July 19, 2010

07-18-10 – Finn McCool’s

Posted in Uncategorized at 7:55 pm by Greg Bem

Event: NPP Presents Tarpaulin Sky Press & Spork Press
Website: http://www.newphiladelphiapoets.com/
Features: Jake Levine, Andrew Zornoza, Kim Gek Lin Short, and Gordon Massman.
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Jake Levine is a recipient of a 2010-2011 Fulbright Scholarship to Lithuania, the author of a chapbook The Threshold of Erasure (2010 Sporkpress), became an editor and is editor at Spork Press under Richard Siken, is on the board of directors at POG (poetry in action Tucson), is editor-in-chief at Sonora Review, has taught, teaches, and will teach poetry for The University of Arizona, Vilnius University, CHAX press, and has lectured and given talks to people in public spaces. He just recently started to eat meat again and generally likes to think of himself as somewhat of a magician or a unicorn when he is not doing poetry or is in a meeting. He also has a brother. He is working on several manuscripts at this time, all of which share the title Future History: The Rhyme and Retrobution. His work is heavily indebted to Fauvism, Abstract Expressionism, Literary Postmodernism, Hedonism, a slew of other isms, but also Leadbelly.

Kim Gek Lin Short is the author of THE BUGGING WATCH & OTHER EXHIBITS and the chapbook RUN. Visit her website http://www.kimgeklinshort.com/

Andrew Zornoza is the author of the novel Where I Stay. His short fiction and essays have appeared in magazines such as, Gastronomica, Sleepingfish, Confrontation, and CapGun, among many others. Born in Houston, Texas, he has taught at Gotham Writers’ Workshop and in Parsons Design & Technology MFA program. He is a contributing editor to the arts journal Helping Orphans Worldwide (H.O.W.). He currently lives in New York City.

Gordon Massman attempts to reveal with relative objectivity his innermost urges, motivations, fantasies, and fears in hopes of touching upon something universal, to nail the unspeakable as graphically and realistically as he can. Given that beauty also resides in raw irreverent statement, perhaps, you as listener will hear a perverse unexpected beauty in his writing. Mr. Massman’s most recent book, “The Essential Numbers”, was published by Tarpaulin Sky Press. Spork Press will publish a chapbook of his work this month and next year The New York Quarterly Press will publish his next full-length collection.

07-17-10 – GERM Books

Posted in Uncategorized tagged , , , at 6:52 pm by Greg Bem

Event: NPP Presents
Website: http://www.germbooks.com/
Features: Patrick Lucy, Kim Gek Lin Short, Carlos Soto Roman, and Hailey Higdon.
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July 10, 2010

07-09-10 – Bookspace

Posted in Uncategorized tagged , , , , , , at 7:38 pm by Greg Bem

Event: NPP Presents: Blazevox Books
Website: http://phillybookspace.blogspot.com/
Features: Joseph Bienvenu, Christophe Cassimassima, Michael Kelleher, Barbara Henning, Geoffrey Gatza.
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June 18, 2010

05-25-10 – Wine Bar

Posted in Uncategorized tagged , , , , , , at 2:35 pm by Greg Bem

Event: WineO Number 41: Women Who Write
Website: http://jennmccreary.com/2010/05/25/tonight-the-wineo-reading-series-41-women-who-write/
Features: Jenn McCreary, Mecca Jamilah Sullivan, and Kim Gek Lin Short.
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05-23-10 – Fergie’s

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Event: NPP Presents
Features: Jamie Townsend, Catherine Theis, Jared Stanley, and Laura Levin
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May 24, 2010

05-21-10 – BookSpace

Posted in Uncategorized tagged , , , , , at 5:08 pm by Greg Bem

Event: Poetry at BookSpace
Website: http://phillybookspace.blogspot.com/2010/05/poetry-this-friday.html
Features: Lewis Freedman, Dorothea Lasky, Seth Landman, Robert Snyderman, and Hailey Higdon.
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May 10, 2010

05-09-10 – Molly’s

Posted in Uncategorized tagged , , , , at 10:18 pm by Greg Bem

Event: Jubilant Thicket
Website: http://jubilantthicket.tumblr.com/post/…
Features: Ryan Eckes, Liz Moore, and Jeffrey Stockbridge
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05-08-10 – Chapterhouse Cafe

Posted in Uncategorized tagged , , , at 9:48 pm by Greg Bem

Event: Chapter and Verse
Website: http://chapterhousereadings.blogspot.com/2010/04/…
Features: Carolina Maugeri, Kyle Conner, and Eugene Ostashevsky
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Eugene Ostashevsky is a Russian-born American poet from New York City. His poetry books include Iterature and The Life and Opinions of DJ Spinoza, which employs characters such as MC Squared, Peepeesaurus, the Begriffon and, of course, DJ Spinoza, to explore the shortcomings of axiomatic systems with the insouciance and energy of Saturday-morning cartoons. He has edited an English-language anthology of Russian absurdist writings of the 1930s by such authors as Alexander Vvedensky and Daniil Kharms. His PhD dissertation was on the history of zero. He teaches at New York University.

Carolina Maugeri: Transcription, auto-correction, revision, & improvisation, & the personal-to-cultural tensions & histrionics that arise from such activities, make up her main poetic preoccupations. In addition to writing, she likes to make music, surveys, sketches, &
explores sound & textures through vocal phonic utterances, typewriter taps, multi-instrumental manipulations within interrupted songscapes. She lives in Philadelphia, where she teaches writing & literature to visual artists at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts.

Kyle Conner is a poet who works and lives in Philadelphia with his keeshond Sam. His chapbooks are: Songs for South St. Bridge (1996), The Pulverized Thing of Doubt (2002), Toward Belief (2005) and breaths for f l e s h (2008). He has been involved with the Philadelphia literary scene for over 15 years and has given numerous readings in various venues. He co-curated the Highwire Reading Series from 1998-2000 and is the nominal spokesman for the theory of “Oughtism” (because you Ought to know), which makes the obvious explicit: that art is never more or less than an extension of the way one chooses to live one’s life.

Eugene Ostashevsky is a Russian-born American poet from New York City. His poetry books include Iterature and The Life and Opinions of DJ Spinoza, which employs characters such as MC Squared, Peepeesaurus, the Begriffon and, of course, DJ Spinoza, to explore the shortcomings of axiomatic systems with the insouciance and energy of Saturday-morning cartoons. He has edited an English-language anthology of Russian absurdist writings of the 1930s by such authors as Alexander Vvedensky and Daniil Kharms. His PhD dissertation was on the history of zero. He teaches at New York University.

Carolina Maugeri: Transcription, auto-correction, revision, & improvisation, & the personal-to-cultural tensions & histrionics that arise from such activities, make up her main poetic preoccupations. In addition to writing, she likes to make music, surveys, sketches, &
explores sound & textures through vocal phonic utterances, typewriter taps, multi-instrumental manipulations within interrupted songscapes. She lives in Philadelphia, where she teaches writing & literature to visual artists at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts.

Kyle Conner is a poet who works and lives in Philadelphia with his keeshond Sam. His chapbooks are: Songs for South St. Bridge (1996), The Pulverized Thing of Doubt (2002), Toward Belief (2005) and breaths for f l e s h (2008). He has been involved with the Philadelphia literary scene for over 15 years and has given numerous readings in various venues. He co-curated the Highwire Reading Series from 1998-2000 and is the nominal spokesman for the theory of “Oughtism” (because you Ought to know), which makes the obvious explicit: that art is never more or less than an extension of the way one chooses to live one’s life.

05-08-10 – Fergies

Posted in Uncategorized tagged , , , at 9:25 pm by Greg Bem

Event: NPP Presents
Website: http://www.newphiladelphiapoets.com
Features: Eric Ekstrand, Hannah Gamble & Sean Bishop
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May 7, 2010

02-19-10 – Moonstone

Posted in Uncategorized tagged , , , , at 2:03 am by Greg Bem

Event: Moles Not Molar
Website: http://www.moonstoneartscenter.org/tag/moles-not-molar/
Features: Simone White, Rachel Zolf, and Suzanne Heyd
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RACHEL ZOLF is a Canadian poet and editor presently living in New York. Her fourth full-length book, Neighbour Procedure, is just out from Coach House Books. Previous collections include Human Resources (Coach House), which won the 2008 Trillium Book Award for Poetry and was a finalist for a Lambda Literary Award, Shoot & Weep (Nomados), from Human Resources (Belladonna books), Masque (The Mercury Press) and Her absence, this wanderer (BuschekBooks). Zolf has published and performed her work throughout North America, and her poetry is included in such anthologies as Prismatic Publics: Innovative Canadian Women’s Poetry and Poetics (Coach House) and a forthcoming anthology of conceptual writing from Les Figues Press. She is presently engaged in a collaborative MFA in Creative Writing.

SUZANNE HEYD is the author of the chapbooks Fascicles (Finishing Line, 2009) and Crawl Space (Phylum, 2007). Recent poetry appears in Ploughshares, AGNI, jubliat, Gulf Stream, Washington Square, Interim, and other journals. She is also an interdisciplinary artist and a freelance writer. She has been awarded an Artists Fellowship from the State of Connecticut, and residencies at Djerassi, The Land/an art site, and Vermont Studio Center. Her work has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize.

SIMONE WHITE is from Philadelphia. She is the author of House Envy of All the World (Factory School) and the limited edition collaborative chapbook Dolly (Q Ave Press, with painter Kim Thomas). Her work has appeared or is forthcoming in Callaloo, Ploughshares, Tuesday; An Art Project, The Poetry Project Newsletter and the exhibition catalog for The Studio Museum’s Flow. Currently a doctoral student in English at CUNY Graduate Center, she teaches at Hunter College.

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