Join us for a spectacular night of poetry! The prolific New York poet (by way of New Orleans) Nicole Cooley will read with Pulitzer Prize winner Philip Schultz.
Nicole Cooley grew up in New Orleans. In 2010, she will publish two books of poetry, Breach, to be published by LSU Press in April 2010, which focuses on Hurricane Katrina and its aftermath, and Milk Dress, co-winner of the Kinereth Gensler Award, to appear with Alice James Books in November. She has published two other books of poems and a novel. She has been awarded the Walt Whitman Award from the Academy of American Poets, a "Discovery"/Nation Award, and the Emily Dickinson Award from the Poetry Society of America. She directs the new MFA Program in Creative Writing and Literary Translation at Queens College-City University of New York where she is a professor of English.
Philip Schultz is the author of six collections of poetry, most recently Failure as well as the National Book Award nominee Like Wings. A recipient of fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation and the National Endowment for the Arts, he is also the founder of the Writers Studio in New York.
The Monday night Poetry reading series at KGB is hosted by Laura Cronk, Megin Jimenez & Michael Quattrone, and was founded by David Lehman and Star Black.