Check It — The Stain of Poetry

The Stain of Poetry: A Reading Series is all ready to rumble! By that I mean our reading schedule for the rest of the year has been finalized. Let’s take a peek at July’s line-up but without the pictures that you get to see at The Stain of Poetry blog:

July 25th @ 7 p.m. – Stain Bar – Williamsburg, Brooklyn

** Baker, Cordelli, Field, Need, Newton, and Tonelli**


Andrea Baker is the author of like wind loves a window (Slope Editions, 2005) and the chapbooks gilda (Poetry Society of America, 2004) and true poems about the river go like this (Cannibal Books, 2008).


Phil Cordelli cleans lawns, carries on a love affair with the tuliptrees of Upper Manhattan that may not be carrying on for much longer now, and acts as a conduit for poetic impulses from the plant
world. More on this as it develops.


Farrah Field’s first book, Rising, is forthcoming in early 2009 by Four Way Books. Her poems have appeared in many publications such as the Mississippi Review, Margie, Chelsea, The Massachusetts Review, Typo, Harp & Altar, and are forthcoming in Pebble Lake Review, Another Chicago Magazine, Fulcrum, and 42Opus. She lives in Brooklyn.


Originally from Massachusetts, David Need lives in Durham, NC and works as an instructor in the Religion Department at Duke, teaching classes on Buddhism, South Asian Religions, and Religion and Poetry. Recent and upcoming publications include several suites published in Fascicle 2 & 3, a translation/essay series on Rg Veda poetry in Talisman, an excerpt from “Places I’ve Lived” upcoming in Minor American, and excerpts from “St. John’s Rose Slumber” upcoming in Effing and Hambone. Several years ago Mipoesis ran a series of essays by David on Rilke and three short memoir pieces, and Ocho ran yet another sonnet suite. Current projects include a long poem written alongside the Gospel of Mark, “Places I’ve Lived”, which is evolving into an open ended project, finalizing a collection of translations of Rilke’s French poetry, and yet another Rg Veda essay, this one on the theme of twins there and in the poetry of Nate Mackey. David is associated with the NC lucipo poets, and lives with his scholar wife and four cats.


Keith Newton edits the online magazine Harp & Altar. His poems and translations have appeared in Harvard Review, Cannibal, Typo, and Circumference, among other journals, and a chapbook of his work is forthcoming in 2008 from Cannibal Books. He lives in Brooklyn.


Chris Tonelli lives in the Boston area where he runs The So and So Series. He has work forthcoming in Saltgrass, Salt Hill, Absent, and Good Foot, and is the author of three chapbooks: For People Who Like Gravity and Other People (Rope-A-Dope Press, forthcoming), A Mule-Shaped Cloud (w/ Sarah Bartlett, horse less press, 2008), and WIDE TREE: Short Poems (Kitchen Press, 2006).


766 grand street
brooklyn, ny 11211
(L train to Grand Street,
1 block west)
open daily @ 5 p.m.


Hosted by Amy King and Ana Bozicevic


See the rest of the year here!

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Amy King is the recipient of the 2015 Winner of the Women’s National Book Association (WNBA) Award. Her latest collection, The Missing Museum, is a winner of the 2015 Tarpaulin Sky Book Prize. She co-edited with Heidi Lynn Staples the anthology Big Energy Poets of the Anthropocene: When Ecopoets Think Climate Change. She also co-edits the anthology series, Bettering American Poetry, and is a professor of creative writing at SUNY Nassau Community College.

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