To Please This Friday

You might come to Pete’s. Why? Because we like you!

This Friday! September 12th! At 7pm!

with Amy King, Leslie Anne Mcilroy with guitarist Don Bertschman & Nellie Bridge!

Our Fate is in Their Hands!

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.

Leslie Anne Mcilroy won the 2001 Word Press Poetry Prize for her full-length collection Rare Space and the 1997 Slipstream Poetry Chapbook Prize for her chapbook Gravel. Her second full-length book, Liquid Like This, was published by Word Press in July 2008. Leslie’s daughter, Silas, is a poetic six. Don Bertschman is a musician and writer who studied with Coleman Barks at the University of Georgia. Leslie and Don live in Pittsburgh, PA where they work as copywriters.

Nellie Bridge grew up in Washington State, and has lived in New York for the last seven years. Her poems have appeared in Rattapallax, KNOCK, Painted Bride Quarterly, New Delta Review, and other places. She lives in Brooklyn and works at the Authors Guild.

Only at Pete’s Candy Store
709 Lorimer Street, Williamsburg, Brooklyn
(718) 302-3770

“L” to Lorimer, “G” to Metropolitan.


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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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