Monday, March 31, 2008 @ 7:30 PM
Admission is FREE
85 East 4th Street
(between 2nd Ave. & Bowery)
New York, NY 10003
Aracelis Girmay is the author of Teeth, from Curbstone Press. She was born in Santa Ana, California in 1977, and was raised in Southern California. The inheritor of Eritrean, Puerto Rican, and African American traditions, she writes poetry, essays, and fiction. Girmay holds a B.A. from Connecticut College and an M.F.A. in poetry from New York University. Her children's art book, Changing, Changing, was published by George Braziller in 2005. A former Watson fellow and Cave Canem fellow, she has published extensively in journals and literary magazines. Girmay leads community writing workshops throughout New York and California. She currently lives in New York.
Chris Martin is the author of American Music, recipient of the Hayden Carruth Award. His poems have appeared in Cannibal, Swerve, Lungfull!, Tight, Tool, and Forklift, Ohio, among others. He has also recently published an essay on rap as ontological act in the Canadian philosophy journal Poiesis and an essay on the drawing of Saul Chernick in the Portland-based journal Yeti. He lives near the Brooklyn zoo and teaches near the one in Central Park.