KGB Monday Night Poetry is pleased to present...
Matthew Yeager + David Lehman
Monday, March 28
Reading starts at 7:30pm
Admission is FREE
85 East 4th Street * New York, NY 10003 * Phone: 212-505-3360 <tel:212-505-3360>
Matthew Yeager's poems have appeared recently in the journals Bat City Review, Supermachine, New York Quarterly, Gulf Coast, and the anthologies Best American Poetry 2005 and Best American Poetry 2010. His short film "A Big Ball of Foil in a Small NY Apartment," was an official selection at twelve film festivals in 2009-2010, picking up two awards. Recent accolades include the Barthelme Prize in short prose for 2009. He is the co-founder of Chicken Truck Productions and lives in Brooklyn.
Read some of his work in pax americana <http://paxjournal.com/?q=node/143> .
David Lehman was born in New York City. He is the author of seven books of poems, most recently Yeshiva Boys (Scribner, 2009) and When a Woman Loves a Man (Scribner, 2005). Among his nonfiction books are A Fine Romance: Jewish Songwriters, American Songs (Nextbook / Schocken, 2009), The Last Avant-Garde: The Making of the New York School of Poets (Anchor, 1999), The Perfect Murder ( Michigan, 2000), and Signs of the Times: Deconstruction and the Fall of Paul de Man (1991). He is the editor of The Oxford Book of American Poetry (2006), a one-volume comprehensive anthology of poems from Anne Bradstreet to the present. Lehman teaches writing and literature in the graduate writing program of the New School in New York City. He initiated The Best American Poetry series in 1988 and continues as the annual anthology's general editor. He founded, with Star Black, the Monday Night Poetry Series at KGB Bar .
Read some of his work at the Academy of American Poets <http://www.poets.org/poet.php/prmPID/40> .
Upcoming, Spring 2011...
April 4 Brian Teare + Jean Valentine
April 11 Matthew Zapruder + Eileen Myles
April 18 Saskia Hamilton + Karl Kirchwey
April 25 Gabrielle Calvocoressi + Andrei Codrescu
May 2 Dorothea Lasky, Star Black + David Yezzi
May 9 Angie Estes + Mitch Sisskind
May 16 Dan Chiasson + Deborah Landau