Don't let the winter get you down! Ride the snow yak into the sunset with Priscilla Becker, Laura Carter, Suzanne Frischkorn, Kate Greenstreet, Becca Klaver & D.W. Lichtenberg:
January 22 @ 7 p.m. – Goodbye Blue Monday – Bushwick, Brooklyn
Priscilla Becker’s first book of poems, Internal West, won The Paris Review book prize, and was published in 2003. Her poems have appeared in Fence, Open City, The Paris Review, Small Spiral Notebook, Boston Review, Passages North, Raritan, American Poetry Review, Verse, and The Swallow Anthology of New American Poets; her music reviews in The Nation and Filter magazine; her book reviews in The New York Sun; and her essays in Cabinet magazine and Open City. Her essays have also been anthologized by Soft Skull Press, Anchor Books, and Sarabande. She teaches poetry at Pratt Institute, Columbia University, and in her apartment. Her second book, Stories That Listen, is forthcoming from Four Way Books.
Laura Carter lives in Atlanta, Georgia, where she teaches at two local colleges and writes poetry. Her latest chapbook is The Terrarium of the Frame, with Grey Book Press, and her earlier two chapbooks are Situations, Ungovernable Press, and At the Pulse, Greying Ghost Press. She completed an MFA in poetry at Georgia State University in 2007 and has been living in the East Atlanta area since then.
Suzanne Frischkorn is the author of Lit Windowpane (2008) and Girl on a Bridge forthcoming in 2010, both from Main Street Rag Publishing. In addition she is the author of five chapbooks, most recently American Flamingo (2008). A 2009 Emerging Writers Fellow of The Writer’s Center, her honors also include the Aldrich Poetry Award, and an Artist Fellowship from the Connecticut Commission on Culture & Tourism.
Kate Greenstreet’s second book, The Last 4 Things, is new from Ahsahta Press and includes a DVD containing two short films. Ahsahta published Greenstreet’s case sensitive in 2006. She is also the author of three chapbooks, most recently This is why I hurt you (Lame House Press, 2008). Find her new work in current or forthcoming issues of jubilat, Fence, VOLT, the Denver Quarterly, Court Green, and other journals.
Becca Klaver was born and raised in Milwaukee and now lives in Brooklyn. She holds degrees from the University of Southern California and Columbia College Chicago, and in Fall 2009 began working on a PhD in Literatures in English at Rutgers University. A founding editor of the feminist poetry press Switchback Books, she is the author of the chapbook Inside a Red Corvette: A 90s Mix Tape. Kore Press will publish her first full-length collection of poems, LA Liminal, in March 2010.
D.W. Lichtenberg is the author of THE ANCIENT BOOK OF HIP, an exploration of the phenomenon of hip, released November 2009 and winner of the 2009 Michael Rubin Book Award, and SUMMER SHOWERS, a novel without a home. He is a writer, a filmmaker, a caffeine addict, an obsessive cleaner. He attended NYU where he obtained a BFA in Film. His credits include associate editor on feature film FIFTH FORM & camera operator on feature documentary FOOL IN A BUBBLE. He attends SFSU where he is working towards an MFA in Creative Writing.
Goodbye Blue Monday
(corner of Dodworth St)
Brooklyn, NY 11221-3013
J M Z trains to Myrtle Ave
or J train to Kosciusko St
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