Tag Archives: The Bowery Poetry Club

Matthew Gavin Frank in New York City: August 10-12

For those of you in the NYC area, you’ve got two chances to hear Matthew Gavin Frank read from his two most recent titles: Sagittarius Agitprop, a poetry collection that came out from Black Lawrence Press last summer and BAROLO, his memoir about working in the Italian Piemontese food and wine industry. Here’s the info:

Tuesday, August 10, 6 PM
308 Bowery 
(Between Houston and Bleecker)
Wednesday August 11, 7 PM
150 East 86th Street (Lexington)
We hope to see you there! But if you can’t make it to either of the events, you can order a copy of Sagittarius Agitprop from the Black Lawrence Press website or Amazon.

Rachel Galvin and Paul Muldoon at the Bowery Poetry Club

Dear Friends,

Mark your calendars!

At 6:00 PM on Saturday, March 13th, Paul Muldoon will introduce Rachel Galvin at the Bowery Poetry Club. Rachel Galvin will be reading from her collection Pulleys & Locomotion, which has already received some outstanding praise: Ilya Kaminsky has called her “a visionary poet.” According to James Longenbach, “Pulleys & Locomotion is a capacious, riveting book.” And Susan Stewart says that the poems within “are alive with intense colors, clear edges, and continually resonating sound.” $4 at the door.

We hope to see you there!

-The BLP Gang

P.S. More info about (and directions to) the Bowery Poetry Club here.

Feb. 20: Four BLP Authors At The Bowery Poetry Club

Saturday, February 20th will be an all-star evening at The Bowery Poetry Club. The reading lineup includes Bruce Cohen, David Rigsbee, Marcela Sulak, and Kevin Pilkington and will be emceed by Associate Editor Angela Leroux-Lindsey.

Bruce Cohen’s book Swerve was released by Black Lawrence Press just last week. David Rigsbee, winner of the Spring, 2009 Black River Chapbook Competition, is the author of The Pilot House, which is forthcoming from BLP. Marcela Sulak’s collection Immigrant will be released later this month. And Kevin Pilkington’s The Unemployed Man Who Became a Tree will be published as part of the 2011 BLP catalogue.

The event is $4 at the door and open to the public. We hope to see you there!

This Sunday at The Bowery Poetry Club

Dear Friends,

Please come out to The Bowery Poetry Club this Sunday, November 15th at 6 PM to hear Black Lawrence Press poets Hayden Saunier, Shelley Puhak, and Rachel Galvin read from their recently released collections. Laura McCullough, the emcee of the evening, has a book forthcoming from Black Lawrence Press and will also read.

PuhakShelley Puhak’s poems have appeared in Alaska Quarterly Review, Beloit Poetry Journal, New Delta Review, New South, Third Coast, and other journals. She earned her MFA from the University of New Orleans and her MA from the University of Delaware. She was a 2007 Maryland State Arts Council grant recipient and is currently Writer-in-Residence at the College of Notre Dame of Maryland. Shelley is the author of Stalin in Aruba.Saunier Cover

Hayden Saunier‘s poetry has appeared in 5 A.M., Beloit Poetry Journal, Mad Poets Review, Margie, Nimrod, Philadelphia Stories, Drunken Boat and Rattle, among others. She is the 2005 winner of the Robert Fraser Poetry Award, a Bucks County Poet Laureate and a Pushcart Prize nominee. An actress and voice-over artist, her film and television credits include The Sixth Sense, Philadelphia Diary and Hack. She is a graduate of the University of Virginia and holds an MFA from the Bennington Writing Seminars. Her debut collection of poems, Tips For Domestic Travel, was a finalist for the St. Lawrence Book Award.

GalvinCoverRachel Galvin is a graduate student in Comparative Literature at Princeton University, where she studies twentieth century poetry. She has been a fellow at the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts and Hedgebrook. Her poems and translations appear in journals such as Gulf Coast, Spinning Jenny, Paintbrush, Del Sol Review, and Nimrod. She recently completed a translation of Raymond Queneau’s Courir les rues and is now translating Cesar Vallejo’s Poemas Humanos. Her first book of poems, Pulleys & Locomotion, was recently published by Black Lawrence Press.

Laura McCullough has three collections of poetry, Speech Acts, forthcoming from Black Lawrence Press (2010), What Men Want (2008) and The Dancing Bear (2006) as well as a collection of prose poems, Elephant Anger, at Mudlark online. Her poems, reviews, essays, and short prose have appeared or are forthcoming in The American Poetry Review, The Writers Chronicle, Prairie Schooner Review, Hotel America, Pebble Lake, New South, Crab Orchard, and many other journals. She has an MFA from Goddard College and is a doctoral student in poetry at Bangor University in Wales. She’s won two NJ State Arts Fellowships, been a Prairie Schooner Scholar in poetry, attended the Vermont Studio, Colrain, been a contributor and staff member at Bread Loaf. She founded the Creative Writing Program at Brookdale Community College in NJ where she teaches full time.

Wow! All this for just four bucks at the door. We hope to see you there!

The Bowery Poetry Club is located at 308 Bowery in Manhattan between Houston and Bleeker.

– Your Friends at Black Lawrence Press

P.S. Can’t make it to the event? You can purchase copies of the books on the Black Lawrence Press website.