RHP in NYC
Red Hen Press presents four annual reading series in New York City to parallel its own four in Los Angeles. The press hosts events at KGB Bar, Poets House, Bowery Poetry Club, and Cornelia St. Cafe, bridging the gap between the nation’s coasts.
Red Hen at KGB Bar
March 13 2015 @ 7pm
Red Hen Press presents a literary night like no other, with an advice-column writer, a nurse practitioner, and a jazz bassist. Jim Knipfel, Ellen Meeropol, and Chris Tarry – each writer will premiere excerpts of their latest books, hot off the shelf. We invite you to join us for our first NYC reading series.
Jim Knipfel’s upcoming novel is Residue (Red Hen, 2015) is a hilariously dark, satircal twist to the American pastoral. Based on actual events, his story takes the reader on the same tumultuous investigation with the novel’s sheriff protagonist. Ellen Meeropol, the nurse turned writer, is the author of On Hurricane Island (Red Hen, 2015), in which she boldly faces the sociopolitical storm approaching our society regarding our freedom and our protection. Chris Tarry carries his jazz influence into his prose, along with fantastic settings, blazing wit, and imaginative circumstances to explore human truths. His short stories have been collected in How to Carry Bigfoot Home (Red Hen, 2015).
You can catch them at the Soviet-era themed bar in the East Village.
Jim Knipfel’s column “Slackjaw” has appeared weekly in one publication or another since 1987. He is the author of ten books, including Quitting the Nairobi Trio, These Children Who Come at You With Knives and Other Fairy Tales, and Noogie’s Time to Shine, which is presently being turned into a motion picture. Residue, his latest novel, will be released by Red Hen Press in April, 2015. He no longer likes to admit it, but he still lives in Brooklyn. http://www.
Ellen Meeropol is the author of two novels, House Arrest (2011) and On Hurricane Island, (Red Hen Press 2015). A former nurse practitioner, a part-time bookseller, and a literary late bloomer.She holds an MFA from the Stonecoast Program, University of Southern Maine. Her short stories and essays have been published in Bridges, Pedestal, Rumpus,
Chris Tarry holds an MFA from the University of British Columbia, and is the author of the story collection, How To Carry Bigfoot Home (Red Hen Press 2015). His fiction has appeared in publications such as The Literary Review, On Spec, The GW Review, PANK, Bull Men’s Fiction, and Monkeybicycle. His non-fiction has appeared in the anthology How to Expect What You’re Not Expecting, Outside In Literary & Travel Magazine, Grain Magazine, and many other places. In 2012, his story “Here Be Dragons” was nominated for a Pushcart Prize. He is also a four-time Juno Award winner (the Canadian Grammy), and one of New York’s most sought-after musicians. He lives in Maplewood, New Jersey with his wife Michelle and two amazing kids, Chloe and Lucas. http://christarry.com
This event will be moderated by Kate Gale.
Kate Gale is Managing Editor of Red Hen Press, Editor of the Los Angeles Review and President of the American Composers Forum, LA. She is the author of seven books of poetry including Echo Light (Red Mountain Press) and The Goldilocks Zone from the University of New Mexico Press in 2014 and six librettos including Rio de Sangre, a libretto for an opera with composer Don Davis which had its world premiere October 2010 at the Florentine Opera in Milwaukee.
KGB Bar 85 E 4th St. New York, NY 10003 http://www.kgbbar.com/ Free (One drink minimum)
Red Hen at Poets House
March 14 2015 @ 4pm
William Archila is the author of The Art of Exile (Bilingual Review Press, 2009), which won an International Latino Book Award in 2010 and was honored with an Emerging Writer Fellowship Award by The Writer’s Center in Bethesda, MD. He has been published in AGNI, American Poetry Review, Notre Dame Review, Crab Orchard Review, and The Georgia Review, among others. His book was featured in “First Things First: The Fifth Annual Debut Poets Roundup” in Poets & Writers. His second book, The Gravedigger’s Archaeology (Red Hen Press, forthcoming), recently won the 2015 Letras Latinas/Red Hen Poetry Prize.
Jericho Brown’s first collection of poetry, Please, won the 2009 American Book Award. His second collection, The New Testament, was named one of the best books of 2014 by Library Journal. He is the recipient of the Whiting Writers Award and fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Radcliffe Institute at Harvard University, the Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference, and the Krakow Poetry Seminar in Poland. His poems have appeared in The Nation, The New Yorker, The New Republic, The American Poetry Review, and The Best American Poetry. Brown is an Assistant Professor at Emory University and lives in Atlanta, Georgia.
Dean Kostos’s collections include This Is Not a Skyscraper (recipient of the Benjamin Saltman PoetryAward, selected by Mark Doty, published by Red Hen Press in 2015), Rivering, Last Supper of the Senses, The Sentence That Ends with a Comma (taught at Duke University), and Celestial Rust. He edited Mama’s Boy: Gay Men Write about Their Mothers and Pomegranate Seeds: An Anthology of Greek-American Poetry (its debut was held at the United Nations). His work has appeared in leading journals, such as Boulevard, Chelsea, Cimarron Review, Cincinnati Review, Southwest Review, Western Humanities Review, and on Oprah Winfrey’s website, Oxygen.com. Having taught at Wesleyan, The Gallatin School of NYU, and The City University of New York, he also wrote a libretto for Voices of Ascension, and his poem, “Subway Silk,” was translated into a short film, which was screened at Tribeca and at San Francisco’s IndieFest.
This event will be moderated by Kate Gale.
Kate Gale is Managing Editor of Red Hen Press, Editor of the Los Angeles Review and President of the American Composers Forum, LA. She is the author of seven books of poetry including Echo Light (Red Mountain Press) and The Goldilocks Zone from the University of New Mexico Press in 2014 and six librettos including Rio de Sangre, a libretto for an opera with composer Don Davis which had its world premiere October 2010 at the Florentine Opera in Milwaukee.http://www.poetshouse.org/
Red Hen at Bowery Poetry Club
March 15th 2015 @3:30pm
Red Hen Press presents a night of poetry at The Bowery with Gaylord Brewer, Jim Tilley, and Jason Schneiderman. These poets each known for their ability to see beyond the conventional, come together for a reading that will impart to the listener the same ability.
Gaylord Brewer recounts different encounters with the Ghost in Country of Ghost that are both haunting and humorous. Each poem follows the ghost into territory between the living and the dead and explores all the spirits caught in the in-between. Jim Tilley, author of Cruising at Sixty to Seventy, demonstrates his steadiness as an observer in poems that link the mysteries of mathematics and physics with the delicacy of family relationships. Jason Schneiderman, demonstrates versatility in poetic form and genre by exploring conventionally serious themes – religion, war, death, violence – with a tactile wit and charming humor. This event will be moderated by author and poet Kate Gale.
With three unique perspectives and each with their own poetic style, the evening is sure to be filled with moments of realization and epiphany-inspired laughs.
The event is $10 for general, $5 for students and seniors.
Jason Schneiderman is the author of three books of poems: Primary Source (2016, Red Hen Press, winner of the Benjamin Saltman Award), Striking Surface(2010, Ashland Poetry Press, winner of the Richard Snyder Prize) and Sublimation Point (2004, Four Way Books). He is Associate Editor of Painted Bride Quarterly and Poetry Editor of Bellevue Literary Review. His poetry and essays have appeared in numerous journals and anthologies, includingAmerican Poetry Review, The Best American Poetry,The Poetry Review, Poetry London, Grand Street, The Penguin Book of the Sonnet, Story Quarterly, and Tin House. He has received fellowships from Yaddo, The Fine Arts Work Center, and The Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference. He was the recipient of the Emily Dickinson Award from the Poetry Society of America, and recently spent a month serving as the TransAtlantic Digital Poet in Residence with Kathryn Maris at the London based Poetry School’s Campus. He is an Assistant Professor of English at the Borough of Manhattan Community College and lives in Brooklyn.
Gaylord Brewer is a native of Louisville, Kentucky, earned a PhD from Ohio State University. He currently teaches at Middle Tennessee State University, where he founded and for twenty-one years edited the journal Poems & Plays. His most recent publication is a cookbook/memoir, The Poet’s Guide to Food, Drink, & Desire (Stephen F. Austin UP, Spring 2015) andCountry of Ghost (March 2015, Red Hen Press). He has published 900 poems in journals and anthologies, such as Best American Poetry and The Bedford Introduction to Literature.
Jim Tilley earned a doctorate in physics from Harvard and worked on Wall Street for twenty years. His first collection of poetry, In Confidence, was published by Red Hen Press in 2011. His poems have been published in literary journals such as Virginia Quarterly Review, The Southern Review, Southwest Review, and Alaska Quarterly Review. He has won the Sycamore Review’s Wabash Prize for Poetry, the New England Poetry Clubs Firman Houghton Award, and an International Publication Award from Atlanta Review. He lives in Bedford Corners, New York.
This event will be moderated by Kate Gale is Managing Editor of Red Hen Press, Editor of the Los Angeles Review and President of the American Composers Forum, LA. She is the author of seven books of poetry including Echo Light (Red Mountain Press) and The Goldilocks Zone from the University of New Mexico Press in 2014 and six librettos including Rio de Sangre, a libretto for an opera with composer Don Davis which had its world premiere October 2010 at the Florentine Opera in Milwaukee.
Bowery Poetry Club
New York, NY 10012
Red Hen at Cornelia Street Café
March 17th 2015 @6pm
Gary Dop—poet, performer, and playwright—lives in the foothills of Virginia’s Blue Ridge Mountains, where he is an English professor at Randolph College. Dop received his MFA from the University of Nebraska, and his writing, which has been published throughout the country in magazines such as Prairie Schooner, Poetry Northwest, Agni, and New Letters, has been recognized with a Pushcart Prize Special Mention and the 2013 Great Plains Emerging Writer Prize.
Colette Inez, of French origins, was Belgian-born and reared in a Catholic Home for Children in Brussels. She was brought to the U.S. as a youngster just before the outbreak of World War II. After graduating from Hunter College in 1961, she taught in public and private schools in New York City, as well as in Poets-in-the-Schools programs. She has since authored ten books of poetry and a memoir, been published in more than seventy anthologies and textbooks, and presented her work in over 110 colleges and universities. Her eleventh collection “The Luba Poems” will be released by Red Hen Press in early 2015. A long-time faculty member of Columbia University, she also taught at Cornell, Ohio, Bucknell, the New School and Colgate universities. Inez instructed at leading writer’s conferences, written essays, short stories and reviews, judged many poetry prize contests and appeared on public radio and TV. Her papers can now be accessed at the Howard Gotlieb Archival Research Center of Boston University. Recently announced is the “Colette Inez Poetry Prize” to be awarded annually by the Academy of American Poets to graduate students. She lives in Manhattan with her husband, a freelance writer and columnist.
Steve Langan is the author of Freezing (2001), Notes on Exile and Other Poems (2005), Meet Me at the Happy Bar (2009), and What It Looks Like, How It Flies(Gibraltar Editions, 2015). He teaches in the University of Nebraska at Omaha MFA in Writing program, and he’s the founder and director of Seven Doctors Project. Langan lives in Omaha, Nebraska, and on Cliff Island, Maine.
This event will be moderated by Kate Gale. Kate Gale is Managing Editor of Red Hen Press, Editor of the Los Angeles Review and President of the American Composers Forum, LA. She is the author of seven books of poetry including Echo Light (Red Mountain Press) and The Goldilocks Zone from the University of New Mexico Press in 2014 and six librettos including Rio de Sangre, a libretto for an opera with composer Don Davis which had its world premiere October 2010 at the Florentine Opera in Milwaukee.
Cornelia Street Cafe29 Cornelia St, New York, NY 10014 212.989.9319 firstname.lastname@example.org http://corneliastreetcafe.com/ $8 General (includes a drink!)
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