LIU Brooklyn Reading

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


LIU Brooklyn Reading

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


MWA-NY Reading

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


Sideshow Goshko

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


Hofstra MFA reading

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


LIU Brooklyn Reading

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


great weather for MEDIA

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


LIU Brooklyn Reading

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


RR: NYU Emerging Writers

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


Liar’s League

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


Rutgers-Newark MFA Reading

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


Sideshow Goshko

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


An Evening of Jewish Noir

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

Kenneth Wishnia’s novels include 23 Shades of Black, an Edgar Allan Poe Award and Anthony Award finalist; Soft Money, a Library Journal Best Mystery of the Year; and Red House, a Washington Post “Rave” Book of the Year. His latest novel, The Fifth Servant, was an Indie Notable selection, a Best Book of the Year according to the Association of Jewish Libraries and the Jewish Press, won a Premio Letterario ADEI-WIZO (the Italian chapter of the Women’s International Zionist Organization), and was a finalist for the Sue Feder Memorial Historical Mystery Award. His short stories have appeared in Ellery Queen, Alfred Hitchcock, Queens Noir, Long Island Noir, Send My Love and a Molotov Cocktail, and elsewhere. He is cur- rently working on a Jewish-themed historical novel set in the sixth century BCE. He teaches writing, literature, and other deviant forms of thought at Suffolk Community College on Long Island. Contact him via Face-bukh or check out his veb-zaytl at http://www.kennethwishnia.com.
S.J. Rozan’s novels and short stories have won multiple awards, including the Edgar, Shamus, Anthony, Nero, Macavity, and the Japanese Maltese Falcon. She’s written thirteen books under her own name and two with Carlos Dews as the writing team of Sam Cabot. S.J. was born in the Bronx and lives in lower Manhattan. Her newest book is Sam Cabot’s Skin of the Wolf. Website: http://www.sjrozan.com.

S.A. Solomon has published crime fiction and poetry in New Jersey Noir (Akashic), Grand Central Noir (Metropolitan Crime), and the Five–Two Crime Poetry Weekly, and has fiction forthcoming in a serial heist novel and an anthology on anthropophagy. She serves as a regional board member for the Mystery Writers of America, New York chapter. She’s working on a noir novel set in Newark and Jersey City. You can find her on Twitter @ sa_solomon.Jason Starr is the international bestselling author of many crime novels and thrillers, including Cold Caller, Twisted City, The Follower, and Panic Attack. His short stories have appeared in numerous anthologies and magazines, and he has written nonfiction for publications such as the New York Times and the L.A. Review of Books. He also writes comics and graphic novels for Marvel, DC, and Boom Studios. He is one of several authors who have won the Anthony Award for mystery fiction twice. His latest novels are Savage Lane and Pimp (cowritten with Ken Bruen). He was born in Brooklyn and lives in Manhattan.

Jason Starr is the international bestselling author of many crime novels and thrillers, including Cold Caller, Twisted City, The Follower, and Panic Attack. His short stories have appeared in numerous anthologies and magazines, and he has written nonfiction for publications such as the New York Times and the L.A. Review of Books. He also writes comics and graphic novels for Marvel, DC, and Boom Studios. He is one of several authors who have won the Anthony Award for mystery fiction twice. His latest novels are Savage Lane and Pimp (cowritten with Ken Bruen). He was born in Brooklyn and lives in Manhattan.

Steven Wishnia’s books comprise the novel When the Drumming Stops (Manic D Press), in which four aging rockers face the impending Great Recession; the short story collection Exit 25 Utopia; and The Cannabis Companion, which has been translated into six languages. Bassist in the ’80s punk band the False Prophets, he currently plays in Jennifer Blowdryer’s Punk Soul, the 13th Floor Klezmer Band, and the multimedia shows of artist Mac McGill. Now editor of Dissent News Wire, he’s won two awards for reporting on New York City housing issues, and has written and edited for publications from High Times to Junior Scholastic.

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,

NYU Emerging Writers

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


Rutgers-Newark MFA Reading

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


MWA-NY Reading

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


Spuyten Duyvil: Doug Nufer and Tom La Farge

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


Rutgers-Newark MFA Reading

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


NYU Emerging Writers

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


FREE WATER

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


The Writers Room

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

About the Series: KGB Bar Sunday Night Fiction

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


Suzanne Dottino/fiction curator,

Red Hen Press

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


Liar’s League

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


NYU Emerging Writers

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


Savage Beasts - a Grey Matter Press reading

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


Michael Laser, author of My Impending Death

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


An Evening with Columbia Fiction Foundry

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

About the Series: KGB Bar Sunday Night Fiction

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


Suzanne Dottino/fiction curator,

Rutgers-Newark MFA Reading

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


Emily Mitchell

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

Emily Mitchell is the author of a novel, The Last Summer of the World (Norton, 2007) and a collection of short stories, Viral (Norton, 2015). Her short fiction has appeared in Harper’s, Ploughshares, New England Review, TriQuarterly and Alaska Quarterly Review, among other magazines. Her book reviews have appeared in the New York Times and the New Statesman. She has received fellowships from the Sewanee Writers Conference, the Breadloaf Writers Conference, Virginia Center for Creative Arts and the Ucross Foundation. She lives near Washington, DC and teaches writing at the University of Maryland. She reads from her collection Viral.

Praise for Viral:
“[E]xceptionally readable, surprisingly varied” – Kirkus Reviews, starred review.

“An astounding collection.” —Laura van den Berg

“Remarkable, innovative stories.” —Dan Chaon

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: WFMU Readers

September 18, 2015
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

No cover.  2 drink minimum.


Steph Cha and Ed Lin

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

Ed Lin, a native New Yorker of Taiwanese and Chinese descent, is the first author to win three Asian American Literary Awards and is an all-around standup kinda guy. Waylaid and This Is a Bust were both published by Kaya Press in 2002 and 2007, respectively, and were widely praised. Both books also won Members’ Choice Awards in the Asian American Literary Awards. His third book, Snakes Can’t Run, was published by Minotaur Books in April 2010; it was loved by many and also won an Asian American Literary Award. One Red Bastard was published by Minotaur in April 2012. His latest book, Ghost Month, a Taipei-based mystery, was published by Soho Crime in July 2014. Lin lives in Brooklyn with his wife, actress Cindy Cheung, and son.

Steph Cha’s is the author ofFollow Her Home and Beware Beware. She is a freelance book review and food writer for the Los Angeles Times.  She splits my time between writing and working as a temp attorney.

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,

Steph Cha and Ed Lin

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

Ed Lin, a native New Yorker of Taiwanese and Chinese descent, is the first author to win three Asian American Literary Awards and is an all-around standup kinda guy. Waylaid and This Is a Bust were both published by Kaya Press in 2002 and 2007, respectively, and were widely praised. Both books also won Members’ Choice Awards in the Asian American Literary Awards. His third book, Snakes Can’t Run, was published by Minotaur Books in April 2010; it was loved by many and also won an Asian American Literary Award. One Red Bastard was published by Minotaur in April 2012. His latest book, Ghost Month, a Taipei-based mystery, was published by Soho Crime in July 2014. Lin lives in Brooklyn with his wife, actress Cindy Cheung, and son.

Steph Cha’s is the author ofFollow Her Home and Beware Beware. She is a freelance book review and food writer for the Los Angeles Times.  She splits my time between writing and working as a temp attorney.

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,

Red Hen Press

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


FIZZ hosts Pure Slush Books

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


RR: Emily Cavanagh and Friends

August 28, 2015
7:00 pm -

PEN Mingles

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


We’re Still Doing This: A Night of New Writing from Jenna and Emma

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


MWA-NY Reading

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


FREE WATER #8

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


Liar’s League

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


RR: Salty Brine

July 29, 2015
7:30 pm -

Salty Brine’s Spectacular Living Record Collection Cabaret presents… I Carried a Watermelon

It was the summer of 1963. But also it was the summer of 1987. Now it’s the summer of 2015, and Salty “Baby” Brine is haunted by magical, terrifying memories of young love in the Catskill Mountains. Experience the award-winning soundtrack to the smash-hit film Dirty Dancing in this month’s edition of Salty Brine’s Spectacular Living Record Collection Cabaret.

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

Written by and featuring T. Adamson and Cat Crowley
Directed by Andrew Neisler
Dramaturgy by James Monaco
Arrangements by Nate Weida

Lighting Design by Mike McGee
Sound Design by Isaac Jones
Costume design by One-Half Nelson

$10 Tickets:
thesaltiestbrine.com


Ralph Hamilton and Chris Hosea

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


RR: Salty Brine

July 22, 2015
7:30 pm -

Salty Brine’s Spectacular Living Record Collection Cabaret presents… I Carried a Watermelon

It was the summer of 1963. But also it was the summer of 1987. Now it’s the summer of 2015, and Salty “Baby” Brine is haunted by magical, terrifying memories of young love in the Catskill Mountains. Experience the award-winning soundtrack to the smash-hit film Dirty Dancing in this month’s edition of Salty Brine’s Spectacular Living Record Collection Cabaret.

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

Written by and featuring T. Adamson and Cat Crowley
Directed by Andrew Neisler
Dramaturgy by James Monaco
Arrangements by Nate Weida

Lighting Design by Mike McGee
Sound Design by Isaac Jones
Costume design by One-Half Nelson

$10 Tickets:
thesaltiestbrine.com


RATTLE reading

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


At The Inkwell: An Evening with Kola Boof

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

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

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


RR: Salty Brine

July 15, 2015
7:30 pm -

Salty Brine’s Spectacular Living Record Collection Cabaret presents… I Carried a Watermelon

It was the summer of 1963. But also it was the summer of 1987. Now it’s the summer of 2015, and Salty “Baby” Brine is haunted by magical, terrifying memories of young love in the Catskill Mountains. Experience the award-winning soundtrack to the smash-hit film Dirty Dancing in this month’s edition of Salty Brine’s Spectacular Living Record Collection Cabaret.

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

Written by and featuring T. Adamson and Cat Crowley
Directed by Andrew Neisler
Dramaturgy by James Monaco
Arrangements by Nate Weida

Lighting Design by Mike McGee
Sound Design by Isaac Jones
Costume design by One-Half Nelson

$10 Tickets:
thesaltiestbrine.com


Fantastic Fiction

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

Jeffrey Ford is the author of the novels, The Physiognomy, Memoranda, The Beyond, The Portrait of Mrs. Charbuque, The Girl in the Glass, The Shadow Year, and The Cosmology of the Wider World.  His story collections are The Fantasy Writer’s Assistant, The Empire of Ice Cream, The Drowned Life, and Crackpot Palace. He has a new story collection coming in 2016, A Natural History of Autumn, from Small Beer Press. His fiction has won the Edgar Allan Poe Award, the Nebula, the Shirley Jackson Award, the World Fantasy Award, and Gran Prix de l’Imaginaire.

David Edison’s decade-long series of journalistic gigs was eaten by the internet. His first novel, The Waking Engine, was published by Tor in 2014, and earned Debut of the Month from the Library Journal.  His next novel, The Noonday Plague, will be published in 2016.  He makes his home in San Francisco, but his heart beats East Village blood.


PSA Chapbook Fellowship reading

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

Angela Veronica Wong is the author of the full-length how to survive a hotel fire (Coconut Books) and the chapbook Dear Johnny, In Your Last Letter, a winner of the Poetry Society of America New York Fellowship. Her poetry has been anthologized in The Best American Poetry (with Amy Lawless) and Please Excuse This Poem. Her fiction has recently appeared in Denver Quarterly. She is on the internet at www.angelaveronicawong.com.

Camille Rankine’s first book of poetry, Incorrect Merciful Impulses, is forthcoming in the fall from Copper Canyon Press. She is the author of the chapbook Slow Dance with Trip Wire, selected by Cornelius Eady for the Poetry Society of America’s 2010 New York Chapbook Fellowship, and a recipient of a 2010 “Discovery"/Boston Review Poetry Prize. Her poetry has appeared in Atlas Review, American Poet, The Baffler, Boston Review, Denver Quarterly, Gulf Coast, Octopus Magazine, Paper Darts, Phantom Books, A Public Space, Tin House, and elsewhere. She is Assistant Director of the MFA Program in Creative Writing at Manhattanville College and lives in New York City.

John Estes directs the Creative Writing Program at Malone University in Canton, Ohio and is a visiting faculty member of Ashland University’s Low-Residency MFA. He is author of Kingdom Come (C&R Press, 2011), Stop Motion Still Life (Wordfarm, forthcoming) and two chapbooks: Breakfast with Blake at the Laocoön (Finishing Line Press, 2007) and Swerve, which won a National Chapbook Fellowship from the Poetry Society of America.

MRB Chelko is the recipient of a Poetry Society of America Chapbook Fellowship for Manhattations (PSA, 2014). Her work has appeared in many journals and chapbooks – new publications include Black Warrior Review, The Cincinnati Review, Crazyhorse, Gulf Coast, and Salt Hill.  A recent John Ciardi Tuition Scholar at the Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference, Chelko teaches in the low residency MFA program of The New Hampshire Institute of Art and lives in New York City.

Born in the Adirondacks, Justin Boening is the author of a chapbook, Self-Portrait as Missing Person, which was selected by Dara Wier for a Poetry Society of America National Chapbook Fellowship. He is a recipient of the “Discovery"/Boston Review Poetry Prize, a Stadler Fellowship from Bucknell University, and a Henry David Thoreau Fellowship from the Vermont Studio Center. His poetry and reviews have appeared or are forthcoming in a variety of literary journals such as Boston Review, Colorado Review, Denver Quarterly, Kenyon Review Online, and Los Angeles Review of Books Quarterly, among others. Boening is currently an associate editor at Poetry Northwest.


Bob Suren & Greg Farrell reading

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

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

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


Stones Poems: Hilary Sideris and Rick Mullin

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

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

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


RR: Michelle Zangara Band

July 11, 2015
10:00 pm - 1:00 am

No cover.  2 drink minimum.


RR: Salty Brine

July 08, 2015
7:30 pm -

Salty Brine’s Spectacular Living Record Collection Cabaret presents… I Carried a Watermelon

It was the summer of 1963. But also it was the summer of 1987. Now it’s the summer of 2015, and Salty “Baby” Brine is haunted by magical, terrifying memories of young love in the Catskill Mountains. Experience the award-winning soundtrack to the smash-hit film Dirty Dancing in this month’s edition of Salty Brine’s Spectacular Living Record Collection Cabaret.

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

Written by and featuring T. Adamson and Cat Crowley
Directed by Andrew Neisler
Dramaturgy by James Monaco
Arrangements by Nate Weida

Lighting Design by Mike McGee
Sound Design by Isaac Jones
Costume design by One-Half Nelson

$10 Tickets:
thesaltiestbrine.com


Aesthete reading

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


RR: Maiden in the Moon

June 26, 2015
8:00 pm -

Hello, summer! Join us on Friday, June 26th, for a most beguiling showcase of belly dance, live music and hijinks as we toast the sounds and sights of a bygone era.

Featuring:
Alice Giampieri
Maiden China featuring Mattie Waters, Lauren Jeanette & Lauren Robbiani
Sarah Hassan
Tatianna Morales

With live music by Pete List!

$15 cover at the door
Two drink minimum
Doors at 8pm
Show at 8:30pm
Reservations can be made by sending an email to smariehassan@gmail.com

See you there, YIP!


RR: Salty Brine

June 24, 2015
7:30 pm -

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

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

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

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

Costume design by One-Half Nelson

$10 Tickets:
thesaltiestbrine.com


Best Canadian Poets and Authors from Tightrope Books

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

Join poets from The Best Canadian Poetry series and authors from Tightrope Books for an evening of Canadian writing featuring George Elliott Clarke, Megan Fernandes, Aaron Kreuter, Sonnet L’Abbe, Kateri Lanthier, Ken Murray, Wanda O’Connor, Medrie Purdham, Brent Raycroft and Carl Watts.


RR: Lux Rd.

June 23, 2015
8:30 pm -

Spuyten Duyvil: Elizabeth Coleman & Lee Slonimsky

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

Elizabeth Coleman

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

and

Lee Slonimsky

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


The Other Stories

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

Kashana Cauley is a native Wisconsinite who lives in New York City. The Atlantic, Esquire, McSweeney’s Internet Tendency and Tin House have published her essays and fiction. She won the 2012 Esquire/Aspen Writers’ Foundation Short Short Fiction Contest.

Kit Haggard was born and raised in southern California, but currently lives in New York. Her work has appeared in the Kenyon Review, Four Chambers Press, and the Mays Anthology, among other places. She is the recipient of the Rex Warner Prize and the Nancy Lynn Schwartz Prize for Fiction.

Martin Cahill lives in New York, just outside that massive city everyone’s always talking about. Publicist by day and writer by night, every so often he remembers that sleep is important. He is a graduate of the Clarion Writers’ Workshop of 2014, and has had stories published in Nightmare Magazine and Fireside Fiction. He also freelances for Strange Horizons, Tor.com, and Book Riot. He can be found online at http://martintcahill.wordpress.com and on Twitter at @Mcflycahill90. Talk to him about craft beer, books of any kind, or how good Daredevil was and you’ll most likely become fast friends.


RR: Tin Pan Band

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

No cover.  2 drink minimum.


RR: WFMU Readers

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


RR: Michelle Zangara Band

June 19, 2015
10:00 pm - 1:00 am

No cover.  2 drink minimum.


FREE WATER #7

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

FREE WATER #7: Roberto F. Santiago, Natalie Eilbert, Roger Sedarat and Cathy Linh Che

Roberto F. Santiago is a poet, translator, and lead singer in a solo act who produces his own music, and dances rips into his pants. Roberto received an MFA from Rutgers University, BA from Sarah Lawrence College, and is the recipient of the 2011 Alfred C. Carey Prize for Poetry. Currently, he works as College and Career Coordinator at a high school in San Francisco. All of his work, both artistically and professionally, hinges upon the goal of enhancing the representation of marginalized peoples. Be it pedaling past the canals in Amsterdam or the smell of rain in rural Québec, linguistic and geographic travel has also greatly impacted Roberto as an artist and educator.  His first full-length collection of poems, Angel Park, will be released April 10, 2015 by Lethe Press.

Natalie Eilbert is the author of the debut collection Swan Feast, published this year by Coconut Books. She is also the author of two chapbooks, Conversation with the Stone Wife (Bloof Books, 2014) and And I Shall Again Be Virtuous. (Big Lucks Books, 2014). Recently a winner of the 2015 Arkadii Dragomoshchenko Prize for Innovative Poetry through Summer Literary Seminars, she is the founding editor of The Atlas Review.

Roger Sedarat is the author of Dear Regime: Letters to the Islamic Republic, which won Ohio University Press’s Hollis Summers’ Prize, and Ghazal Games(Ohio UP, 2011). In addition to teaching creative writing (poetry and literary translation) in the MFA program at Queens College, City University of New York, he teaches and writes on such academic interests as 19th and 20th century American literature as well as Middle Eastern-American literature. Currently, Roger is working toward translating a full-length collection of ghazals by the 14th century Sufi Persian poet, Hafez.

Cathy Linh Che is the author of Split (Alice James Books), winner of the Kundiman Poetry Prize. 


RR: Launch Party

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

RR: MWA-NY Reading

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

Jillian Abbott’s short stories have won awards and been published in the US, India and Australia, including in Queens Noir, and story in Beacon, a CUNY literary magazine. Her journalistic features, lifestyle and op-ed columns have been widely published here (Washington Post, The Writer), Australia and the U.K (The Independent), most recently an op-ed “Women Can Have It All Is The Lie Behind Surrogacy” in The Age (simultaneously published in the Sydney Morning Herald and The Canberra Times). She’s an adjunct English professor at LIU, Post Campus, and CUNY.

Annamaria Alfieri’s current series is set in British East Africa, now Kenya, beginning in 1911.  Of the first of the series, Strange Gods, the Richmond Times-Dispatch said “With the flair of Isak Dinesen and Beryl Markham, the cunning of Agatha Christie and Elspeth Huxley and the moral sensibility of our times, Alfieri permeates this tragic novel with a condemnation of imperialism, a palpable love of Africa, a shocking conclusion and a reminder that good does not always triumph.” The Christian Science Monitor chose her Blood Tango as one of ten must-read thrillers.  Kirkus Reviews compared her Invisible Country to “the notable novels of Charles Todd.” The Washington Post said of her debut novel, “As both history and mystery, City of Silver glitters.”

Carole Bugge (C.E. Lawrence) has nine published novels, six novellas and a dozen or so short stories and poems – many of her works appear in translation internationally.  Winner of both the Euphoria Poetry Competition and the Eve of St. Agnes Poetry Award, she is a two time Pushcart Poetry Prize nominee .  Her C.E. Lawrence thrillers are available as ebooks or paperback.  Her Claire Rawlings mystery series has just been re-issued by Argo Books, as has her second Sherlock Holmes mystery, The Haunting of Torre Abbey.  Her first Sherlock Holmes mystery, The Star of India is available through Titan Books. 

Michael Ransom is the pen name of Dr. Michael Burczynski.  He is a pharmaceutical executive by day, an adjunct professor at U Penn in his spare hours, and a mystery author by night.  His scientific research focuses on precision medicine, and his laboratories employ genetics, genomics and other biomarker technologies to identify patients most likely to respond to therapies in serious diseases.  His mysteries, like the one in his upcoming debut thriller The Ripper Gene , typically contain a cutting-edge scientific premise at their core.  His literary influences run the gamut from William Faulkner to Albert Camus to Ted Hughes to Dashiell Hammet to Michael Crichton to The Cure.  He makes his home in northern New Jersey outside Manhattan.  Please visit his website at http://www.michaelransombooks.com for more information, including novel excerpt(s), author updates, a new blog entitled “Scientifiction”, and other upcoming events.

HILARY DAVIDSON has won the Anthony Award, the Derringer Award, the Crimespree Award, and two Ellery Queen Reader’s Choice Awards. Her life of crime started in 2007, when she published her first short story in Thuglit. Toronto-born and NYC-based, Hilary uses her background as a travel journalist in her Lily Moore mystery series, setting stories in places such as Peru and Mexico. Her latest book is the hardboiled BLOOD ALWAYS TELLS, her first non-series novel. She is also the author of 18 nonfiction books.

Tim Hall believes that murder isn’t funny, it’s hilarious. He is the author of the Bert Shambles Mysteries, published by Cozy Cat Press. The books follow the adventures of a well-meaning but slightly clueless thrift shop worker who is also Long Island’s best amateur sleuth (unfortunately). The second book in the series, TIE DIED, was released in April 2015. Tim lives in New York City with his wife, son, and pet hamster.

Tim O’Mara has been teaching math and special education in the New York City public schools since 1987. He has written several short stories and three mystery novels published, includingSacrifice Fly, Crooked Numbers, and, just this year, Dead Red. For the past 13 years, O’Mara has co-produced the a reading series of poetry and prose at 2A in the East Village. He lives with his family in Manhattan, where he currently teaches at a public middle school.

S.A. Solomon has published crime fiction and poetry in New Jersey Noir (Akashic Books), Grand Central Noir (Metropolitan Crime), and the 5-2 Crime Poetry Weekly, and has work forthcoming in Jewish Noir (PM Press) and Heroes: Stories to Benefit PROTECT, Vol. 2. She serves as a regional board member for the Mystery Writers of America, New York chapter. You can find her on twitter @sa_solomon. 


Drunken! Careening! Writers!

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

Careening With Pride: It’s Ladies’ Night!

Robin Cloud is a New York City-based TV host, comedian, and writer.  She is the host of BK Live, a daily show that showcases Brooklyn’s art, culture, and political scenes. She has been featured in Diva Magazine, GO magazine’s “Top 100 Women We Love,” Time Out New York’s “Quote of the Week”, and the Washington Post. Her festival appearances include the Women in Comedy, Ohio Lesbian, Fresh Fruit, Emerging Artists, and Hot! Festivals. Frequently booked to be the Master of Ceremonies, she is proud to have teamed up with fantastic artists and organizations such as the Hetrick-Martin Institute, The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Community Center, NYC Pride, Mr. Murray Hill, Toshi Reagon, Doria Roberts and many more!

Donna Minkowitz is the restaurant critic for Gay City News and the author of the memoir Growing Up Golem (2013), which was a finalist for both a Lambda Literary Award and the Judy Grahn Nonfiction Award. Growing Up Golem combines memoir with the fantasy that instead of giving birth to her, her mother actually created her as her own personal golem, an enchanted clay servant from Jewish legend. Minkowitz’s first memoir, Ferocious Romance (1998), was about what she had in common with the Christian right (despite being a lesbian on the left). Ferocious Romance won a Lambda Literary Award. A former feature writer for the Village Voice, she has also written for the New York Times Book Review, Salon, The Nation, New York magazine and Newsday. She teaches at the New York Writers Workshop. She is a member of PEN.

Carol Rosenfeld is a New York City-based writer and poet. Her debut novel, The One That Got Away, will be published by Bywater Books in June. Her short stories appear in several anthologies; the most recent is Night Shadows, by Greg Herren and J.M. Redmann (Bold Strokes Books). Her poems have been published in Poetry Nation: The North American Anthology of Fusion Poetry, edited by Regie Cabio and Todd Swift, and in Gargoyle #47, edited by Lucinda Ebersole and Richard Peabody, and she has two self-published chapbooks, Poems I Can’t Show My Mother and Poems That Will Never Make the Norton Anthology. Carol is the chair of the Publishing Triangle and the coordinator for the Triangle’s annual Thom Gunn and Audre Lorde poetry awards. She was recently inducted into the Saints and Sinners Hall of Fame.


RR: Salty Brine

June 17, 2015
7:30 pm -

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

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

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

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

Costume design by One-Half Nelson

$10 Tickets:
thesaltiestbrine.com


Fantastic Fiction

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

Dale Bailey’s new collection, The End of the End of Everything, came out in the spring.  A novel, The Subterranean Season, will follow this fall.  He has published three previous novels, The Fallen, House of Bones, and Sleeping Policemen (with Jack Slay, Jr.), and one previous collection of short fiction, The Resurrection Man’s Legacy and Other Stories.  His work has been a finalist for the Nebula Award, the Shirley Jackson Award, and the Bram Stoker Award.  His International Horror Guild Award-winning novelette “Death and Suffrage” was adapted for Showtime Television’s Masters of Horror.

Simon Strantzas is the author of four collections of strange and weird stories, including Burnt Black Suns. He is also the editor of Aickman’s Heirs and Shadows Edge , as well as guest co-editor of The Year’s Best Weird Fiction, Vol. 3), His writing has been reprinted in numerous annual best-of anthologies; been translated into other languages; and been nominated for the British Fantasy and Shirley Jackson Award.


Kevin McEnroe reading

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


Hugh Martin & Brandon Courtney reading

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

Hugh Martin is a veteran of the Iraq war and the author of The Stick Soldiers (BOA Editions, Ltd., 2013). He is the recipient of a Wallace Stegner Fellowship and he was the inaugural winner of the Iowa Review Jeff Sharlet Award for Veterans.  He is currently the 2014-15 Emerging Writer Lecturer at Gettysburg College.

Brandon Courtney is a veteran of the Iraq War (Operation Enduring Freedom) and the author of The Grief Muscles (The Sheep Meadow Press, 2014) and Rooms for Rent in the Burning City (Spark Wheel Press, 2015). His work has appeared or is forthcoming in Best New Poets, Boston Review, American Literary Review, American Poetry Review, New Poetries VI.


Laura Sims, Enrique Winter, & David McLoghlin reading

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

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

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

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


RR: Michelle Zangara Band

June 13, 2015
10:00 pm - 1:00 am

No cover.  2 drink minimum.


Trumpet Fiction

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


RR: Writers Hotel

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

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


RR: Writers Hotel

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

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


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

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

Phil Klay’s searing debut, the New York Times-bestselling Redeployment, takes readers to the frontlines of the war in Iraq, asking us to understand what happened there and what happened to the soldiers who returned. Interwoven with themes of brutality and faith, guilt and fear, helplessness and survival, the characters in these stories struggle to make meaning out of chaos. Redeployment won the 2014 National Book Award for Fiction and the 2014 National Book Critics Circle John Leonard Prize for Outstanding First Book, and was shortlisted for the 2015 PEN/Robert W. Bingham Prize for Debut Fiction. It was named one of the New York Times Book Review’s 10 Best Books of 2014.

“Klay succeeds brilliantly, capturing on an intimate scale the ways in which the war in Iraq evoked a unique array of emotion, predicament and heartbreak. … Redeployment is hilarious, biting, whipsawing and sad. It’s the best thing written so far on what the war did to people’s souls.” – Dexter Filkins, The New York Times Book Review.

Phil’s writing has appeared in The New York Times, The New York Daily News, Tin House, and in The Best American Nonrequired Reading 2012. A Dartmouth grad, Phil is a veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps who served in Iraq during the Surge. He lives in New York City with his wife.

Jeffery Renard Allen’s critically acclaimed second novel, Song of the Shank, follows the life of Thomas Greene Wiggins, a 19th-century slave and improbable musical genius who performed under the name Blind Tom. As the novel ranges from Tom’s boyhood in 1866 to the heights of his performing career, the inscrutable savant is buffeted by opportunistic teachers and crooked managers, crackpot healers, and militant prophets. In his symphonic novel, Jeffery Renard Allen blends history and fantastical invention to bring to life a radical cipher, a man who profoundly changes all who encounter him.

“If there’s any justice, Allen’s visionary work, as startlingly inventive as one of his subject’s performances, should propel him to the front rank of American novelists.”
—Kirkus Reviews, starred review

Allen is the author of two collections of poetry, Stellar Places (Moyer Bell, 2007) and Harbors and Spirits (Moyer Bell, 1999), and two works of fiction, the widely celebrated novel, Rails Under My Back (Farrar, Straus, and Giroux, 2000), which won The Chicago Tribune’s Heartland Prize for Fiction, and the story collection Holding Pattern (Graywolf Press, 2008), which won the Ernest J. Gaines Award for Literary Excellence.

Merritt Tierce’s debut novel, Love Me Back, was released to wide acclaim in 2014. The book chronicles the life of Marie, a self-destructive waitress and young single mother who lands a job at an upscale Dallas steakhouse. In a world of long hours and late nights, where everything runs on a currency of favors, cash and cachet, Marie gives in to brutally self-destructive impulses. She loses herself in a tangle of bodies and the kind of coke that ‘napalms your emotional synapses.’ But obliteration—not pleasure—is her goal. Pulsing with fierce, almost feral energy, Love Me Back is an unapologetic portrait of a woman cutting a precarious path through early adulthood.

Love Me Back is one of those exquisitely rare novels that feel desperate and urgent and absolutely necessary.” – New York Times

Merritt Tierce was born and raised in Texas. She worked in various secretarial and retail positions until 2009, when she moved to Iowa City to attend the Iowa Writers’ Workshop as the Meta Rosenberg Fellow. After graduating in 2011 with her MFA from Iowa, she received a Rona Jaffe Foundation Writers’ Award, and she is a 2013 National Book Foundation 5 Under 35 Author.


RR: Salty Brine

June 10, 2015
7:30 pm -

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

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

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

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

Costume design by One-Half Nelson

$10 Tickets:
thesaltiestbrine.com


At The Inkwell: Memoir Night

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

Sandee Gertz is a writer from Western Pennsylvania, now living in Nashville, and the author of The Pattern Maker’s Daughter, a poetry collection with Bottom Dog Press. She has published in numerous literary journals, including World Literature Today, where she was named one of 17 noted working class poets.  She reads from her memoir manuscript, “Some Girls Have Auras of Bright Colors.”

As an associate professor of English at Lock Haven University, Laurie Jean Cannady spends much of her time encouraging students to maximize their potential.  On and off campus, she is a consummate champion of women’s issues, veterans’ issues, and issues affecting underprivileged youth. Laurie has published an array of scholarly articles and personal essays on poverty in America, community and domestic violence, and women’s issues. She has also spoken against sexual assault in the military at West Point. Her memoir,Crave: Sojourn of a Hungry Soul, will be published November 2015 with Etruscan Press. Laurie currently resides in Central Pennsylvania with her husband, Chico Cannady, and her three children.

Helen Phillips’ novel The Beautiful Bureaucrat is forthcoming from Henry Holt in August 2015, and her short story collection Some Possible Solutions will follow in 2016.  She is the author of the inter-genre book and yet they were happyand the children’s adventure novel Here Where the Sunbeams Are Green. She has received a Rona Jaffe Foundation Writer’s Award, the Italo Calvino Prize in Fabulist Fiction, The Iowa Review Nonfiction Award, the DIAGRAM Innovative Fiction Award, and the Meridian Editors’ Prize. Her work been featured in Tin House and on NPR’s Selected Shorts. She is a professor at Brooklyn College and lives in Brooklyn with her husband, artist Adam Douglas Thompson, and their two young children. She is at work on a book of nonfiction.

Elena Gorokhova grew up in Leningrad, Russia, and at the age of twenty-four came to the United States with only a twenty-kilogram suitcase to start a new life.  She is the author of two memoirs published by Simon & Schuster, A Mountain of Crumbs (2009) and Russian Tattoo (2015).  She has a Doctorate in Language Education and currently lives and teaches in New Jersey.  Her work has appeared in The New York Times, The Daily Telegraph, on BBC Radio, and in a number of literary magazines.

Bonnie Friedman is the author of Surrendering Oz (Etruscan Press, 2014), which was recently longlisted for the PEN/Diamondstein-Spielvogel Award for the Art of the Essay. Friedman’s widely anthologized Writing Past Dark: Envy, Fear, Distraction, and Other Dilemmas in the Writer’s Life.  She is also the author of The Thief of Happiness: The Story of an Extraordinary Psychotherapy.  Surrendering Oz was named a finalist for the 2015 Firecracker Award by the Council on Literary Magazines and Presses. Her work has appeared in The Best American Movie Writing, The Best Buddhist Writing, The Best Writing on Writing, The Best Spiritual Writing, and The Best of O., the Oprah Magazine.  She teaches creative writing at the University of North Texas, and divides her time between Brooklyn, New York, and Denton, Texas.


True Story Nonfiction: Vivian Gornick

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

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


Teenage Poetry

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

LISA MARIE BASILE (http://lisamariebasile.tumblr.com/)
SARAH BRIDGINS (http://sbridgins.tumblr.com/)
CHRISTINA DRILL (http://christinadrill.com/)
THOMAS FUCALORO (http://threeroomspress.com/authors/thomas-fucaloro)
KEVIN CARTER (http://shotintoeternity.tumblr.com/)

At the Teenage Poetry series at KGB Bar, some of NYC’s best poets will dust off their moth-eaten middle school poetry and then show you just how much they’ve progressed by reading their new work.
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“BlAcK iS tHe CoLoR oF mY sOuL”
-The Raven

Let me remind you what you used to be like. Your body was changing in ways you couldn’t even comprehend. Your hormones were going wild, and your parents just didn’t understand. Math sucked, and it was so pointless anyway. I mean, you were going to become an author when you were a grownup! What would an author even need to know pre-algebra for? No one understood you at all. What could make you feel better about it all? Wasn’t there anything out there that could make you stop crying?

POETRY.

The mere word soothed you in its complexity. It felt so much better when you put it all down on paper: love, rage, eros, thanatos. It was journal therapy. Finding things that rhymed with “death” became your only pastime. Like Seth, that stupid kid from art class. Or breath. Yeah, that’s good! Death and breath totally rhyme!

Later, you realized that what you wrote when you were a teenager wasn’t fit for the Norton Anthology, and you were embarrassed about it. You wrote off teenagers as untalented hacks who didn’t understand what great literature really was. Teenage poetry wasn’t worth reading.

And you were right.

Until now.


PEN/Robert W. Bingham Prize Shortlist

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

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

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

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

About the Series: KGB Bar Sunday Night Fiction

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


Suzanne Dottino/fiction curator,

RR: Alex Bryson Quartet

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

No cover.  2 drink minimum.


Book Party for Gregory Fletcher’s Shorts and Briefs

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

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

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

About the Actors

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

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

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

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

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

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


RR: Salty Brine

June 03, 2015
7:30 pm -

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

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

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

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

Costume design by One-Half Nelson

$10 Tickets:
thesaltiestbrine.com


Liar’s League

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


[no event listed]

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


RR: TIn Pan Band

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

No cover.  2 drink minimum.


RR: Casino Badia

May 29, 2015
8:00 pm -

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

FEATURING:

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

Hosted by that dapper dan himself, Brad Mack!

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


Paragraph

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


Sideshow Goshko

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

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

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

Joey Novick (MTV, Comedy Central)

Mike Amato (The Moth, Edinburgh Fringe Festival)

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


RR: Salty Brine

May 27, 2015
7:30 pm -

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

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

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

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

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

$10 Tickets:
thesaltiestbrine.com


FREE WATER #6.2 with Four Way Books

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

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

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

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

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

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


RR: Deanna Kirk Sings Heliotrope

May 26, 2015
7:00 pm -

No cover.  2 drink minimum.


Storyscape Journal Issue 14 Launch

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


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

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

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

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


Vol. 1 Brooklyn Presents: Search and Destroy

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

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

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

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

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

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


Drunken Careening Writers

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

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

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

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


RR: Salty Brine

May 20, 2015
7:30 pm -

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

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

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

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

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

$10 Tickets:
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Fantastic Fiction

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

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

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

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


Permanent Press

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

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

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

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

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