1. This Saturday, February 21st at the Bowery Poetry Club Segue Series:
MELANIE NIELSON & SARA WINTZ
Melanie Nielson was born in Humboldt, Tennessee, grew up in Southern California, and lives in New York City. She edited Big Allis magazine for many years with Jessica Grim, and is the author of Civil Noir (Roof Books, 1991). Sara Wintz’s writing has appeared in Ecopoetics, Cricket Online Review, Interrobang?!, and on Ceptuetics. She co-directs, with Cristiana Baik, :the press gang:, publisher of Intricate Systems, by Juliana Spahr and One Might, by Karen Volkman. She lives in Brooklyn and works at P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center.
2. Next Monday, February 23rd at the St. Mark’s Poetry Project:
STAN APPS AND KAREEM ESTEFAN
Stan Apps and Russell Reed present "Princess of the World in Love," a song-cycle adapted from the book of the same name. Previous collaborations include "Oracular Vagina Takes Her Place Among World Leaders" (a series of operatic skits) and "The Book Beneath the Covers" (poems and drawings, unpublished). Stan Apps is a poet and essayist living in Los Angeles. His books of poems include soft hands (Ugly Duckling Presse), Princess of the World in Love (Cy Press), Info Ration (Make Now Press) and God's Livestock Policy (Les Figues Press). A collection of essays is underway from Combo Books. Stan co-curates the Smell Last Sunday of the Month reading series and assistant curates The Ups and Downs, a short-term art installation series. Dr. Russell Reed attended Baylor University and The University of Texas at Austin where he received his D.M.A in composition in 2005. While attending The University of Texas, he studied composition with Dan Welcher and Donald Grantham and served as the assistant director of The New Music Ensemble. Since graduating, Dr. Reed has received many notable honors and performances including a state sponsored performance and exhibition at the historic home of Alexander Scriabin in Moscow. In October of 2007 he premiered several of his new works for piano in recital in Monterrey, Mexico. Dr. Reed resides in Austin. Kareem Estefan’s writing has appeared in President's Choice, Rain Taxi, Sustainable Aircraft, and Boog City. From October 2007 to October 2008, he hosted Ceptuetics, a weekly radio reading/interview series for conceptually innovative poetry, which is archived at PennSound.
3. Next Friday, February 27th at the St. Mark’s Poetry Project:
Flim Forum Press presents: A Sing Economy
Flim Forum Press presents the poetry anthology A Sing Economy, featuring readings by Jessica Smith, Stephanie Strickland, Jennifer Karmin, Thom Donovan, John Cotter, Jaye Bartell, Kate Schapira, Deborah Poe, Eric Gelsinger, and editors Matthew Klane and Adam Golaski. Flim Forum Press provides space to emerging poets working in a variety of experimental modes. Other FF volumes include the anthology Oh One Arrow and The Alps by Brandon Shimoda.