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Kick Assonance Poetry Reading
Featured Poets:Kyle Erickson, Steven Leyva, Sarah Bridgins, Andy Christie, BC Edwards
March 28, 2013, 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
KGB Bar, 85 E. 4th Street, New York, NY

Award-winning storyteller and Huffington Post blogger Leslie Goshko hosts tonight’s curated evening of original poetic works that’s sure to Kick Assonance! Join co-creators Kyle Erickson ("Enduro’s Lament") and Steven Leyva ("Low Parish") as they welcome fellow authors Sarah Bridgins, Andy Christie, and B.C. Edwards for an evening of original poetry that Time Out New York magazine named a “Critics’ Pick.”

Tonight’s Readers:

KYLE ERICKSON is co-creator of the poetry series Kick Assonance, which has been noted by the Poetry Foundation, The Academy of American Poets, hailed as a “Critics’ Pick” by Time Out New York Magazine, and called “a notable New York Event” by The Rumpus. Kyle’s work can be read in This Land Press, Promethia, B’More Poetic, and on his blog,, which was heralded as a “Top 101 New York Blog.” His first book of poetry, Enduro’s Lament, was released last fall.

STEVEN LEYVA is the author of the recently released book of poetry, Low Parish, and co-creator of the poetry series Kick Assonance. His poems have appeared in Welter, The Light Ekphrastic, and The Cobalt Review where his poem “Rare in the East” won the 2012 Cobalt Review Poetry Prize. He holds a MFA from the University of Baltimore, where he teaches in the undergraduate writing program.

SARAH BRIDGINS is a writer and performer living in Brooklyn. Her poems have appeared in Sink Review, Monkeybicycle, Two Serious Ladies, Bone Bouquet, and Thrush among other journals. She performs regularly at the monthly reading series Derangement of the Senses and you can find more of her work on her blog, Books and Boots.

ANDY CHRISTIE is creator and host of The Liar Show. His true stories have appeared in The N.Y. Times, the Thomas Beller anthology, "Lost And Found: Stories From New York," on Peabody Award winning The Moth Radio Hour and WFUV's CityScape.

B.C. EDWARDS is a producer at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theater and attended the graduate writing program at The New School in New York. The winner of the 2011 Hudson Prize for Fiction, he is the author of the collected stories "The Aversive Clause" (spring 2013) as well as two collections of poetry "To Mend Small Children," (february 2012) and "From the Standard Cyclopedia of Recipes" (spring 2014). He was raised in Newburyport, Massachusetts and lives in Brooklyn.

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