KGB Monday Night Poetry is pleased to present...
Patricia Spears Jones + Shanna Compton
Monday, December 1, 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
PATRICIA SPEARS JONES was named by Essence.com as one of its “40 Poets They Love” in 2010. She is author of the poetry collections: Painkiller and Femme du Monde from Tia Chucha Press and The Weather That Kills from Coffee House Press and four chapbooks, the most recent Living in the Love Economy. Her work is widely anthologized....Spears Jones has been a culture maven for four decades. She was the first African American programmer as Program Coordinator at The Poetry Project at St. Mark’s Church. She served as Mentor for Emerge, Surface, Be, a new fellowship program at The Poetry Project. She ran the esteemed New Works Program for the Massachusetts Council of Arts and Humanities (1989-1991) and was Director of Planning and Development at The New Museum of Contemporary Art (1994-96). She is also actively involved in a variety of formal and informal organizations involved with progressive politics, social justice, feminism, the environment, and multi-culturalism, best seen in her appointment as Senior Fellow for The Black Earth Institute. She teaches for CUNY. Her art, theater, poetry and music essays, reviews and interviews can be found in print and online at www.tribes.org, Bomb, The Poetry Project Newsletter, Black Issues Book Review, The Boston Globe, and Essence and www.Essence.com.
SHANNA COMPTON is the author of the poetry collections Brink, For Girls & Others, Down Spooky, and several chapbooks. The Seam, a book-length speculative poem, is forthcoming from Bloof Books in 2014. She is also the editor of a collection of essays on the topic of video games, Gamers. Her work has been widely published, including in the Best American Poetry series and other anthologies.
Upcoming, Fall 2014