Join us on Saturday, April 15th at 7pm for a reading with Michael Rothenberg, Ron Kolm, Bonny Finberg, and Steve Dalanchinsky!
Rothenberg will be paying a rare visit to Brooklyn, where he will read
at one of the best NYC bookstores: Unnameable Books. He will have copies
of Drawing The Shade and Sapodilla with him for sale. Also reading
with Michael are Ron Kolm, Bonny Finberg and Steve Dalachinsky. If the
weather is good, the reading will be in the cool backyard behind the
bookstore. If the weather is not so good, it will be inside. This event
is free! BYOB and buy some books from the bookstore!
Michael Rothenberg is a poet, editor and publisher of the online literary magazine BigBridge.org, co-founder of 100 Thousand Poets for Change (www.100tpc.org), and co-founder of Poets In Need, a non-profit 501(c), assisting poets in crisis.
He has published 20 books of poetry including Nightmare of The Violins,
Favorite Songs, Man/Woman (a collaboration with Joanne Kyger),
Unhurried Vision, Monk Daddy, The Paris Journals, Choose, My Youth As A
Train, and Murder. His most recent books of poetry include Sapodilla
(Editions du Cygne-Swan World, Paris, France, 2016), Drawing The Shade
(Dos Madres Press, 2016) and Wake Up and Dream (MadHat 2017).
Bi-lingual editions of Indefinite Detention: A Dog Story, and the poetic
journals Tally Ho and the Cowboy Dream/The Real and False Journals:
Book 5 are due out from Varasek Ediciones Madrid, Spain in Fall 2017.
His work has been published widely in literary reviews and included in
anthologies such as Ecopoetry: A Contemporary American Anthology, edited
by Ann Fisher-Wirth and Laura-Gray Street (Trinity University Press),
43 Poetas por Ayotzinapa, edited by Jesús González Alcántara and Moisés
H. Cortés Cruz (Mexico), Saints of Hysteria, A Half-Century of
Collaborative American Poetry, edited by David Trinidad and Denise
Duhamel (Soft Skull Press), Hidden Agendas/Unreported Poetics, edited by
Louis Armand (Litteraria Pragensia), and For the Time-Being: The
Bootstrap Book of Poetic Journals, edited by Tyler Doherty and Tom
Morgan (Bootstrap Productions). His editorial work includes several
volumes in the Penguin Poets series: Overtime by Philip Whalen, As Ever
by Joanne Kyger, David’s Copy by David Meltzer, and Way More West by
Edward Dorn. Rothenberg is also editor of The Collected Poems of Philip
Whalen published by Wesleyan University Press (2007).
Kolm is a founding member of the Unbearables and has helped edit their
five anthologies. He is a contributing editor of Sensitive Skin
magazine. Ron is the author of The Plastic Factory, Divine Comedy,
Suburban Ambush, Duke & Jill and, with Jim Feast, the novel Neo
Phobe. A new collection of his short stories, Night Shift, has just been
published by Autonomedia. He's had work in Flapperhouse, Great Weather
for Media, the Resist Much / Obey Little: Inaugural Poems to the
Resistance anthology, The Opiate, Public Illumination Magazine, Local
Knowledge and the Outlaw Bible of American Poetry. He edited and
introduced an Unbearables section in the Outlaw Bible of American Art.
Ron’s papers were purchased by the New York University library, where
they’ve been catalogued in the Fales Collection.
Finberg’s fiction, poetry and photographs are included in numerous
literary journals and anthologies. Her work has been translated into
French, German, Hungarian and Japanese. Her publications include a short
story collection, How the Discovery of Sugar Produced the Romantic Era,
(Sisyphus Press, NY), a poetry chapbook with the author's photo
collages, Déjà Vu (Corrupt Press, Paris) and a novel, Kali’s Day
(Unbearables Books / Autonomedia, NY). Finberg is the recipient of a
Kathy Acker award in fiction and has been published in the Best American
Erotica series, edited by Susie Bright and The Outlaw Bible of American
Poetry, edited by Alan Kaufman. She frequently contributes to Sensitive
Skin magazine and A Gathering of the Tribes. Her work has been archived
in the New York University Library in the Fales collection. She lives
in New York City and is working on her second novel.
Poet/collagist Steve Dalachinsky was born in Brooklyn after the last big
war and has managed to survive lots of little wars. His book The Final
Nite (Ugly Duckling Presse) won the PEN Oakland National Book Award. His
latest cds are The Fallout of Dreams with Dave Liebman and Richie
Beirach (Roguart 2014) and ec(H)o-system with the French art-rock group,
the Snobs (Bambalam 2015). He has received both the Kafka and Acker
Awards and is a 2014 recipient of a Chevalier D’ le Ordre des Artes et
Lettres. His poem “Particle Fever” was nominated for a 2015 Pushcart
Prize. His most recent books include Fools Gold (2014 feral press), A
Superintendent's Eyes (revised and expanded 2013/14 – Unbearable /
Autonomedia), Flying Home, a collaboration with German visual artist Sig
Bang Schmidt (Paris Lit Up Press 2015) and The Invisible Ray (Overpass
Press – 2016) with artwork by Shalom Neuman.