Thursday, August 13, 2009

Aug 21: Hudson Poetry Reading


FRIDAY, AUGUST 21
7pm

Cara Benson
Lee Ann Brown
Laynie Browne
Jennifer Karmin
Bernadette Mayer

SPOTTY DOG BOOKS & ALE
440 Warren Street
Hudson, New York
**free**

CARA BENSON edits the online journal Sous Rature. Two poem books, (made) and Protean Parade, are forthcoming from BookThug and Black Radish respectively. Other work includes: "Quantum Chaos and Poems: A Manifest(o)ation" (BookThug), Belladonna Elders Series #7 with Anne Waldman and Jayne Cortez (Belladonna), "UP" (Dusie), and "Spell/ing ( ) Bound" with Kai Fierle-Hedrick and Kathrin Schaeppi (ellectrique press). Benson edited the interdisciplinary book Predictions forthcoming from Chain. She teaches poetry in a NY State Prison.

LEE ANN BROWN is a poet who works with multiple forms including songs and films. Her books include Polyverse (Sun & Moon Press) and The Sleep That Changed Everything (Wesleyan University Press). She divides her time between NYC where shes goes to tons of poetry readings, and teaches at St. John's University, and Marshall, NC where she runs the French Broad Institute (of Time & the River) with Tony & Miranda Torn.

LAYNIE BROWNE is the author of seven collections of poetry and one novel. Her most recent publications include The Scented Fox, (Wave Books 2007, winner of the National Poetry Series), Daily Sonnets (Counterpath Books, 2007) and Drawing of a Swan Before Memory, (University of Georgia Press, 2005, winner of the Contemporary Poetry Series). Two collections are forthcoming: Roseate, Points of Gold, from Dusie Books and The Desires of Letters, from Counterpath. She has taught creative writing at The University of Washington, Bothell, at Mills College in Oakland and at the Poetry Center at the University of Arizona, where she is currently developing a new a poetry-in-the-schools program for K-5 schools.

JENNIFER KARMIN’s text-sound epic Aaaaaaaaaaalice will be published by Flim Forum Press in 2009. She curates the Red Rover Series and is a founding member of the public art group Anti Gravity Surprise. Her multidisciplinary projects have been presented at festivals, artist-run spaces, and on city streets across the U.S. and Japan. At home in Chicago, Karmin teaches creative writing to immigrants at Truman College and works as a Poet in Residence for the public schools. New poems are published in the journals Cannot Exist, Otoliths, Plath Profiles, and anthologized in Come Together: Imagine Peace (Bottom Dog Press), Not A Muse (Haven Books), and The City Visible: Chicago Poetry for the New Century (Cracked Slab Books).

BERNADETTE MAYER is a poet and prose writer. In 1967, she received a BA from New School for Social Research. She has since edited the journal 0 TO 9 with Vito Acconci and the United Artists Press with Lewis Warsh, and worked as Director of St. Mark's Poetry Project. She is also known for her wonderful dancing. Her latest collection of writing is titled Poetry State Forest (New Directions).

1 comment:

Teresa Carmody said...

So wish I could be there.