief of Luna Luna Magazine and her poetry and other work can be read in PANK, Tin House’s blog, Tinderbox, Coldfront, The Nervous Breakdown, The Rumpus, The Huffington Post, Best American Poetry, PEN American Center, Dusie, and the Ampersand Review, among others. She’s recently been profiled in The New York Daily News, Amy Poehler’s Smart Girls, Poets & Artists Magazine, Relapse Magazine and others. She’s included in the Best Small Fiction 2015 and Best Emerging Poets anthologies and holds an MFA from The New School. She works as an editor at Hearst Digital Media and freelances part time.


RR: Noir Night

April 26, 2016
7:00 pm -

Music by: Deanna Kirk and Jay Rodriguez
Readings by: Christopher J. Yates, Shane Cashman, Sharisse Tracey, Michael Demyan, and Leah Wells
Special premier screening of Murder’s Sweet Scent
No cover.  2 drink minimum.


KGB: David Blair & Joanna Hershon

April 26, 2016
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

David Blair is the author of the new book of poetry Friends with Dogs (Sheep Meadow Press) and Arsonville, another book of poetry coming out later this year from New Issues Poetry & Prose. His first book of poetry was chosen by Thomas Lux for the Del Sol Poetry Prize. He lives in Somerville, Massachusetts, with his wife and daughter.  Poems from his new books originally appeared in Agni, Boston Review, InDigest, Ploughshares, Slate Magazine, Salamander, storySouth, and in the Jaded Ibis Press anthology Devouring the Green: Fear of a Human Planet.

Joanna Hershon is the author of four novels: Swimming, The Outside of August, The German Bride and A Dual Inheritance (May,2013, Ballantine), for which she recorded the audiobook with Random House Audio.  Her writing has appeared in (among other places) The New York Times, One Story, The Virginia Quarterly Review, the literary anthologies Brooklyn Was Mine and Freud’s Blind Spot, and was shortlisted for the 2007 O. Henry Prize Stories. She’s an adjunct assistant professor in the Creative Writing department at Columbia University and is currently working on a novel.


KGB: Monday Night Poetry - Major Jackson + Hannah Gamble + Rich Smith

April 25, 2016
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Major Jackson is an American poet, professor and the author of three collections of poetry: HOLDING COMPANY (W.W. Norton, 2010) and HOOPS (W.W. Norton, 2006), both finalists for an NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Literature-Poetry and LEAVING SATURN (University of Georgia, 2002), winner of the 2001 Cave Canem Poetry Prize and finalist for a National Book Critics Award Circle. He is also a recipient of a Whiting Writers’ Award and has been honored by the Pew Fellowship in the Arts and the Witter Bynner Foundation in conjunction with the Library of Congress.

Jackson is the Richard Dennis Green and Gold Professor at University of Vermont and a core faculty member of the Bennington Writing Seminars. He served as a creative arts fellow at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard University, as the Jack Kerouac Writer-in-Residence at University of Massachusetts-Lowell and currently serves as the Poetry Editor of the Harvard Review.

Hannah Gamble is the author of Your Invitation to a Modest Breakfast (2012), selected by Bernadette Mayer for the 2011 National Poetry Series. She has received fellowships from InPrint Inc, The Edward F. Albee Foundation, and the University of Houston, where she served as an editor for Gulf Coast: A Journal of Literature and Fine Arts. Gamble has been a guest on podcasts such as Radio Free Albion with Chicago poet Tony Trigilio and Portland’s Late Night Library with Paul Martone.
Gamble’s poems have appeared in The Laurel Review, Forklift Ohio, and jubilat, and she has written for the Poetry Foundation and the Poetry Society of America. In 2014, Gamble was awarded a Ruth Lilly and Dorothy Sargent Rosenberg Poetry fellowship from the Poetry Foundation.

Rich Smith the author of All Talk (Poor Claudia) and Great Poem of Desire and Other Poems (Poor Claudia). He’s from Belton, MO, and am currently a poetry editor of Pleiades and the Visiting Professor of Poetry at the University of Central Missouri. 


Jonathan Levi

April 24, 2016
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Jonathan Levi, co founder of Granta and former LA Times book critic reads from his book: SEPTIMANIA

“Levi’s fable of love, religion and physics dances with a spirited and lambent invention, rendered in precise and often lyrically beautiful prose.
Owen Sheers, author of I Saw a Man and Resistance

Levi divides his time between New York and Italy, where he has been a Resident at the Bellagio Center and a Visiting Artist at the American Academy in Rome. and writes on arts and travel for The International New York Times and Condé Nast Traveler. He is Co-Director of the Gabriel García Márquez Fellowship in Cultural Journalism in Cartagena, Colombia and serves as Artistic Advisor for the Zaubersee Festival in Luzern, Switzerland.

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 Ingelstam and the Dirty Foreigners

April 23, 2016
11:00 pm - 2:00 am

No cover.  2 drink minimum.


KGB: MWA Reading

April 23, 2016
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Michael Daigle was born in Philadelphia and now lives in NJ with his family. As a journalist, he’s written for a number of publications, and he is the author of the Frank Nagler Mystery series, published by Imzadi Publishing.  “The Swamps of Jersey,” was published in 2014; the sequel, “A Game Called Dead,” was published in 2016. The third book in the series, “The Weight of Living,” is a work in progress. The books follow the investigations of Detective Frank Nagler and take place in the fictional city of Ironton, N.J.  He has published an electronic collection of stories, “The Resurrection of Leo,” and a single story about baseball and teen-agers, “The Summer of the Homerun.”

Elizabeth Kerri Mahon is a native New Yorker, former actress, and history geek. Her first book, Scandalous Women, was released in 2011 and was an RT Book Review Non-Fiction Pick of the Month. She was also named RWA NYC’s Author of the Year for 2011. She has been featured in the H2 show How Sex Changed the World, as well as The Travel Channel’sMonumental Mysteries and the Investigation Discovery show Tabloid.

Born and raised in Brooklyn, Richie Narvaez has had work published in Grand Central Noir, Indian Country Noir, and Long Island Noir, as well as Plots with Guns, Murdaland, Shotgun Honey, and Out of the Gutter. His book of short fiction, Roachkiller and Other Stories, won the 2013 Spinetingler Award for Best Anthology/Short Story Collection.

John Roche spent more than two decades as an award-winning journalist, mostly covering the Bronx, where he was born and raised. He holds an MFA from Western Connecticut State University, where he teaches in the graduate writing program, and a bachelor’s from Marist College, where he teaches journalism. Bronx Bound is his debut novel.

Alex Segura is a novelist and comic book writer. He is the author of Silent City, the first in a series featuring Pete Fernandez. Its sequel, Down the Darkest Street, is out now via Polis Books. He has also written a number of comic books, including the best-selling and critically acclaimed Archie Meets Kiss storyline, the “Occupy Riverdale” story and the upcoming Archie Meets Ramones. He lives in New York with his wife and son. He is a Miami native.

Radha Vatsal’s debut novel, A Front Page Affair, comes out this May from Sourcebooks Landmark. It is the first in the Kitty Weeks mystery series and received a starred review from Library Journal, which also selected the novel as Debut of the Month.


KGB: LIU Brooklyn Reading

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


RR: Is That All There Is?

April 22, 2016
7:00 pm -

With Sherry Duvall-Covington

Join proud mother, hopeless romantic and arraigned arsonist Sherry Duvall-Covington as she explores her emotional triggers through the power of music and tries to answer the age old question “Is that all there is?”. She’ll cover cabaret favorites from Liza, Bette and Nina, among others, and hopefully provide a little catharsis to boot.

Created by Zachary Clause
Music Director Mark Fifer
Directed by Reed Whitney

Doors at 7:00pm
Show at 7:30pm

$15 tickets available at http://sherrycovington.bpt.me


KGB: Drunken Careening Writers

April 21, 2016
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Johnna Adams received a Steinberg/American Theatre Critics Association Citation for her play Gidion’s Knot. She is the recipient of the Princess Grace Award and a Finalist for the Susan Smith Blackburn Award. Gidion’s Knot was published in American Theatre Magazine. The Contemporary American Theatre Festival premiered the play in Shepherdtown, WV, in summer of 2012. It has since been produced at many theatres in the US and abroad. Flux Theatre Ensemble (New York) produced her play Sans Merci, which was nominated for a New York Innovative Theatre Award for best play. Her play Skinless was developed at the MFA Playwrights’ Workshop at the Kennedy Center and read at Rattlestick (New York). Her play Lickspittles, Buttonholers, and Damned Pernicious Go-Betweens was produced by Impetuous Theatre. World Builders received its world premiere at the Contemporary American Theatre Festival in 2015. Her plays Angel Eaters, Rattlers, 8 Little Antichrists, Cockfighters and The Sacred Geometry of S&M Porn are published by Original Works Publishing (www.originalworksonline.com), Gidion’s Knot and Sans Merci are published by Dramatists Play Service, Inc. (www.dramatists.com).  She graduated from the DePaul University Theatre School with a BFA in Acting and Hunter College with an MFA in Playwriting.

Dan Meltz has published poems in American Poetry Review, Best New Poets 2012, Salamander, Mudfish, Talking Writing, upstreet, Temenos, Verse Wisconsin, and lots of other venues. He used to teach WordPerfect to the deaf and business skills to the blind. He’s now a technical writing manager at Google and lives in Manhattan between a nail salon and a beauty parlor.

K C Trommer is the author of the chapbook The Hasp Tongue (dancing girl press, 2014). A graduate of the MFA program at The University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, KC has been the recipient of an Academy of American Poets Prize and has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize. Her poem “Fear Not, Mary” won the 2015 Fugue Poetry Prize and she has been awarded fellowships from the Table 4 Writers Foundation, the Center for Book Arts, the Vermont Studio Center, the Haystack Mountain School of Crafts, and the Prague Summer Program. Her poems have appeared in Agni, The Antioch Review, Day One, Octopus,The Sycamore Review, Prairie Schooner, Poetry East and a number of other journals. Audio recordings of her published poems are available on SoundCloud.

Drunken! Careening! Writers! is a reading series with the following parameters: 1) good writers, who 2) read their work well, and 3) something in it makes people laugh (nervous laughter counts) and 15 minutes tops. Since 2004.


RR: NY Writers Workshop

April 21, 2016
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Ravi Shankar is the founding editor of Drunken Boat, one of the world’s oldest electronic journals of the arts. He has written or edited ten books and chapbooks of poetry, including translations of the 9th century Tamil poet/saint, Andal, entitled The Autobiography of a Goddess, a collection of collaborative poems,What Else Could it Be, the 2010 National Poetry Review Prize winner, Deepening Groove, and the 2005 finalist for the Connecticut Book Awards, Instrumentality. Along with Tina Chang and Nathalie Handal, he edited W.W. Norton’s Language for a New Century: Contemporary Poetry from Asia, the Middle East & Beyond, called “a beautiful achievement for world literature” by Nobel Laureate Nadine Gordimer. He has won a Pushcart Prize, been featured in The New York Times and the Chronicle of Higher Education, appeared as a commentator on the BBC, the PBS Newshour and NPR, received fellowships from the MacDowell Colony, the Corporation of Yaddo, and the Connecticut Commission on the Arts, and has performed his work around the world. He is currently chairman of the Connecticut Young Writers Trust and on the faculty of the first international MFA program at City University of Hong Kong.

Claudia Serea’s poems and translations have appeared in Field, New Letters, 5 a.m., Meridian, Word Riot, Apple Valley Review, and many others. A seven-time Pushcart Prize and four-time Best of the Net nominee, she is the author of 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 (Cervena Barva Press, 2015) and Nothing Important Happened Today (Broadstone Books, 2016). Serea co-hosts The Williams Readings poetry series in Rutherford, NJ. She is a founding editor of National Translation Month. More at http://cserea.tumblr.com/

Jee Leong Koh’s
new book of poems Steep Tea (Carcanet) was named a Best Book of 2015 by UK’s Financial Times, and a Finalist for the Lambda Literary Awards. His work was translated into Japanese, Chinese, and Russian. Originally from Singapore, he lives in New York City, where he runs the arts website Singapore Poetry, the Second Saturdays Reading Series, and the Singapore Literature Festival in NYC.


RR: Salty Brine

April 20, 2016
7:30 pm -

SALTY BRINE’S SPECTACULAR LIVING RECORD COLLECTION CABARET presents

THIS ONE NIGHT AT THE OPERA

Come hear Queen’s epic masterpiece A NIGHT AT THE OPERA overflowing with the romances, murders, trysts, and tragedies of a hundred different operas from the last two centuries. Its THIS ONE NIGHT AT THE OPERA: Grandeur, grizzly doom, and the shocking, true story of a family betrayed.

Created and Performed by Salty Brine
Directed by Jordan Fein
Arrangements by Kris Kukul

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

Tickets available at http://www.thesaltiestbrine.com/

About SALTY BRINE’S SPECTACULAR LIVING RECORD COLLECTION CABARET

Shows every Wednesday night. A different album every month. This dazzling expedition into the heart of popular music, created and performed by cabaret artist Salty Brine, takes incredible albums and twists them in style and form until they are at once familiar and foreign, nostalgic and new. Imagining track lists as blueprints for evenings of musical mayhem, Salty brings you his SPECTACULAR LIVING RECORD COLLECTION CABARET as part of a residency at downtown’s swankiest speakeasy, The Red Room.


KGB: Fantastic Fiction

April 20, 2016
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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

Elizabeth Bear was born on the same day as Frodo and Bilbo Baggins, but in a different year. She is the Hugo, Sturgeon, Locus, and Campbell Award winning author of 27 novels (The most recent is Karen Memory, a Weird West adventure from Tor) and over a hundred short stories.

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Scott Lynch was born in Minnesota in 1978. He has been a World Fantasy Award, Campbell Award, and Locus Award nominee, and won a British Fantasy Award in 2008. His most recent novel, The Republic of Thieves, was a New York Times, Times of London, and USA Today best seller. His forthcoming novel, The Thorn of Emberlain, continues the story that began in 2006 with The Lies of Locke Lamora.


RR: John Poch Reading

April 19, 2016
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

No cover.  2 drink minimum.
https://www.facebook.com/events/764635387005240/

Abigail Deutsch, the winner of Poetry magazine’s 2010 Editors Prize for Reviewing, lives in New York. Her criticism appears in the Los Angeles Times, the San Francisco Chronicle, theVillage Voice, n+1,Bookforum, The Wall Street Journal, and other publications. She was a 2013 winner of the Shattuck Prize for Criticism.

George Green’s book of poems, Lord Byron’s Foot, won the New Criterion Prize in 2012 and the Poets’ Prize in 2014. His work has appeared in various journals and anthologies, including Poetry 180; 180 More Poems; The Best American Poetry 2005, and 2006. Green grew up in western Pennsylvania but has lived for over three decades in Manhattan’s East Village. He teaches at Lehman College, CUNY, in the Bronx.

John Poch has published four collections of poetry. His most recent, Fix Quiet, won the 2014 New Criterion Poetry Prize. He teaches in the creative writing program at Texas Tech University. His work has appeared in Poetry, Yale Review, Agni, American Poetry Review, Paris Review, and many other journals. 


KGB: BEDLAM 2 - NEW WORKS BY WOMEN WRITERS

April 19, 2016
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


KGB: Monday Night Poetry - Jennifer Nelson + Sophie Seita + Uljana Wolf

April 18, 2016
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Jennifer Nelson is a postdoctoral fellow at the Michigan Society of Fellows and assistant professor in the Department of the History of Art at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. She formerly edited poetry at Epiphany and Washington Square Review. She holds degrees from Yale University, New York University, the Courtauld Institute, and Harvard College. Aim at the Centaur Stealing Your Wife is her first full-length book of poems.

Uljana Wolf is a German poet, teacher and translator based in Brooklyn and Berlin. She published four books of poetry with kookbooks (Berlin), most recently meine schönste lengevitch and SONNE FROM ORT, a collaborative erasure of Elizabeth Barrett-Browning’s sonnets with Christian Hawkey. English translations of her work appeared in three chapbooks, my cadastre (Norby Press), false friends (Ugly Duckling Presse) and ALIENS: an island (Belladonna*). A Spanish translation of her work, Fronteras del lenguaje, was published by La Bella Varsovia/Cosmopoética (Córdoba 2011). Wolf received several grants and awards for her work and for her translations, among them the prestigious Peter-Huchel-Preis for her debut, kochanie ich habe brot gekauft in 2006. Wolf translated numerous poets into German, among them John Ashbery, Charles Olson, Matthea Harvey, Christian Hawkey, Erín Moure, and Cole Swensen, and was the co-editor of the Jahrbuch der Lyrik 2009. She teaches German and poetry translation at the Pratt Institute in Brooklyn.

Sophie Seita is the author of Meat (Little Red Leaves, 2015), Fantasias in Counting (BlazeVOX Books, 2014), 12 Steps (Wide Range, 2012), and i mean i dislike that fate that i was made to where (Wonder, 2015, a translation from the German of Uljana Wolf). She received a 2015 PEN/Heim Award to translate Uljana Wolf’s selected poems, forthcoming as a full-length collection from Belladonna in 2016. Her videos and other works have been exhibited and performed in the US, UK, Ireland and Germany. She lives in New York, previously curated the simultaneous and live-streamed ‘unAmerican Activities Transatlantic Reading Series’ between London and New York, and is a curator for the 2016 Segue Reading Series. Her academic research focuses on avant-garde little magazines. Scholarships and awards include: a Beinecke Fellowship at Yale, a Princeton University Library Research Grant, a Charles D. Abbott Fellowship (Poetry Collection, SUNY Buffalo), a Queen Mary Principal’s Studentship, a Hölderlin Study Abroad Scholarship, the John Kinsella and Tracy Ryan Poetry Prize, as well as fellowships and grants from Queen Mary University of London, Archive of the Now, the DAAD, Studienstiftung des deutschen Volkes (multiple), Columbia University’s Gatsby Foundation, and the Arts and Culture Fund (QMUL, London).


Anthony Schneider & Carolyn Steinhoff and Mark de Silva

April 17, 2016
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Anthony Schneider reads from his debut novel: Repercussions
Born in South Africa and educated in the U.S., Anthony has been published in McSweeneys, Conjunctions, Bold Type, Details, The Globe and Mail (Toronto) two fiction anthologies and other magazines. He divides his time between London and New York, with frequent trips to South Africa.

Nadine Gordimer wrote of Repercussions, “A depth, a synthesis of human contentions, intellect, emotions, self-searching, fully realized . . . a work of the meaning of exile. I hope this daring novel will be widely read!”
Carolyn Steinhoff’s poems have appeared in many magazines and journals, including The Hat, The Cape Rock and And Then. She won the Jingle Feldman Award for Performance in Tulsa, Oklahoma, and several grants for writing, performance, and teaching poetry and the arts. Her book of poems, Under the World, has recently been published by Nauset Press.

Blurb for Under the World:
Carolyn Steinhoff’s poetry mimics the life of the body as the mind intuits it. The twoare like lovers, in fact, both blessed and doomed to one another’s company.These are haunting, plangent poems that reverberate in one’s consciousness longafter reading. –John Ashbery

Mark de Silva is the author of the debut novel Square Wave, which was released by Two Dollar Radio in February of 2016. He holds degrees in philosophy from Brown (AB) and Cambridge (PhD). After several years on the editorial staff of the New York Times’s opinion pages, he now freelances for the paper’s Sunday magazine, while also serving as a contributing editor for 3:AM Magazine.


“I don’t know of anything like [Square Wave]. [Mark de Silva is] doing something that I think few people have dared to do. The book fascinated me… it is a book that I found quite exciting, it’s a book that I would recommend to people who love to read novels and see what a novel can do when it steps off the beaten track. [Square Wave is] an intelligent climate-thriller… possibly leading to a new way of thinking about the novel, or thinking about how the novel can be meaningful. It was thrilling. I think it’s really an interesting book and I’ll be reading it again and again.”

Michael Silverblatt, ‘Bookworm’ on KCRW

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 Ingelstam and the Dirty Foreigners

April 16, 2016
11:00 pm - 2:00 am

No cover.  2 drink minimum.


Rutgers-Newark MFA Reading

April 16, 2016
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


RR: TNS After Hours

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

The New School MFA program reading.
No cover.  2 drink minimum.
https://www.facebook.com/events/746240355510779/
Featuring: Matthew Kosinski, Ajay Arora, Christina Berke, Amanda DeNatale, Danielle Sinay, and Jess Irish. Hosted by Hillary Ferguson.


KGB: LIU Brooklyn Reading

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

Jennifer K Dick, originally from Iowa, resides in France where she is a Maître de Conférences at the Université de Haute Alsace. She is the author of CIRCUITS (Corrupt, 2013), ENCLOSURES (BlazeVox eBook, 2007), FLUORESCENCE (University of GA Press, 2004), and 4 chapbooks: CONVERSION (Estepa editions, Paris, 2013) including art by Kate Van Houten, BETWIXT (Corrupt, 2012), Tracery (Dusie, 2012) and Retina/Rétine (Estepa, 2005). She is currently at work on a large prose poem project about the CERN and recently completed the manuscripts, Lilith: A Novel in Fragments and the booklength prose poem collaboration Orph/Eury. Jennifer also translates French poets, curates the Ivy Writers reading series in Paris and the Ecrire l’Art mini-residency for French authors at La Kunsthalle Mulhouse. She is a poetry editor for VERSAL out of Amsterdam, writes book reviews for various places and a poetics column for Tears in the Fence (UK). She holds a BA, MFA, DEA and PhD. http://jenniferkdick.blogspot.fr/

Ed Foster is the author of more than two dozen books. His new work, a long poem entitled Sowing the Wind: Requiem, will be published next year. The founding editor of Talisman House, Publishers and the editor of Talisman: A Journal of Contemporary Poetry and Poetics, he is a professor of American Studies in the College of Arts and Letters at the Stevens Institute of Technology.

A recipient of four Fulbright Fellowships, John High has received grants from the National Endowment for the Arts (fiction and translation), the Witter Bynner Foundation, and Arts International. He is a former member of the Moscow Club Poetry and a founding editor of Five Fingers Review. Poet, translator, Zen monk—he has written ten books, including the novel, The Desire Notebooks. vanishing acts (forthcoming from Talisman, Summer 2016) is the fourth volume in the interconnected series of poetry collections following here, a book of unknowing, and you are everything you are not.  His translations of contemporary Russian poetry include books by Nina Iskrenko, Ivan Zhdanov, and Aleksei Parshchikov; he is the chief editor for Crossing Centuries—The New Generation in Russian Poetry. His translations of Osip Mandelstam have appeared in The Nation, Fulcrum, Denver Quarterly, Pen America, Ugly Duckling Presse, and Poetry. Recent readings include Istanbul, Moscow, St. Petersburg, Paris, Hangzhou, Venice, and New York. Recent work has appeared in Verse, New American Writing, The Brooklyn Rail, Ugly Duckling Presse (6×6), Brooklyn Paramount, Poems by Sunday, Visceral Brooklyn, Conjunctions, Poetry Northwest, and Paris Lit Up. Poems from this four-book series have been translated into French and Russian for the Paris Ivy Series and The St. Petersburg literary journal, Kreshchatik. He has taught creative writing and literature in Moscow, Istanbul, Hangzhou, and San Francisco; a co-founder of the MFA in Creative Writing at LIU Brooklyn, he currently directs the program. http://johnhighpoet.tumblr.com/about

Barbara Henning is the author of three novels and eleven collections of poetry. Her most recent publications are A Day Like Today (Negative Capability Press 2015); A Swift Passage (Quale Press, 2013); Cities & Memory (Chax Press, 2010); a novel, Thirty Miles to Rosebud (BlazeVox, 2009); and a collection of object-sonnets, My Autobiography (United Artists, 2007). She is the editor of The Selected Prose of Bobbie Louise Hawkins and a collection of interviews, Looking Up Harryette Mullen. She is a board member of the Belladonna Collaborative, editor of Long News: A Journal of Writing (1991-96) and a long-time yoga practitioner, having lived and studied in Mysore, India; she brings this knowledge and discipline to her writing and teaching for Naropa University (2006-14) and for the MFA program at Long Island University in Brooklyn. http://barbarahenning.com

Uche Nduka is a Nigerian-American poet, essayist, and collagist.  He is the author of ten volumes of poems of which the most recent are If Only The Night, Ijele, and Nine East.  His writings have been translated into German, Finnish, Dutch, Romanian, Spanish, and Italian. A graduate of LIU Brooklyn’s MFA Creative Writing Program, he presently lives in New York City and teaches at Queens College. http://www.poetryfoundation.org/harriet/author/uche-nduka/

Poet, essayist, and translator of Turkish poetry, Murat Nemet-Nejat’s publications include his most recent volume of poetry, The Spiritual Life of Replicants (Talisman Books, 2011), his translation of Ece Ayhan’s A Blind Cat Black and The Orthodoxies (Green Integer, 2015), Seyhan Erozçelik’s Rosestrikes and Coffee Grinds (Talisman Books, 2010), and as editor, Eda: An Anthology of Contemporary Turkish Poetry (Talisman Books, 2004).  As essayist, he has published The Peripheral Space of Photography (Green Integer, 2003) and forthcoming in 2016, “Holiness and Jewish Rebellion: ‘Questions of Accent,’ Twenty Years Afterwards” and “Dear Charles, Letters from a Turk: Mayan Letters, Herman Melville and Eda” will appear in the collections Languages of Modern Jewish Culture: Comparative Perspectives and Letters For Olson University of Michigan Press and Spuyten Duyvil, respectively).  He is presently working on things, real or unreal, objects, living or unliving (part V of his seven-part poem The Structure of Escape) and on the translations of a selection of poems by the Turkish poet, Sami Baydar.

Jocelyn Lieu is the author of a 9/11 memoir titled What Isn’t There (Nation/Basic Books) and a collection of stories, Potential Weapons (Graywolf). A former distinguished
writer-in-residence at the LIU Brooklyn Creative Writing MFA Program, she teaches fiction at NYU and Sarah Lawrence, and is on the faculty of Long Island University’s Global Program. She lives in downtown Manhattan and in Saugerties, New York.

Idra Novey is the author of the debut novel Ways to Disappear (Little, Brown, 2016). Born in western Pennsylvania, she has since lived in Chile, Brazil, and New York. Her poetry collections include Exit, Civilian, selected by Patricia Smith for the 2011 National Poetry Series and The Next Country, a finalist for the 2008 Foreword Book of the Year Award. Her fiction and poetry have been translated into seven languages and featured on NPR’s All Things Considered and in Slate, The Paris Review, Guernica, Story Quarterly, and Poetry. She is the recipient of awards from the National Endowment for the Arts, Poets & Writers Magazine, the PEN Translation Fund, the Poetry Foundation, and the Poetry Society of America. She’s also translated several works from Spanish and Portuguese, most recently Clarice Lispector’s novel The Passion According to G.H. She teaches in the Creative Writing Program at Princeton University and will be the Distinguished Visiting Writer at LIU in Fall 2016.
http://www.idranovey.com/

Lewis Warsh is the author of over thirty volumes of poetry, fiction and autobiography, including 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 was co-founder, with Bernadette Mayer, of United Artists Magazine and Books and has received grants from the National Endowment for the Arts, the New York State Council of the Arts, The Poet’s Foundation and The Fund for Poetry. Mimeo Mimeo #7 (2012) was devoted to his poetry, fiction and collages, and to a bibliography of his work as a writer and publisher. He has taught at Naropa University, The Poetry Project, SUNY Albany and Long Island University (Brooklyn) where he was founding director of the MFA program in creative writing (2007-2013) and where he currently teaches.

Matvei Yankelevich is the author of SOME WORLDS FOR DR. VOGT (Black Square Editions, 2015), ALPHA DONUT (United Artists Books, 2012), BORIS BY THE SEA (Octopus Books, 2009), and several chapbooks: Writing in the Margin (Loudmouth Collective, 2001), The Present Work (Palm Press, 2006), The Nature Poetry of Matvei Yankelevich (Knock-Off, 2010), and Bending at the Elbow (Minutes Books). Yankelevich is a widely published translator of Russian poetry; his translations of the eccentric early 20th Century writer Daniil Kharms have appeared in many journals, including Harpers, The New Yorker, and NEW AMERICAN WRITING, and were collected in Today I Wrote Nothing: The Selected Writings of Daniil Kharms (Overlook, 2007; Ardis/Overlook paperback, 2009). He is a recipient of fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts (for translation) and from the New York Foundation for the Arts (for poetry), and teaches at Columbia University, Queens College, and the Milton Avery Graduate School of the Arts at Bard College. In his free time, he is a volunteer editor at Ugly Duckling Presse.


RR: Buck and a Quarter Band

April 14, 2016
9:30 pm -

KGB: Behind the Book - Álvaro Enrigue & Rachel Cantor

April 14, 2016
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Join Behind the Book in a night of mind-bending, wholly original fiction tackling ideas big and small—empire, history, art, fidelity, family, love, and second chances – with brilliance, humor, and a streak of fun.

Álvaro Enrigue’s prize-winning masterpiece, Sudden Death, is a kaleidoscopic novel about the clash of empires and ideas, told through a tennis match in the sixteenth century between the radical Italian artist Caravaggio and the Spanish poet Francisco de Quevedo, played with a ball made from the hair of the beheaded Anne Boleyn.  The first of the author’s five novels translated into English, Sudden Death was awarded the prestigious Herralde Prize in Spain, the Elena Poniatowska International Novel Award in Mexico, and the Barcelona Prize for Fiction, and has been translated into many languages.  Álvaro was a Cullman Center Fellow and a Fellow at the Princeton University Program in Latin American Studies.  He has taught at New York University, Princeton University, the University of Maryland, and Columbia University.  His work has appeared in The New York Times, The Believer, The White Review, n+1, London Review of Books, and El País, among others.  He was born in Mexico and lives in New York City.

“Sudden Death is the best kind of puzzle, its elements so esoteric and wildly funny that readers will race through the book, wondering how Álvaro Enrigue will be able to pull a novel out of such an astonishing ball of string.  But Enrigue absolutely does; and with brilliance and clarity and emotional warmth all the more powerful for its surreptitiousness.”
– Lauren Groff, New York Times-bestselling author of Fates and Furies

“[A] novel of revolution in the spatial and historical sense of the word . . . . And structurally, Sudden Death isn’t normative: a short screenplay and the author’s emails are interspersed with short entries from obscure sporting dictionaries and excerpts from humanist classics . . . . Enrigue muses on the nature of the novel and his intentions in writing Sudden Death as easily as he holds a candle to the obscure maneuvers of the powerful.  And he has a poet’s ear, beautifully attended to by Natasha Wimmer’s translation . . . . Sudden Death shows us that games are never merely games, because no game is played without consequences.”
– Los Angeles Times

Rachel Cantor’s whip-smart, comical second novel, Good on Paper, uses the art and act of translation to refract larger questions about family bonds, storytelling, identity, and second chances.  Good on Paper follows single mom Shira Greene, a translator given a second chance at life and love when she lands a dream project from a Nobel-winning poet, Romei, only to discover that the assignment may in fact be impossible to translate.  Rachel’s first novel was the widely acclaimed A Highly Unlikely Scenario, and her short stories have appeared in The Paris Review, One Story, The Kenyon Review, and Volume 1 Brooklyn, among other publications.  She has received fellowships from Yaddo, the MacDowell Colony, the Millay Colony, the Djerassi Resident Artists Program, and elsewhere, and has been a scholar at the Bread Loaf, Sewanee, and Wesleyan writing conferences.  Raised in Rome and Connecticut, she now lives in Brooklyn.

”Cantor clearly loves her characters, and she shows true mastery of their inner lives . . . You’ll want to reread the final chapters more than once, delighted anew each time by how well Cantor speaks our language.  In this feat of a novel, knowledge is a tiny first step on the way to understanding.”
– Kirkus starred review

“Rachel Cantor’s debut . . . . introduced her as an imaginative tour de force able to juggle the absurd with the poignant, the unbelievable with the necessary.  With Good on Paper, Cantor does the same, and with just as much dexterity.”
– Toronto Star

*****

Behind the Book is a small literacy nonprofit organization working with low-income students in NYC K-12 public schools.  We bring authors and their books into individual classrooms in programs that incorporate direct and sustained interaction between students and authors.  In workshop fashion, students do original writing.  All students receive copies of the authors’ books to keep as their own.  Our goal is to build a new generation of readers and writers.  In the process, we nurture creative thinking, self-confidence, and the belief that each student’s ideas have value and should be heard.  Since 2003, we have worked with more than 10,000 students and donated more than 15,000 books to student and school libraries.

www.behindthebook.org


RR: Salty Brine

April 13, 2016
7:30 pm -

SALTY BRINE’S SPECTACULAR LIVING RECORD COLLECTION CABARET presents

THIS ONE NIGHT AT THE OPERA

Come hear Queen’s epic masterpiece A NIGHT AT THE OPERA overflowing with the romances, murders, trysts, and tragedies of a hundred different operas from the last two centuries. Its THIS ONE NIGHT AT THE OPERA: Grandeur, grizzly doom, and the shocking, true story of a family betrayed.

Created and Performed by Salty Brine
Directed by Jordan Fein
Arrangements by Kris Kukul

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

Tickets available at http://www.thesaltiestbrine.com/

About SALTY BRINE’S SPECTACULAR LIVING RECORD COLLECTION CABARET

Shows every Wednesday night. A different album every month. This dazzling expedition into the heart of popular music, created and performed by cabaret artist Salty Brine, takes incredible albums and twists them in style and form until they are at once familiar and foreign, nostalgic and new. Imagining track lists as blueprints for evenings of musical mayhem, Salty brings you his SPECTACULAR LIVING RECORD COLLECTION CABARET as part of a residency at downtown’s swankiest speakeasy, The Red Room.


KGB: At The Inkwell - National Poetry Month

April 13, 2016
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

MARGARET RYAN’s poetry has appeared in The Paris Review, Barrow Street, Poetry, The Nation, and many other magazines and anthologies. Ms. Ryan has lived most of her life in New York City.  A new poetry chapbook, Pre-War Doorman, was recently published by Ibex Press and is available through Amazon.

TONY MORRIS’s most recent book is Pulling at a Thread (Main Street Rag Press, 2015). His work has been widely published in anthologies and numerous journals, including: Spoon River Review, Hawai’i Review, River Styx, Meridian, Southern Poetry Review, South Dakota Review, Connecticut Review, Mississippi Review, Green Mountains Review, and others.

ELIZABETH ONUSKO is the author of Portrait of the Future with Trapdoor, which won the Bryant-Lisembee Book Prize and will be published by Red Paint Hill in spring 2016. Her poems have recently appeared or are forthcoming in Witness, Best New Poets 2015, Redivider, The Awl, and Southern Humanities Review, among others. Her work has also been nominated for a Pushcart Prize and featured on Verse Daily. A founding editor of Guernica, Elizabeth holds an MFA in Poetry from Sarah Lawrence College and an MA in English with a Writing Concentration from Fordham University. She is currently the assistant editor of inter|rupture and lives in New York.

NEIL SHEPARD’s sixth book and seventh books of poetry were both published in 2015: Hominid Up(Salmon Poetry, Ireland) and Vermont Exit Ramps II (Green Writers Press, Vermont). His poems appear online at Poetry Daily, Verse Daily, and Poem-a-Day (Academy of American Poets), as well as in several hundred print journals. He teaches in the low-residency MFA Writing Program at Wilkes University (PA) and at Poets House in NYC. He taught for many years in the BFA writing program at Johnson State College and edited for a quarter-century the literary magazine Green Mountains Review.

CHRISTINE GELINEAU is the author most recently of CRAVE (NYQ Books, 2016).  Other books include APPETITE FOR THE DIVINE and REMORSELESS LOYALTY (both from Ashland Poetry Press).  A recipient of the Pushcart Prize, Gelineau teaches at Binghamton University and in the low-residency MFA at Wilkes University.

ERNEST HILBERT‘s debut poetry collection Sixty Sonnets (2009) was described by X.J. Kennedy as “maybe the most arresting sequence we have had since John Berryman checked out of America.” His second collection, All of You on the Good Earth(2013), has been hailed as a “wonder of a book,” “original and essential,” an example of “sheer mastery of poetic form,” containing “some of the most elegant poems in American literature since the loss of Anthony Hecht.” His third collection,Caligulan(2015), has been called “brutal yet beautiful,” defined by “pleasure, clarity, and discipline,” “tough-minded and precise,” filled with a “stern, witty, and often poignant music,” “a page-turner in a way most poetry books can never be.” Hilbert works at Bauman Rare Books in Philadelphia, where he lives with his wife and son. He is also the Poetry Concentration Director for the Low-Residency Master of Fine Arts graduate program in poetry at Western State University of Colorado.

CHRIS BULLARD is a native of Jacksonville, FL. He lives in Collingswood, NJ. He received his B.A. from the University of Pennsylvania and his M.F.A. from Wilkes University. Kattywompus Press published his third chapbook, Dear Leatherface, in January of 2014. WordTech Editions published his second full-length book, Grand Canyon, in 2015. His work has appeared in Rattle, River Styx, Pleiades, Green Mountains Review and other literary reviews.

ILENE STARGER’s poetry appears in Folio, Georgetown Review, Paper Street, Oyez Review, Ibbetson Street, Manzanita, Poesia, etc.  Finishing Line Press published her chapbook Lethe, Postponed.  Elusive Things is a classical song cycle based on ten of her poems. Forgive Me if None of This is True is her latest book.


KGB: True Story Nonfiction

April 12, 2016
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Love Thyself, Kunt: A Night with Badlands Unlimited

Come celebrate the release of Kuntalini by Tamara Faith Berger, the latest in the erotic novella series New Lovers, published by Badlands Unlimited, and hear Tamara read with Michael Robbins and Lynne Tillman.

Tamara Faith Berger has published three novels: Lie With Me (2001), The Way of the Whore (2004) and Maidenhead (2012). Her writings have appeared in magazines such as Taddle Creek, Adult and Apology. She won the Believer Book Award for Maidenhead.

Michael Robbins is the author of the poetry collections Alien vs. Predator (Penguin, 2012) and The Second Sex (Penguin, 2014).

Lynne Tillman is a writer of fiction, non-fiction, short stories, and essays whose books include Haunted Houses (1987), No Lease On Life (1998), and American Genius, A Comedy (2006). Her nonfiction work includes The Velvet Years: Warhol’s Factory 1965-67 (1995). Tillman’s second book of essays What Would Lynne Tillman Do? was a Finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award in Criticism (2014). Her sixth novel Men And Apparitions will appear in 2017.

Founded in 2010, Badlands Unlimited publishes e-books, paper books, and artist works in digital and print forms. Historical distinctions between books, files, and artworks are dissolving rapidly. Badlands publishes and produces new works by artists and writers that embody the spirit of this emerging dissolution.


RR: I Got a Story to Tell

April 12, 2016
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Short Readings w/ a Book Preview by Mychal Denzel Smith (hosted by The Nation Institute)

Mychal Denzel Smith is the author of Nation Books’ upcoming Invisible Man Got the Whole World Watching: A Young Black Man’s Education. A Knobler Fellow at The Nation Institute and contributing writer for the Nation and Femenisting.com, Mychal is one of the country’s most prominent young writers on race. His book delivers an intimate, unflinching account of what it means to be a young black man in America in the age of Obama, mass incarceration, and police brutality.

Tonight Smith will emcee, introducing each person to do a short reading followed by a preview reading from his upcoming book.

Speakers:

Josie Duffy is a lawyer that writes full time, as a staff-writer for Daily Kos and as Chief Editor at Seven Scribes
Darnell Moore, is a senior correspondent at Mic and co-managing editor of The Feminist Wire
Jamilah Lemieux is the Senior Editor for EBONY Magazine, and a writer who specializes in topics of race, gender and pop culture
Hannah Giorgis writes at the intersections of race, gender, and (pop) culture at Buzzfeed
Chloe Angyal, PhD, is Senior Front Page Editor at The Huffington Post. Her writing about politics and popular culture has been published in The Washington Post, The Atlantic, New York magazine, and, of course, The Nation.
Durga Chew-Bose is a writer living in Brooklyn. Her work has appeared in The New Inquiry, Matter, Hazlitt, Buzzfeed Ideas, GQ, among other publications. She is currently working on her first collection of essays.


Robert W. Bingham Award Finalists, Read!

April 10, 2016
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: James Delano Trio

April 09, 2016
11:00 pm - 2:00 am

No cover.  2 drink minimum.