KGB Monday Night Poetry is pleased to present...
Sophie Cabot Black + Lisa Olstein
Monday, Nov. 25, 2013
Hosted by John Deming and Matthew Yeager
Series founded in 1997 by Star Black and David Lehman
Doors open at 7:00 pm
Reading starts at 7:30pm
Admission is FREE
85 East 4th Street * New York, NY
Sophie Cabot Black was raised on a small farm in New England. Her poems have appeared in numerous magazines and journals, including the Atlantic, Fence, the New Yorker, Bomb, the Paris Review, Poetry and the New Republic. Her work has also appeared in various anthologies, among them Best American Poetry, ed: Louise Gluck, Doggerel and Fatherhood, both poetry anthologies from the Everyman’s Library Series. Her first poetry collection, The Misunderstanding of Nature, received the Norma Farber Book Award from the Poetry Society of America. Her second, The Descent, received the 2005 Connecticut Book Award and was subsequently chosen as a hot pick on MSNBC’s program Topic A With Tina Brown. She has been awarded several fellowships, including at the Fine Arts Work Center, Macdowell Colony, and the Radcliffe Institute. She teaches at Columbia University.
Lisa Olstein is the author of Radio Crackling, Radio Gone (Copper Canyon Press, 2006), winner of the Hayden Carruth Award, and Lost Alphabet (Copper Canyon Press, 2009), named one of the nine best poetry books of 2009 by Library Journal, and Little Stranger (Copper Canyon Press, 2013). Cold Satellite, an album of songs based on her poems and lyrics, was released by singer-songwriter Jeffrey Foucault in fall 2010 and was ranked #1 on Greil Marcus' Real Life Rock Top Ten list in The Believer (February 2011). A new album, Cavalcade, was released in April 2013. She is the recipient of a Pushcart Prize and fellowships from the Sustainable Arts Foundation, Massachusetts Cultural Council and Centrum. Her poems have appeared in many literary journals including The Nation, The Iowa Review, American Letters & Commentary, Denver Quarterly, and Glitterpony. She is a contributing editor of jubilat. She co-founded and co-directs the Juniper Initiative for Literary Arts & Action at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, where she is Associate Director of the MFA Program and Director of the Juniper Summer Writing Institute. In the fall of 2013, she will join the faculty of the New Writers Project, the MFA program in the Department of English at the University of Texas Austin.
Upcoming, Fall 2013
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