events

upcoming events

filter by
date
Nov 24 2018

Penny Arcade, Lonely Christopher, and John Istona

Penny Arcade Susana Ventura is an internationally respected performance artist, writer, poet, & theater maker. Her text-based work investigates the outsider in society & the boundaries between theatre & performance. She has contributed to new art forms every decade for 50 years & occupies a unique position in the American avant-garde.

Lonely Christopher is the author of the poetry collections Death & Disaster Series & The Resignation, the short story collection The Mechanics of Homosexual Intercourse, & the novel THERE. His plays have been presented in Canada, China, & the United States. His film credits include several interna- tional shorts & the feature MOM, which he wrote & directed.

John Istona is a writer & performance artist based in Connecticut. A Bard graduate & former intern of Diamanda Galás, his work incorporates extended vocal technique & focuses on themes of queer erotic transcendence.

learn more

Admission fee: $5.00
4:30pm
Zinc Bar
82 West 3rd Street
10012 New York, New York
Nov 24 2018

Segue Reading Series featuring Lonely Christopher, John Istona, & Penny Arcade

The Segue Foundation hosts the experimental reading series [email protected], a continuation of the legendary series that has run continuously for 25 years. Please join us in celebrating the launch of Lonely Christopher's poetry collection, THE RESIGNATION!
 
Lonely Christopher is the author of the poetry collections Death & Disaster Series and The Resignation, the short story collection The Mechanics of Homosexual Intercourse, and the novel THERE. His plays have been presented in Canada, China, and the United States. His film credits include several international shorts and the feature MOM, which he wrote and directed.
 
John Istona is a writer and performance artist currently based in Connecticut. A Bard graduate and former intern of Diamanda Galás, his work often incorporates extended vocal technique and focuses on themes of queer erotic transcendence. 
 
Penny Arcade aka Susana Ventura is an internationally respected performance artist, writer, poet, and theater maker. Her text based work investigates the outsider in society and the boundaries between theatre and performance. She has contributed to new art forms every decade for 50 years and occupies a unique position in the American avant-garde.
 
Doors open at 4:30pm, Readings 5pm
 
 
 
Admission fee: $5.00
4:30pm
Zinc Bar
82 W 3rd St
10012 New York, New York
Nov 25 2018

A Reading by Alicia Jo Rabins

In Alicia Jo Rabins' second collection, Fruit Geode, the terrifying power of maternal love coexists with sorrow for the loss of one's younger self. In lyrical, unflinching poems, Rabins investigates the passages of pregnancy, birth, and early infancy through a constellation of ancient and modern experience: Sumerian storm demons, astronauts, herbal medicine, Neanderthal DNA, Jewish mysticism, climate change. In tracing the ritual mysteries of motherhood, Fruit Geode examines what it means to be transformed, to leave behind our certainties and walk into the unknown. This is a book about what it means to live in a human body, how love changes us, and what we pass on from one generation to the next.

learn more

5:00pm
The Ivy Bookshop
6080 Falls Road
21209 Baltimore, Maryland
Nov 26 2018

A Reading by Vi Khi Nao and Alicia Jo Rabins

Vi Khi Nao is the author of Sheep Machine (Black Sun Lit, 2018) and Umbilical Hospital (Press 1913, 2017), and of the short stories collection, A Brief Alphabet of Torture, which won FC2’s Ronald Sukenick Innovative Fiction Prize in 2016, the novel, Fish in Exile (Coffee House Press, 2016), and the poetry collection, The Old Philosopher, which won the Nightboat Books Prize for Poetry in 2014.  Her work includes poetry, fiction, film and cross-genre collaboration. Her stories, poems, and drawings have appeared in NOON, Ploughshares, Black Warrior Review and BOMB, among others. She holds an MFA in fiction from Brown University, where she received the John Hawkes and Feldman Prizes in fiction and the Kim Ann Arstark Memorial Award in poetry.
 
Alicia Jo Rabins is a poet, composer, performer and Torah teacher. She is the author of Divinity School (APR/Honickman First Book Prize, 2015) and Fruit Geode (Augury Books, 2018). Rabins is the creator and performer of Girls in Trouble, an indie-folk song cycle about women in Torah, and A Kaddish for Bernie Madoff, a one-woman chamber-rock opera about finance and mysticism currently being made into a film. An internationally touring violinist and singer, Alicia lives in Portland, OR with her partner and two children. She loves plants, ancient texts and coffee, and is currently at work on a memoir. 
 
 
Admission fee: $8.00
8:00pm
The Poetry Project
St. Mark's Church - 131 E 10th Street
10003 New York, New York
Nov 27 2018

Time Keeping and Time Travel: A Reading

Enjoy a night of poetry with the participants of Anastacia-Reneé‘s workshop “Time Keeping and Time Travel” as they share new poems that bend, restructure and reimagine “form.” Free and open to the public. Potluck refreshments served.

6:30pm
Cave Canem
Suite 310-A, 20 Jay Street
11201 Brooklyn, New York
Nov 27 2018

Jeffrey Yang: Hey Marfa!

Jeffrey Yang will be reading from Hey Marfa, published by Graywolf Press. Yang has fashioned a fascinating, multifaceted work—an anti-travel guide, an anti-western, a book of last words—that is a lyrical, anthropological investigation into history, culture, and extremity of place.

learn more

7:00pm
City Lights Booksellers
261 Columbus Avenue
94133 San Francisco, California
Nov 27 2018

Poetry Off the Shelf: Kristen Tracy & Bob Hicok

The Poetry Foundation selected Kristen Tracy's poetry manuscript, Half-Hazard, as the winner of the 2017 Emily Dickinson First Book Award. Tracy has also written 12 novels for young adults and young readers, including Lost It, Camille McPhee Fell Under the Bus, Too Cool for This School, and Project (Un)Popular.
 
Bob Hicok's ninth collection, Hold, is forthcoming from Copper Canyon Press. His seventh book, Elegy Owed, was a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award. The recipient of eight Pushcart Prizes, a Guggenheim Fellowship, and two NEA Fellowships, Hicok has contributed to nine volumes of Best American Poetry.
 
 
7:00pm
The Poetry Foundation
61 W Superior St
60654 Chicago, Illinois
Nov 27 2018

November U35, hosted by Mass Poetry

U35 is a bi-monthly reading series for poets under 35, held once each January, March, May, July, September, and November. The series seeks to promote and bolster Massachusetts poets under 35 while giving them a venue to share their work and connect with other poets under 35. If you are a poet under the age of 35, sign up to read! This month's readers are: Lily Luo, Lisa Maria Martin & Hannah Wagner.

learn more

7:00pm
Trident Booksellers & Cafe
338 Newbury Street
02115 Boston, Massachusetts
Nov 27 2018

Distinguished Writers Series: Donna Masini & Catherine Barnett

Donna Masini is the author of three collections of poetry, most recently 4:30 Movie, and a novel. Catherine Barnett is the author of three collections of poetry: Into Perfect Spheres Such Holes Are Pierced, The Game of Boxes, which received the James Laughlin Award from the Academy of American Poets, and most recently Human Hours.

learn more

7:30pm
Hunter College, Faculty Dining Room
695 Park Avenue
10065 New York, New York
Nov 28 2018

MFA/Mass Poetry: Poets in the Galleries

In fall of 2018 - from September through November - three poets will act as Poets in Residence at the galleries in the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. The workshops will take place on Wednesday evenings 6:30 - 8:30 pm (Wednesday nights after 4 pm, admission is by voluntary contribution). The workshops are designed to be drop-in (although you can stay for the whole time if you like!) No poetry experience is required.

Once you write a poem based on the exhibit, you can submit it here. It might be featured online (on the Mass Poetry or MFA website), chosen as a Poem of the Moment by Mass Poetry, or excerpted for a Raining Poetry installation!

Krysten Hill will lead a workshop at the Disappeared Quipu exhibit October 31, November 7, 14, 28

More info: www.masspoetry.org/mfa

6:30pm to 8:30pm
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
465 Huntington Ave
02115 Boston, Massachusetts

Pages