Archive for October, 2010

Hey everyone,

The southern boys are bringing the heat to Happy Ending Lounge!! Please come out to 302 Broome Street this Wednesday October 13th to hear:

Angelo Nikolopoulos
JP Shuffman
Keegan Lester
Ronnie Yates

Angelo Nikolopoulos is a graduate from NYU’s creative writing program. His work has appeared or is forthcoming in The AWL, Boxcar Poetry Review, Ganymede, Gay and Lesbian Review, Los Angeles Review, and Pha’titude: The Lavender Issue. He hosts The White Swallow, a reading series at Cornelia Street Cafe.

JP Schuffman misses Tennessee. He misses southern accents and deep long quiet. He only began to think of himself as a southern writer once he moved to New York. He blames northern winters and New Jersey for this. He is a poet, playwright and novelist, which means that he waits tables.

Keegan Lester, though born in Southern California, spent most of his summers and winter breaks in Morgantown, West Virginia, wandering in the back alleyways and small patches of wilderness near his grandmother’s porch, often playing at night in the cemetary at the edge of her street. At eighteen he moved from Southern California permanently to attend West Virginia University, and to live in the state in which he most identified with his entire life. He is currently a second year grad student at Columbia University’s School of the Arts MFA program in poetry, and is also the co-founder and curater of the monthly reading series and blog Metro-Rhythm, in Williamsburg. His first poem ever written (from when he was around 8 years old) still hangs framed in his grandmother’s house.

Ronnie Yates has studied at the University of Houston, Harvard Divinity School, and received an MFA from New York University. He has lived abroad, taught some, and is currently straight-drifting. Scuffing along the streets of Denver, rooting around the deserts and canyons of Southern Utah, riding the California Zephyr to the end of the line. Next stop, Maine, to wander off into the woods with Ethan.


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