Ari’s Got a New Pair of Shoes

He’s also got a new reading series in Brooklyn. Coming up:

September 17: Colic + Gardinier + Liu

Bring your queer ears forth to hear September’s Uncalled-For poets:


Wednesday September 17 / 7 pm /free

DANICA COLIC lives in Brooklyn and teaches writing at Hunter College, where she also received her MFA. Her poems have appeared in Terrain, Realpoetik, Arts & Letters, and Pebble Lake Review.

SUZANNE GARDINIER is the author of The New World, A World That Will Hold All the People, and Today: 101 Ghazals. Next year Sheep Meadow will publish another of her long poems, called Dialogue with the Archipelago. She teaches at Sarah Lawrence College and lives in Manhattan.

TIMOTHY LIU has two new books forthcoming, Bending the Mind around the Dream’s Blown Fuse (Talisman House) and Polytheogamy (Saturnalia Books). He lives in Manhattan.


as usual, we’ll be downstairs at Unnameable Books, 456 Bergen St. Brooklyn NY.


I’m reading oh-so-soon too. If not for me, then come for the poetry, a beer, and to help some folks out:

Poetry Reading & Fundraiser for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society

Sep 5 2008 – 7:00pm


85 East 4th Street, NYC 10003

David Lehman is a poet, writer, and editor. His seven books of poetry include When a Woman Loves a Man (2005). In 1996 he began writing a poem a day as an experiment. The practice continued for five years, and two books resulted: The Daily Mirror (2000) and The Evening Sun (2002), both from Scribner. Lehman’s prose books include The Perfect Murder and Signs of the Times. He is the series editor of The Best American Poetry, which he launched in 1988. He has also edited the latest edition of The Oxford Book of American Poetry (2006), The Best American Erotic Poems (2008), and Great American Prose Poems (2003), among other books. He heads the poetry division of the New School’s graduate writing program, in which he has taught since the program’s inception in 1996.

Meghan Punschke is the author of Stratification (BlazeVOX Books, 2008). She resides in New York City, and has an MFA in Poetry from the New School. She is the curator and host of Word of Mouth, a reading series dedicated to poets and fiction writers. She is also the Managing Editor for the literary journal Oranges & Sardines. Her poetry was nominated for a Pushcart Prize in 2007. Please visit for more info.

Amy King is the author of I’m the Man Who Loves You and Antidotes for an Alibi, both from Blazevox Books, and most recently, Kiss Me With the Mouth of Your Country (Dusie Press). She is the moderator for the Poetics List and the Women’s Poetry Listserv, and teaches English and Creative Writing at Nassau Community College. She is currently editing an anthology, The Urban Poetic, forthcoming from Factory School. Please visit for more.

Ana Božičević emigrated to NYC from Croatia in 1997. She’s the author of chapbooks Document (Octopus Books, 2007) and Morning News (Kitchen Press, 2006). Look for her recent work in Denver Quarterly, Hotel Amerika, Bat City Review, absent, typo, fou and elsewhere. With Amy King, she is currently editing an anthology, The Urban Poetic (Factory School, forthcoming). Ana works at The Center for the Humanities at the Graduate Center, CUNY.

There will be a raffle for prizes, which will include books, anthologies and other poetry related goodies from several small presses including BlazeVOX Books, No Tell Books, Coconut Books, Goss 183, Ahsahta Press and Lame House. The Grand Prize winner will be awarded books from many of the above, plus the 30 x 40 acrylic on canvas painting that appears on the cover of Stratification. Each raffle ticket will be $5 with all of the proceeds going directly to LLS for cancer research and patient care. Half of book sales will go to the charity as well.


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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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