Archive for May, 2010

BP has committed a crime against the earth and a crime against US States along the gulf.

This must be documented not just in photographs, not just by newspapers, but, also by poets in verse.

Please come out for an environmentally conscious Southern Writers Reading Series!!

date: Wednesday June 9th
time: 7:30PM
venue: Happy Ending Lounge, 302 Broome Street between Forsyth & Eldridge
cost: $5 suggested donation. All proceeds go towards relief efforts in the gulf!

Ted Dodson
Jeffery Berg
Curtis Jensen
Myron Michael

Jeffery Berg‘s poetry has recently been featured in Harpur Palate, Hiram Poetry Review, the Gay & Lesbian Review, and is forthcoming in Inertia Magazine. He recieved his MFA from New York University and co-edits the online journal Clementine. He grew up in Six Mile, South Carolina and Lynchburg, Virginia and currently resides in New York.

Ted Dodson is a poet and translator living in Brooklyn. He was born and raised in Middleburg, VA, serves as the senior poetry editor for the Brooklyn Review, and holds an MFA in poetry from Brooklyn College, where he also teaches. Select publication and an interview can be found in the Providence-based journal, Interrobang.

Curtis Jensen is an MFA candidate in the Creative Writing Program at Brooklyn College. His work is published in The Bridge and forthcoming in Precipitate and The Equalizer. He is the author of 5 chapbooks, and he curates the Prospect literary series. Previous to Brooklyn, he has lived and worked in Utah, Wyoming, and Ukraine. He maintains a blog at theendofwaste.blogspot.com.

Proprietor of Rondeau Records Myron Michael is a recording artist and writing instructor. He received an MFA in writing from California College of the Arts and is a Cave Canem fellow. His poems appear online and in The Blink, Days I Moved Through Ordinary Sounds (City Lights, 2009), Tea Party, Reverie, Pluck, and Nanomajority, respectively. He is the founder of Move Or Die and lives in the Bay Area where he curates HELIOTROPE a monthly reading series.


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Hello hello friends,

Please come out on May 12th for a very special edition of the Southern Writers Reading Series!!

I am celebrating my birthday and would love nothing more than a packed house of friends, acquaintances, even a few strangers mingled in.

You’ll be sad if you miss:

**guest hostess Monica McClure & all her Texas charm
**the return of Saeed Jones and Susan Miller
**yours truly sharing 15 minutes of poetry

venue: Happy Ending Lounge, 302 Broome Street between Forsyth & Eldridge
time: 7:30PM
date: Wednesday May 12th

Susan L. Miller has been published in Iowa Review, Commonweal, Calyx, Sewanee Theological Review, Meridian, Black Warrior Review, and elsewhere. In 2009 her manuscript was a semi-finalist for the Alice James Kinereth Gensler prize and a finalist for the Autumn House Poetry Prize. She recently received a Dorothy Sargent Rosenberg Award for poetry. She teaches Creative Writing and Expository Writing at Rutgers University and lives in Brooklyn.

Saeed Jones received his BA in English at Western Kentucky University where he was the arts editor for Rise Over Run Magazine and recipient of the 2008 Jim Wayne Miller Award for Poetry. He’s currently a MFA student at Rutgers University – Newark. His poetry has appeared in StorySouth, The Adirondack Review, Word Riot, and Pluck! among other publications.

Ekoko Omadeke feels like a half million dollars in her new dress. She would like to thank all her friends and acquaintances who make NY feel more like home than VA.

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