Peter Davis writes, draws, and makes music in Muncie, Indiana. His books of poetry are TINA (Bloof Books, 2013), Poetry! Poetry! Poetry! (Bloof Books, 2010), and Hitler's Mustache (Barnwood Press, 2006). He edited Poet's Bookshelf: Contemporary Poets on Books That Shaped Their Art (2005) and co-edited a second volume, Poet's Bookshelf II (2008). His poems have appeared in such places as Jacket, La Petite Zine, Court Green, Rattle, and The Best American Poetry. He lives with his lovely wife and two lovely children, and teaches at Ball State University. More info at artisnecessary.com.
Danielle Pafunda is the author of Manhater (Dusie Press Books), Iatrogenic: Their Testimonies (Noemi Press), My Zorba (Bloof Books), and Pretty Young Thing (Soft Skull Press). A fifth collection Natural History Rape Museum is forthcoming from Bloof Books. Her work has been anthologized in Beauty Is A Verb: The New Poetry of Disability (Cinco Puntos Press), Best American Poetry (Scribner 2004, 2006, & 2007), Gurlesque: The New Grrly, Grotesque, Burlesque Poetics (Saturnalia Press), and Not for Mothers Only: Contemporary Poems on Child-Getting and Child Rearing (Fence Books). Her poems, essays, and short stories appear in American Poet, Conjunctions, Denver Quarterly, Fairy Tale Review, Kenyon Review, The Huffington Post, and the like. Danielle blogs for Montevidayo, and is an editor for the online journal Coconut.
Upcoming, Fall 2013Sept 16 Hannah Gamble + Kerry James Evans
Sept 23 Tom Healy + David Shapiro
Sept 30 DJ Dolack + Angelo Nikolopolous
Oct 7 Justin Marks + Dorothea Lasky
Oct 14 Amanda Smeltz + Norman Minnick
Oct 21 Geoffrey Nutter + Stephanie Ford
>Oct 28 Estha Weiner + d. Nurkse
Nov 4 Star Black + Meena Alexander
Nov 11 Craig Morgan Teicher + Alex Dimitrov
Nov 18 Joshua Beckman + Geoffrey G. O'Brien
Nov 25 Sophie Cabot Black + Lisa Olstein
Dec 2 David Lehman + Kim Addonizio
Dec 9 TBA + TBA + Season Finale Party
ABOUT THE SERIES:
Labeled New York's best poetry series by such publications as New York Magazine and Time Out New York, the KGB Bar Monday Night Poetry Reading Series has hosted over 500 poets in more than 200 readings since it was founded in 1997 by David Lehman and Star Black and focuses on combining established writers with the most exciting young and upcoming poets. The list of past readers includes legendary American and international poets: John Ashbery, Robert Bly, Anne Carson, Billy Collins, Richard Howard, Henri Cole, Yusef Komunyakaa, Philip Levine, Sharon Olds, Marie Ponsot, Tomaz Salamun, Charles Simic, Mark Strand, James Tate, Anne Waldman and Charles Wright. The series is curated and hosted by poets John Deming and Matthew Yeager.
ABOUT THE VENUE:
A former single-room speakeasy (one of Lucky Luciano's favorites) KGB Bar was transformed into a Ukrainian socialist social club in 1948. To this day, the bar retains original decoration from its former incarnations, including a red hammer-and-sickle flag hanging from the tin ceiling, plus stained-glass Beaux Arts cabinetry, red walls, Soviet triumph posters, photographs, paintings, and sculptures. KGBBar is located at 85 East 4th Street in New York's East Village (between Bowery and 2nd Avenue). Readings begin at 7:30 PM. There will be one ten-minute intermission. No cover charge for admission. All readings open to the public. Though it is smoke-free, the massive pervasive smoke cloud that existed as little as a decade ago, (and contributed much to the venue's conspiratorial air), is still easily imagined.