The KGB Bar Monday Night Poetry Series kicks off its Spring 2013 season tomorrow night with a reading by Paul Muldoon and Jonathan Wells. The reading will begin at 7:30 pm.
Hosted by Matthew Yeager and John Deming
PAUL MULDOON, whose The Word on the Street: Rock Lyrics will be released this month, has been described by The Times Literary Supplement as "the most significant English-language poet born since the second World War." A native of Country Armagh, Northern Ireland, he is the author of twelve books of poetry, including Moy Sand and Gravel, which won the Pulitzer Prize. Among Muldoon's distinctions are a Guggenheim Fellowship in 1990, the T. S. Eliot Award for The Annals of Chile in 1994, the American Academy of Arts and Letters Award in Literature in 1996, and the Irish Times Irish Literature Prize for his New Selected Poems in 1996. In 2003 he was awarded the Griffin International Prize for Excellence in Poetry. The poetry editor of The New Yorker since 2007, he is currently the Howard G.B. Clark '21 Professor at Princeton University.
JONATHAN WELLS is the author of Train Dance (Four Way Books, 2011). His poems have been published in many literary journals including Hayden's Ferry, Paris Review Daily, Poetry International, and The New Yorker. He is also the editor of Third Rail: An Anthology of Rock and Roll, which was published by Simon & Schuster and MTV Books in 2007, with a foreword by Bono. Previously, he worked at Rolling Stone Magazine as director of Rolling Stone Press, the magazine's division of books.
Here is the remaining Spring 2013 Schedule:
Feb 11: Paul Muldoon + Jonathan Wells
Feb 18: Todd Boss + Joseph Voth
Feb 25: Pink Thunder Poetry Music Night: Michael Zapruder & Friends
March 4: David Lehman + James Kimbrell
March 11: KGB POST-AWP HALF-OPEN MIC
March 18: Monica Ferrell + Arisa White
March 25: Daisy Fried + Idra Novey
April 1: Nate Pritts + Jennifer Fortin + Jackie Clark
April 8: Major Jackson + Heather Christle
April 15: Lynn Melnick + Yona Harvey
April 22: Sharon Olds + Michael Dickman
April 29: Michael Klein + Will Schutt
May 6: Glyn Maxwell + Louis Jenkins
May 13: TBA + TBA
May 20: Eileen Myles + Rebecca Wolff + Season Finale Party