I'm doing a reading! And there will be beer, which will probably help my reading a great deal, either by making me somewhat entertaining, or by blunting perception so that everyone believes I am somewhat entertaining. Here are the details:
Where: 7136 Germantown Ave, Philadelphia (Mt. Airy)
Wednesday, July 28th 2010
Featuring Philadelphia poets: Ernest Hilbert, Teresa Leo and Christine Klocek-Lim, with an open mic session starting at 10pm.
Ernest Hilbert is the editor of the Contemporary Poetry Review. He was educated at Oxford University, where he edited the Oxford Quarterly. He later became the poetry editor for Random House’s magazine Bold Type in New York City. He hosts the popular blog and video show www.everseradio.com. His debut collection is Sixty Sonnets. LATR Editions, Brooklyn, issued Aim Your Arrows at the Sun, a hand-sewn chapbook in an edition of 250 with a foreword by Adam Kirsch. Hilbert’s poems have appeared in Fence, The New Republic, Yale Review, American Poetry Review, Parnassus, Boston Review, Verse, Meridian, American Scholar, and the London Review. He works as an antiquarian book dealer in Philadelphia, where he lives with his wife, a classical archaeologist.
Here is Ernest's write-up at E-Verse Radio: "Written art meets liquid art"
Teresa Leo is the author of a book of poems, The Halo Rule (Elixir Press, 2008), winner of the Elixir Press Editors' Prize and a broadside, "After Twelve Months, Someone Tells Me It’s Time to Join the Living" (The Center for Book Arts, 2009). Her poetry and essays have appeared in The American Poetry Review, Poetry, Ploughshares, Poetry Daily, Verse Daily, La Petite Zine, the anthology Whatever It Takes: Women on Women’s Sport (Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 1999), and elsewhere. She also co-wrote and co-directed (with David Deifer) "Virtually, Paris," a short educational film on literary magazine publishing in the electronic age, which was presented at the Association of Writers & Writing Programs annual conference in 1999, 2001, and 2002. She works at the University of Pennsylvania. She is a former columnist for The Philadelphia Inquirer’s Commentary Page, past Editor-in-Chief of Painted Bride Quarterly, and has served as Acting Director of the Kelly Writers House at the University of Pennsylvania.
Christine Klocek-Lim received the 2009 Ellen La Forge Memorial Prize in poetry. In 2010, her manuscript “Dark matter” was a semi-finalist for the Sawtooth Poetry Prize and the Philip Levine Prize in Poetry and her manuscript “The Quantum Archives” was a semi-finalist at Black Lawrence Press' Black River Chapbook Competition. She has two chapbooks: How to photograph the heart (The Lives You Touch Publications, November 2009) and The book of small treasures (Seven Kitchens Press, March 2010). Her poems have appeared in Nimrod, OCHO, Poets and Artists (O&S), The Pedestal Magazine, Diode, the anthology Riffing on Strings: Creative Writing Inspired by String Theory and elsewhere. She is editor of Autumn Sky Poetry and her website is www.novembersky.com.
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