One last event…just in case anyone is interested, here’s the information for my reading:
Wednesday, May 22
erica kaufman & Simone White
8PM @ The Poetry Project
($7 for students–bring an ID)
erica kaufman is the author of the full-length poetry collection Censory Impulse (Factory School 2009). Excerpts from her long poem, INSTANT CLASSIC are available in chapbook form from Least Weasel and Belladonna*. kaufman is the co-editor of NO GENDER: Reflections on the Life and Work of kari edwards. Poetry and prose can be found in Rain Taxi, Aufgabe, Bombay Gin, Verse, The Poetry Project Newsletter, and Jacket2. kaufman prides herself as having Simone White as her BFF4E.
Simone White was born in 1972 in Middletown, Connecticut and grew up in Philadelphia. Her most recent chapbook is Unrest (Ugly Duckling Presse, Dossier Series, 2013). She is also the author of House Envy of All of the World (Factory School, 2010) and Dolly (Q Ave Press, curated by Ross Gay, with the paintings of Kim Thomas), and her work has appeared or is forthcoming in The Brooklyn Rail, The Claudius App, Aufgabe and The Recluse among other places. erica kaufman is her BFF.
Wednesday, May 1
Jean Day & Larry Fagin!
(2nd Ave @ 10th Street)
Jean Day has published six books of poetry, the most recent of which is Enthusiasm: Odes & Otium (Adventures in Poetry, 2006). Her chapbook Daydream: The Eponym was published by Belladonna in 2008. The full-length Daydream, of which “… The Eponym” is the title poem, has yet to be published. Since completion of Daydream in 2008 she has been at work on Late Human, sections of which have appeared in Try!, Cambridge Literary Review, and Sal Mimeo. Her translations from the Russian of poets Nadezhda Kondakova and Ilya Kutik (with Elena Balashova and Lyn Hejinian, respectively), have been published in Third Wave: New Russian Poetry (University of Michigan, 1992), Crossing Centuries: The New Generation in Russian Poetry (Talisman House, 2000), and Big Bridge (www.bigbridge.org, 2013). She lives in Berkeley, where she works as managing editor of Representations, an interdisciplinary humanities journal published by the University of California Press.
Larry Fagin gave his first New York reading at the Poetry Project in front of the fireplace in the Fall of 1967. Ted Berrigan heckled him from the 3rd row. He (Fagin) produced his magazine, Adventures in Poetry, on the Project mimeograph machine. He is the author of 14 books, the latest being Complete Fragments (Cuneiform, 2012). He teaches privately in Manhattan. More at: www.larryfagin.com.
McNally Jackson Books
52 Prince Street, NY NY
Sunday, May 5 at 7pm
“The ethos and critique are of poetry, which becomes a rich dark with a phosphorescence of lyric as witness.”
More info on Joie de Vivre
“Joie de Vivre rings out with troubled beauty, ancient lastingness, and a wild lyricism that shares as much with Johnny Cash as with Gertrude Stein and loves Homer even when it thinks like Abbie Hoffman. This work sets the house of American poetry on fire.”