KGB Monday Night Poetry is pleased to present...
Tina Chang + Angie Estes
Tonight! October 3
Hosted by Megin Jimenez and Matthew Yeager
Reading starts at 7:30pm
Admission is FREE
85 East 4th Street
Tina Chang was raised in New York City. Newly appointed Brooklyn Poet Laureate, she is the author of the poetry collection Half-Lit Houses (Four Way Books) and co-editor of the anthology Language for a New Century: Contemporary Poetry from the Middle East, Asia and Beyond (W.W. Norton, 2008, with Nathalie Handal and Ravi Shankar). Her work has also been anthologized in Identity Lessons, Poetry Nation, Asian American Literature, From the Fishouse: An Anthology of Poems and in Poetry 30: Poets in Their Thirties. She currently teaches poetry at Sarah Lawrence College. Her new book, Of Gods & Strangers, was just published by Four Way Books. Read some of her poems at her website.
Angie Estes is the author of four books, most recently Tryst (Oberlin College Press, 2009), which was selected as one of two finalists for the 2010 Pulitzer Prize. Her previous book, Chez Nous, also from Oberlin, appeared in 2005. Her second book, Voice-Over (Oberlin College Press, 2002), won the 2001 FIELD Poetry Prize. Her first book, The Uses of Passion (1995), was the winner of the Peregrine Smith Poetry Prize. She has received fellowships, grants, and residencies from the National Endowment for the Humanities, the National Endowment for the Arts, the American Academy in Rome, the California Arts Council and the MacDowell Colony. Read some of her poems at Verse Daily.
Upcoming, Fall 2011
October 17 Gabrielle Calvocoressi + Timothy Donnelly
October 24 Bruce Covey + Emily Kendal Frey
November 7 Star Black, Miranda Field + Mark Wunderlich
November 14 Thomas Sayers Ellis, Amy Gerstler + Roberto Tejada
November 21 Michael Cirelli + Jeffrey McDaniel
November 28 Viva VIDA: Erin Belieu + Cate Marvin
December 5 David Lehman + Vijay Seshadri
December 12 Tony Hoagland + Special Guest