Wednesday, May 11, 2016 at 6:00 pm
Hullabaloo Books, 658 Franklin Avenue, on Park Place, Brooklyn, New York 11238
Val Vinokur's translation students will be reading and performing translated songs, poetry, and fiction. Featuring: Marshall Malin, Ludovica Mauri, Kira Metcalf-Oshinsky, Ahmad Al-Ashqar, Artrit Bytyci, Jose Garcia, Robert Tanner, Eugene Rabina. Hosted by Val Vinokur.
2/3/4/5 or C trains to Franklin Ave.
Thursday, May 12, 2016 at 6:00 pm
Printed Matter, Inc., 231 11th Ave, New York, New York 10001
Join Printed Matter for a group reading to launch three new books from John Reed, Leah Umansky, and Sarah Gerard!
John Reed will read from his new collection of poems, Free Boat: Collected Lies and Love Poems, published by C&R press. The publication selects from a sequence of sonnets written from 2008-2015. Reed, the author of five previous books (three novels and two “stunts”) lends his voice and eclectic abilities to this singular work, which, in addition to being a book of sonnets, is part love letter, part literary ode, and part delusion. A special limited box edition of prints will be made especially for the reading.
Leah Umansky will read from her new work, Straight Away the Emptied World, a dystopian-themed chapbook of poems published by Kattywompus Press.
Sarah Gerard will be reading excerpts from her chapbook, BFF, a sharp, richly detailed autopsy of a troubled and complex friendship between the narrator and a girl who’s slipped into another life. Published by Guillotine.
Thursday, May 12, 2016, 7- 7:30 pm
Theresa Lang Community and Student Center, Arnhold Hall 55 West 13th Street, Room I-202
"far away" is a multi-platform project which enlists poetry as through-line to discuss Nicaragua’s long history of dealing with impediments to its progress. This screening is only 12 minutes and comes with a booklet of poetry!
It is Part 1 of a 20 minute documentary on Nicaragua described surrealistically through its poetry.
“far away” has received Fiscal Sponsorship through Media Alliance Participants include: New York State Poet Laureate (2014) Marie Howe and previous Vice President of Nicaragua, Sergio Ramirez.
Tuesday, May 17, 2016, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
KGB Bar, 85 East 4th Street, New York, NY 10003
Poet David Lehman is a prominent editor, author and literary critic. He serves as the editor of The Best American Poetry series, which he initiated in 1988, and teaches at The New School. His many honors include fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Guggenheim Foundation and the Ingram Merrill Foundation, and awards from the American Academy of Arts and Letters and the Lila Wallace-Reader’s Digest Writer’s Award.
Lera Auerbach, Excess of Being, a book of aphorisms and original artwork. Lera is a renowned Russian-American composer, writer, visual artist and concert pianist. She has published more than 120 works for orchestra, opera and ballet, as well as choral and chamber music. Her work is championed worldwide by leading artists, conductors, stage directors and choreographers. The World Economic Forum selected Lera in 2007 as a Young Global Leader and in 2014 as a Cultural Leader, inviting her to give presentations on the fascinating topic of borderless creativity.