Brian Blanchfield + Christopher Salerno
Monday, April 21, 2014
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
Christopher Salerno's most recent book of poems, ATM, was selected by D.A. Powell for the 2013 Georgetown Review Poetry Prize. Previous books include Minimum Heroic (Mississippi Review Poetry Prize, 2010), and Whirligig (Spuyten Duyvil, 2006). He is also the author of the chapbooks AORTA, Automatic Teller, winner of the 2013 Laurel Review Midwest Chapbook Prize. A 2014 New Jersey State Council on the Arts fellow, Salerno's poems have been published in numerous magazines, including Boston Review, Colorado Review,Fence, Denver Quarterly, American Letters and Commentary, Verse Daily,Mississippi Review. He is currently an assistant professor of English at William Paterson University where he manages the journal, Map Literary.
Brian Blanchfield is the author of two books of poetry–Not Even Then (University of California Press) and A Several World, (Nightboat Books, 2014)–as well as a chapbook, The History of Ideas, 1973-2012 (Spork Press) and a collection of essays, in progress: Onesheets, a finalist for a 2013 Creative Capital Innovative Literature grant. His recent work has appeared in The Nation, Chicago Review, The Brooklyn Rail, A Public Space, Lana Turner, The Paris Review, Web Conjunctions, Guernica, The Awl, and The Poetry Project Newsletter, among other journals and magazines. Born in 1973, in Winston-Salem, NC, he spent his twenties in New York City, where he worked in the editorial department of Farrar, Straus and Giroux and taught creative writing and literature at Pratt Institute of Art. He has taught also as core faculty in the graduate writing programs of Otis College of Art and Design, in Los Angeles, and at the University of Montana, Missoula, where he was the 2008 Richard Hugo Visiting Poet and, for the three subsequent years, fulltime visiting faculty. Since 2010 he has been a poetry editor of Fence. With his partner John, he lives out past the streetlights in Tucson, where he teaches poetry in The Honors College at the University of Arizona and runs the Intermezzo reading series at The Temple Lounge downtown.