UPCOMING
october 30: barchi + cruse + hamilton + lo + lotterman + moschovakis  7 pm
alex cruse is a writer, artist, and curator based in Oakland. She is the author of CONTRAVERSE (Timeless, Infinite Light, 2017).
Jo Barchi is a pushcart nominated writer and editor living in Chicago. They’re on the editorial board for Les Figues press, and their essays have appeared in or are forthcoming from The Shabby Dollhouse Review, Buzzfeed, Peach Mag, and Joyland Magazine.
Diana Hamilton is the author of three books: God Was Right (Ugly Duckling Presse), The Awful Truth (Golias Books), and Okay, Okay (Truck Books). She writes poetry, fiction, and criticism about style, crying, shitting, kissing, dreaming, and fainting.
Kevin Lo lives in Oakland and is from the antipodes. He’s also a composer, choreographer and one half of the mixed media duo, DROUGHT SPA, with alex cruse.
Wendy Lotterman’s chapbook Intense Holiday was published in 2016 by After Hours LTD. She’s writing a dissertation on possessive individualism and the lyric.
Anna Moschovakis is a poet, translator, editor, and the author most recently of the novel Eleanor, or, The Rejection of the Progress of Love.
presented by Poetry Time at the Chateau.
november 1: book launch for cristine brache’s POEMS  7:30 pm
POEMS is the debut poetry collection from artist and writer Cristine Brache, written between 2008-2018. Unapologetic and often placing the reader in the position of the voyeur, Brache’s poems ambiguously deal with identity, power dynamics, and templates of the female body and psyche.
CRISTINE BRACHE (b. 1984, Miami) is an artist of Puerto Rican and Cuban descent living and working in Toronto. She holds an MFA in Fine Art Medica from the Slade School of Fine Art (London, UK). Her poetry has been published in New York Tyrant, Fanzine, Publishing Genius, and Apogee, among others. Recent exhibitions include FIERMAN, New York; Team Gallery, New York; MOCA, Miami; Bow Arts, London; The Museum of the Moving Image, New York; Collectif Jeune Cinéma, Paris; and Kestner Gesellschaft, Hannover. Writing about her work has appeared in the New Yorker and Cordite Poetry Review.
Host: Lora Nouk
Presented by CODETTE
http://cod6tt6.com
november 6: john godfrey + jennifer soong  6:30 pm
One Bleecker Series #7: John Godfrey + Jennifer Soong
John Godfrey was born in Massena, New York. He earned a BA at Princeton and a BS in nursing at Columbia University. He is the author of more than a dozen collections of poetry, including 26 Poems (1971), The Music of the Curbs (1976), Push the Mule (2001), City of Corners (2008), Tiny Gold Dress (2012), and The City Keeps: Selected and New Poems 1966–2014 (2016). Godfrey’s honors include fellowships from the General Electric Foundation, the Foundation for Contemporary Arts, and the Z Foundation. He has lived in the East Village since the 1960s and taught at the Poetry Project in 1974–1975 and 1982–1983. In 2011, he retired from a 17-year career as a nurse clinician specializing in HIV/AIDS.
Jennifer Soong is a New Jersey and New York-based poet. Her first full-length book, Near At, is forthcoming from Futurepoem Books. She received her B.A. in English and Visual & Environmental Studies from Harvard College before working at The New School and joining the English doctoral program at Princeton University, where she is currently working on forgetting in Modernism. Her poetry has been published in DIAGRAM, Fanzine, Berfrois, H_NGM_N, and others, and has been translated into Spanish. She is the poetry editor at Nat. Brut and thinks writing poems is a bit like going around with a metal detector while looking for pearls.
Curated by Chris Hosea.

 

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october 2: paul legault + stu watson  6:30 pm
One Bleecker Series #6
Paul Legault is the author of The Madeleine Poems (Omnidawn Publishing), The Other Poems (Fence Books), The Emily Dickinson Reader (McSweeney’s Press), Self-Portrait in a Convex Mirror 2 (Fence Books), and Lunch Poems 2 (Spork Press).
Stu Watson is a writer, artist, and teacher living in Brooklyn. He is founder and editor of Prelude, a journal of poetry and criticism. His writing has appeared or is forthcoming at Queen Mob’s Teahouse, Denver Quarterly, Flag + Void, Jacket 2, White Wall Review, and Pank. He is a Ph.D. candidate in English Literature at The Graduate Center, CUNY, and teaches at John Jay College of Criminal Justice. His first collection, Communicatingroups, is forthcoming in 2019 from C&R Press.
Curated by Chris Hosea

 

september 24: lauren levin + oki sogumi + andrea abi-karam   7 pm
Lauren Levin is a genderqueer woman and/or art fag and the author of THE BRAID (Krupskaya, 2016) and JUSTICE PIECE//TRANSMISSION (Timeless, Infinite Light 2018). In summer 2018, Lauren was a columnist at SFMoma’s arts & culture platform Open Space and from 2011-2014, co-edited the Poetic Labor Project. Lauren is from New Orleans and lives in Richmond, CA.
Oki Sogumi was born in Seoul, South Korea as military dictatorship ended and currently lives in Philly. Her genre-promiscuous chapbook is from Skeleton Man Press (forthcoming Fall 2018), and she is perpetually working on a “sci-fi novel” which ferries itself between the living and dead.
Andrea Abi-Karam is an arab-american genderqueer punk poet cyborg, writing on the art of killing bros, the intricacies of cyborg bodies, trauma & delayed healing. They are the author of THE AFTERMATH (Commune Editions, 2016), their first full-length book, EXTRATRANSMISSION, is forthcoming from Kelsey Street Press Fall 2018 & Simone White selected their second collection Villainy for forthcoming publication with Les Figues. They toured with Sister Spit March 2018 & are hype to live in New York.
Presented by Poetry Time at the Chateau

 

september 20: timothy aubry + jon baskin: book launch for guilty aesthetic pleasures by timothy aubry   7:30 pm
Timothy Aubry is Professor of English at Baruch College, CUNY, and the author of Reading as Therapy: What Contemporary Fiction Does For Middle-Class Americans and Guilty Aesthetic Pleasures.  His essays and reviews have appeared in the New York TimesThe New Republic, the Los Angeles Review of BooksThe Point, n+1, and Best American Essays 2014.  His latest book, Guilty Aesthetic Pleasures (Harvard University Press 2018), argues that even while academic critics have come to focus almost exclusively on literature’s political function, they have continued to cultivate certain formal and aesthetic pleasures in covert fashion.
Jon Baskin, who will be interviewing Timothy Aubry about his book, is co-founder and editor of The Point magazine in Chicago. He is also a graduate of the University of Chicago’s Committee on Social Thought and the author of many essays and works of criticism for venues such as The Chronicle, The Los Angeles Review of Books, The Nation, n+1, The New York Observer, BookForum, Salon, and The Point.
september 11 (RESCHEDULED): one bleecker series #5: sampson starkweather and carly dashiell   6:30 pm
Sampson Starkweather is the author of PAIN: The Board Game (Third Man Books, 2015) and The First Four Books of Sampson Starkweather (Birds, LLC, 2013). He is a founding editor of Birds, LLC, an independent poetry press. He is also the author of nine chapbooks, most recently Until the Joy of Death Hits, pop/love audio-visual GIF poems from Spork Press, and Flux Capacitor, a collaborative audio poetry album from Black Cake Records. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.
Carly Dashiell’s poems have been published or are forthcoming in Prelude, Haribo, and Gramma. She is the author of the chapbook 5 4, published by Gauss PDF. She is an MFA candidate at Brooklyn College, and Managing Editor of Futurepoem.
Curated by Chris Hosea
july 24: diana arterian + adjua greaves + paul legault   7 pm
DIANA ARTERIAN is the author of the poetry collection Playing Monster :: Seiche (1913 Press, 2017), the chapbooks With Lightness & Darkness and Other Brief Pieces (Essay Press, 2017), Death Centos (Ugly Duckling Presse, 2013), and co-editor of Among Margins: Critical & Lyrical Writing on Aesthetics (Ricochet, 2016). 
AMY LAWLESS is the author of the poetry collections My Dead (2013) and Broadax (2017), both from Octopus Books. With Chris Cheney, she is the author of the hybrid book I Cry: The Desire to Be Rejected from Pioneer Works Press’ Groundworks Series (2016). Her chapbook, A Woman Alone, was published by Sixth Finch in 2017. 
PAUL LEGAULT is the author of The Madeleine Poems (Omnidawn, 2010), The Other Poems (Fence, 2011), The Emily Dickinson Reader: An English-to-English Translation of the Complete Poems of Emily Dickinson (McSweeney’s, 2012), Self-Portrait in a Convex Mirror 2 (Fence, 2016), and Lunch Poems 2 (Spork, 2018).
july 18: vi khi nao + susan daitch  7 pm
VI KHI NAO was born in Long Khánh, Vietnam. She is the author of Sheep Machine (Black Sun Lit, 2018), Umbilical Hospital (1913 Press, 2017), the story collection A Brief Alphabet of Torture, which won FC2’s Ronald Sukenick Innovative Fiction Prize in 2016, the novel Fish in Exile (Coffee House Press, 2016), and the poetry collection The Old Philosopher, which won the Nightboat Books Prize for Poetry in 2014. She holds an MFA in Fiction from Brown University, where she received the John Hawkes and Feldman Prizes in Fiction and the Kim Ann Arstark Memorial Award in Poetry.
SUSAN DAITCH is the author of The Lost Civilization of Suolucidir (City Lights, 2016), Storytown (Dalkey Archive Press, 1996), and The Colorist (Vintage Contemporaries, 1990), among others. She has been the recipient of a New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowship in Fiction, two Vogelstein awards, and research grants from NYU and CUNY. Her short work has been published in Black Clock, Guernica, BOMB, Vestiges, and elsewhere.
Presented by Black Sun Lit.
june 25: kim calder + j. gordon faylor + monica mcclure
Kim Calder studies post-1945 American literature and theory at the University of California, Los Angeles and is co-director of Les Figues Press. Her work has appeared in The Believer, Jacket2, The Los Angeles Review of Books/LARB Quarterly, ASAP/Journal, and The Volta.
J. Gordon Faylor is the author of The Puppet Wedding (Smiling Mind Documents), Registration Caspar (Ugly Duckling Presse), and The Sycophant (TROLL THREAD), among other works. He edits Gauss PDF and is the managing editor of SFMOMA’s Open Space.
Monica McClure is a writer and curator based in NYC. Described by Craig Teicher for NPR as “the poster girl for a new generation of poets,” Monica’s writing has been featured in The Awl, Huffington Post, The Believer, The Stranger, and elsewhere. She has performed at the Museum of Modern Art, Silent Barn, Dixon Place Theatre, and the &Now conference at California Institute of the Arts. Publisher’s Weekly awarded her poetry collection, Tender Data, a starred review. Currently, Monica is a creative director for LAMM, a design collective that hosts a multidisciplinary, immersive poetry event at Artbook @ MoMA PS1 and creates shareable, experiential content for fashion, beauty, and other e-commerce brands.
Presented by Poetry Time at the Chateau

 

june 27: eric sneathen + anaïs duplan
Eric Sneathen splits his time between Oakland and UC Santa Cruz, where he is a PhD candidate in Literature. Recent writing has been published by BathHouse, The Believer, Berkeley Poetry Review, Faggot Journal, and SF MoMA’s Open Space. He is the author of several chapbooks, and his first collection, Snail Poems, was published by Krupskaya. With Daniel Benjamin, he co-edited The Bigness of Things: New Narrative and Visual Culture.
Anaïs Duplan is the author of a full-length poetry collection, Take This Stallion (Brooklyn Arts Press, 2016) and a chapbook, Mount Carmel and the Blood of Parnassus (Monster House Press, 2017). Their poems and essays have been published by Hyperallergic, PBS News Hour, the Academy of American Poets, Poetry Society of America, Bettering American Poetry, and Ploughshares. Their music criticism has appeared in Complex Magazine and THUMP.
Presented by Poetry Time at the Chateau
june 5: brenda iijima + joe fletcher   6:30 pm
Brenda Iijima
Brenda Iijima’s involvements occur at the intersections and mutations of poetry, research movement, ecological sociology and submerged histories. She is the author of seven full-length collections of poetry and numerous chapbooks and artist’s books. Her most recent book, Remembering Animals was published by Nightboat Books in 2016. She is also the editor of the eco language reader (Nightboat Books and PP@YYL). She is the editor of Portable Press at Yo-Yo Labs, located in Brooklyn, NY (http://yoyolabs.com/).
Joe Fletcher
Joe Fletcher is the author of the full-length collection, The Hatch (Brooklyn Arts Press), and two chapbooks: Already It Is Dusk (Brooklyn Arts Press) and Sleigh Ride (Factory Hollow Press). Other work of his can be found at jubilat, Octopus, Slope, Gulf Coast, Painted Bride Quarterly, Hollins Critic, Puerto del Sol, and online at joefletcherpoetry.com. He teaches literature and writing at the University of North Carolina and in the North Carolina prison system, and he is the Managing Editor of the William Blake Archive.
Curated by Chris Hosea
april 24: double header – book launch for empire of light by michael bible (melville house)  6:30 pm
followed by hannah black + steven zultanski  8 pm
Michael Bible’s EMPIRE OF LIGHT (Melville House Publishing; On-Sale: April 24; ISBN
9781612196442) is a slim work of fiction that transports readers to the outskirts of North
Carolina, where the teenaged orphan Alvis Maloney spends his most transformative teenage
years.
While it is a standalone work of evocative fiction, EMPIRE OF LIGHT also serves as a prequel to
Michael’s acclaimed debut novel, Sophia, which NPR praised as “poetic and with flashes of
brilliance… we have a promising new writer here, who, like his main character, might be on a
pilgrimage of his own.” Michael digs deeper into the complex and heartfelt psyche of the
Maloney and offers readers a snapshot of young life on the margins.
When Maloney is shipped off to North Carolina after bouncing around foster homes—and a
self-prescribed road trip through the wily West—he finds himself part of a rag-tag group of
misfits, who see themselves beyond the confines of their class and upbringing; yet unsure how
to make it out unscathed. It is through their friendships and revelations to one another that
readers are reminded of the painful beauty of youth; that push and pull between unbridled
hope and life’s constant battering.
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Hannah Black is an artist and writer. She lives in NYC.
Steven Zultanski is the author of several books of poetry, most recently Honestly and Bribery. He lives in Copenhagen.
In association with Poetry Time at the Chateau
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may 1: sueyeun juliette lee + douglas piccinnini  6:30 pm
One Bleecker Series
#3 – Sueyeun Juliette Lee & Douglas Piccinnini
May 1, 6:30 pm
Korean American poet Sueyeun Juliette Lee grew up in Virginia. She earned a BA from the University of Virginia and an MFA from the University of Massachusetts–Amherst and studied for a PhD at Temple University. Lee is the author of That Gorgeous Feeling (2008), Underground National (2010), Solar Maximum (2015), and No Comet, That Serpent in the Sky Means Noise (2017), among other books.
Douglas Piccinnini is the author of Blood Oboe (Omnidawn), and Story Book: a novella (The Cultural Society). Piccinnini’s writing has recently appeared in Brooklyn RailDenver QuarterlyElderlyFenceLana TurnerNat. BrutPositPrelude, and Seattle Review. He lives and works in Lambertville, NJ.
Curated by Chris Hosea
april 3: miles champion + celina su  6:30 pm
One Bleecker Series
#2 – Miles Champion and Celina Su
April 3, 6:30 pm
Miles Champion’s new collection, A Full Cone, is forthcoming from Carcanet. He is coauthor, with Trevor Winkfield, of How I Became a Painter (Pressed Wafer, 2014), and editor of Tom Raworth’s As When (Carcanet, 2015) and Ted Greenwald’s The Age of Reasons (Wesleyan University Press, 2016). He lives in Brooklyn.
Celina Su was born in São Paulo, Brazil, and lives in Brooklyn. Her first book of poetry, Landia, was just published by Belladonna* in 2018. Her writing includes two poetry chapbooks, three books on the politics of social policy and civil society, and pieces in journals such as n+1Harper’s, and Boston Review. Su is the Marilyn J. Gittell Chair in Urban Studies and an Associate Professor of Political Science at the City University of New York.
Curated by Chris Hosea
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march 13: kim rosenfield + angelo nikolopoulos  6:30 pm
in association with Poetry Time at the Chateau
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march 14: mirriam karraker + zoe brezsny + adrienne herr  7 pm
Miriam Karraker is an MFA candidate at the University of Minnesota’s program of creative writing. Their work has appeared in Indiana Review, Gulf Coast, Kenyon Review Online, Gigantic Sequins, TAGVVERK, BOAAT, fLoromancy, 3:AM Magazine, Full Stop, and DIAGRAM. They live, write, and perform in Minneapolis. 
Zoe Brezsny is a poet and editor from Oakland, California who now lives in Brooklyn. She received a BA from California College of the Arts and an MFA from Columbia University. Her writing can be found in SFAQ, Prelude, Queen Mob’s, Tin House and Bomb Magazine. In her free time Brezsny hosts a weekly radio show of international pop, space disco, acid rock, and experimental bedroom projects on WFMU 91.9 FM in NYC.
Adrienne Herr is a poet who is interested in the possibilities of performance. She organizes ALIGNMENT at American Medium, a reading series dedicated to experiment, intentional curation, and paid poetic labor. Recently published in TAGVVERK, Arachne, HORSEGIRL and okcook.co. You may also find her work online at adriennes.site.
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march 20: rob halpern + oki sogumi
In association with Poetry Time at the Chateau | Hosted by Josef Kaplan
Rob Halpern’s books of poetry include Common Place (2015) and Music for Porn (2012). Touching Voids in Sense, a pamphlet of new work, was recently published in the UK (Veer Books), and Weak Link is forthcoming this year (Atelos). Rob lives between San Francisco and Ypsilanti, Michigan, where he teaches at Eastern Michigan University and Huron Valley Women’s Prison.
Oki Sogumi was born in Seoul, South Korea as military dictatorship ended and currently lives in Philadelphia. She is writing a speculative novella about political friendship, and has a prose poetry book forthcoming from Skeleton Man Press in Spring 2018.
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march 6: bunny rogers + lawrence giffin   6:30 pm
One Bleecker Series
#1 – Bunny Rogers and Lawrence Giffin
Bunny Rogers’s 2017 solo show at the Whitney Museum, ‘Brig Und Ladder,’ delved into the mediated violence of the 1999 Columbine High School massacre, and other subjects. A graduate of Parsons School of Design and the Royal Institute of Art, Stockholm, her books include Cunny Poem: Vol 1 and My Apologies Accepted.
Lawrence Giffin is a poet and archivist whose poetry is sometimes contextualized in relation to conceptual poetry. A graduate of Florida State University, the University of Massachusetts, and Queens College, his books and chapbooks include Plato’s Closet, Christian Name, Just Kids, Sorites, and Get the Fuck Back Into that Burning Plane.
Curated by Chris Hosea
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feb 24: pete simonelli + hazel atlas (music) + mitchell feldstein   7 pm
Pete Simonelli is a writer and audiobook narrator in NYC. He is the vocalist for the band Enablers.
Kevin Robert Thomson, aka Hazel Atlas, has been musically active since the mid 1980’s. These days he is best known as one of the guitarists and song writers for the band Enablers. He lives in Oakland, California and spends much of his time on the road.
Mitchell recently had his 3rd volume of prose/poetry Even Change published by Paradigm Publishing. He also played drums in the rock outfit Lungfish. Born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, he currently resides in Baltimore, Maryland.
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feb 7: astrid lorange + diana hamilton  7 pm
in association with Poetry Time at The Chateau
Astrid Lorange is a writer and teacher from Sydney, Australia. She lectures at UNSW Art & Design. With Andrew Brooks, she is one-half of the critical art collective Snack Syndicate. Poetry chapbooks include Ex, Pathetic Tower, and FOOD TURNS INTO BLOOD.
Diana Hamilton writes about crying, shitting, consenting, kissing, dreaming, fainting, writing, and reading. Specifically, she’s published a few books on these subjects, including God Was Right (forthcoming from Ugly Duckling Presse) and The Awful Truth (Golias Books).
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 jan 31: aurelia guo + joseph yearous algozin  7 pm
in association with Poetry Time at The Chateau
Aurelia Guo is a writer and researcher based in London. She is the author of 2016 (After Hours Ltd.), HOME INTRUDER EDITION (Publishing-house.me) and a forthcoming pamphlet through Gauss PDF.
Joey Yearous-Algozin is the author of 20+ files/books & a member of the publishing collective, TROLL THREAD. He lives in Brooklyn, NY.
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Grand Opening! January 19, 2018 • 6:30 PM
Chelsea Hodson + Gabby Bess
curated by Ben Fama