Launch Celebration: The Dream of Reason by Jenny George
With Matt Longabucco and Ricardo Maldonado
Saturday, May 26 - 7pm
Please join us for a reading and celebration of Jenny George's newly-published The Dream of Reason from Copper Canyon Press, featuring Jenny George, Matt Longabucco, and Ricardo Maldonado.
Jenny George is the author of The Dream of Reason, published by Copper Canyon Press. She is also a winner of the “Discovery”/Boston Review Poetry Prize and a recipient of fellowships from The Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference, Lannan Foundation, the MacDowell Colony and Yaddo. Her poems have appeared in Ploughshares, Narrative, Iowa Review, FIELD, Gulf Coast, Copper Nickel and elsewhere. Jenny lives in Santa Fe, New Mexico, where she works in social justice philanthropy.
Matt Longabucco is the author of the chapbooks Athens Notebook (Imp, 2017), The Sober Day (DoubleCross Press, 2016), and Everybody Suffers: The Selected Poems of Juan García Madero (O’Clock Press, 2014). Other work has appeared recently in Folder, Black Box, and The Poetry Project Newsletter. He teaches at New York University and Bard College, and lives in Brooklyn.
Ricardo Alberto Maldonado was born and raised in Puerto Rico. He is the translator of Dinapiera Di Donato’s Collateral (National Poetry Series/Akashic Books) and the recipient of poetry fellowships from Queer/Arts/Mentorship and the New York Foundation for the Arts. His poems and translations have appeared in Poetry, Boston Review, Oversound, Guernica, Denver Quarterly and elsewhere. He is managing director at the 92Y Unterberg Poetry Center and co-hosts the EMPIRE reading series with Hafizah Geter.
Launch: My Ida (Simone Kearney) and The Lawn Is a Social Construction (Ali Power)
Saturday, June 2- 7pm
Please join us to celebrate the chapbooks MY IDA (Ugly Duckling Presse, 2017) by Simone Kearney and THE LAWN IS A SOCIAL CONSTRUCTION (Sixth Finch Books, 2018) by Ali Power.
Simone Kearney is a Brooklyn-based writer and artist. She is the author of the chapbook MY IDA (Ugly Duckling Presse, 2017). Other writings have been featured in The Brooklyn Rail, Boston Review, Lit Hub, Literati Quarterly, Ohio Edit, Maggy, and PEN Poetry Series, among others. She teaches writing and studio art at Parsons School of Art and Design and Rutgers University.
Ali Power is a poet and psychotherapist. She is the author of A Poem for Record Keepers (Argos Books, 2016) and the chapbook The Lawn is a Social Construction (Sixth Finch Books, 2018). Her work has appeared in Boston Review, the Brooklyn Rail, jubilat, PEN Poetry Series, Stonecutter, and elsewhere. She curates the reading series SOLO at Wendy's Subway in Brooklyn.