Aug
26
5:00 PM17:00

Nomad Reading Series

When: 8.26. 2017, 5:00PM

Where: Branch OFC. 225 Rogers Ave. 
Brooklyn NY

Free Admission. Drink specials, named after our poets. Jayson P Smith hosting.

Born in Zaria, Nigeria, Hafizah Geter’s poems have appeared or are forthcoming in The New Yorker, Tin House, Narrative Magazine, Gulf Coast, Boston Review, Los Angeles Review of Books, and Linebreak, among others. Hafizah also serves on the board of VIDA: Women in the Literary Arts and on the poetry committee and book ends committee for the Brooklyn Book Festival. She is the Content Editor & Publicity Coordinator at Poets House.

Aldrin Valdez is a Pinoy writer and visual artist. They grew up in Manila and Long Island and currently live in Brooklyn. Aldrin studied at Pratt Institute and the School of Visual Arts. They have been awarded fellowships from Queer/Art/Mentorship and Poets House. Their work has appeared in Art21 Magazine, ArtSlant, The Cortland Review, Nat Brut, Poor Claudia, the Poetry Project's The Recluse, and elsewhere. Aldrin's first book of poetry will be published by Nightboat Books in 2018.

Natalie Eilbert is the author of Indictus, winner of Noemi Press's 2016 Poetry Contest, slated for publication in late 2017, as well as the debut poetry collection, Swan Feast (Bloof Books, 2015). She is the recipient of the 2016 Jay C. and Ruth Halls Poetry Fellowship at University of Wisconsin–Madison, where she is serving a one-year academic appointment. Her work has appeared in or is forthcoming from Granta, The New Yorker, Tin House, The Kenyon Review, and elsewhere. She is the founding editor of The Atlas Review.

Yesenia Montilla is an Afro-Latina poet & a daughter of immigrants. Her poetry has appeared in the Chapbook For the Crowns of Your Head, as well as the literary journals The Gulf Coast, Prairie Schooner, Pittsburgh Poetry Review & others. She received her MFA from Drew University in Poetry and Poetry in Translation & is a 2014 CantoMundo Fellow. Her first collection The Pink Box is published by Willow Books & was Longlisted for a PEN award in 2016. She lives in Harlem NY & does her best writing while her boss is in meeting.

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Jul
7
6:00 PM18:00

Blue Texts (New York)

Cornelia Street Cafe, $10 admission (includes drink!)
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Jeffrey Cypher Wright, author of 14 books of verse, including most recently Radio Poems. He publishes an annual poetry-and-art showcase called Live Mag!

Natalie Eilbert, author of Indictus, winner of Noemi Press’s 2016 Poetry Contest, slated for publication in late 2017, as well as the debut poetry collection, Swan Feast (Bloof Books, 2015). She is the recipient of the 2016 Jay C. and Ruth Halls Poetry Fellowship at University of Wisconsin–Madison, where she is serving a one-year academic appointment. Her work has appeared in or is forthcoming from The New Yorker, Granta, Tin House, The Kenyon Review, jubilat, and elsewhere. She is the founding editor of The Atlas Review.

Janet Capron, whose debut memoir, Blue Money (Unnamed Press) arrived in bookstores on June 20. “A modern-day Moll Flanders…terrifically entertaining and brilliantly written.” —Phillip Lopate, author of “The Art of the Personal Essay.” "Blue Money is nothing less than a total reboot of a genre hitherto dominated by the male ‘bad boy’ writer. Perfect that this story takes place in the free-wheeling 1970s because it brilliantly recalls the voices of that era’s infant terribles—Exley, McGuane, Donleavy—and in the process creates something thoroughly new and uniquely feminine.”—Helaine Olen, columnist at The Nation and author of “Pound Foolish.”

 

 

Cornelia Street Café, Friday, July 07, 2017,  6:00 PM

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Jul
6
7:00 PM19:00

Berl's Poetry Reading

Where: Berl's Brooklyn Poetry Shop, 141 Front Street, Brooklyn, NY 11201
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Natalie Eilbert, Monica Youn, Jihyun Yun and Shamar Hill will read poems from their books and/or works in progress. After the reading, there will be wine and a book signing. 

Natalie Eilbert is the author of Indictus, winner of Noemi Press's 2016 Poetry Contest, slated for publication in late 2017, as well as the debut poetry collection, Swan Feast (Bloof Books, 2015). She is the recipient of the 2016 Jay C. and Ruth Halls Poetry Fellowship at University of Wisconsin–Madison, where she is serving a one-year academic appointment. Her work has appeared in or is forthcoming from Granta, The New Yorker, Tin House, The Kenyon Review, and elsewhere. She is the founding editor of The Atlas Review.

Monica Youn is the author of Blackacre (2016), which was awarded the William Carlos Williams Award of the Poetry Society of America (judged by Robin Coste Lewis). It was also a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award and the PEN Open Book Award and longlisted for the National Book Award, as well as being named one of the best poetry collections of the year by the New York Times, the Washington Post and BuzzFeed. Her previous book, Ignatz (2010), was a finalist for the National Book Award. The daughter of Korean immigrants and a former lawyer, she teaches at Princeton University and in the MFA programs at Sarah Lawrence College and Columbia University.

Jihyun Yun is a Fulbright Fellow and recent MFA graduate from New York University. An Alice James award finalist and pushcart prize nominee, her poems have appeared or are forthcoming in: Narrative, Fugue, River Styx, and elsewhere.

Shamar Hill, a Cave Canem Fellow, is the recipient of numerous awards including a New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowship and a scholarship from Fine Arts Work Center. He has been published or has work forthcoming in: Day One, The Rumpus, Southern Humanities Review, KROnline, and Vinyl. He is working on his first poetry collection, Photographs of an Imagined Childhood, and a memoir, In Defiance of All True Things.

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Mar
22
6:00 PM18:00

Whitney Biennial (New York)

The Whitney Houston Biennial 2017 presents a night of poetry, featuring readings from poets Marina Blitshteyn, Hafizah Geter, Natalie Eilbert, and a special guest. These women are among the most innovative poets writing today, as evidenced by publications in such venerable literary magazines as the New Yorker and the Boston Review. The future of poetry is here, and it is female. *Tickets on a first come first served basis.*

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Mar
18
5:00 PM17:00

Wit Rabbit Reading Series (Chicago)

Magic number twelve!!! featuring: Alison A. Ogunmokun, Jacob Saenz, Kayla Sargeson, Naomi Washer, and Natalie Eilbert!

Alison A. Ogunmokun is a zesty girl with a deep passion for moisturizing. She's a writer, comedian, and good vibe spreader around the city. Born to immigrant parents, Alison writes a lot about the intersection of identities. She co-curates a show with her good pal, Jane called "Spread Your Own Gossip" monthly. You can find her on twitter @alisonogun and at this very reading. She wants you to know that she's happy you're [going to be] here.

Jacob Saenz is a CantoMundo fellow whose work has appeared in Pinwheel, Poetry, Tammy, TriQuarterly and other journals. He's been the recipient of a Letras Latinas Residency Fellowship as well as a Ruth Lilly Poetry Fellowship. He serves as an associate editor for RHINO.

Kayla Sargeson is the author of the full-length collection First Red (Main Street Rag, 2016) and the chapbooks BLAZE (Main Street Rag, 2015) and Mini Love Gun (Main Street Rag, 2013). She co-curates the MadFridays reading series and is the poetry editor for Pittsburgh City Paper’s online feature Chapter & Verse. She lives in Pittsburgh where she teaches at Carlow University and the Community College of Allegheny County.

Naomi Washer is the song that makes you emotional and the people and things that come to mind when you hear it. Trace evidence, from poem to dance film to translation, can be found in Split Lip Magazine, Apricity Press, TYPO, St. Petersburg Review, Essay Daily, Poor Claudia, and other journals. She holds an MFA in Nonfiction from Columbia College Chicago and a degree in site-specific performance studies from Bennington College. She is the Editor-in-Chief of Ghost Proposal. 

Natalie Eilbert is the author of Indictus, winner of Noemi Press's 2016 Poetry Contest, slated for publication in late 2017, as well as the debut poetry collection, Swan Feast (Bloof Books, 2015). She is the recipient of the 2016 Jay C. and Ruth Halls Poetry Fellowship at University of Wisconsin–Madison, where she is serving a one-year academic appointment. Her work has appeared in or is forthcoming from The New Yorker, Tin House, The Kenyon Review, jubilat, and elsewhere. She is the founding editor of The Atlas Review.

 

Reading takes place at Township in Chicago. RSVP here

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Feb
10
8:30 PM20:30

Barrow Street Presents: An AWP Off-site Reading

BARROW STREET PRESS

presents

AWP 2017 OFF-SITE READING

Featuring Barrow Street Authors...

Rochelle Hurt (2015 Book Contest Winner judged by Richard Blanco

Maeve Kinkead

Joni Wallace

Richard Hoffman

Danielle Deulen

With special guests....

Monica McClure (Birds, LLC)

Precious Okoyomon (Bottlecap Press)

Kenyatta Rogers (Rhino Poetry + The Chicago High School for the Arts - ChiArts)

Jacob Saenz (Rhino Poetry)

Natalie Eilbert (The Atlas Review )


there will be glitter and dancing....

bring your friends and enemies...

Hosted by: Laura Marie Marciano 

#thismustbeit

RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/1404924692874957/

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Feb
10
7:00 PM19:00

Ursula Major: AWP Feminist Off-Site Reading

Make the Friday of AWP a feminist one with a mighty cause! Join The Atlas ReviewGazing Grain Press, In Your Ear, No, Dear Magazine, and Switchback Books for a dose of literary excellence. We are collecting money for this event that will go directly to DC'S RAPE CRISIS CENTER—so come for the reading, stay for the philanthropy. Every dollar counts. Especially now. If you can't make the event but would like to support this organization, please visit DCRCC's website for monthly and one-time donations: http://dcrcc.org/take-action/donate-monthly/

THE READERS:
George Abraham
Nora Boydston
Marisa Crawford
Crystal Curry
Linda Chavers
Bridget G Dooley
K. Lorraine Graham
Taylor Johnson
Brianna Low
Nina Puro
Angelique Stevens

We hope to see you there! Photo in poster by Emily Raw; designed by Natalie Eilbert.

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Feb
9
7:00 PM19:00

Black Radish and Bloof Books: AWP Off-Site Reading (D.C.)

PERFORMERS

Khadijah Queen
Mg Roberts
Becca Klaver
Anastacia Renee Tolbert
Danielle Pafunda
Mackenzie Carignan
K. Lorraine Graham
Natalie Eilbert
Mark Lamoureux
Jackie Clark
Sandra Simonds
David James Miller

HOST
Shanna Compton, Bloof Books

Bloof Books & Black Radish Books are also sharing a table at the AWP bookfair. Come see us at 625-T, Thurs–Sat, 8:30-5:00.

*This event will start on time, with mingle time at the end. There's another event in this space starting at 9. 

** Accessibility info: We will reserve some front-row seating for attendees with low vision, hearing impairment or mobility issues. However, please note that this venue is on the second floor, and the building does not have an elevator, so is unfortunately not wheelchair accessible.

RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/1849813748634201/

 

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Jan
15
to Jan 16

Madison Writers Resist

On Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday, the Madison, WI community comes together with writers across the country for #WritersResist, a “re-inauguration” of our shared commitment to the spirit of compassion, equality, free speech, and the fundamental ideals of democracy. Join us for readings by a dynamic lineup of area writers and an open mic.

Our featured readers:

Masood Akhtar is an Indian-born proud American Muslim entrepreneur and Advisor to the Madison Muslims Community. He has been living in Madison for over 30 years and actively involved with numerous community projects. To address the environment of Islamophobia and fear during Presidential campaign, he has proposed to create an Anti-Hate Registry, a platform where people of different faiths, no faith, Latinos, African American, LGBT, Native Americans, and others can unite together against hate and build an inclusive community. 

Marilyn Annucci believes in the border between hope and despair, the invisible wall that is never not easy to climb, the necessary border crossings. She is grateful for Writers Resist because resistance is always on the side of hope. 

Derrick Austin
Moisés Villavicencio Barras
Jamel Brinkley
Natalie Dawn Eilbert
Araceli Esparza
Fabu
Sarah Fuchs

Marcela Fuentes is the James C. McCreight Fellow in Fiction at UW's Institute for Creative Writing. She is a graduate of the Iowa Writers' Workshop. She lives in Madison with her family.

Lissa McClaughlin
Rubén Medina

Oscar Mireles is the Editor of three anthologies titled "I Didn't Know There Were Latinos in Wisconsin. He has been the Director of Omega School and has helped over 3,000 young adults earn a GED Diploma over the past 22 years. He is currently the City of Madison Poet Laureate. 

Judith Claire Mitchell

SP Mulroy is an MFA candidate at the University of Wisconsin-Madison for Poetry. He can be reached via his website, thevanishingman.com, or via social media, where he still won’t shut the hell up.

Barrett Swanson

Timothy Yu is the author of 100 Chinese Silences and Race and the Avant-Garde: Experimental and Asian American Poetry since 1965. He is professor of English and Asian American studies at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. 

#WritersResist events are planned in Chicago, NYC, Baltimore, Boston, San Francisco, Portland (OR & ME), Seattle, New Orleans, Los Angeles, Omaha, Salt Lake City, Bloomington, Toledo, and many other cities and towns across the country.

Donations to benefit the ACLU of Wisconsin

Sponsored in part by Avol’s Books

Open mic will begin at 8:00 PM and slots are limited. Sign-up sheets will be available at the reading, so come early and reserve your spot!

For information, contact Kara Candito:
kacandito@gmail.com

For more about Writers Resist, visit writersresist.org

 

RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/716032961893547/

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Jan
9
8:00 PM20:00

Chicago: Poetry Talk with Natalie Eilbert, Hannah Gamble, and Kathleen Rooney

Poetry Talk returns with Natalie Eilbert, Hannah Gamble, and Kathleen Rooney!

Natalie Eilbert
Natalie Eilbert is the author of Indictus, winner of Noemi Press's 2016 Poetry Contest, slated for publication in late 2017, as well as the debut poetry collection, Swan Feast (Bloof Books, 2015). She is the recipient of the 2016 Jay C. and Ruth Halls Poetry Fellowship at University of Wisconsin–Madison, where she is serving a one-year academic appointment. Her work has appeared in or is forthcoming from The New Yorker, Tin House, The Kenyon Review, jubilat, and elsewhere. She is the founding editor of The Atlas Review.

Hannah Gamble
Hannah Gamble is the author of YOUR INVITATION TO A MODEST BREAKFAST, winner of the National Poetry Series and published by Fence Books in 2012.

Kathleen Rooney
A founding editor of Rose Metal Press and a founding member of Poems While You Wait, Kathleen Rooney is the co-editor with Eric Plattner of Rene Magritte: Selected Writings (University of Minnesota Press, 2016). Her most recent book is the novel, Lillian Boxfish Takes a Walk (St. Martin's Press, 2017) and her reviews appear regularly in the Chicago Tribune. She teaches at DePaul University and lives in Chicago with her husband, the writer Martin Seay.

$10

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Jul
27
7:00 PM19:00

Visceral Brooklyn

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Some of the fiercest, most necessary voices in poetry are coming together for visceral brooklyn reading #2. Whet your poetry festival appetite with this extravaganza as we (unofficially) kick off one of the best poetry events in NYC with these masters of language, of rhythm, of truth. We celebrate these important voices and you should join us!

Also, the editors of visceral brooklyn are reading unsolicited submissions for our third issue. The submission period closes July 31. Please consider submitting! We make it a priority to publish marginalized voices—we seek submissions from women, trans, non-binary, queer, differently abled writers and writers of color. Please consider submitting or encourage others!https://visceralbrooklyn.submittable.com/submit

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NADIA ALEXIS is a poet, photographer and community organizer. Her poems have appeared in BLACKBERRY: a magazine, Duende Literary Journal, Kalyani Magazine and Kweli Journal. She is the featured visual artist in TORCH Literary Journal's 2016 Spring/Summer issue where her photographs appear. A Callaloo fellow and a Pushcart Prize nominee, she currently resides in Harlem and will be an MFA candidate at the University of Mississippi beginning this Fall. 

NATALIE EILBERT is the author of the debut poetry collection, Swan Feast (Bloof Books, 2015). She is the recipient of the 2016 Jay C. and Ruth Halls Poetry Fellowship at University of Wisconsin–Madison, where she will serve a one-year academic appointment. Her work has appeared in or is forthcoming from The New Yorker, Tin House, jubilat, The Boston Review, The Kenyon Review, and elsewhere. She is the founding editor of The Atlas Review.

CAMONGHNE FELIX, M.A. is a poet, political speechwriter and essayist. She received an MA in Arts Politics from NYU, an MFA from Bard College, is a Cave Canem Fellow, a 2012 Pushcart Prize nominee, and the 2013 recipient of the Cora Craig Award for Young Women. You can find her work in various visual spaces, including Youtube, and in publications like Apogee, Union Station, and Poetry Magazine. She is also the author of the chapbook Yolk, published via Penmanship Books in March 2015 and in May of that year was listed by Black Youth Project as a "Black Girl From the Future You Should Know"

RICARDO ALBERTO MALDONADO was born and raised in Puerto Rico. He is the translator of Dinapiera Di Donato's Colaterales and a recipient of fellowships from Queer/Arts/Mentorship and the New York Foundation for the Arts. He is managing director at the 92Y Unterberg Poetry Center.

WILLIE PERDOMO is the author of The Essential Hits of Shorty Bon Bon (Penguin Poets), a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award and Milton Kessler Poetry Award; winner of the International Latino Book Award, and a Hurston/Wright Legacy Award nominee. He is also the author of Smoking Lovely (Rattapallax), winner of the PEN/Beyond Margins Awards and Where a Nickel Costs a Dime (Norton), a finalist for the Poetry Society of America Norma Farber First Book Award. Perdomo is a Puschart nominee, two-time New York Foundation for the Arts Poetry Fellow and a former Woolrich Fellow in Creative Writing at Columbia University. His work has appeared in The New York Times Magazine, The Norton Anthology of Latino Literature, BOMB Magazine, and African Voices. He is currently a member of the VONA/Voices faculty and an English Instructor at Phillips Exeter Academy.

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